Early winning strike for Navy King

Early winning strike for Navy King20 Jan 2024

Our homebred Navy King capped off the bright start he has made to his career with a convincing first victory at just his third start.

The son of U S Navy Flag had finished runner-up at Warrnambool earlier this month and he had no trouble going one better 1000 metres at Camperdown for trainer Symon Wilde and rider Dean Yendall.

The three-year-old sat on the leader’s quarters before taking control at the top of the straight and forged clear to score by two and a-half lengths.

We sold Navy King to Wilde Racing for A$90,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Yearling Sale and he’s out of the O’Reilly mare Eliza Blues.

She is a half-sister to the G3 Marton Metric Mile winner Old Belvedere and won two races and finished runner-up in the G1 Queensland Oaks. Their third dam is the multiple Group 1 winner Canterbury Belle.

Leading trainer Ciaron Maher purchased Eliza Blues’ Almanzor colt at Karaka last year for $65,000.