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Karaka Graduate Wins 2nd Garden City Trophy
Faaltless (Faltaat), who cost $65,000 and $160,000 in his two trips through the Karaka sale ring in 2012, took his prize money earnings past S$500,000 with a second win in the S$200,000 Listed Garden City Trophy (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday. The 7YO gelding, who was having his first start in seven months after a number of setbacks, was sent straight to the front of the nine-horse field by rider Matthew Poon. Faaltless never gave his rivals a look-in, holding on for a strong 1.25 length win to improve his record to 7 wins from 23 starts. Trainer Shane Baertschiger took even more satisfaction the second time around. "I'm very proud of the horse given the problems he had," he said. "He had chips to his fetlock and we gave him four runs and he had chips to the other fetlock." He added: "He's been a great horse to us. He has beaten horses like Zac Spirit and Emperor Max, and if not for his problems, he could have been anything." Offered by Westbury Stud at the 2012 Select Sale, Faaltless is out of Circus Dance (Carnegie), a half-sister to champion racehorse and exciting young stallion So You Think (High Chaparral).