Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Greta West Stud
stallion King Of Prussia led home a Victorian-bred trifecta when his
gelding Entre Nous won the Euroa Cup (1407m) at Benalla on Sunday.
Nous stalked a hot speed before powering away to salute by two lengths
under Ben Allen. The rookie apprentice produced a gem of a ride for
his master Gerald Egan to defeat Bottle Of Smoke and Hero Master.
gave him a squeeze after jumping and he relaxed and got rolling behind
the leader Lorrie’s Gift,” Allen said. “He travelled so well and when
the pressure went on in the straight, he raced away.”
(5g King Of Prussia – Madam Delia by Demus) broke through in a Benalla
maiden at the same meeting last year and he’s gone through the grades
since then winning 4 of his last 6 starts at Echuca, Wodonga, Swan Hill
The Wodonga Cup (1600m) is his next assignment on November 27.
trains the gelding for Wodonga breeder Frank Elkington and they also
have his younger brother Magic Monarch who was placed at Wodonga on
debut last month.
Elkington, who is a brother of the late Meggs
Elkington, raced their dam Madam Delia and the last of her 8 victories
was in the 2009 Towong Cup. He sent her back to King of Prussia for a
third time last year and she foaled a filly in September.
West studmaster Laurie McCarthy stands King Of Prussia alongside God’s
Own and Keep The Faith. “He’s 17 and is as fertile as ever – only one
of his mares needed more than a single cover last year,” McCarthy said.
“His 3yo filly Pranfare won second-up at Geelong on Saturday and we are
booking mares in for $2,000.”