Big Hearted just golden for Clements in Singapore feature

Inglis graduates were to the fore on the international stage over the weekend with big-race winners in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Both by Twin Hills stallions!

The aptly named Big Hearted (Hallowed Crown x Secret Selection) showed a tremendously willing attitude to outpoint more seasoned rivals in the SGP$1m (A$1m) Singapore Gold Cup over 2000m at Kranji on Saturday.

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‘He’s One Of A Kind’ – Denman’s Hot King Prawn

Hot King Prawn will carry high hopes into the Gr1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint in three weeks’ time after shrugging off a wide passage and nine rivals to win the Gr2 Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Big Hearted bonus for McMaster’s Selection

The victory of Big Hearted (Hallowed Crown) in Saturday’s Listed (SIN-G1) Singapore Gold Cup provided breeder Lisa McMaster a first significant repayment for the faith she has shown in his dam, Secret Selection (Redoute’s Choice).

McMaster admits she took a huge leap of faith, perhaps too big, when privately purchasing Secret Selection for $200,000 four years ago, shortly before the mare foaled Big Hearted, as Lisa and her husband Gavin looked to improve the quality of their broodmare band at their Briarwood Farm, south-east of Melbourne.

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Second Group 1 Winner for Hallowed Crown

Leading trainer Michael Clements had three runners in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) at Kranji Racecourse including the favourite Top Knight, but he could not overcome his lightly weighted stablemate Big Hearted. With champion apprentice jockey Simon Kok in the saddle, the 4yo son of Hallowed Crown powered home to defeat the Lee Freedman-trained Street Sense (USA) gelding Minister by a half-length with the Zoustar gelding Top Knight was one and three-quarter lengths back in third.

Hallowed Crown

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Missile Mantra Wins Summoned Stakes

Back near the tail of the field on the home turn, the 4yo daughter of Smart Missile came with a well-timed run under John Allen to defeat the stubborn Tricky Gal (Magic Albert) by a short-half-head with My Pendant (Pins) a further two and a quarter lengths back in third. The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Missile Mantra was sent off favourite off the back of a close-up sixth beaten just over a length, in the Group 1 Empire Rose stakes ay Flemington won by Shout The Bar.

MISSILE MANTRA winning the Summoned Stks.

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Big Hearted On Gold Cup Trail After Stylish Win

Smart four-year-old Big Hearted took a step closer to a shot at the Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) following his rousing win in the $70,000 Better Life 2013 Stakes Class 3 race over 1800m on Saturday.


The son of Hallowed Crown just came off a meritorious campaign in the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge, where, just like his peers, he could only watch from afar behind the untouchable Inferno. He ran closing fourths in both Legs, the Group 2 Singapore Classic (1400m) and the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m)

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Hallowed Crown’s Colette Claims the Golden Eagle

There was no black-type, so Godolphin will have to be satisfied with the $4,100,000 winners cheque as last seasons ATC Australian Oaks heroine Colette provided Koby Jennings with a career highlight in the  $7,500,000 Iron Jack Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill.

A career highlight for Koby Jennings (Steve Hart)A career highlight for Koby Jennings (Steve Hart)

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Golden Colette takes out Eagle

There’s not much in Australian racing that Godolphin hasn’t won and on Saturday at Rosehill, the worldwide racing powerhouse added the $7.5 million Golden Rose to its trophy cabinet as Colette (Hallowed Crown) rocketed to victory.

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Smart Missile’s Crosshaven All Courage in Carbine Club

Punters looked likely to get off on the right foot on Victoria Derby day at Flemington when the heavily backed Aysar put his head in front at the 200 metres mark in the Group III Network 10 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m). However, they had not counted on the tenacity of his stablemate Crosshaven.

Crosshaven fights back in carbine Club Stakes (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)Crosshaven fights back in carbine Club Stakes (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

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Tait buoyed by Cherry success

There was something very familiar about the sight of a rich chestnut gelding in red silks with white cap loping to the front around the bend on a feature Saturday. After an impressive win last Saturday, Cherry Tortoni (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), a 3-year-old gelding out of a half-sister to Sandy Tait’s 13-time Group 1 winner Tie The Knot, has moved into second favouritism for the G1 VRC Derby.

Tie The Knot

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