NZ Bloodstock graduate Deep Pockets is back on track for the G2 Chairman’s Trophy in Singapore next month.
Deep Pockets (NZ) was outclassed in the G1 Singapore Cup in May but made a timely return to winning form at Kranji on Sunday. Resuming after a short break in an Open Stakes (1800m), he went stride for stride with Ready To Strike in the straight before edging ahead for a narrow victory.
The win took his record to 6 wins in 32 starts for earnings the equivalent of NZ$772,815 for Jerry Sung’s Auric Stable.
“Obviously, the SAI Cup was a different class for him,” trainer Cliff Brown said. “He ran second in the Singapore Derby last year and ran a good fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup before the Singapore Cup.”
Deep Pockets (5g Lucky Owners – Molly Singer by El Moxie) is from a half-sister to Dance Beat (Esperanto) who claimed black-type sprints Eagle Farm, Moonee Valley, Gosford and Sunshine Coast. He was purchased as a foal for $25,000 by Jerry Sung from Blandford Lodge at the NZB 2008 National Sale.
Auric Stable has won a record 16 Singapore owner titles. Its famous red and yellow silks have been carried to victory in four Singapore Gold Cups, as well as a Singapore Derby, Raffles Cup and Queen Elizabeth II Cup among others.
The G2 Chairman’s Trophy (1800m) at weight-for-age will be run on July 28.