Three Kings, ridden by Luke Currie, wins the Anzac Day Stakes (Image: Racing Photos)
Three Kings will be given the chance to add further black type to his record after claiming the $140,000 Listed Anzac Day Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
Luke Currie weaved a passage through the field aboard Three Kings ($6) inside the final 300 metres to score by a long head with placegetters Biscayne Bay ($10) and El Rocko ($26) separated by a head.
“He’s a really nice horse, every time I’ve ridden him he’s been really good," Currie said after his third consecutive ride aboard Three Kings, resulting in two wins and a narrow second to Zerelle over 1300 metres at Sandown Hillside.
"He’s a horse on the way up. To fight like that (at Ballarat last start), and I rode him the start before at Sandown, I thought today he could measure up, for sure.
“I think he’s that type of horse going forward. I think he’s going to be better when he gets out to the mile. He’s doing it the right way.”
Calvin McEvoy, who trains Three Kings in partnership with father Tony, said the Group 3 South Australian Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks on May 8 could be on his agenda.
"If we could get him back home, on the farm on the river, he doesn’t have to be trained for that, he’ll stay at 1400 metres and it looks a nice race," McEvoy said.
"If he bounces through this then that’s where we’ll go. If he feels it and needs a break he’ll go to the paddock."
Three Kings, by Sebring out of Listed-winning King's Chapel mare Princess Emmy, was passed in for $190,000 at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, just $30,000 shy of her reserve.