Hong Kong Glorious for Hussonet

Australian-bred Hussonet gelding Glorious Days maintained his unbeaten run with another soft victory at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Glorious Days (4g Hussonet – San Century by Centaine) is an exciting newcomer who is already being spoken about as a Classic Mile prospect and a potential Hong Kong Derby candidate.

A Te Rapa winner on debut for Stephen McKee in March, Glorious Days opened up with a hollow victory at Sha Tin on November 5 before completing an international hat-trick in the Chevalier Construction Hcp.

“It’s very hard to put a limit on him at the moment,” trainer John Size said.  “He’s very professional and puts himself in a good position.  “It was probably set up for the best horse to win and he proved to be the best horse.”

Glorious Days was a $50,000 buy from Lyndhurst Farm at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.  He is a younger half-brother to LR AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Spurcent (Flying Spur).

His sire Hussonet is currently standing at Cornerstone Stud by arrangement with Arrowfield Stud.  His two year-olds have jumped the gun this season with Tatra (Rosehill) and Saturday’s smart winner Member’s Joy (Sandown).

Hussonet’s profile as a sire of sires has also been in the spotlight with his first-season sons Husson (Patinack Farm) and Husson Lightning (Heytesbury Stud) already off the mark with early city winners.

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte is also confident Glorious Days will help keep him clear of Brett Prebble for the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship.  “He gave me a great feel,” Whyte said.  “I slapped him down the shoulder and he just dropped them.  It was convincing and he’s just loving his racing.”

Hussonet is standing at Cornerstone Stud this season for $25,000 (inc gst) service fee.