Kadavar and Jungle Prince can be marked down as a pair of Tarzino three-year-olds to follow with confidence following their impressive first-up displays in Queensland.
They were both bred by Westbury Stud principal Gerry Harvey and their debut performances strongly suggest they can progress to make their mark in stronger company.
Kadavar is prepared by Chris Waller and off the back of two quiet trials in Sydney headed to the champion trainer’s Gold Coast stable to win at the first time of asking over 1666 metres at Ipswich on Saturday.
He settled beyond midfield before picking up ground across the top and rounded off strongly in the hands of Jag Guthmann-Chester to win going away by three-quarters of a length.
Kadavar was purchased out of Westbury’s New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale draft by Waller and agent Guy Mulcaster for $300,000.
He is a half-brother to Reliable Man’s G1 VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound and to the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes winner De Little Engine and recent Werribee winner Roaring Engine.
His dam Arapaho Miss also won the VRC Oaks and is back in foal to Tarzino.
Jungle Prince was a multiple trial winner for Tony and Maddysen Sears before he replicated that form over 1350 metres at Doomben.
He was sent out a short-priced favourite and strolled home by three and a-half lengths in the hands of James Orman.
Jungle Prince was bought out of Westbury’s draft at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale by his trainers and Paul Moroney for A$300,000.
He is a son of the More Than Ready mare Please Leave, whose three foals to race have all been successful.
Out of a sister to the stakes winner and G1 Golden Slipper Stakes runner-up Shovhog, Please Leave has an unraced two-year-old brother to Jungle Prince and a yearling colt by Swiss Ace.