Source: Breednet / An exciting winner at Randwick last Saturday for Team Hawkes, Toronado (IRE) gelding Masked Crusader is among 11 nominations for the $200,000 Listed Inglis Scone Guineas to be run this Saturday at Rosehill.
Super promising Masked Crusader, the highest priced yearling by Toronado – image Steve Hart
He scored a dominant three length win in the Benchmark 78 event over 1200 metres and will be hard to be beat if he settles and runs out the 1400 metres.
A $340,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Gilgai Farm draft for Hawkes Racing / Cameron Cooke Bloodstock, Masked Crusader is the most expensive yearling sired by Toronado.
He has been given plenty of time and with three wins from four starts has already banked $100,000 in prizemoney and looks primed to have a great career next season.
Bred by Gilgai Farm, who have had previous success selling to Team Hawkes with Champion 3YO All Too Hard, Masked Crusader is a half-sister to stakes-placed Outlaw Kate and is from speedy stakes-winner She’s Got Gears, a daughter of Invincible Spirit (IRE).
Other up and comers nominated for the Inglis Scone Guineas include Rocha Clock (Pierro) and The Autumn Sun’s three-quarter sister Archanna (Snitzel), while the testing material is Dawn Passage (Dawn Approach (IRE), a last start winner of the Group III Hawkesbury Guineas.