Power has claimed his 3rd Group 1 win as a stallion as 4YO Gelding, Sonnyboyliston, landed the classic Irish St Leger.
Going head to head with last yearâs Melbourne Cup winner, Twilight Payment, Sonnyboyliston proved too strong over the concluding stages of the 2800m feature. Nominated for this yearâs Melbourne Cup, when asked whether the Melbourne Cup might be on the agenda next, Murtagh replied: "It would take a fair offer to take him away from the owners [Kildare Racing Club] now, but the Melbourne Cup is worth â¬2.5 million. It mightn't be for him this year, but he's only four and could end up down there for us some time yet."
Power has continued on from his great last season by having a record first month of the new season.
In August he had 25 starters for 11 wins and 13 places. Thatâs a winning strike rate of 44% and a place strike rate of 96% PER RACE START!! Amazing! ð¥ ð¥ ð¥
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