The stable has made a flying start to 2017 notching up 4 winners in the opening two meetings of the new season.
Getting the ball rolling in 2017, was 2015 poly track champion My Lucky Strike in the Kranji Stakes A over 1200m on January 1st. With the imposing record of 9 wins on the poly track, jockey Micheal Rodd let him settle well back in a very fast run race. Spotting the leaders some 6 lengths on the turn, Rodd eased My Lucky Strike to the outside and he came with a withering burst to cut down Super Winner and notch victory number 10 by a half length. Having only his 3rd start for the stable, he was his second win for Cliff.
The very next race saw the ever consistent D’Buffalo Man weave through the field after settling well back to snatch a dramatic victory in the Class 4 over 1400m. This was D’buffalo Man’s 3rd victory from 16 starts to go along with 5 minor placing, and took his stake money past $155,000. There looks to be plenty of wins in store for the lightly raced son of Buffalo Man.
D’Buffalo Man steams to victory in race on the opening day of season 2017
Monday the 2nd of January started well with a much deserved victory for Olympian Stable’s 3 year old son of Guillotine, Kratos in the restricted maiden over 1000m. Having bumped into a smart one last start, Kratos continued his consistent form to win running away by 4 lengths with Alan Munro aboard. Having been close up in with two 2nds and a 3rd from his only 4 starts, the ease of his win at start number 5, suggests that another victory shouldn’t be far away.
Rounding out the quartet of winners was The Elite Performance Stable owned Elite Beast with a tough victory in the class 4 over 1600m. Having raced as Major Approval in Australia, Elite Beast was having only his third start in Singapore. Jumping from a wide gate he had to do a fair amount of work to take up a forward position in running. With a willing group in the leading division keeping a solid tempo the big son Dane Shadow broke away with the David Hill trained Pentagon having a great tussle to the line. Elite Beast proved the stronger under jockey Michael Rodd’s persuasion to win by a neck. Elite Beast’s victory added to the debut victory of Elite Performance Stable’s only other horse in stable Elite Takes All.
Kratos cruises to the line for an easy victory 4 length victory.