More Irish Bred Group 1 Success in Hong Kong
30 April 2013
Sunday was a great day for Irish Bred Horses in Hong Kong. MILITARY ATTACK (IRE) recorded his 4th win this season when winning Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup. His jockey Tommy Berry sent MILITARY ATTACK (IRE) to the front half-way down the home straight, the gelding battled to see off runner-up CALIFORNIA MEMORY by length and three-quarters. Berry reported after the race
“I probably had to come out a little bit earlier than I wanted to but we got forced out, and watching the replays of this horse in the past he’s got a really long sustained run, he looked like a really nice horse and he showed that today. It was a beautiful training effort, I’ve got to say – perfect with a few weeks in between runs.”
By former Coolmore resident ORATORIO (IRE), he is a half-brother to dual Group 3 winner ALMATY (IRE). He was bred in Navan, Co. Meath by Percy Banahan and is a graduate of Goffs Orby sale when purchased by John Hills and Amanda Skiffington for €40,000. It was not long before another Irish bred horse was in the winner’s enclosure. RICH TAPESTRY (IRE) won the Group Two Sprint Cup. The HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) gelding was bred by Moyglare Stud Farm and previously trained in Ireland by Dermot Weld when winning his maiden at Dundalk.