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New Born King Rises to the Occasion

It was great to see the promising son of Captain Rio, New Born King (pictured), break his maiden in fine fashion at Matamata yesterday following a very encouraging last start second place performance.

Ridden by Michael Coleman, New Born King showed great speed from the gates and was a touch keen during the running which saw him take the lead upon entering the straight. Following a strong challenge from Prize Lord, New Born King illustrated all his fighting qualities to see out the finish stronger and claim the prize.

“We were a little worried about the track, thinking he needed a bit of sting out of the ground, but he showed his versatility and he’s a nice individual in the making – he still has plenty to learn,” co-trainer Pam Gerard said.

The recently formed partnership of Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard have got off to a great start having produced four winners in the first three weeks of training.

New Born King was co-bred and owned by former training partner, Chad Ormsby, Mike Moroney’s daughter Aliesha Moroney, and Leighton Van Dyk of Prima Park.

[05 May 16]

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