|Last start Group One winner Desert Eagle will
arrive in Hong Kong on the weekend and join the John Size stable after being sold
The gelding, who was trained in Melbourne
by Mathew Ellerton, won the Group One Emirates Stakes on the final day of the Melbourne
Cup Carnival at Flemington last November.
A winner of five of his thirteen starts the son of
Hurricane Sky, Desert Eagle is the winner of two other listed races and narrowly missed
further Cup Carnival glory when running second in the Yallambee Stud Stakes (G3) on Derby
Former Group One Racing Club owned galloper Neptune's
Journey will be transferred from Lindsay Park to David Hayes' Hong Kong stables to
continue his immediate career.
A Group One runner-up in the Australian Guineas at
this time last year, he is by Dolphin Street and is the winner of two races. The best
being a restricted race at Sandown in Melbourne.
Neptune's Journey was also narrowly beaten in the Group Two
Shannon's Classic over 1800 metres.
Another former Australian galloper heading to the Hayes
stable is the Royal Abjar galloper Royal Retrieve.
Despite being a maiden in his first five starts he then hit
top form by winning six of his next seven starts. During the string of success he won a
listed race as well as taking the Group Two WA Guineas over 1600 metres.
At his only attempt in Group One class to date he finished
a close up fifth to the top class Perth galloper Old Comrade in the weight-for-age Fruit
'n' Veg Stakes. In that race Royal Retrieve was only beaten two and a half lengths.
The last start Victorian winner Cafe Strip, a
three-year-old by the ill-fated Snippets, is yet to be named and he will also join the
As reported earlier this week former Perth based star
Classic Cut has been renamed and will join the David Hill stable. He will be known in Hong
Kong by the racing name of Seasons Treasure.
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