Mungrup Stud stallion Danehill Express is the reigning King of the Provincials after siring another feature winner at Geraldton on Sunday.
His ever-consistent King Of The Palace started a $4 favourite in the Batavia Sprint (1300m) and was untroubled to win the mid-west’s premier short-course event. “I expected him to run a big race,” jockey Brad Parnham said. “I worked the horse the other day and he went really well.”
Danehill Express began his winning run at the provincials with Dream Lifter in the Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) and Cougar Express added the LR Bunbury Cup (2200m) last month.
The $75,000 Batavia prizemoney increased his stats to 44 winners of 72 races and over $2.13 million this season. Cougar Express is his chief earner with $216,475.
King Of The Palace (6g Danehill Express – Palace Alice by Palace Music) is a half-brother to G2 Perth Cup winner Lords Ransom (Jeune) and LR Aquanita Stakes winner Palace Intruder (Oratorio). He cost $120,000 from Mungrup Stud at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions.
Palace Alice foaled a filly by Dick Turpin at Mungrup Stud in October and was bred back to Playing God.