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Gitano Hernando Wins Singapore Gr1 International Cup

Monday, 23rd May 2011

Also in Singapore yesterday, UK-bred 5YO entire Gitano Hernando (Hernando-Gino's Spirits, by Perugino) scored a half-length victory in the S$3 million (A$2.4m) Gr1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) at Kranji. Gitano Hernando (ridden by Glyn Schofield for trainer Herman Brown) defeated 7YO mare River Jetez (Jet Master-Stormsvlei, by Prince Florimund) & dead-heating 5YO gelding Irian (Tertullian-Iberi, by Rainbow Quest) & 7YO gelding Waikato (Pins-Skywalker Wilkes, by Skywalker). Gitano Hernando was a €40,000 (A$56,000) yearling at France's 2007 Arqana August Sale. Overall he now has 7 wins (also including 2010's Irish Listed Diamond Stakes over 10.5 furlongs at Dundalk & UK Listed Winter Derby Trial Stakes over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park, plus 2009's US Gr1 Goodwood Stakes over 9 furlongs at Santa Anita) & 3 placings (including March's UAE Gr2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 over 2000m at Meydan & 2009's UK Gr3 Dee Stakes over 10.5 furlongs at Chester) from 16 starts.

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