After a couple of false starts, a deal has been sealed for last-start Melbourne winner Most Wanted to race in Hong Kong.
The son of G1 Newmarket Hcp winner Wanted will race for clients of trainer Richard Gibson.
Most Wanted was initially under an off-shore offer before he raced and there were more bids after he scored on debut at Flemington a fortnight ago. “The asking price went up considerably after that win,” trainer John Sadler said. “I rated him a top prospect for the autumn but it was the right decision to sell.”
Most Wanted (3g Wanted – Ripping Nic by Encosta de Lago) was bred and raced by Owen Egan and he has a yearling sister to the Hong Kong bound gelding. Their dam has also foaled winners by Fastnet Rock, Dash For Cash, Tale of the Cat and Footstepsinthesand.
Owen had catalogued Most Wanted for the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier through the Glenelg Park draft but withdrew him prior to the Sale.
Wanted (Fastnet Rock) stands for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Eliza Park International.