Slot Holder: Bon Ho & Carmel Size Racing
Breeding: Not A Single Doubt – Pinocchio
Trainer: Les Bridge
Owners: Mr K K Ho
Regular jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
Classique Legend only made his debut in February, now he is the second horse confirmed for the 2019 running of The Everest joining Pierata. The three-year-old’s Hong Kong-based owner Bon Ho and Carmel Size Racing, with Size the Racing and Bloodstock manager for Mr Ho, purchased the GPI Racing slot which had been put up for sale.
The Les Bridge-trained gelding has won three of his four starts and confirmed his status as a star on the rise after sweeping to a dominant victory in the $1m G2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Royal Randwick over The Championships, the same track and trip as The Everest to be run on Saturday, October 19.
Classique Legend burst onto the scene with two breathtaking wins on the Kensington surface at Randwick, running brilliant sectionals. It was obvious from his maiden victory that this was a very special horse.
“Les Bridge is particularly excited at the news and while we acknowledge Classique Legend will need to go to the next level, we have every faith in his ability which Les believes is still untapped,” said Size.
The galloper’s future was though to lie in Hong Kong, and may still in time, but for now The Everest is very much in his sights, as will be The Golden Eagle, the new $7.5m race for four-year-olds.