AUSTRALIAN jockey Zac Purton produced a masterful ride to register a great win in Sunday’s HK$8 million ($1.03 million) Gr1 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin racecourse. The winner Military Attack is a smart son of Avontuur stallion Oratorio, and may now be aimed at the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free.
Oratorio, Avontuur Stud.
Oratorio recently took up residence at Avontuur in the Western Cape, and this superb victory can only add further impetus to the local buzz and excitement as he prepares for his official public launch at the beautiful farm in May.
Avontuur General Manager Pippa Mickleburgh, speaking to Sporting Post, labelled the win ‘fantastically thrilling’ and said that the Oratorio Syndicate members were over the moon.
She said that the son of Danehill, who had only arrived in Somerset West a week earlier, had settled in well and just loved his food.