By Brad Gray At Royal Randwick
When it rains it pours for Rachel King having ridden a treble at Royal Randwick. It was only a month ago she started riding in town on Saturdays.
King brought up win number three at the meeting on former Kiwi-trained galloper Sound Proposition with the son of Savabeel sitting outside the leader Marenostro before displaying superior acceleration.
Sound Proposition kicked off his Aussie career with a win
“He was really impressive and will probably be a bit better when he gets over further as well. He showed a really good turn of foot today which we weren’t sure he had being a stayer. He surprised me,” said King.
“He has got that bit of speed in him. He is a very progressive horse and has done well in New Zealand. This is a really good start to his career here and he is only going on to bigger and better things over further.”
It was the five-year-old’s first start for the Kris Lees stable having formerly been trained by Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, who trained him to a Group One win at Ellerslie back in April last year.
Earlier on the card, King steered Lipazzari and then Memes to victory taking her record to four from four on the Jason Coyle-trained Memes.
“She is getting more and more professional every start. She probably has some strengthening up to do as well. (After) last start I was very confident she would get the 1200m because she was very strong on the line,” King said.
“I have been very lucky and been able to rude for very good trainers.”
Coyle has also been impressed with the progression of the Time Thief filly suggesting that he doesn’t really know how far she can go.
“That is a 1200m win at Randwick and we know what sort of race is coming up soon,” Coyle cheekily said in reference to The Everest.