Nadeem Galloper Scores in Group 3
Consistent black-type performer Spanish Bay (Nadeem-Belle Jest by Rory’s Jester) led all the way to win the 1400m Group 3 Saas Fee Stakes in Singapore on Sunday.
Giving weight to most of his rivals and setting up a sufficiently quick tempo to break 1.22 for the 1400m, the Jamie Peters trained 5YO defied all challenges to record his seventh victory, taking his stake-earnings to $770,000, an excellent return on the $85,000 Michael Freedman and Michael Wallace paid to secure him from the LA draft at the 2013 Karaka Select Sale.
Spanish Bay’s resume also includes success in the Group Two Singapore Classic and a third placing in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas.
Stablemate of the winner Magnum (Per Incanto-Sound Lover by Sound Reason), one of Singapore’s leading three-year-olds last season, again had no luck with barrier draw but produced an eye catching performance to run fourth.
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Nadeem 3YO Makes His Mark in South Afruca
A somewhat nomadic upbringing seems to have agreed with promising South African three-year-old The Great One (Nadeem-Heureka by Yamanin Vital), who recorded consecutive wins when successful in Durban on Thursday.
Bred at LA, The Great One was sold by Sledmere Stud on the farms behalf at the 2015 Sydney Inglis Classic Yearling Sale to South African interests. Offered later that year at the South African Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, fetching second top price, the Brett Crawford trained gelding commenced his racing career last month with a seventh placing over 1200m before the two wins, which have both come at 1400m.
Heureka, The Great One’s dam, was a seven times winning mare whose two black-type victories came at 2000 and 2200m. Her staying prowess, which was to be expected given the Yamanin Vital factor and coming from the family of Balmerino, Surround and two-mile Cup winners Fulmen and Lord Hybrow, should provide her Nadeem son with plenty of scope as his career unfolds.
The Great One’s popularity at the sales in South Africa is likely to have had something to do with the record of his sire in the country. From his days at stud in Australia and the handful of progeny ... Read More...
Double to Per Incanto
Wins to a pair of promising Per Incanto gallopers and further success for a rejuvenated Nadeem gelding were the racetrack highlights for the week.
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Magnum Wins First Up at Four
One of the leading three-year-olds in Singapore last season, Magnum (Per Incanto-Sound Lover by Sound Reason) showed his preparation for upcoming black-type races was on target with a winning return a... Read More...