Former Hong Kong Galloper Wins for Joseph-Jones
The Joseph-Jones stable hit form at Tuesday’s Canberra meeting recording a win with former Hong Kong galloper Overdane - and later in the day with Magic Scene.
Overdane ($18) was having his third outing for the new yard and lugged 64.5kgs to put away a BM70 field over a mile.
Co-trainer Paul Jones says Overdane didn’t handle the deep track in the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup at his previous and his work had picked-up noticeably leading into Tuesday’s race.
“We felt he wasn’t quite ready for the city at this stage of his preparation and that if he was beaten a length or so at Canberra with the big weight it would be a satisfactory outcome,” Jones says.
“It was a terrific result for the stable and the connections, as well as Wendy Lapointe, who had the confidence to recommend us to the owners when the horse was switched to Australia.”
Overdane — who raced in Hong Kong as Verdane — is a UK-bred son of Halling and was formerly trained by John Moore - winning HK $3.7M.
His last HK win was on the Sha Tin All Weather in July last year.
Overdane is owned by Anthony Cheung Hin-shun who in 2011 — along with business partner David Boehm — brought a majority share in Bob and Wendy Lapointe’s Muskoka Farm thoroughbred property on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.
Jones says Overdane is a striking individual and may be aimed at the Goulburn Cup.
“We haven’t made a final decision, but the mile on a dry track will suit and Goulburn doesn’t disadvantage run-on horses.”
The stable won year’s Goulburn Cup with Just A Blur.