Hong Kong, January 28 – Scoring his fifth win in Hong Kong at Happy Valley on Wednesday was Not a Single Doubt six year-old Victorius, a $105,000 Inglis Premier purchase for John Foote Bloodstock from the draft of Mill Park.
An easy three length winner at Wangaratta on debut for the Robert Smerdon stable as a three year-old, Victorius was subsequently transferred to Hong Kong into the care of John Size.
Out of the winner’s circle since scoring at Happy Valley in May last year, Victorius returned to form with a strong three-quarter length win under Nash Rawiller in Class Three company over 1200 metres and has now won five of 24 starts.
Bred by Brenton and Liz Parker, who also bred multiple Group I winner Happy Trails, Victorius is the first winner for Our Greta, a minor winner by Rory’s Jester from Group I Avondale Gold Cup winner Silky Oak.
Our Greta is also the dam of this season’s smart two year-old filly Atalanta Miss, who won on debut at Morphettville in October for Prime Thoroughbreds.