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Rocket Man Wins Singapore Gr1 Lion City Cup

Tuesday, 27th April 2010

In Singapore, Australian-bred 4YO gelding & Singapore's highest-rated galloper Rocket Man (Viscount-Macrosa, by McGinty) led all-the-way to score a 2.25-lengths victory in the S$500,000 (A$400,000) Gr1 Lion City Cup (1200m) at Kranji to claim this race for the 2nd successive year. Rocket Man (ridden by Robbie Fradd for trainer Patrick Shaw) defeated 6YO gelding Waikato (Pins-Skywalker Wilkes, by Skywalker) & Australian-bred fellow 6YO gelding Cheyenne Dancer (Indian Danehill-Daylight Hour, by Brief Truce). Rocket Man (a $60,000 yearling consigned by Tyreel Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast) took his record to 9 wins (also including 2009’s Gr1 Lion City Cup over 1200m, Gr3 Kranji Sprint over 1200m & Gr3 Singapore 3YO Sprint over 1200m, plus 2008’s Gr3 Magic Millions Orchid Trophy over 1200m) & 2 placings (including last start’s UAE Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen over 1200m at Meydan in March, plus 2009’s Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint over 1200m) from 11 starts for S$1,226,475 (A$981,000) earnings. (Click on the horse name to watch a video replay of the race.)

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