7 December 2018

Sierra Conqueror Part Of Young's First Singapore Treble

Trainer Young Keah Yong welcomed his first treble in Singapore nearly one and a half years after launching his career at Kranji.
With the Singaporean 40-years-old not having yet claimed any “black type” races, the hat-trick of wins from Gratus, Sierra Conqueror and Pegasus Junior were to him his “biggest achievement” thus far.
Australian import Sierra Conqueror scored from start to finish in the $80,000 Class 3 Division 1 race over 1000m. Known as Return On Equity and trained by Steven O’Dea, Sierra Conqueror came with a handy record of two wins and one second from three starts.
Runner-up Lim’s Shot (Syahir Abdul) was half-a-length away in second. The winning time was 59.29secs for the 1000m sprint on the Polytrack.
Young thought The B Two Stable-owned gelding by Nicconi was fit and well, though his preparation before the race had not been the most adequate. 
“He was a transfer, so the time frame to train him was a bit tight,” said Young.
“But his work was very well and he was fit, so I thought I could put on a three-kilo claimer (Chin who rode the horse at 50.5kg) and let him have a go.
“He won for a new Singaporean owner Daniel Kok, and he currently has this one horse with me.
“From the way he runs, I will probably keep him to this distance or 1100m for now.”
Though Chin was fined for not being able to fully claim down to 49kgs, the Malaysian rider was still happy with his second win for Young.
“He gave me a good feel all the way,” said the apprentice jockey who saluted on another debutant for Young last Sunday, My Dreamliner .
“He’s got a lot of speed, but he’s drawn wide today, so the instruction was to go straight to the front and see how he goes.”
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Image: Singapore Turf Club