Singapore Group One winner for Falkirk
Successful sire Falkirk (Tale Of The Cat) capped a great weekend with a new Group One winner in Singapore last night.
Falkirk’s four-year-old son Well Done, a $90,000 NZ Bloodstock Ready To Run graduate, franked his last start winning performance with a resounding victory in the Gr.1 Patrons Bowl over 1600m at Kranji racecourse, the second leg of the Singapore 4YO Challenge.
An impressive last start winner going into the Gr.1 event, Well Done’s success showed he is right on track for his target race and final leg of the 4YO Challenge, the S$1.15 million Gr.1 Emirates Singapore Derby over 2000m on July 10th next month.
“I’ve long aimed him towards the Derby. We knew the first Leg (Stewards’ Cup over 1400m) was too short for him and the plan was always to target the Patron’s Bowl and the Derby”, commented winning trainer David Kok.
“To be honest, I thought the Patron’s Bowl would be an ideal prep run to the Derby but he’s done better and won it”.
Triple Melbourne Cup winning rider Glen Boss was also impressed.
“I got on him in a barrier trial and I could feel the horse had a lot of charisma”, said Boss.
“He showed a nice turn of foot inside the 150m mark and at that point I knew he would win.
“It takes a good horse to do what he did and I think he will be a strong chance in the Derby.”
Bred and sold by Windsor Park Stud who stand his sire Falkirk, Well Done has now won 6 races from 1200m to 1700m and in excess of S$516,000.
Falkirk was also represented at the weekend by his promising son Silencer who won his second race at Ruakaka for local trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs.
Falkirk is sire of Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay, Hong Kong Gr.3 winner Solar Great and Singapore Gr.3 winning filly Makkura and will stand for $4,000 + GST in 2016.