Price has welcomed back Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m) winner Grunt (O'Reilly x Ruqqaya) into his
originally thought he was an ATC Derby horse but I thought that the Australian
Guineas was a race that would rate him a better stud prospect given that Zabeel
and a few nice horses have won that race,” Price said.
four-year-old O’Reilly colt will have plenty of options in the spring, but
Price has highlighted the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) as a potential target for
be entered for everything, but I think the Cox Plate might be the race,” he
Savabeel won that race and went on to be a good stallion but he'll have any
number of options in the spring."
Grunt was purchased for $220,000 out of Trelawney Stud's 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft. He is out of Ruqqaya, a half sister to Cox Plate winner Ocean Park who was also bred and sold by Trelawney. -NZ Racing Desk