LEGEND OF CONDOR (3c Not A Single Doubt x Rhodamine by Success Express) is quietly growing a reputation as a big day performer. He won on debut as a young 2yo at Randwick on the inaugural Everest Race Day, and his latest victory on Melbourne Cup Day.
Legend Of Condor had displayed a tendency to over race in previous starts, but down the Flemington straight, in Brett Prebble’s care, the colt did settle. Prebble guided the Gerald Ryan trained entire inside the field in the centre of the track before letting him down in the closing stages. The win was exuberantly celebrated by Prebble who was happy to win his first race in Australia since returning from Hong Kong. Race Replay: 06 Nov 18 Flemington R5
Prior to the race there were doubts about Legend Of Condor’s ability to handle a wet track. Melbourne had experienced heavy rain on the morning of Cup Day, but as a testament to the Flemington track it was upgraded after Legend Of Condor’s race.
The 3yo Colt has placed at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level and has amassed $278,000 from his 10 starts for his owners Sun Bloodstock. Sun purchased the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred colt from the 2017 Melbourne Inglis Premier Sale for $520,000.
His dam, Rhodamine is again in foal to Not A Single Doubt and Lauriston thoroughbred Farm is looking forward to her producing a full sibling to Legend Of Condor.