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Bright Future For Puissance De Lune Sibling
Central Coast trainer Kim Waugh is hoping that well-related import His Majesty can make his presence felt during the spring carnival after he resumed with a brilliant win at Gosford yesterday. The 5YO Irish-bred gelding is by Shamardal out of the Unbridled's Song mare Princess Serena, making him a full-brother to dual Gr2 winner and four-time Gr1-placegetter Puissance de Lune. Having his first run in nearly eight months, His Majesty showed that black-type racing was well within his reach when dropping his rivals like a smart horse and sprinting clear for an easy 3-length win in a Class 2 handicap over 1200m. Just as big brother Puissance de Lune settles into his new life as a stallion at Swettenham Stud in Victoria, His Majesty will now head to town where connections will no doubt try to qualify him for better races in the spring. "That was very nice. I was very happy with the way he sprinted," Waugh told Sky Racing. "He's a real neat horse and very well balanced so I think he's pretty versatile. I'll have a look at what's on but one step at a time with him." Winning jockey Blake Shinn said it was hard to tell just how good His Majesty is at this stage of his career. "That was very big win. He's an exciting horse," Shinn said. "He's obviously very talented and has a bright future. He stamped himself as a smart horse with that win." He added: "If this horse can get out to a distance [like Puissance de Lune] with a sprint like that - who knows where he could end up." His Majesty, who began his racing career in the UK, has now won 3 of his 8 starts for $36,559 earnings.