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Valuable Colt Set To Pounce On Debut
In what is assumedly a clever ode to the Best Picture Winner of 2000 in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, $250,000 dollar colt Crouching Dragon is poised to make his debut this evening at Cranbourne in the APM Maiden (1200m). Racing in the well-known colours of Sun Bloodstock, Crouching Dragon has been prepared by Team Hayes and will be accompanied by in form hoop Michael Dee. Crouching Dragon is by Street Cry, sire of two of the most outstanding racehorses of this century in Winx (17 straight wins) and US Eclipse Award Winner Zenyatta (19 straight wins and 2nd at her final start before retiring). Crouching Tiger is from Gr3 Furious Stakes-winning, Gr1 Flight Stakes-placed Danehill mare Moonflute. Moonflute is also a half-sister to Pine Away, dam of Gr1 winner, Absolute Glam, Gr1 Galaxy runner-up, Nobby Snip and Forever Rafter (dam of Gr2 NRC Thousand Guineas Prelude runner-up, Miss Gunpowder). Crouching Dragon was offered by Baramul Stud at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and has been tuned up for his first-up tilt with 3 impressive trials.