Noonan buys Infantry to target Cups
Nov 03, 2014
Mornington-based trainer Tony Noonan has purchased a 3-year-old colt named Infantry at the October Horses-in-Training sale in
The Tattersalls October HIT sale has been a hotbed of success for Australian buyers over recent years with Noonan joining the party for the first time.
The lightly raced colt is by Rail Link out of Zorleni, a Zafonic mare.
Rail Link, a son of Dansili, won the 2007 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
He made his debut at Saint-Cloud over nearly 2100 meters where he won a strong maiden with a bold front-running performance. He then went to a 3-year-old race at
Meadow Creek then went on to run a narrow second in a Listed race.
Attending the first two days of the sale, Noonan bided his time until the third day when he made a winning bid to secure
“I am terribly excited to have purchased an English horse with a view to have a Melbourne Cup starter,” Noonan said.
“He is a nice big scopey horse. He has got a lovely stride, a good brain and is lightly raced.
“His two runs in
“He’s such a young horse and was just the ideal buy.”
Noonan’s last Melbourne Cup runner was in 2010 when he saddled up Bucellatti which he purchased in