May 16, 2012Newhaven Park Bred Lightinthenite on Target for Scone Cup

Newhaven Park Bred Lightinthenite on Target for Scone Cup

O’Shea Thinks He Is A Promising Stayer for the Future


The four-year-old son of Galileo, Newhaven Park bred Lightinthenite is on target to contest Friday’s Scone Cup (Listed,1600m), one of Australia’s richest country race with a prize money pool of $180,000.

Winner of five of his nine career starts, including a first-up win at Randwick over 1400m on 21 April, trainer John O’Shea believes that Lightinthenite is a promising stayer in the making.

“I really think his best distance will be a mile-and-a-half [2400m],” O’Shea said.

Depending on the outcome of Friday’s race, Lightinthenite could be aimed at some of the bigger races over the Brisbane winter carnival with a possible tilt at the Brisbane Cup (Gr 2, 2400m).

James McDonald will have the Scone Cup ride after he partnered Lightinthenite to his stylish return win last month.

Weighted on the 54kg limit at Scone, the gelded son of Galileo beat Skyerush (Super Jet) at Randwick, who then went on to win the Emancipation Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Randwick on 28 April.

“The form out of his first-up win has been outstanding and he’s done very well since,” O’Shea said.

Article taken from ANZ Bloodstock News 16 May 2012

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