Super Easy Sweeps Singapore Triple Crown

Son of Darci Brahma hangs on in Singapore Guineas; Pitstop takes Golden Horseshoe.

It certainly didn’t come easily for him, but Singapore star Super Easy was able to hang on in the final strides to win the Singapore Guineas by a half-length at Kranji Racecourse May 18.

The son of Darci Brahma has now won 10 straight races, including all three legs of the Triple Crown, including the Three-Year-Old Sprint and Three-Year-Old Classic earlier this season. The latest victory was a difficult one for the Michael Freedman-trained colt, who had to overcome several traffic problems and then hold off a relentless Cash Luck for the win.

At the start it was Totality that broke the fastest and went straight to the front to set the pace. The chestnut gelding led the field throughout the early stages, but as the field hit the top of the homestretch, he began to run out of gas. Super Easy, who had been settled toward the back of the pack for much of the race by rider Joao Moreira, was gaining but found himself behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go.

It wasn’t until deep within the final furlong that Moreira was able to get Super Easy into the clear. Fortunately, the colt displayed a great turn of foot and shot to the front, holding off the late challenge of his stablemate Cash Luck to win by a neck.

Shuttle Man finished third, three-quarters of a length further back, with the filly Better Life coming in fourth. Final time for the eight furlongs was 1:36.57 over a yielding turf course.

“I’m just privileged to train a horse like him,” said trainer Freedman after the race.

Regarding his jockey’s talented ride aboard his colt Freedman said, “He’s such an amazing rider and they should show what he did to apprentice’s school.”

Super Easy was bred in New Zealand by M.J. Ryan, and is owned by Joy N Happiness Stable. He is out of the Gold Brose mare, Parfore.

Pitstop Hangs on to take Aushorse Golden Horseshoe

Pitstop shed his maiden tag in a big way as he held on to win the Aushorse Golden Horseshoe by a head for owner-trainer Steven Burridge.

The chestnut son of Zizou had finished second in his only prior race. Settled toward the rear of the 18-horse field early, Pitstop threaded his way through traffic under a savvy ride from jockey Ismail Azhar. The colt lunged between horses in the final strides to grab the victory over Easy Man.

Hogwarts Express was third, just a neck further back. Final time for the six furlongs was 1:11.51 over the yielding turf course.

An Australian-bred, Pitstop is out of Pottinger, a stakes-winning daughter of Al Hareb.