Champion Miler and Royal Ascot hero Haradasun featured in Hong Kong on Sunday with a winning double at Sha Tin courtesy of Santa Fe Sun (4g Haradasun x But I’m Serious, by Bianconi) and the highly promising My Favourite (4g Haradasun x Crimson Lane, by Danehill).
First to salute was four year-old gelding Santa Fe Sun, who scored his first HK victory for the Paul O’Sullivan stable when forging clear to win over 1400 metres by three-quarters of a length.
An $80,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Santa Fe Sun started his career in Sydney for Gerald Ryan winning the $20,000 Star Kingdom Plate at Muswellbrook as a two year-old on debut.
Santa Fe Sun is the second winner from two to race for Group II placed Bianconi mare But I’m Serious.
Making it a double was the Caspar Fownes trained four year-old My Favourite, who took the Class Two sprint over 1200 metres by a neck, taking his overall record to an impressive four wins and a second from five starts, his lone defeat coming on debut back in May.
Bred in Australia by Bylong Park Thoroughbreds, My Favorite was purchased as a weanling by Curraghmore Stud and re-offered at the NZB Select Yearling Sale where he fetched $31,000 and is now part-owned by Canto-pop idol Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, who brings with him to the track a legion of fans every time he appears.
My Favorite is the second winner for Crimson Lane, a half-sister by Danehill to Group III winner Crimson Reign.
A son of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Haradasun stands at a fee of $8,800.