Olympian stable continued their good early run in 2017, when highly promising Draco scored a superb victory in the last race on Friday 17th of February. Draco returning after a short let up, was an impressive winner of the restricted maiden over 1200m on Sunday January 29th, coming from well back in the field. With a horror draw again, it was decided to adopt similar tactics in the Class 4 over 1200m on Friday night.
With last start rider Michael Rodd suspended, Gerard Mosse was given the assignment of steering the son of Falkirk at his fourth race start. Draco was eased towards the rear of the field after jumping, in a similar fashion to his previous start. Upon entering the straight Draco was giving the leaders an enormous start and even at the 200m it appeared that he wouldn’t gather in El Camino who had surged to the front.
The last 200m was a sight to behold as Draco lengthened stride and powered down the middle of the track to get up in the shadows of the post. Continuing to improve with race experience, Cliff believes he’ll be an even better horse over 1400m and 1600m. Draco seems to have a very bright future in Singapore.
Draco is one of a number of very promising 3 year old’s in the stable with fellow Olympian owned Deimos and Athena, Sir Isaac, Could Be Pearls and Mr Fatkid all set to step out again in the coming weeks ahead of the three year old series commencing on March 23rd. With Cliff’s patience and timing all will be given their opportunity to try and make their mark on the three year old series.