Talented colt King’s Legacy hard to beat in Hobartville
King’s Legacy is ready to restore his reputation as one of the best colts of his generation when he resumes in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
At least this is the fervent hope of part-owner James Harron, his confidence buoyed by King’s Legacy’s recent trackwork and impressive barrier trial win last week.
“In his trial the other day, King’s Legacy wore blinkers and it was noticeable he jumped well, got down low and really lengthened like he was going last autumn,’’ Harron said.
“That was more like the King’s Legacy we know and we are hoping and he is ready for a good three-year-old campaign.’’
King’s Legacy won two Group 1s at last year’s Sydney autumn carnival. Picture: AAPSource:AAP
King’s Legacy, trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, won twice at Group 1 level in the ATC Sires Produce and Champagne Stakes during an outstanding juvenile season but went winless in four last starts last spring.
This partly explains why TAB Fixed Odds price assessors have King’s Legacy at very generous odds of $21 for the Hobartville where Peltzer has firmed into $3.60 favouritism ahead of unbeaten New Zealand Aegon at $3.80.
“I feel he is a bigger price than he deserves to be off the back of his Melbourne campaign and also because he has a bit of an awkward draw,’’ Harron said.
“But Peter and Paul have put a lot of work into him and we are expecting him to run well.
“He trialled up beautifully, the blinkers are on and we are kicking off over 1400m. It is deep race with a few unexposed runners but it will be interesting to see where he fits in the scene.’’
King’s Legacy hasn’t won in three previous first-up runs but Harron conceded the three-year-old has been given a solid grounding for the Hobartville Stakes.
“He’s a very high-profile stallion prospect so these runs are important,’’ Harron said.
“We are keen to get him involved in the race and he does seem much more switched on wearing them. We feel it is important to kick off on a positive note with the idea he will be primed for the Randwick Guineas.’’
Originally published asSwitched on: Harron’s King ready to reign again
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