Champion Macau galloper Luen Yat Forever booked his ticket to the Melbourne spring carnival with a Group 2 victory in the Macau Cup (1500m) on Saturday evening.
Luen Yat Forever (6g Honours List – Loisset by Langfuhr) powered home under regular race rider Manoel Nunes to win at his final start before embarking on an Australian campaign. He will enter quarantine immediately in Macau and will leave for Australia at the end of the month.
Connections are planning on running him first up in Melbourne in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes at Caulfield on September 18.
The win continued a remarkable run in feature races for the Steven Choi prepared gelding. Last start he won the Star of the Sand Stakes and earlier in his latest preparation he won the Macau Triple Crown that comprised the Guineas, Derby and Gold Cup.
Luen Yat Forever has not finished further back than second at his past 13 starts. He is trained for owner Tony Chan by top horseman Steven Choi. The gelding is turning into an incredible money maker considering he cost just $32,000 from the Glenlogan Park draft at the 2006 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale. He’s earned the equivalent of AUD 848,741 from 12 wins and 9 placings from 23 starts.
Luen Yat Forever hails from the famous Leica family that include the Group 1 winners Leica Guv, Light Fantastic, Leica Planet, Pharaoh, Leica Show and Leica Lover.