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Hong Kong Connections Target Per Incanto
Prominent stallion Per Incanto’s strong record in Hong Kong didn’t go unnoticed by Hong Kong interests on the first day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Book 2 sale at Karaka on Wednesday. The Little Avondale Stud sire has accrued an impressive strike-rate of 72 percent winners-to-runners in the Asian racing jurisdiction and that success led to plenty of interest in lot 726, the colt out of Singapore stakes winner Makkura. Offered through Little Avondale’s draft, the Per Incanto colt quickly surged past the $100,000 mark before Australian bloodstock agent John Foote was able to secure him with a final bid of $160,000. Foote was pleased to purchase the colt who is destined to head to Hong Kong if he shows promise as a three-year-old. “Per Incanto has done well in Asia and Hong Kong, he is an underrated stallion,” Foote said. “I think Hong Kong were the underbidders. I bought him for a Hong Kong client. He will go across to Australia and go through the system there where he will trial, if he trials well he will go to Hong Kong.” The colt already has a link to Asia through the deeds of his dam and Foote believes he was value at $160,000.