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Better Life Wins Gr1 Singapore Derby
At Kranji in Singapore, the Australian-bred 4YO mare Better Life (Smarty Jones-Quiet Life, by Sunday Silence) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainer H.Takaoka in the S$1.15m Gr1 Singapore Derby (2000m) for 4YO+, over 4YO geldings Wild Geese (Exceed and Excel-Court Lane, by Machiavellian) & Tropaios (Excellent Art-Light Quest, by Quest for Fame). Better Life claimed her third Gr1 title in taking her record to 8 wins (also including the Gr1 Kranji Mile & Gr1 Singapore Gold Cup) & 3 placings (including the Gr2 TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup) from 14 starts.