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Faltaat Veteran Wins Garden City Trophy

Faltaat gelding Faaltless, who cost $65,000 and $160,000 in his two visits through the Karaka sale ring in 2012, took his prizemoney earnings past $S500,000 with a second win in the Listed Garden City Trophy at Kranji on Sunday.
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Faltaat Veteran Wins Garden City Trophy

Faltaat gelding Faaltless, who cost $65,000 and $160,000 in his two visits through the Karaka sale ring in 2012, took his prizemoney earnings past $S500,000 with a second win in the Listed Garden City Trophy at Kranji on Sunday.

Faaltless
Faaltless Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The seven-year-old, 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. He never gave his rivals a look-in, holding on powerfully to score by a length and a quarter.

It was win number seven from 23 starts for Faaltless, and his second victory in the Garden City Trophy – he won the sprint feature by two and a half lengths in 2014.


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’s been a great horse to us. If not for his problems, he could have been anything.”

Faaltless Horseform was bred by Watson Bloodstock and is out of Circus Dance (Carnegie) – a half-sister to the champion galloper and sire So You Think (High Chaparral).

He was offered by Westbury Stud at the 2012 Select Sale, where former Cambridge trainer Trent Busuttin bought him for $65,000.

He returned to Karaka for the Ready to Run Sale in the draft of Clunbury Stables where Baertschiger bought him for $160,000.

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