Sun overcomes surgery at Moonee Valley

Lightly-raced five year-old Kaiser Sun improved his strike-rate to 5 wins from just 10 starts in the Tony Beddison Cup (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Co-trainer Mat Ellerton revealed the Danerich gelding has overcome two knee operations to make the grade in town.  “He’s one of the fastest horses we’ve got in the system” Ellerton said.  “It’s a case of what could have been if he was sound.

“He’s been a project.  We don’t gallop him.  He trots, canters, swims and goes to the races.”

Sent straight to the front by Chris Symons when racing second-up after a nine-month spell, Kaiser Sun sprinted clear in the straight to score by three-quarters of a length.  “I wanted to take a sit but he didn’t,” Symons reported after weighing in.  “I just allowed him to stride and he finished off really well.”

Kaiser Sun (5g Danerich – Street Princess by Keltrice) races for a syndicate managed by Epona Park’s Jeff and Janine Allis after making $42,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions National Sale.  He is from an unraced half-sister to Lady Elsie (Rainbows For Life) who won the 1998 Twilight Glow Stakes at Sandown.

Second-dam Princess Kingston (Bletchingly) is a sister to Moonee Valley icon Kingston Town.

His sire Danerich (Danehill) stands for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee at Eric Buttler’s Rangal Park in Euroa.  Buttler sent Street Princess to Emirates Park for a cover to Al Maher last year and she delivered a colt in October.