Ike's Legacy Shines At The Gold Coast

Oct 10, 2014

Blueblood Ike's Legacy continued trainer Toby Edmonds's run of success with Sydney cast-offs when he won at the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

There would have been few better bred horses racing in Australia on Wednesday than Ike's Legacy, a son of champion sire Redoute's Choice out of Ike's Dream who was trained by John Hawkes to win the 2005 Group One Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Warwick Farm's David Vandyke originally trained the four-year-old and thought the horse had Group One potential but soft palate problems thwarted his progress and after winning three of his eight starts in NSW, Ike's Legacy was transferred to Edmonds.

Racing in a nasal strip for the first time, Ike's Legacy ($3.60) came from a seemingly impossible position on the home turn to take out the Bartz Fabrication & Marks Maintenance Handicap (900m) at the Gold Coast, impressing jockey Chris Munce with his storming finish.

"They were going very fast up front but he gathered them in very quickly," Munce said.

Edmonds has had great recent success with former Sydney gallopers, notably Our Boy Nicholas who has won four of his five starts in Queensland.

News from Mark Oberhardt, AAP