Gallant run of form in Hong Kong

Gallant run of form in Hong Kong10 Feb 2021

Gallant Crown has stamped himself as a horse bound for a higher grade in Hong Kong for trainer Tony Millard.

The 4-year-old took his time to settle into a new environment, but is now thriving and emphasised by his recent form.

Gallant Crown broke his maiden in December and is unbeaten in two subsequent appearances.

He completed a smart hat-trick of wins when successful on Wednesday evening over 1650 metres at Happy Valley.

Bred by Cambridge Stud, Gallant Crown was a $40,000 Karaka yearling purchase by Mark and Lorraine Forbes' Kiltannon Stables.

The son of Hallowed Crown was later a trial winner at Ruakaka for Mark Forbes before his sale to the Equity Syndicate.

Gallant Crown is a son of winning Stravinsky mare Justagem, whose half-sister Penny Gem won the G1 Captain Cook Stakes.

Justagem’s half-sister Glory Run has also produced the dual Group 3 winner and Group 1 placegetter Night’s Watch.