NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run graduate Flying Fulton returned to form with a fluent victory in the Yew Tee Classic Stakes (1800m) in Singapore on Sunday.
Flying Fulton (5g Flying Spur – Fulton by Zabeel) was sent an even-money favourite and proved recent hoof issues were clearly behind him at Kranji. He accelerated brilliantly at the top of the straight for an easy three length win over Black Ice (Mugharreb) and Flying West (Flying Spur).
The Flying Spur five-year-old has been a stable stalwart for Mark Walker since the Kiwi trainer arrived in Singapore. “He’s been a good, tough horse and such a great money-spinner,” Walker said. “He was scratched from the Singapore Airlines Cup due to soreness in the off-fore foot but has come on well since then.”
Walker said he may back the winner up over 1600m next Friday night on the way to a weight-for-age race over 1800m at the end of the month.
Flying Fulton had scored G3 wins in the Committee’s Prize, New Year’s Day Cup and Polytrack Mile Championship in the last twelve months. “We spelled him a couple of times but realised he’s better off racing than staying in his box,” Walker explained. “I think he’s also getting better with age.”
Flying Fulton was sold for $210,000 at the 2008 NZB Ready to Run Sale by Mana Park and has earned the equivalent of AUD 672,257. His dam is a half-sister to Flemington stakes winner Purple Groove (Rhythm).
Arrowfield stalwart Flying Spur is rising 20 and has sired 86 stakes winners world-wide. He splits fellow Arrowfield controlled stallions Redoute’s Choice (89) and Hussonet (83) in the race to a century of stakes winners.