South African Group 1 Winner Yulong Prince Opens His Australian Account

Mark Smith - Tuesday November 5

A Group 1 winner in his native South Africa, Yulong Prince (SAF) opened his Australian account at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day when he came with a barnstorming finish from last to claim the Listed Furphy Plate (1800m).

Making it three winners on the day for Nash Rawiller and Chris Waller, Yulong Prince (SAF) benefited from a solid pace set by Runaway to overcome a checkered passage in the straight to defeat Looks Like Elvis (All American) by a long-head with So You Win (So You Think) a nose back in third.Yulong Prince finishes powerfull for Nash Rawiller - image Grant Courtney

It was his first win since the Group 1 Greyville Daily News Two Thousand Stakes back in June last year when he was known as Surcharge.

“A nice cool ride by Nash Rawiller. It was good (owner) Mr Zhang from Yulong was here so it’s good to have the owners here on a such a big day, Flemington racing at its best,” Waller said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to see his property in China where there is no gambling aloud so it’s all funded by him and his friends and he has invested heavily in Australia so it’s good to see him get some success.

Yulong Prince’s sire Gimmethegreenlight is an Australian-bred son of More Than Ready (USA).

Winner of the Group 1 Kenilworth Queen's Plate Gimmethegreenlight is a half-brother to Group 1 ATC Coolmore Classic winner Ofcourseican.

Bred by David Bentata, Gimmethegreenlight was a $155,000 Magic Millions Weanling purchase from the Vinery Stud draft for Hassen Adams on the advice of bloodstock agent James Bester.

He was champion first season sire in 2015-2016 and currently leads the general sires list.

The dam of Yulong Prince, the Diktat mare Congestion Charge, is a three-quarter-sister to Group III Royal Ascot Queen's Vase Stakes winner Endorsement the dam of multiple Group III winner and multiple Group 1 placed More Wells (Sadler’s Wells).

 

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Race Result - Furphy Plate LR 1800m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:50.98
1
Yulong Prince
T: C J Waller J: N Rawiller 58
5h Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) x Congestion Charge (GB) (Diktat (GB))
2
0.2
Looks Like Elvis
T: B J Dais J: Craig Williams 55
5g All American (AUS) x Savalook (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
3
0.3
So You Win
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 55.5
5g So You Think (NZ) x Rhode Island Red (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
So You Think
4
0.5
A Shin Rook
T: Anthony Freedman J: Tommy Berry 54
6g Heart's Cry (JPN) x Eishin Linden (USA) (Alydeed (CAN))
5
1.3
Plein Ciel
T: Anthony Freedman J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
7g Mamool (IRE) x Picobella (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
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V:Owner
B:
6
3.6
Kiwia
T: Archie Alexander J: Damian Lane 57
6g Reset (AUS) x Single View (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
7
3.7
Junipal
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 54
4h Reset (AUS) x Palatine Hill (AUS) (Palace Music (USA))
8
4.0
Red Alto
T: Brent Stanley J: L Nolen 54
7g High Chaparral (IRE) x La Sangre (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
9
5.0
Super Titus
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: J Moreira 55.5
6g Dansili (GB) x Mirror Lake (GB) (Dubai Destination (USA))
10
5.8
Moss 'n' Dale
T: Peter Gelagotis J: Jack Martin 58
7g Castledale (IRE) x Hot 'n' Moss (NZ) (Strategic Image (AUS))
11
7.1
Runaway
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Baster 57
5r Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Catshaan (AUS) (Catrail (USA))
12
7.9
Second Bullet
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 55
9g Encosta De Lago (AUS) x Private Steer (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
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