Master Montaro returns

Master Montaro cruises to victory on debut under Michael Walker (Photo: Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

Impressive debut winner Master Montaro (Toronado) will be looking to continue his winning record when he steps out at Sale on Wednesday.

The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale graduate came from last to amble past his rivals when winning the Kentucky Equine Research Maiden Plate (1000m) at Pakenham in March.

The three-year-old gelding was part-owned by a group of Kiwis, which included Woburn Farm principals Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety, who retained a small share in the horse after selling him at the 2018 Ready to Run Sale for $300,000.

After his eye-catching win at Pakenham the son of Toronado was the subject of several high-priced offers and eventually sold privately to Hong Kong-based owner Edmond Lee who intends to race him in his homeland with incoming trainer David Hayes.

Due to the strict Hong Kong Jockey Club rules Master Montaro was not eligible to enter Hong Kong off his current rating so will race again in Australia to boost his rating.

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