Unbeaten three-year-old gelding Jasd will be making his way to Hong Kong after being sold by Waikato bloodstock agent Bryce Tankard to clients of expatriate New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan.
Formerly trained by Tony Pike, Jasd won impressively on debut at Taupo by nearly two lengths late last year before winning his only other start over 1400m at Trentham on Wellington Cup day.
Jasd was originally purchased by Tankard out of the 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale under his Waikato Bloodstock banner. He went to $240,000 to secure the son of Sepoy out of Kilgravin Lodge’s draft for another Hong Kong client.
“He’s a horse that has always shown plenty of ability and we just took him along quietly because he is a lovely big horse and we didn’t want to rush him,” Tankard said.
“He has lived up to expectations, he won a trial very well at Te Aroha before his first race at Taupo.
“The current owner didn’t have a permit for Hong Kong and he has sold a few horses up to Hong Kong that have gone on to do very good jobs. So he is always open to the deal of moving a few horses.”