Charles In Charge at Sandown

Exciting colt Charles In Charge accelerated to an impressive debut victory for Vinery freshman Myboycharlie at Sandown on Wednesday.

Charles In Charge (2c Myboycharlie – Gloravega by Honour and Glory) was sent out favourite in the Mitavite Handicap (1100m) on the strength of a strong trial at Werribee and he was always travelling like a winner first-up around the Lakeside circuit.

“He’s a lovely horse,” jockey Craig Williams said.  “I liked him at Werribee and he brought that to the races.  He’s got a nice future.”

The Anthony Freedman trained colt joins stakes placed NZ youngster Charlestown, Charlie Boy (Rosehill) and Chasing Charlie (Canberra) among Myboycharlie’s list of first-crop winners.  Charlie Boy returns to racing in the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill this Saturday as part of his programme leading up to the G1 Golden Slipper on April 6.

Charles In Charge cost $50,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He comes from a precocious Perth family – his dam Gloravega was a stakes-placed juvenile at Ascot in the LR N J Way Stakes.  Second dam Terevega (Laranto) won at Listed level as a 2YO in the WATC Gimcrack Stakes and Ascot Stakes.

There are 6 Myboycharlie yearlings catalogued for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale next week including Vinery’s colt from Collodi (Lot 305).  The dam is by Testa Rossa and she won at Flemington during the 2006 Melbourne Cup carnival.

– Karl Patterson