The Riverton Stud bred Rocket Let Win (formerly known as Potent Power), picked up his second Hong Kong success at Happy Valley on Wednesday when he was victorious in the HK$800 000 Hong Kong Golf Club Centenary Cup over 1200m.
Now a six-year-old, the gelding had taken time to find his feet in Hong Kong as Rocket Let Win had suffered from a number of career damaging allergies and sinus problems.
Rocket Let Win/Potent Power had previously won the class 3 Nam Long Shan handicap worth HK $1, 000 000.00 for trainer Tony Cruz (brother of new trainer Danny Cruz) after being in quarantine for nearly a year and the son of National Emblem and winning Captain Al mare Solar Galleon has now won more than HK$1,300,000 since relocating to Hong Kong.
One of the best two-year-olds of his generation, Potent Power won three of just five outings in South Africa, with his important win coming in the 2012 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion (beating subsequent Grade One winners Contador and Love Struck).
He formed part of a remarkable run of success that Riverton Stud has enjoyed in the Tsogo Sun Medallion. The Robertson based stud had no fewer than three winners of the Medallion in recent years (all of whom were trained in Dennis Drier). Link Man, who was born and raised at Riverton, won the Medallion back in 2010, while subsequent champion sprinter, the Riverton bred, Captain Of All won in 2013.
Rocket Let Win’s success was a timely win for his dam Solar Galleon. The latter, who is currently safely in foal to European champion Twice Over, had a lovely Blue Tiger two-year-old filly, who unfortunately had to be put down after breaking both her front legs.
Solar Galleon, also the dam of the useful four time winner Solar Triptych, also has a lovely Judpot foal (described as a very, nice strong foal by Natasha Barry). Unfortunately she does not have a yearling this year.