Wentwood Grange were represented by two winners at Sha Tin overnight.
The John Size-trained Running Glory was impressive when winning by three and a quarter-lengths in the Class 4 Tai Tan Handicap (1400m) at just his third race day start, with Joao Moreira onboard.
“He impressed me in the way that he won, he won with great authority by a big margin – which I didn’t think he was going to do,” Moreira said. “I thought he could win, but I didn’t think he would win in such an easy way.”
Bred by the Hawkins’ family’s Llanhennock Trust, Running Glory is by fellow Wentwood Graduate Kermadec out of the stakes performed Dubawi mare Hannah Mary.
The now four-year-old was initially purchased by Patrick Payne out of Wentwood’s 2019 Karaka Book 1 draft for $70,000.
In the last race of the evening, the Pak Tam Au Handicap (1400m), Heza Beauty captured the third win of his career.
Also trained by champion trainer John Size, Heza Beauty was ridden by French jockey Antonie Hamelin, who managed to get the five-year-old gelding out from behind a wall of horses to nab the win.
Also bred by Llanhennock Trust, Heza Beauty is by Darci Brahma and he is also out of a Dubawi mare in race winner Myback who is also the dam of stakes winner Spine Tingle, who finished second at Ellerslie yesterday.
Heza Beauty was purchased by John Foote Bloodstock for $220,000 out of Wentwood Grange’s 2018 Karaka Book 1 draft.
Wentwood’s 2022 yearling draft includes a colt by Kermadec out of Eva Cassidy who is selling at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on February 7 and four colts by Darci Brahma which will be sold in Book 1 at Karaka in March. Check out the class of 2022 here.
Running Glory parading as a yearling at Wentwood Grange
Heza Beauty parading as a yearling at Wentwood Grange