Inglis gladiators graduate in Macau

Inglis graduates starred throughout the Macau racing season that finished on Saturday.

Macau has 22 stakes races each season of which six are run at Group 1 level domestically.  Three of them fell to graduates of Inglis sales.

In April, Happy Gladiator (Viscount) took out the G1 Chairman’s Challenge Cup (1200m) for the Gary Moore Stable.  Sold by Woodlands Stud for $57,500 at the 2009 Scone Sale, Happy Gladiator was selected from the White Park ring by John Hutchinson of Scone Bloodstock Services.

He fracturing a sesamoid seven months later but patience from Moore has seen the gelding flourish into one of Asia’s top sprinters.

Moore stitched up the Macau trainers’ premiership on Saturday with 53 wins for the season.  He also prepares the rising star of Asian racing Trust Me Bet (Kitten’s Joy).  He was a $40,000 graduate of 2010 Easter 11 and has won impressively at all three starts in Macau.

Oaklands Junction graduate Golden Gunner (Black Minnaloushe) stepped up to the plate in the second half of the season to claim the G1 Macau Gold Cup (1800m) and G1 Star Of The Sand (1500m).

Golden Gunner was passed-in for $32,000 at the 2009 Melbourne Premier when offered for sale by Flinders Park.  He began racing in Victoria under Robbie Griffiths before transferring to Brian Kan and Tommy Tse.

Inglis Easter graduate Wonderful Tiger (Exceed And Excel) added to the Macau stakes haul during the season taking out the G3 Grand Lisboa Cup (1500m) in April.

And World Fortune (Testa Rossa) capped off a successful 12 months for Inglis with a G3 victory in the Summer Sand Challenge (1700m) last weekend.