Would Be King gets off the mark in Australia
Would Be King won on debut for his new trainer Tim Donnelly, over 1200m, at Albury Racecourse on Friday. He jumped well from the gates and made most of the running, under a well judged ride by Heni Ede. Ridden out hands and heels, Would Be King hit the line strongly, fending off a number of challengers in the home straight. It was great to see Would Be King get his head in front and reward the patience of his owners.
Would Be King was previously a high-class horse for Ger Lyons and Gaelic Bloodstock. He was placed in Stakes races at both two and Three and also ran in the Irish 2000 Guineas. Given his ability and form over further, we hope this is just the beginning of a successful racing career in Australia.
Would Be King was purchased for Richard Pegum and friends. Richard is a long standing client and former owner of Muhannak, winner of the Breeders Cup Marathon. On behalf of Richard, Lillingston Bloodstock also purchased the dams of One Man Band, winner of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup and Group 2 winner Zousain who recently retired to Widden Stud.