Dream Ahead 4 year old gelding Sir Isaac made a sensational return to racing after a 96 day break after contesting the three year old series culminating in the Singapore Guineas in May. With excellent form over 1200m and 1400m in the first two legs, Sir Isaac found the 1600m of the Guineas to far, which prompted a change of tact with him to be kept to sprinting distances this time in.
The Kranji C over 1100m on Friday looked a tough assignment first up with a number of promising horses contesting the event. Sir Isaac had tuned up nicely for the event with a couple of nice trials, but was meeting some race fit up and comers. Having thrown a way a couple of races through inexperience, it was going to be very interesting to see how the now 4 year old had matured mentally.
Michael Rodd rode an outstanding race, allowing Sir Isaac to settle a little worse than mid field. Approaching the 600m, Rodd got on the back of race favorite Walking Thunder who had made his move around the field prior to entering the straight. As the horses straightened Rodd cruised up to Walking Thunder before giving Sir Isaac full bore at the 250m and he found another gear storming away to a brilliant 2.5 length victory. It was a thoroughly professional effort by Sir Isaac who went straight as a gun barrel when asked to go in the straight.
On hand to enjoy the victory were Sir Isaac stable members Nick Johnson and Paul Robbins and friends, while Greg Perry stayed up late in Sydney to watch the handsome boy storm to victory. With his second victory to add to five runner ups and one third, the ever consistent Sir Isaac has now won a tick under $200,000 in stake money, and looks to be another very astute yearling purchase for Singapore by Cliff.