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Handsome Ransom Adds Singapore Gr2
Also in Singapore, NZ Wellfield Stud's Australian-bred Gr3-winning stallion Handsome Ransom (Red Ransom-Bianca Lancia, by Mill Reef) added a group success when 4YO gelding Fatkid (Handsome Ransom-Grace Jones, by Maroof) scored a 1.75-length victory in the S$350,000 (A$280,000) weight-for-age Gr2 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) at Kranji. Fatkid (ridden by Azhar Ismail for trainer Tan Hor Khoon) defeated Australian-bred 8YO gelding Parfimier (Belong To Me-Patou, by Covetous) & Australian-bred 6YO gelding Risky Business (Danehill Dancer-Sky Watch, by Star Watch). Fatkid (passed-in for NZ$25,000 as a 2YO at the 2008 NZB Ready-To-Run Sale) now has 5 wins (also including February's Gr3 Fortune Bowl over 2000m at Kranji) & 6 placings from 17 starts for S$480,082 (A$384,000) earnings.