Monday, 28 May 2012
: Australian-bred Delago Deluxe, last season's champion South African 2YO colt returned to top form on Saturday when he powered home to win the G1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint at Scottsville.
| Delago Deluxe|
Photo by Gold Circle
The Charles Laird-trained son of Encosta de Lago
raced near the pace from barrier three for Anton Marcus and beat older horses to win the 1200m sprint by a length and a quarter, taking his overall record to an impressive seven wins from 11 starts.
It was the second GI victory for Delago Deluxe
(Encosta de Lago x Succeeding, by Flying Spur), who won the Gold Medallion over the same course last year.
Bred and offered for sale by Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud, Delago Deluxe
was purchased by his trainer Charles Laird for $550,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions Sale where he was the fourth highest priced colt at the sale.
Raced by Mr and Mrs Markus Jooste, Delago Deluxe
is the second foal of the Flying Spur mare Succeeding, a half-sister to GI stars Duporth and Excites, plus G2 Tickets.
Succeeding was covered again by Coolmore
's champion sire Encosta de Lago last year.
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