Hong Kong - Armada is Ready

Hong Kong
The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Mile will be the focus for Little Avondale Stud this weekend with Armada (Towkay - Dance In Time) bound to go out as one of the favourites.
A win in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Trial has had his competitors watching his work closely and in "notes from the track today" it says
CXHK Mile favourite Armada is "doing everything right" according to jockey Douglas Whyte. Asked whether there were any chinks in the armour of Armada who boasts seven wins from eight starts, Whyte replied with a terse "not really."
"Track conditions, barrier draw, nothing really matters with this horse. He makes his own luck and I'm very happy to be on him...and I can tell you I am fired up to win one of these big races," he added.
SO keep an eye on Trackside, Sunday evening10th December at - you may just see some familiar faces in the background! Others to watch out for are Kurabeel (Zabeel - Clermont Lass). She'll be looking to back up her last win for the BLEAP syndicate and will race at Ellerslie on 13th December. Also keep an eye out at Ellerslie this Wednesday 6th in the 2YO race, making his debut will be the $280,000 Karaka 2006 yearling by No Excuse Needed, out of Kurabeels sister Clermont Rose. Starting that day in the Concord will be the ever consistent Kays Awake (Towkay - Wake Up Susie) aiming to seek revenge on Clifton Prince. NEW BLOODLINE AT LA An exciting purchase by Bruce Perry Bloodstock for Lowell Goddard, Ben Petro and Little Avondale Stud has meant a fantastic new bloodline in New Zealand. The mare, Kalamanda a 3YO chestnut filly by Singspiel, is part of the famous K family which originates from Aga Khan's broodmare band. She's in quarantine now and will hopefully be in New Zealand early in the New Year.


A wrap up of from last weekend gave Towkay another two winners!

Classic Tycoon (Towkay - Classic Call) Race 7 Riccarton Jockey - Lisa Cropp
The Georgian (Towkay - Aglow) Race 7 Wanganui Jockey - Chris Johnson

Towzan (Towkay - Kimberlite) was a close third to The Georgian at Wanganui, with Odenath (Towkay - Imperia) and Heapzatow (Towkay - Our Saless) 3rd in their respective races on Sunday.

Bondi Beauty ran 2nd in Australia for the Sports Syndication syndicate.

Happy Punting!

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