The renowned colours of the Hutchins family made famous by Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy were carried to victory at Newcastle on Tuesday by the half-sister to Group I ATC Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild.
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.[ Read More ]
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.
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.[ Read More ]
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.
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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.
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A blinkered Churchill (Smart Missile) regained his dynamic turn of foot to claim the S$70,000 Class 3 Division 2 race over 1200m on Polytrack yesterday.
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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)[ Read More ]