Dean Fleming’s Tyreel Stud has continued its tremendous run of success in Singapore by breeding Risky Business, the winner of the 2010 Longines Singapore Gold Cup at Kranji racecourse on Sunday (14 November).
Dean – brother of Eliza Park principal Lee Fleming – is also the breeder of Singapore Champion Rocket Man, who is now in Hong Kong for a tilt at the Hong Kong International on 12 December.
Breednet’s Tara Madgwick takes up the story.
Dean Fleming’s Tyreel Stud is no stranger to success in Singapore having bred and sold the champion Singapore based sprinter Rocket Man and the stud is also responsible for the horse who ended the unbeaten run of crowd favourite Better Than Ever in the Singapore Gold Cup on Sunday night.
Risky Business (below) capped a magical season for Singapore’s champion trainer Steven Burridge when he captured the S$1.35 million event.
Risky Business turned in a career best performance as he upstaged the previously unbeaten Better Than Ever and a cracking line up of rivals to win brilliantly.
The six-year-old gelding, a $90,000 purchase from the draft of Tyreel Thoroughbred Stud at the 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, cruised home to win by two and a quarter lengths.
Star Melbourne based jockey Glen Boss flew in especially for the ride and gave one of the biggest salutes ever seen at Kranji - in the process copping a $500 fine.
“This is just the icing on the cake for what has been a great season,” a delighted Burridge said.
“I also have to thank son Wade. He does a lot of work finding suitable horses to bring up here and without his help we wouldn’t be where we are at now.”
It was Wade who contacted Boss to ride Risky Business after the gelding’s victory over 2000 metres on October 17.
“After his win two starts back I thought he had enough points to get into the race,” Burridge noted.
Boss said winning the Singapore Gold Cup gave him a great deal of satisfaction having known Wade and the Burridge family for many years.
“To win the Gold Cup is just fantastic, especially for Steven and the team who have been having a terrific run throughout this season.”
“It is also exciting to win a feature race when you travel to ride in big races,” Boss said.
Risky Business kicked away his racing career in Adelaide (as To Arms) with Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes where he raced twice for two placings on metro tracks.
Shortly after he was transferred to Singapore where he kicked away in style with a win on debut in late 2007.
Risky Business was bred by Tyreel Stud and is a three quarter brother to fellow Singapore star Lim’s Fighter - a winner of 11 races and over $1.19 million.
They are both from the Group Two Grand Prix Stakes winner Sky Watch - a winner of six races including two other stakes events in Sydney.
Sky Watch parted company from Tyreel Stud when onsold for $60,000 in 2008 and is now in Victoria with Dean Fleming’s brother Lee at Eliza Park where she produced a colt this spring by GOD’S OWN.