Cambridge Stud Bred Able One Wins Gr.2 Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile

 
22 Nov 2010


Able One (NZ) (Cape Cross) was given an easy lead in the
Gr.2 Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile (1600m) and was never challenged taking the first place prize with ease
.

Trainer John Moore and jockey Darren Beadman were in great form also taking out the Sprint feature with
One World at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Fellow NZ-bred
Thumbs Up (NZ) (Shinko King) was second
.  Last start the results were reversed in the
HK-3 Mission Hills Sha Tin Trophy.

John Moore was in disbelief following
Able One's gifted win.

"I couldn't believe it when he was just allowed to go out there and dictate like that," said Moore.

"When you give Able One that sort of lead you've got a hard job in front of you."

The Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan-bred
Champion Miler (Hong Kong 2010) is by former
Cambridge Stud shuttler
Cape Cross. He is out of the unraced
Danehill mare
Gardenia (NZ).

As a Yearling
Able One (NZ) was prepared by Janine Dunlop at
Phoenix Park. He was initially purchased by Graeme Sanders on behalf of
Sapphire Bloodstock at the
2004 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sales at Karaka for
$190,000.

Later that year he was resold at the
Ready-To-Run Sale, successfully purchased on this occasion by Taupo bloodstock agent
Paul Beamish on behalf of
John Moore for
$270,000.

The eight-year-old gelding has now amassed
A$4,298,024 in stakes with 10 wins and five placings from 34 starts.

He is now likely to be a favoured runner for the richest international mile, the
HK$16,000,000
Gr.1
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile on the December 12.



Able One winning the 2010 Champion's Mile   Able One winning the 2010 Champion Mile (April)


Article courtesy of NZTM