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2023 J.J. Atkins Winner Is King Colorado for Maher/Eustace

The dynamo coaching duo of Ciaron Maher & David Eustace celebrated their twenty sixth Group 1 success in partnership with a powerful upset within the Group 1 $1 million Ladbrokes J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm with King Colorado.


Tannhauser (pictured in Sydney) ran third because the overwhelmed favorite within the 2023 Ladbrokes J.J. Atkins ends in Brisbane. Photograph: Steve Hart.

The nicely-bred Kingman colt gave his massive possession group a lot to be happy with when making a giant step-up in grade off a successful Kembla Grange maiden to attain victory in Brisbane’s J.J. Atkins on Stradbroke Day.

“We thought clearly he’s come off a maiden,” co-trainer Maher informed Sky Thoroughbred Central.

“He’s at all times proven capacity, however simply he’s developed as a horse.

“We thought he’d run the space. He’s superbly bred.”

Jason Collett gave the up-and-coming two-year-old a peach of a trip, staying calm when getting caught again from the great gate early to make up late floor with a giant cost proper up the center of the observe on the straight.

“Jason Collett gave him a stupendous trip,” Maher mentioned.

“He obtained again additional than what I imagined, however that’s Jase, cool, calm and picked up.

“It was lovely to look at. How good.”

Proving his potential as a miler / stayer to look at within the spring the now very helpful colt flew house the ultimate furlong and was in a position to beat house Paul Messara‘s Dundeel filly Miracle Of Love ($7.50) by almost two lengths on the road.

Finishing the J.J. Atkins trifecta in a distant third after racing vast and again all through was Chris Waller’s overwhelmed favorite Tannhauser ($4.80F).

“Clearly it was a large step-up and an unbelievable thrill,” Maher added.

“Take a look at him, a ripper!

“So happy with the workforce.

“It’s what it’s all about.”

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