Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - What's New Wins Again

The Group 3 Silver Bowl left us with more questions than answers, though after Sunday's Group 2 Stewards' Cup, it is confirmed, What's New is a smart horse.

What's New winning the STEWARDS' CUP
What's New winning the STEWARDS' CUP Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Sent out at 75-1 in the first leg of the 4YO Challenge, What's New surprisingly was too good late and notably landed Raquel Clark her first Group success.

Of the 16 that faced the starter there, 14 took their place on Sunday with What's New again proving too good, though kept a lot safer by punters, sent out at 9-1.

Having taken full advantage of 15/10 ride from Clark in the first leg, What's New again enjoyed a peach of a ride with new jockey Ben Thompson weaving a bit of magic.

Starting from barrier 12, Thompson wasted little time getting her to the inside, snagging her at the start, before quickly getting across to the rails, settling midfield.

Pinching runs along the inside, What's New gradually improved her position and was within striking distance on straightening.

Travelling well just behind the speed, she took a split at the 300m, with Thompson barely going around a horse.

Cut loose shortly after, she burst through hitting the front approaching the 100m.

Race favourite Sacred Croix picked up late, but was unable to run her down with What's New saluting by three-quarters of a length.

An unlikely Quinella in the first leg ($376.20), a few more punters found it on Sunday ($26) with the pair again proving a class above.

Trainer Cliff Brown suggested the Group 1 Singapore Derby [1800m] (final leg) maybe a bridge too far for What's New, however you would still expect she takes her place.

"I'm not convinced yet What's New is a Derby horse. The 1800m might be too long for her," Brown said.

 "She was strong in the end."

Much like the first leg, Sacred Croix was the run of the race, forced to sit wide throughout and while entitled to weaken in the straight, he kept coming right to the line.

Starting the $3.40 favourite, it was hard not to be impressed by his performance and given the Derby has always been the Grand Final, more than happy to stick with him.

Returning a new career peak, he is trending the right way and just needs to draw a gate to be winning the Derby.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Sunday, 30th June 2019

9
17:25
(local)

STEWARDS' CUP (SGG2)

Type: OPEN
SGD $400,000
1600m TURF GOOD
9
17:25
(local)
SGD $400,000
1600m GOOD

STEWARDS' CUP (SGG2)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 16. WHAT'S NEW (NZ) 4yo M
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - PUSSYCAT DREAM (GB)
BEN THOMPSON
CLIFFORD BROWN
$10.00
55.5kg
TARNPIRR STABLE
2nd 10. SACRED CROIX (NZ) 4yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CROIX DU SUD (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
MARK WALKER
$3.40
57.0kg
RAFFLES RACING STABLE
3rd 2. MISTER YEOH (AUS) 4yo G
WANTED (AUS) - WAI LIN (AUS)
MICHAEL RODD
CLIFFORD BROWN
$6.60
57.0kg
MISTER YEOH STABLE
4th 9. EYE GUY (AUS) 4yo G
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - LACADA POINT (AUS)
DANIEL MOOR
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$7.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 4. NIMBLE (AUS) 4yo G
PATRONIZE (AUS) - GRAND OSCAR (AUS)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
LETICIA DRAGON
$27.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 7. QUARTER BACK (JPN) 4yo G
EMPIRE MAKER (USA) - LAST MESSAGE (JPN)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$10.40
57.0kg
7th 12. GLASGOW (AUS) 4yo G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - UNSPOKEN CHOICE (AUS)
MARC LERNER
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$40.60
57.0kg
8th 6. KING LOUIS (AUS) 4yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - RUN FOR ROSES (AUS)
CALLAN MURRAY
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$18.40
57.0kg
9th 14. DESTROYER ECLIPSE (NZ) 4yo G
ALAMOSA (NZ) - SHEZABEEL (NZ)
S NOH
J PETERS
$45.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

10th 15. GOLD STRIKE (IRE) 4yo G
IFFRAAJ (GB) - BURREN ROSE (USA)
I AMIRUL
CLIFFORD BROWN
$64.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

11th 13. HELIOSPHERE (AUS) 4yo H
SEBRING (AUS) - PURRFECTION (NZ)
JOHN POWELL
LEE FREEDMAN
$13.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

12th 8. CIRCUIT MISSION (IRE) 4yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PRECAUTIONARY (GB)
GLEN BOSS
LEE FREEDMAN
$5.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

13th 5. MR CLINT (NZ) 4yo G
POWER (GB) - VICTORIA BELLE (NZ)
MATTHEW KELLADY
LEE FREEDMAN
$74.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

14th 1. ELITE QUARTETO (BRZ) 4yo G
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - NEW HAMPSHIRE (BRZ)
CC WONG
CLIFFORD BROWN
$39.20
57.0kg
15th 11. ELITE REMARKABLE (ARG) 4yo G
SEBI HALO (ARG) - BAALTIS (ARG)
I AZHAR
MARK WALKER
$71.00
57.0kg
16th 3. ZAC KASA (AUS) 4yo G
RESET (AUS) - UNABATED (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
CLIFFORD BROWN
$53.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

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