Bel Sprinter might well have had to settle for second in Sunday’s Group One KrisFlyer International in Singapore but he certainly lost no fans with his never-say-die finish.
Winning the Group One The Galaxy and running third to Black Caviar in the Group One TJ Smith before departing for Singapore, Bel Sprinter was very slow to begin and ran into plenty of trouble in the run for home – being carted widest of all runners after being given a huge hip and shoulder.
Once clear of trouble, he was putting in the big strides but couldn’t peg back Lucky Nine, a previous winner in international company when taking out the Group One Hong Kong Sprint in 2011.
The KrisFlyer continues to grow in stature with winners including Takeover Target (beating Magnus in a thriller), Sacred Kingdom and Rocket Man – all Australian bred.
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