Econsul three year-old Happy Money completed a winning treble for in-form trainer Alwin Tan in Singapore on Sunday.
Just like his handler, Happy Money is heading for a bright future after compiling his third win from five starts under jockey Danny Beasley. He landed in front and produced a powerful turn of foot to hit the line over two lengths in advance of Eclair Sensation (Street Sense) at the end of 1000 metres.
Happy Money (3g Econsul – Gem Of Gems by Peintre Celebre) went into race 8kg below his usual racing weight but that didn’t stop him clocking a quick 59.43s. “I was worried when he tipped the scales on the light side,” Tan admitted. “But based on that time, I’m very happy the performance.”
Tan received his license in 2009 and is now top of the trainers’ table – three wins clear of Laurie Laxon. “Things are just going so well for me at the moment,” Tan added. “I may consider setting Happy Money for the 3YO Challenge.”
Beasley believes that’s not beyond the son of Darling View Thoroughbreds sire Econsul. “He should be even more at home over longer trips,” the Aussie expat explained. “He’s not really at home in these speed dashes but I rode him like he was the best horse in the field.
“He will be even better over seven and even eight furlongs. This horse has really kept improving and I would really like to see him take on the big boys now.”
The Singapore 3YO Challenge begins with the G3 Sprint (1200m) on March 30 followed by the G2 Classic (1400m) on April 20 and G1 Guineas (1600m) on May 16.
Happy Money is a younger brother to last-start Benalla winner Precious Gem. The Econsul mare has been nominated for the Moonee Valley meeting this Friday night.
Econsul (Pins) stands at Darling View in Mundijong alongside Patronize (Redoute’s Choice).
Darling View owner Clive Atwell has catalogued a Patronize – Canny Justice colt (Lot 235) for the Perth Magic Millions next Wednesday, February 19. He’s a half-brother to Belmont winners Dan The Fox, Pak In Black and In His Hands.