Luen On Eagle, a son of Three Bridges sire Stryker, retained his perfect strike rate when the talented galloper made it three wins from three starts recently over 1200 metres in Macau.
Bred by Flinders Park on the Mornington Peninsula, the stud’s father and son team of Brian and Darren Coyle have been following his progress closely.
“I have tried to follow him and watch trackwork when possible. He has steadily moved through the grades, and I am optimistic that he will go on with it when he gets to stakes level,” Darren said.
Trainer Geoff Allendorf believes the unbeaten galloper could be a real star, especially after this third consecutive win when the three-year-old took command of the race straight out of the gates.
The trainer has already earmarked a couple of Listed races in March and April for the unbeaten Stryker gelding.
Luen On Eagle was sold through the 2016 Inglis Premier Yeraling Sale for $40,000 to Queensland’s Jackson Bloodstock, before being sold at the Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale for $36,000.
“We supported Stryker for three years, to obtain lifetime breeding rights. Luen On Eagle’s dam Autumn Zest, being free of Danehill, suited Stryker well, as she is by King’s Best. The Fastnet Rock cross over Kingmambo has produced a lot of good horses,” Darren Coyle said.
“She is a good mare that can impart real ability into her progeny. Luen On Eagle was a very nice type and based on his replays he has certainly grown in to a big strong horse.”
Autumn Zest has a Denman filly on the ground is now in foal to Sun Stud’s exciting young sire Fighting Sun.
“She is a well-suited type for Fighting Sun and, being a big strong mare, she will definitely put some legs into them. She always drops a good commercial type.”
“With breeding, one foal can change everything (for a dam), and every mare is capable of dropping a good one. She may now go back to Stryker.”