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Aust-Bred Better Than Ever Wins Gr1 Singapore Guineas

Monday, 17th May 2010

Former Arrowfield Stud shuttler & Japan's 2004 Champion 1st Season Sire French Deputy (Deputy Minister-Mitterand, by Hold Your Peace) added a Singapore Gr1 triumph when unbeaten Australian-bred 3YO gelding Better Than Ever (French Deputy-Songfest, by Unbridled's Song) blitzed his rivals by 4.25-lengths to maintain his perfect record & lead in an Australian-bred quinella in the S$500,000 (A$400,000) Gr1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) at Kranji. Favourite Better Than Ever (ridden by Saimee Jumaat for trainer Laurie Laxon) defeated fellow Australian-bred gelding Always Certain (Not A Single Doubt-Akarana, by Akaaber) & another gelding Zac Missile (Yamanin Vital-Ranch, by Rancher). Better Than Ever (a NZ$80,000 yearling at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now has 9 wins from 9 starts (also including April's Gr2 3YO Classic over 1400m & March's Gr3 3YO Sprint over 1200m, plus February's Gr3 Three Rings Trophy over 1400m & 2009's Gr3 Steward's Cup over 1400m) for over S$1 million (A$800,000) earnings.  (Click on the horse name to watch a video replay of the race.)

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