Monday, 14 May 2012
: The Hong Kong trio of Thumbs Up, Zaidan and California Memory landed in Singapore on Sunday afternoon ahead of their scheduled contest in the Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) on May 20.
| Thumbs Up|
Photo by Singapore Turf Club
All three gallopers recently raced in the Group 1 Audemars Pigiuet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on April 29, with the Caspar Fownes-trained Thumbs Up
, John Moore-trained Zaidan
and the Tony Cruz-trained California Memory
finishing 2nd, 4th and 5th respectively behind Japanese star Rulership
The three horses were vetted by Singapore Turf Club veterinary surgeon Dr Bronte Forbes upon their arrival at the airport and at their temporary stabling facilities at the Kranji international stables.Thumbs Up
and California Memory were given the all-clear, but Zaidan was reported to have suffered some minor cuts upon take-off.
“The John Moore horse cut himself up on the flight. His groom said it happened during take-off,” said Dr Bronte.
“He has some mild abrasion on his face as well as his back leg, but otherwise he's fine. The other two horses travelled well and are fine.”