Son Of Camelot Reigns In Adelaide Cup
King Of Leogrance (5g Camelot – Amourette, by Halling) overcame a wide draw to land the Group 2 Adelaide Cup at Morphetville worth Aus$400,000.
The Danny O’Brien-trained bay was sent off favourite on his first start over two miles, having won a Listed contest over a mile and five furlongs last time out at Flemington. Damian Lane gave him a patient ride, gradually improving his position from halfway and produced a challenge turning for home. Running on well, he won by two and a quarter lengths from Good Idea (So You Think).
Speaking after the race, O’Brien commented, “He got a beautiful cart into the race and the horse really showed his authority. He certainly looks like a horse we might have a bit of fun with. He’s still improving. He’s such a progressive type.”
O’Brien also mentioned the Group 1 Sydney Cup as a possible target for King Of Leogrance, who was purchased by Lloyd and Nick Williams from the Jean-Claude Rouget stable following his first Stakes success. The son of Camelot was bred by M Henochsberg and Madame D Ades Hazan out of the Listed-placed miler Amourette.