China based Yu Long Investments have been prominent buyers of Australian bloodstock in recent years and featured with a stylish stakes-winner at Sandown on Saturday co-owned by Arthur and Charlotte Inglis.
Prepared by Kris Lees, three year-old I Am Invincible filly Yulong Xingsheng was a debut winner at Canterbury back in January and had been consistent in four runs this spring albeit without winning.
A close second in Listed company at Randwick last month had connections heading to Melbourne and she ran a good fourth in the Listed VRC Lexus Hybrid Stakes on Cup Day after overracing and being blocked for a run.
With that run under her belt, Yulong Xingsheng was fit and seasoned for the Listed MRC Twilight Glow Stakes over 1400 metres at Sandown and gave Kerrin McEvoy a trouble free ride to win.
She settled back off the pace three deep and surged to the line to win by three-quarters of a length taking her overall record to two wins and a second from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $130,000.
“She should have been in the money at Flemington,” said McEvoy.
“Kris though the soft ground today might suit her and she loved it. She’s a nice little filly and is only getting better.”
As a $55,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Yu Long from the Wattle Grove Stud draft, Yulong Xingsheng was a successful pinhook for Wattle Grove having been snapped up at the Magic Millions Weanling Sale for just $37,500 from the draft of Mane Lodge.
The 24th stakes-winner for Yarraman Park’s flagship sire I Am Invincible, Yulong Xingsheng is the first winner for Keltrice mare Carlie Rose, a grand-daughter of Irish stakes-winner Carlingford Rose.