Forever Lucky Stable seem to have laid their hands on a useful sort in Trading Post after he got on the board on debut at Kranji on Saturday, with a solid first-up win in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 3 race over 1200m. Known as Salton Sea in Australia, the Fighting Sun four-year-old raced like a veteran as he took a small gap at the 200m, and sprinted away to a commanding victory.
Trading Post ridden by Vlad Duric enjoyed a fairly trouble-free journey until the top of the straight when he looked in a bit of trouble, snookered behind leader Ironclad and Sacred Judgement. Eventually the gap opened and the big bay shot through to win comfortably by 1 and 1/4 lengths.
Inferno won the first four races from his previous five starts, including the Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) and Group 3 Saas Fee Stakes (1200m), and until the forced suspension of racing due to the Covid 19 pandemic was looking to emulate another Barree owned galloper Debt Collector by taking on the three year old series in April and May.
The Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) has had the ‘3YO’ annotation dropped to the more generic Group 2 Singapore Classic (1400m) given its rescheduling this year to August 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Leg, the Group 3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m) was cancelled outright while the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) is maintained as the third and final Leg on September 26.
Cliff was obviously delighted with Inferno’s performance. “He was very impressive. He did it very easily and , he also ran very good time. He will now head towards the Singapore Classic and eventually the Singapore Guineas, that’s the plan for him.” Glenn was contacted by many of his Singapore friends after the victory, but they were put on hold as immediately post race he took his other love, Vito for a victory stroll around the blocks of Kew. Vito has become Glenn’s therapy dog, as stage 4 lockdown in Victoria are in effect, and the Barree principle is unable to get to Singapore to watch his equine collection in action.