Victory Megastar making waves in Macau
The 4 year old colt Victory Megastar has been transferred from Clive Cox and is now under the guidance of exceptional young trainer J.M.Moore. He has remained in the same ownership despite this switch and his career in Macau has got off to an exceptional start.
The colt was originally sold as a 2 year old at the Craven Breeze up and fetched 130,000 GNS to Sackville/Donald, scoring second time out in a strong maiden at Kempton. Unfortunately, his career in the UK didn't quite pan out as it might have due to some issues during his three year old campaign and after this he was sent to Macau under the same ownership.
His first racecourse appearance over an inadequate 5 furlongs demonstrated he was still in possession of a good deal of talent as he finished a short head second. His penultimate run saw him destroy his rivals after a step up to six and a half furlongs in an extremely impressive manner, scoring by three and a half lenghts despite being keen in the early stages and racing three wide for the entire race.
His most recent run came in a strong race worth £33,219. He had been stepped up in class from his previous performance but remained running over a distance of six and a half furlongs. Tracking the leaders throughout the early stages, Victory Megastar was in a perfect position just off the pace and when asked to pick up with a furlong and a half left he responded by leaving his rivals for dead under hands and heels. This performance was good enough to push Victory Megastar into sixth on the Macau racing Horse Mate Link Chart behind leader Wonder Mossman who's current earnings stand at £649,489.
His perfomances have been elaborated on by Harry Troy who states:
"The most impressive winner on the weekend was the third winner for Corrales, the very smart Victory Megastar in the last on Friday night the Class 2 over 1350 metres.
Victory Megastar under Adam Kirby when winning for trainer Clive Cox
An English import, Victory Megastar made it two wins straight following an effortless win back in May. He has blossomed into a nice four year old and will go to Class 1 in Macau on Friday’s win."
After these two extremely impressive performance, Victory Megastar will be stepped up further into Class 1 company and potentially further afield.
His performances provide a timely boost for Highbank Mare Bourbon Ball whose Invincible Spirit colt heads to the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales Book 1.
Victory Megastar winning the Class 2 handicap at Macau