More success for Able One

New Zealand Bloodstock graduate Able One romped home to win the Group 2 Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile (1600m) with ease at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The eight-year-old was gifted the lead early from the 12 horse field putting him in a position that makes him very nearly invincible over his favored distance of a mile. In his trademark trip Able One kicked at the turn and although Thumbs Up ran on very strongly to close the gap to three quarters of a length, Able One was never in danger.

The son of Cape Cross was ridden by jockey Darren Beadman and is trained by John Moore who was surprised at Able One's gifted win.

"I couldn't believe it when he was just allowed to go out there and dictate like that," said Moore.

"When you give Able One that sort of lead you've got a hard job in front of you."

Out of Gardenia (Danehill) Able One was bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan at their Cambridge Stud. Initially sold at the 2004 Karaka Select Sale for $190,000 Able One was then pinhooked to top the 2004 Ready to Run Sale where he was snapped up by Paul Beamish Bloodstock for $270,000 from Phoenix Park. Able One is owned by Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan.

Named Hong Kong Champion Miler 2010, Able One has amassed an impressive A$4,298,024 from 34 starts.

He is now likely to be a favoured runner for the richest international mile, the HK$16,000,000 Group 1 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile on the December 12.

Other NZB graduate winners in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Malaysia were:






NZB Sale Details

Just Fantastic

No Excuse Needed x Soneri

Hong Kong Class 4

D J Gordon & Little Avondale Trust

V.  Little Avondale Stud B. Mr DR Haworth S. 08 Premier P. $60,000  

Crown Witness

Elusive City x Woodminco

Hong Kong Class 4

Grande Vue Lodge Syndicate

V. Grande Vue Lodge B. Mr P Payne S. 09 Select P. $30,000

Lucky Bravo

Faltaat x Arousing

Hong Kong Class 3

Karaka Group Ltd & M J Lum

V. Ellendene Farms B. Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd S. 07 Select P. $30,000

Glenealy Elite

Tale Of The Cat x Proud Run

Hong Kong Class 3 

Karreman Bloodstock Ltd

V. The Oaks Stud B. J & I Bloodstock Ltd S. 06 Premier P. $90,000

Up Ahead

Generous x Robbie's Choice

Singapore Class 5

Courabira Pastoral Co Pty

V. Arlington Park B. Psd $17,500 Res $20,000 S. 05 Select 

Ninetyfive Sword

Spinning World x Lady Paloma

Singapore Class 5

D G & R B McLaren Ltd

V. Northfields Stud B. Rogerson Bloodstock S. 01 Premier P. $32,500

Worth the Wait

Generous x Wait

Singapore Banded 75 & Above

Mrs M & P M Francis & Glenmorgan Farm Ltd

V. Glenmorgan Farm B. Dean Wiles S. 04 Select P. $21,000

Southern Star

Black Tuxedo x Wild Wood

Macau Handicap

Slade Farm Ltd

V. Slade Farm Ltd B. Dr KC Ting & Dr YT Kan S. 06 South Island P. $4,500

Luenyat Confidence

No Excuse Needed x Bellesinga

Macau Handicap

J C & Mrs O B Lindsay, Mrs G L & T C Williams

V. Te Parae Stud B. J & I Bloodstock S. 07 Select P. $95,000


Kaapstad x Fanny Black

Macau Handicap

C E Buckingham & C J T Davison

V. Te Mania Thoroughbreds B. TJ McKee S. 08 Select P. $65,000

Luck of Smiling

Elusive City x Sunshine Gold

Macau Handicap

D N & Mrs W E Pye

V. Haunui Farm B. Hawkes Racing S. 09 Festival P. $40,000

Tenth Avenue

Ustinov x Bountiful Star

Malaysia Class 4

Mrs A M & N King

V. Brighthill Farm B. Mr JG Harris S. 07 Carnival P. $21,000

Flying Speed

Elusive City x To the Manor

Malaysia Res. Maiden

Mrs C Franich & Mrs S Venter

V. Te Runga Stud B. Mr CP Beh S. 09 Ready to Run P. $57, 500