Lionhearted Effort From Promising 3 Year Old



Things didn't exactly pan out for Lion's Roar in his second- up run at Kembla Grange on Saturday, but despite the tough circumstances, the 3YO son of Contributer showed grit and determination to stave off his rivals by 1.8 lengths. Stepping up to the mile for the first time, he began well from barrier 6 in the field of 10 runners and settled in the lead however was made to do a bit of work to hold his position attacked by a couple of other runners after the first 400m. Kept in a lovely rhythm by jockey Mitchell Bell, Lion's Roar travelled up beautifully around the home turn and really knuckled down when asked for an effort. Bell was most impressed with the gelding's determination and will to win "he's a natural competitor that gives his all- it was a good win".

This was Lion's Roar second win from just his third career start. He won on debut as a two year old at the Wagga Carnival earlier in the year before being sent for a spell. First-up this preparation he ran second to the subsequent Listed Dulcify winner, and favourite for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes MO'UNGA (Savabeel).

Lion's Roar was purchased for $65,000 from the 2018 Karaka Yearling sale from the Wellfield Lodge draft. He was selected by Champion's director Jason Abrahams and John O'Shea who trained his father Contributer for two Group 1 wins (Ranvet Stakes & Chipping Norton). "I liked Contributer's progeny at the sales and this bloke really reminded me of his sire, so to get him for $65,000 was just a bonus" commented O'Shea at the time of his purchase.

Congratulations to his ownership group Mr R M Hodge, Mrs S J Codner, Mr G Koneski, Ms V L Sheils, Mr J A Denny, Mr S J Brown, Mrs L Miller, Mr S A Miller, Mr H Bayliss, Mr J G Codner, Lotave, Mr M E J Mcintyre, Ms M J M Lambert, Mrs D L Fisher, Mr G B Lamont, Mrs F J O'shea, Sedgewyn, Mr J P Purtell, Mr D Steffel.

Lion's Roar
Lion's Roar


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