Consistent galloper Harada Bay added black type to his resume when a narrow second in the Listed $150,000 Sale Cup (1600m).
The John, Dan & Chris Meagher prepared gelding has been runner up at his only two Victorian starts now after a first up second at Moonee Valley.
Steven King continued a long term association with the Meagher stable by partnering Harada Bay to Short Head Second behind Evangelist.
Harada Bay is now likely to have one more run in Victoria before returning to Queensland for a tilt at a race on the rich $10m Magic Millions Raceday on the Gold Coast in January.
The likely target for his next start will be on Emirates Stakes Day in a $100k BM96 (1600m).
Harada Bay was an $80,000 yearling buy for Ontrack Thoroughbreds at the 2011 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale.
The son of Haradasun has now returned connections over $353,000 with 6 wins and 15 placings from 38 starts.
Congratulations to owners Danny Lesjak, Rob Bennett, Denis & Colleen Walker, Jeff Allen, Kingsley Peach, Mark Snowden, Karen & Michael Sparkes, J Carr & W Robinson Synd, Des Andrews and Tye Wagstaff.