Talented four year-old Bon Hoffa entire Bon Aurum, bred by Ken King’s Parador Park at Euroa, showed his class when winning the Yu Long Park sponsored Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on Saturday.
It was 12 months to the day when he first displayed his talent in winning the Group 3 MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude last year.
Trained by Ciaron Maher, he was always well fancied with a light weight, good barrier and Kerrin McEvoy to ride.
Bon Aurum was positioned just off the pace throughout the early stages and then produced on the outside of the field when rounding the home turn.
In much the same fashion of his previous success, he made light work of improving his position on entering the straight before going on to salute by close to half-a-length over the fast finishing Voodoo Lad.
McEvoy observed after the win: “He was always going to make a nice four-year-old and he’s shown that all prep. We had some cover behind Counterattack, who I thought was the one to beat, [and] with 52kg on his back he was full of running when I asked him.”
Bred by Ken King and retained to syndicate and race with partners, Bon Aurum is now the winner of five races — four at black-type level including a Listed race in his previous start at Flemington.
Bon Aurum is the best of four winners from minor winner Goldsmobile, who has not produced a foal since 2013.
His latest success took his earnings to a figure in excess of $586,000.
The Group 1 win gives him a chance following his race track career to join the Victorian stallion ranks.
In winning the 1400m race Bon Aurum joins an honour roll that includes the celebrated sires Exceed And Excel, Encosta de Lago and Testa Rossa, as well as the likes of Canny Lad and the great Manikato.
Parador Park bred and raced Late Charge started his first season this year at Benalla’s Riverbank Farm.
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