Singapore Sling adds to $600k treasure
Trainer Michael Freedman’s already strong arsenal of 3YOs just got stronger with the Singapore debut win of Masthead (Written Tycoon) in the $65,000 Graduation Stakes over 1000m at Kranji on Sunday, writes Craig Brennan.
Masthead (below) showed an impressive turn of foot before scoring by 5.5 lengths, running the journey in 58.88 seconds under warm conditions.
The three-year-old colt came up from Australia with high credentials and with more than A$600,000 in prizemoney to his credit: previously prepared in Melbourne, firstly by Freedman’s brother Lee and then by Anthony.
Winning the $250,000 Inglis 2YO Classic, Masthead has also run second to Sepoy in the Blue Diamond Stakes-G1 and fourth to the same horse in the Golden Slipper-G1 at Rosehill last year and, at his last start before coming to Singapore, had finished second to Soul in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes (Listed) over 1300m at Sandown.
Soul has since been shipped off to Dubai, joining the powerful Godolphin team, and was successful at Meydan last Thursday.