Wangaratta Cup winner Entre Nous (by King of Prussia) has been as consistent as clockwork in the last twelve months for trainer Gerald Egan and owner-breeder Frank Elkington of Wodonga.
Sunday’s victory in the $80,000 (rescheduled) Wangaratta Cup was his 6th win since claiming a Benchmark 64 at Echuca this time last year. His only unplaced run in that time was a close fourth in November’s Wodonga Cup.
Being Victorian bred and signed up to VOBIS Gold, the connections of Entre Nous also collected the winner’s share of a $20,000 VOBIS Gold bonus.
Stable apprentice Mitch Aitken settled Entre Nous in fourth spot and then overhauled last-start Albury Mile winner Ashdam to score by over a length.
“He drew wide of the middle so we left it up to Mitch and he did a great job,” Egan said.
“We knew the horse was above average after Wodonga and we’re over the moon!
“He was backing up after winning at Moonee Valley and finding suitable races will be harder from now on. We could target the Swan Hill carnival in June.”
Entre Nous is the first of three foals from Madam Delia (Demus) that are sired by Greta West Stud’s King Of Prussia.
The mare won 8 races including the 2009 Towong Cup for Elkington. Her second foal Magic Monarch won a Wodonga maiden on Boxing Day and she also has a filly on the ground from September.
King Of Prussia (Anabaa) is one of the stalwarts of the Victorian industry having retired to Greta West in 2003.
His 3yo filly Prussian Vixen just missed completing a hat-trick at Moonee Valley on March 18 but can bounce back in the Super VOBIS 3YO Hcp (1200m) at Mornington this Saturday.