Promising New Approach (IRE) three year-old Royal Rumble landed his first Black Type success at Morphettville on Monday when beating older horses to win the Listed SAJC Schweppes CS Hayes Memorial Cup providing a great pedigree update for his yearling half-brother that will sell at Magic Millions Adelaide on Tuesday.
Trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, Royal Rumble scored a tenacious half head win in the 1600 metre feature taking his overall record to four wins and four placings from 11 starts with earnings just shy of $200,000.
Macdonald said he was unsure whether Royal Rumble would stretch to the 2500m of the Group 1 SAJC South Australian Derby, but the stable would give him a chance over 1800m in the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas in the coming weeks.
Bred by Harry Perks and retained to race with partners, Royal Rumble was raised at Mill Park and is one of three winners from three to race from Queen’s Kiss, a grand-daughter of stakes-winner Loving Cup.
A yearling colt (pictured below) is by dual Group 1 Derby winner Rebel Raider from Queen’s Kiss will be offered as Lot 260 at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
Royal Rumble is the 25th stakes-winner worldwide for Epsom Derby winner New Approach, who shuttled to Darley Victoria for four seasons.