Hong Kong Juvenile Flyer for Denman
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 19 June 2017
Lonhro's Group I wining son Denman is one of the quiet achievers on the Darley NSW roster this spring and has a star on the rise in unbeaten Hong Kong trained two year-old Hot King Prawn.

Prepared by John Size and ridden by Zac Purton, Hot King Prawn made it two wins in as many starts when he bolted in to win the griffin race at Sha Tin on Sunday by nearly six lengths.

Hot King Prawn as a yearlingThe win followed on from a similar impressive easy debut victory at the same venue last month and has connections looking to the future, albeit with measured expectation.

"The horses he beat today aren't very good and he's had two soft kills against the same kind of opposition," Zac Purton said. 

"He does everything right, he has good gate speed and a good head on his shoulders but until he is put under pressure, nobody knows what he's made of."

And that's not something he's going to have a chance to show this season, with Size not at all interested in throwing the two-year-old in against open age Class Three horses, preferring to bide his time with the dashing grey.

"My job is to realise his potential – whatever it is – so I'll look after him and there's plenty of time next season for Class Three," Size said.

Bred and sold by Torryburn Stud, Hot King Prawn is a half-brother to stakes-placed Siren's Fury being from Unbridled's Song (USA) mare De Chorus, a daughter of stakes-winner Val de Grace.

Hot King Prawn was a $90,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Aquanita Rcing from the Torryburn Stud draft and is now two for two.

Hot King Prawn is one of 10 winners this month for Denman who stands at a fee of $11,000 and has had three stakes-winners this season in Merriest, Kuro and Dendee with total seasonal progeny earnings topping $3.5 million.
Race 1 - Beijing Clubhouse Griffin - 1000m
Class: Griffin. Track: Dead. Time: 0:57.19. Sectional Time: 0:23.01 at 400m.
Prizemoney: $820,000 - 1st: $467,400 2nd: $180,400 3rd: $94,300.
 1   Hot King Prawn T: J J Size J: Z Purton

2g   Denman x De Chorus (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 Lot 484 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale
Vendor - Torryburn Stud, Torryburn
Buyer - Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd  $90,000
 2 5.8 Bingo T: J Moore J: S Clipperton
2g   Hinchinbrook x Startling Pleasure (Shovhog )
Lot 1625 2016 MM National Yearling Sale
Vendor - Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
Buyer - George Moore Bloodstock  $140,000
 3 9.1 Chaparral Star T: C W Chang J: W M Lai
2g   High Chaparral (IRE) x Sutology (NZ) (Straussbrook )
 Lot 101 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
Buyer - A Ng  $125,000
 4 9.8 Riverside Bird (IRE) T: Richard Gibson J: M F Poon
3g   Approve (IRE) x Anything (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) )
 5 12.5 Elegance Promise (JPN) T: C W Chang J: H N Wong
3g   Kane Hekili (JPN) x Eureka Chan (JPN) (Gold Allure (JPN) )
 6 18.5 Telecom Sun (GB) T: A Lee J: M L Yeung
3g   Sayif (IRE) x Ellway Queen (USA) (Bahri (USA) )
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