Endless Hall Upsets Jim and Tonic in Singapore Cup
Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2001 4:41 PM
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2001 4:41 PM
Endless Hall won the $1.6 million Singapore Airlines International Cup by a half-length over Jim and Tonic, completing the course record-time of 2:00.80. Jamie Spencer rode the Luca Camani-trained gelding to victory.
"He's just so brave he's unbelievable," Spencer told Sporting Life. "My guy was galloping the whole way to the line and I thought if he (Jim and Tonic) was going to come to me he'd get me at the furlong pole."
With the Flow finished third, while U.S.-based Lazy Lode set the pace before fading under Laffit Pincay Jr..
It was the second straight year Jim and Tonic finished second in the Singapore Cup. Last year, he finished a neck behind Ouzo in the about 10 furlong race.
Five-year-old Endless Hall (Saddlers' Hall--Endless Joy, by Law Society) made his seasonal debut in March, finishing fourth in Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-II). From four starts last year, he won the Sodexho Prestige Scottish Classic (Eng-III) and the Gran Premio Di Milano (Ity-I). Saturday's win improves his career mark to seven wins from 18 starts.
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