Locally trained gelding Jundah Jack landed the first win for Daichi No at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Daichi No is an unraced son of Lion Hunter and he stood with Garry and Bonnie Osborne at Warwick until last year. “He only covered a handful of mares here and we sold him to Peter Caskey over the border at Warialda,” Bonnie said. “We’re only hobby breeders and send our mares out to stallions like Bradbury’s Luck and Easy Rocking.”
Jundah Jack (3g Daichi No – Special Silver by Some Charm) came from last to overhaul even-money favourite Bull Shark by a short-neck in the Sky Racing Maiden (1400m). “He’s a great big lump of a horse and is still growing!” trainer Harold Norman said. “He’s done a real good job so far and we’re going to tip him out for a spell this week. I reckon he will eventually get out to 1800 metres.”
Jundah Jack is a homebred for Robbie George who also raced and trained his dam Special Silver and damsire Some Charm out Warwick way at Killarney.
Some Charm was a grand old galloper for connections winning 23 races topped by Listed victories in the Tattersalls XXXX Mile (twice) and Exhibition Hcp at Eagle Farm. George took him south for the 1987 G1 Epsom Hcp and he flew home to be beaten three lengths by Sound Horizon.
Lion Hunter’s premature death was a huge loss to the Queensland breeding industry. Ferocity is furthering the sireline at Oaklands Stud and his other Queensland sire-son is 2006 Townsville Great Northern 2YO Stakes winner Hotelier.
Lion Hunter’s Group 1 performer Any Suggestion was NZ Champion first-season sire in 2011-12 and, besides Daichi No, his other NSW based stallion is Walcha resident Botswana (Tamac Farm).
– Karl Patterson