Despite a few pre-race dramas with a malfunctioning of the barriers causing a 50 minute delay, King Ben was able to put them aside to score a strong maiden win at Cranbourne over 1200m.

Although only his fourth career start, King Ben handled all that was unfolding around him, remaining calm and professional throughout.

The son of our stable star, Prussian Vixen, has shown a lot of ability at home and the team were confident of a very forward showing on Friday night. A great steer from Daniel Stackhouse put King Ben in a good position and as they entered the straight he strode to the front and from there was never headed.

It is now onwards and upwards for the 3yo gelding and with his career only in its early stages hopefully we can see him posting a few more wins in the coming months.

The win was particularly satisfying for Michael and Shannon as there is a great deal of emotional attachment to King Ben given they bred him, bred the Dam and brought the Grand Dam as a yearling.

To view King Ben’s race, click here.

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