The Rocket Man connection teamed up with Flying Spur sprinter Let’s See Action to win by five lengths at Kranji on Friday night.
The Pat Shaw trained gelding was sent straight to the front by Barend Vorster and blitzed his rivals over 1200 metres. “He had the race won at the top of the straight,” Vorster said. “He got a bit lost all alone in the lead but just kept digging in.”
Let’s See Action (3g Flying Spur – Purde by Bahhare) is the first foal of a mare who was a G3 winner of the 2006 SAJC Auraria Stakes. She was also G1 placed in that year’s SAJC Australasian Oaks.
Purde has a colt by Arrowfield champion Redoute’s Choice catalogued as Lot 222 for the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Flying Spur has 15 yearlings heading for the Magic Millions in January – 6 of them from Arrowfield.
Flying Spur began covering his first mares four years before Redoute’s Choice joined him on the Arrowfield roster. He has sired 84 stakes winners and among them are the Singapore G3 winners Flying Fulton and Lim’s Fighter.
Vorster believes Let’s See Action can keep climbing the grades in Singapore. “I didn’t expect him to win that easily,” the South African claimed on Friday night. “He’s a horse who will keep improving.”
The win sent Shaw 7 wins clear of Laurie Laxon on the Singapore trainers’ premiership.
Shaw has booked Vorster to ride Rocket Man in the G1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on December 11. He takes overb from Felix Coetzee who was aboard when the Australian bred star finished fourth in the G1 Japan Sprinters Stakes last month.