BORN A KING (GB) made light work of the 2,000 metres handicap at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday as he raced away for a 4.5 lengths victory. The downgraded track may have initially caused some concern for connections of the son of Frankel (GB) when the morning rain resulted in a soft 6 track, but it was not to be a deterrent for the imported 6 year old gelding. Claiming apprentice Dylan Gibbons offered some welcome relief to the gelding’s top weight and it was ultimately an armchair ride in the end.
BORN A KING (GB) jumped well from the barriers and settled on the fence behind the leader where he travelled in a lovely rhythm through the early stages. Dylan built momentum on the gelding from the 600 metres mark and rounding the home turn, they travelled outside the leader before hitting the front upon straightening. It was plain sailing from then to the post as the more Dylan kept him to task, the more BORN A KING (GB) pulled clear of the field.
It was the gelding’s 3rd Australian win since being purchased from the 2020 Tattersalls UK Autumn Horses In Training sale and based on Saturday’s efforts, it looks like there is probably more to come for for BORN A KING (GB) this spring.
Congratulations to all BORN A KING (GB) connections especially our Star owners involved in the ownership.