Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Gr3): New mandate, for the first time in Australia
international / 22.04.2023
HAWKESBURY (Australia), Sat
Rest assured, despite the race’s name – the Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Gr3) – Chris Waller hasn’t made the conversion New mandate (New Bay) as a marathon runner. The fine French-bred runner Haras de l’Hôtellerie in association with Ecurie des Charmes, Meridian International and François Drion won his first group on the Sydney hippodrome. Winner of the Royal Lodge Stakes (Gr2) 2-year-old, Mark Chan’s representative ran into trouble the following season and found himself a slightly distant 4-year-old. Mark Chan’s choice to send him to Australia paid off, and in a third outing New Mandate opened the scoring with prize money of A$112,000 (€68,500). In the hold, attack in the middle of the lane and take down the student from Ecurie des Charmes without any problem. desert icon (Sea the Stars), also coached by Chris Waller. James MacDonald, the winning jockey, was very impressed: “He traveled well and when he attacked his point was very good. He still had the speed. I don’t know where he’s going to run next but I’d like to ride him again.”
Avenir Cirtin’s cousin
The new mandate passed twice over the Deauville ring presented by Haras de l’Hôtellerie. He was bought as a foal for €45,000 and sold for €35,000 in August when his sire New Bay Dubawi doesn’t have appetizers yet. the mom, Meshhar (authorized), did not win; She is half-sister to Boogie (Mark of Merit), placed in Gr2 two-year-old and privateer sire of the Double Classic winner sure future (Le Havre).
Meshhar is a year old Ghayath (Dubawi).