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New Zealand Bloodstock graduates provided the highlight in Singapore over the weekend, filling the first four placings in the Group 3 2009 SingaporeTC Singapore Guineas (1600m).
Karaka graduate Revolte (French Deputy - Grilse, by Rahy) backed up his Group 3 Stewards' Cup (1400m) victory on 21 December with a super one and a three quarter length victory in the feature three-year-old event in the hands of Barend Vorster, making it four wins from eight career starts.
Race favourite Noble Manor (Stravinsky - Sarwatch, by Jetball) and Revolte jumped from the two outside barriers, Saimee Jumait deciding to lead with Noble Manor, while Vorster slotted Revolte fourth one off the fence with cover. Noble Manor was ultra keen in front yet again, setting up a strong pace with his high cruising speed, before running wide around the home bend and kicking strongly 300m out.
Revolte was travelling well in behind, pushing for a gap inside Noble Manor before it shut abruptly, leaving Vorster with no option but to pull his horse to Noble Manor's outside. The inconvenience did not stop this train however, Revolte pulling away comfortably to score from the fast finishing pair of Classic Express (Istidaad - Akhazi, by Defensive Play) and Powerful Ruler (Viking Ruler - Capsimation, by Kaapstad). Noble Manor was solid in fourth, with the Karaka quartet some eight and a half lengths in front of the fifth placed runner.
The first four home represented four different 2007 Karaka Sales, Noble Manor a $380,000 Premier Sale yearling, Powerful Ruler a $52,000 Select Sale yearling, Classic Express a $600 Festival Sale yearling, and the winner a $140,000 Ready to Run graduate for Esker Lodge.
Trained by Michael Clements for owner Jayven See's Middle Kingdom Stables, Revolte has never finished further back than third position in his eight outings.
See was humble in victory. "I'm very happy my horse won, but it's first and foremost a team effort from the strapper, track riders, the jockey and of course Michael," said Mr See.
"Revolte is at this stage my best horse, but I do have other horses that are coming through as well."
"I hope Revolte can go on to further success as horse ownership is an ongoing process."
See received just reward with the victory as he is a great supporter of the Karaka Ready to Run Sale. In 2007 See accounted for two purchases, Revolte at Lot 138, and the unraced filly Romantique (O'Reilly - Betty Bunker, by Sandtrap), a $45,000 purchase at Lot 9 who will also do her racing in Singapore.