Honour impressive in return

Honour impressive in return1 Aug 2020

Tavistock four-year-old Ring Of Honour kicked off his campaign with an impressive first-up win at Sandown-Lakeside on Sunday.

Settled toward the rear of field early by jockey Daniel Stackhouse, Ring Of Honour came widest of all on the bend and let down powerfully to reel in Altimeter on the line.

"He's done a great job because nothing took me into the race," Stackhouse said.

"He had to go right around everything and made up a lot of ground in a short period of time and he's done a fantastic job."

Stackhouse was also full of praise for the gelding's trainers Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes.

"It's a great credit to the stable. They've done a great job for a first up performance, to win like that he can only improve and go on with the job" he said.

Ring Of Honour was bred by China Horse Club and sold at the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale to Lindsay Park Racing for $90,000.

He is the first foal out of Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner Kelly O'Reilly who is now a member of the Cambridge Stud broodmare band as she was purchased by the farm in foal to Russian Revolution in 2019.