Sunday, 8 July 2012
Country Cups king Prussian Secret travelled to Queensland to claim more silverware in the $50,000 Mackay Cup (1800m) on Saturday.
Tamworth trainer Cody Morgan loaded Prussian Secret on to a float last month and they travelled for 20 hours to reach Rockhampton.
Prussian Secret (7g King Of Prussia - Let's Remember by Almaarad) finished third in the Rockhampton Cup and that primed him for a seventh trophy at Mackay. “To set a goal and achieve it is really satisfying," Morgan said. “Every time he goes out, he gives 110%.”
Jockey Jessica Drury was a late replacement for Tracy O'Hara who was injured at Rockhampton. “I flew Jess up from Tamworth and she rode him an absolute treat,” Morgan explained. “"He was the best horse in the race so we decided to take off at the half-mile and make it a true test."
Morgan part-owns Prussian Secret with Leon Davies and bought him for $7,000 out of Victoria as a late-season four year-old. They have since banked over $240,000 along with NSW country cups at Guyra, Gunnedah, Armidale, Coonamble, Quirindi and Wellington.
Prussian Secret also won at Eagle Farm on a previous trip across the border in November 2010.
“Now he can go out for a spell on a winning note,” Morgan said. “He's just off Listed level and got beaten a half-length in the Scone Cup. I was looking for an easier race but had to travel 20 hours to get it.”
Prussian Secret and his older brother Prussian Officer (King of Prussia) were bred by Adam Trescowthick. Prussian Officer has won four races in Melbourne up to 2500m and he was also runner-up in the LR Bagot Hcp at Flemington earlier this year.
They are by King Of Prussia (Anabaa) who has sired 106 winners of 305 races at a 59% strike-rate. He stands at Greta West Stud for a $2,750 (inc gst) service fee.
King of Prussia gelding lands another country cup