Bigger Things to Come for Le Roi After 2012 Summer Cup Win

December 27, 2012

Bigger Things to Come for Le Roi After 2012 Summer Cup Win

Tony McEvoy-trained import Le Roi announced himself as a potential spring cups contender at Rosehill on Wednesday when he justified a short price to claim the Group 3 2012 Summer Cup (2400m) by nearly a length.

With experienced rider Glyn Schofield aboard, the lightly-raced entire sat third in running before getting clear down the inside in the straight to defeat Brightest and Pracecido.

It was the fourth straight victory for the four-year-old who is likely to have just a light autumn before being aimed at races like the 2013 Caulfield Cup and 2013 Melbourne Cup in the spring.

“He’ll have a very light autumn-winter. His main goal will be next spring,” McEvoy said.

Despite having begun his preparation in September, McEvoy will not spell Le Roi and will instead keep him in work for the next six weeks without racing.

“I’ve got a beautiful property up on the river Murray where I can lead them off the pony and swim them in the river,” McEvoy said.

Schofield was riding the import for the first time and had no hesitations about prediciting a big future for the emerging stayer.

“I think Tony knows what he’s got and he’s in for an exciting time with this fella,” Schofield said.

“For a horse that stays well and has only had a handful of starts, it was a very good win.”

Summer racing action continues this weekend so head to to back a winner at great odds.

Quote the code BONUSBET when joining to give your summer betting a huge boost with their $400 bonus bet offer!

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy Glyn Schofield 4 58kg $2.40F
2 5 BRIGHTEST Guy Walter Rod Quinn 0.8L 6 58kg $9.50
3 4 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne Christian Reith 2.3L 5 58kg $13
4 7 IGGI POP (NZ) John O’Shea James McDonald 3L 1 58kg $4
5 2 WINNING GLORY (NZ) David Payne Jason Collett 3.8L 2 58kg $11
6 1 POSTE RESTANTE (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 6.4L 7 58kg $7
7 6 FROMELLES (NZ) John Sargent Nathan Berry 9L 3 58kg $41

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field