Classique Legend Impressive On Debut

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's impressive win on debut at Randwick has set him up for possible autumn races before his likely transfer to .

The three-year-old is raced by Boniface Ho who also owns , originally trained by and a Group One placegetter in Hong Kong for .

went to Hawkesbury to ride Classique Legend in a barrier trial and was again aboard in Wednesday's TAB Rewards 3YO Plate (1100m) on the Kensington track.

The striking grey raced outside the lead and took over in the straight to charge clear to beat Got Your Six by 2-1/2 lengths.

Ho's bloodstock agent and racing manager Carmel Size said she hoped Classique Legend could win a good race over the autumn.

“We had to had to give him a little bit of time,” Size said.

“I'm very, very excited for him.

“With this horse we are going to keep him in Australia for the short term.

“We will try and season him up and he might himself in a nice race over the autumn.”

McEvoy was also impressed.

“He is a nice big horse who can stretch over a bit further,” he said.

“It was good to see him do that today. He is heading in the right direction and it's exciting to see where he might end up.”

The is also the goal for the -trained Almerheri who scored a decisive 3-3/4 length win in the 3YO Maiden Handicap (1400m).

Almerheri has been entered for the Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 13 and Thompson will plan a path to the Group Three (2000m) a week earlier to test her staying credentials.

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