Timely Win Promotes Karaka Sale
Kranji winner Infantry has provided next month’s National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka with a timely winner.
A weanling graduate of the sale, Infantry was an impressive winner of Sunday’s Listed JBBA Moonbeam Vase (1800m).
The Tavistock gelding had already won six races and more than $S560,000 in prize-money, dwarfing his Weanling Sale purchase price of $NZ7000.
He went into Sunday’s race with a point to prove following a disappointing last start fourth and emphatically redeemed himself.
Infantry and fellow Karaka graduate Gilt Complex (Gold Centre) made their moves at the same time and raced clear to fight out the finish. At the end Infantry got the better of Gilt Complex by a head.
“This horse has such a big heart,” said trainer Alwin Tan.
“I would say he is the best horse in my yard at the moment. He will be going for the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge now.”
The Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge is made up of the Stewards’ Cup (1400m) on May 28, the Patron’s Bowl (1600m) on June 18 and the Emirates Singapore Derby (2000m) on July 9.
Infantry has now won seven of his 17 starts, placing in another six for prize-money earnings in excess of $S700,000 for owners the Kajorn Petch Racing No. 2 Stable.
A full-brother to the five-race winner and Listed-placed Night Nurse, Infantry was bred by Cambridge Stud’s Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan.
Offered by Cambridge Stud at the 2013 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, Infantry was bought by Mrs A Rutten for $7,000.
The broodmare category of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale is set to be the source of quality producers, breeding prospects and mares in foal to popular and proven stallions.