Yes...I'm partial to a dark horse, very partial, they draw me like a magnet. Perhaps it stems from my childhood with Black Beauty and the Black Stallion. There's just something about them that radiates aura & presence ! Lonhro was king of charisma, there was no other in my mind that even came close until of course the magnificent So You Think graced his presence. Even though not black he ticked all those boxes and then some, he was perfection on 4 legs ! Even though not registered as a black horse many are that darker brown they look black. There have been so many gorgeous black horses to name here that I've drooled over from years gone by. Often I find myself in love.... recently with SESSIONS and now COMPLACENT.
From just his 2nd start after winning his maiden at Hawkesbury, Complacent a son of Authorized (IRE) wins his first Group 1 the Spring Champion Stakes, prior to that the Group 3 Gloaming. A raw talent with loads of potential, he hasn't even begun to strut his stuff. His trainer Peter Snowden has big wraps, the best is yet to come. He's had 5 career starts, where his first two were 2nd placings.
I was also happy for jockey Christian Reith....an underrated rider to some but not to his loyal fans, a 2nd Group 1 win he thoroughly deserves !
After the Gloaming win, he was my boy in the Spring Champion, I had winning vibes until the race ! When Christian hit the go button, it was a sight to behold, all over red rover !