Trainer Kim Waugh is confident Puissance de Lune’s younger brother His Majesty can make an impact during the spring carnival after an eye-catching victory at Gosford on Thursday.
The Irish bred grey gelding was appearing for the first time since New Year’s Day but dropped his rivals like a smart horse for a three-length victory in the Anytime Fitness Penrith Hcp (1200m). “I was very happy with the way he sprinted,” Waugh said. “He’s very well balanced and a real neat horse.”
His Majesty (5g Shamardal – Princess Serena by Unbridled´s Song) made 110,000gns as a yearling at the 2011 Tattersalls October Sale and won a Warwick maiden in July 2013 before relocating to Australia. He won at Wyong (pictured) during his first campaign out here last December.
Older brother Puissance de Lune’s arrived out here in 2012 and won the G2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington and G2 Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield as well as finishing second in the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes and G1 Turnbull Stakes.
He begins covering his first book at Swettenham Stud in a month’s time.
His Majesty impressed winning jockey Blake Shinn at Gosford. “It’s hard to tell just how good he is. He’s an exciting horse and is obviously very talented. With a sprint like that – if he can get out to a distance like Puissance de Lune – who knows where he could end up.”
Puissance de Lune has been priced at an introductory service fee of $11,000 (inc gst) this year. Lifetime breeding rights are also available from Swettenham for $25,000.