Blue Gum Farm graduate Super Lifeline hammered his rivals in the G3 Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday.
The Tony Millard-trained gelding was always handy behind a steady pace and, when Karis Teetan made a move, he galloped on strongly to the line for a comfortable one length victory.
“It’s been a memorable day,” said Millard who was completing a four-timer at the meeting. “This horse is unassuming, doesn’t show anything and was very cheap. I bought him in Melbourne and he just keeps doing it on the track.
”We take it step by step but he won’t run in the Hong Kong Derby as it’s too far. I’m really pleased for Eddy Fong who was one of my first owners here and has been a great supporter over the years.”
Super Lifeline (4g Churchill Downs – Regal Contessa by King Of Kings) sold for $26,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and has now won 6 of his 9 starts in Hong Kong for prizemoney the equivalent of AUD 675,770.
Super Lifeline is from the second of five Victorian crops by former Blue Gum sire Churchill Downs and his dam Regal Contessa is a half-sister to G1 Auckland Cup winner Senator. He was bred by Garry Moffitt who was part of the syndicate that bred Blue Gum’s Group 1 racehorse and sire Elvstroem.
Regal Contessa has a 2yo filly named All Too Beautiful and a yearling colt by Blue Gum sire Turffontein and she was covered by Keep The Faith last year.