Glorious Sunday has the right tools
Glorious Sunday's gangly action still makes him an unfinished product, but the three-year-old is heading in the right direction for the powerful stable of John Size.
The white-faced gelding caught the eye at his second outing, with the blinkers added, up the Sha Tin straight in a rich Class Three HKJC Junior Equestrian Training Squad Handicap behind another classy newcomer Tad.
Glorious Sunday joined the scene off a rating of 67, following one win from two starts with blinkers in Australia.
He trialled well under his own steam behind Real Supreme on the all-weather track 10 days ago and drew a favourable gate 10, but was unwanted in the market at 33-1.
He was tucked away fourth from the rear, picked up well when popped the question at the 450m, steadied off the heels of Multivictory approaching the 300m and again had to shift ground outside Dane Patrol nearing the 100m, before hitting the line with purpose when balancing up to get into the quinella spot 10m out.
Glorious Sunday is a son of Elnadim stallion Pendragon and Spinning World mare Roulette Wheel.
Pendragon started nine times in Australia in 2005 for two Group three wins, including the Gloaming Stakes (1,800m) at Rosehill and AAMI Norman Robinson Stakes (2,000m) at Randwick, and five placings.
He entered stud in 2007 and only one other of his progeny have made his way into Hong Kong and that was the exciting and retired The Peak.
Roulette Wheel is a half-sister to Thundarosa (four wins from 1,300m to 2,200m) and Tarrasch (three successes over 1,200m to 1,600m), and is from the family of Triumphal Queen (third dam), who was victorious in the Queensland Oaks.