October 16, 2014The Iliad Wins Again

The Iliad Wins Again

Scone, October 16– Making it two wins in as many starts for his new trainer Greg Bennett when saluting at Scone on Thursday was blue-blooded Redoute’s Choice gelding The Iliad, a $460,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newhaven Park draft.

Unplaced in two runs as a juvenile for Peter Moody, the Waratah Thoroughbreds owned The Iliad has blossomed since being transferred to Scone trainer Greg Bennett earlier this year.

After being gelded, he resumed from a spell to win over 1100 metres by a nose last month and scored again over 1300 metres in a Class 1 event.

Bred and offered for sale by Newhaven Park, The Iliad is the first foal of royally bred Encosta de Lago mare Hades, a winning daughter of Champion 2YO Hasna.

The second foal from Hades, another colt by Redoute’s Choice, topped the Magic Millions Yearling Sale back in January when selling for $1million to US based investor Jon Kelly and Gai Waterhouse.

Named Red Knot, the colt has been entered for the 2015 Golden Slipper.

Hades has a yearling filly to follow by Redoute’s Choice and has foaled this spring producing another filly by the champion sire.

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