Classic prospect by Casino Prince

Trainer Chris Munce believes a Group 1 isn’t beyond his Casino Prince stayer Lucky Jackson at the Brisbane winter carnival.

Lucky Jackson looked a classic prospect when making every post a winner in the Access Insulation Hcp (2200m) at Doomben on Wednesday.  Taken straight to the lead by Ron Stewart, he shook off Red Phantom at the top of the straight and was too strong when Surprise Bullet issued a challenge in the final furlong.

“I have been saying this bloke is a genuine stayer and I thought enough of him to take him to Sydney last campaign,” Munce declared.  “Rolling along in front suited him and so will blinkers – I will add them next time.

“He’s laid back and doesn’t pull,” Munce added.  “As soon as he gets into a race with a good even gallop, he just improves.”

Lucky Jackson (3g Casino Prince – Purple Vein by Fastnet Rock) is a three-quarter brother to Glenlogan Park Stakes Gr.3 winner Sookie.  He will return to Doomben for the Grand Prix Stakes Gr.3 on May 26 in the lead-up to the Queensland Derby Gr.1 on June 9.

That’s the same route being taken by All Too Hard 3yo Evolo who also won over 2200m on Wednesday.  And it’s the same sireline…Casino Prince got All Too Hard in his first crop and now they’re neighbours at Vinery.

Casino Prince has foals, yearlings and breeding stock catalogued for the Magic Millions National Sale starting next Thursday, May 24, and among his broodmares is Divine Nature (Lot 1017).  Her half-sister Purple Blood (Encosta de Lago) foaled Sookie and the dam of Lucky Jackson.

Currently a Top 10 stallion on the Australian winners’ premiership, he has 10 weeks to sire 10 more new winners to equal his seasonal record of 104.

Casino Prince can add more black-type this Saturday with Cantbuybetter (BRC Sprint Gr.3) and Casino Club (Centaurea Stakes LR).  Having built an exceptional 68% winning strike-rate at Vinery, he is one of the best value stallions in the Hunter Valley at a $9,900 (inc gst) service fee.