Premier winners

Winners this season27
Second Placings11
Third Placings9
Group and Listed2
Stake Money* $1,676,992.50

*Total prize money won in 2018, based on Premier Racing horses purchased by and or managed by Premier Racing Partnerships and Wade Burridge

Nothing beats the excitement of winning with Premier Racing Partnerships. Here are our most recent winners and racing highlights.

New Sensation

Date: 18 May 2018  Race: Open Maiden (1600m)  Margin: 0.3 lens  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: John Powell

Away well from one of the inside gates, New Sensation charged towards the lead where he settled over a length clear of the field for jockey John Powell.

With an easy time in front for the first half of the race, the runs started to come quickly with a host of runners taking him on. Into the home straight still in the lead, the Shane Baertschiger-trained gelding kicked clear and held off all challengers to record his maiden win.

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I Am Kalani

Date: 17 May 2018  Race: The Shed Company Albury Wodonga Class 3 Hcp (1400m)  Margin: 3.81 lens  Jockey: Akira Kajiya

Starting the race favourite off some great recent form, favourite I Am Kalani went clear to lead by a few lengths over the 1400m.

Maintaing his lead with ease, skippig even further clear, the son of I Am Invincible turned for home many lengths ahead and just kept going, proving too classy for his rivals.

Racing Talent

Date: 11 May 2018  Race: Class 5 (1400m)  Margin: 1 length  Jockey: TK Koh

Jumping away slowly, Racing Talent who was having his first start for new trainer David Hills hustled early and worked his way through the field to take up the lead.

Travelling easily in the lead, Racing Talent cornered in the lead and went for home, holding off all challengers coming from back in the field to record his fourth Singapore win.

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Nimitz

Date: 11 May 2018  Race: Class 4 Premier (1400m)  Margin: 0.2 lengths  Trainer: Steven Burridge  Jockey: Craig Grylls

Possessing a fair amount of talent, the Steven Burridge-trained Nimitiz highlighted that class on Friday night with an impressive win at Kranji. Taking the lead from the get go, jockey Craig Grylls maintained that position throughout.

Really knuckling down once the field rounded the home turn, he held on strongly to take the win, hold off all challengers to record his second win from just four starts in Singapore.

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Country Warrior

Date: 7 May 2018  Race: Class 3 (1) (1200m)  Margin: 0.5 lens  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: Olivier Placais

From one of the outside barriers, Country Warrior and Olivier Placais settled about three lengths off the leader, but found themselves in the middle of the pack.

When the leading trio kicked rounding the final behind, Placais urged the 6yo son of Markane off their heels to make his run, and although it seemed to take a while to wind up, the Shane Baertshiger-trained gelding charged to take win the at very good odds!

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Paparazzi

Date: 28 April 2018  Race: Always Certain 2011 Stakes Class 3 (1200m)  Margin: 0.2 lengths  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: John Powell

Settling towards the tail of the field, exciting sprinter Paparazzi for Shane Baertschiger pulled out wide as the field charged into the home bend to make his run.

Just as fellow PRP Private Purchase Baffert hit the lead with an impressive run at the 200m mark, John Powell on Paparazzi charged down the oustide of the pack to nab the leader right on the line and record his third win from seven starts at the Singapore Turf Club.

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Nepean

Date: 24 April 2018  Race: Class 3 (1600m)  Margin: 1.8 lengths  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: Matthew Kellady

From the outside gate, the Shane Baertshiger-trained Nepean managed to charge across the face of the field comfortably and take up the running.

Being held up as long as possible, Kellady asked the 4-year-old son of Roman Emperor for an effort where he pulled away for a memorable win, setting himself up for a tilt at the upcoming Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby.

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Dinghu Mountain

Date: 15 April 2018  Race: Class 3 (1200m)  Margin: 1.5 lengths  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: John Powell

Making his first start for the PRP team, the Shane Baertschiger-trained son of Snitzel overcame a wide run, settling back in the field before coming home well.

Taking the race by a length and a half for jockey John Powell, the 5-year-old private purhcase became the 20th win in 2018 by a PRP horse.

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Arr Flair

Date: 13 April 2018  Race: Class 4 Non Premier (1200m)  Margin: 0.1  Trainer: Steven Burridge  Jockey: Michael Rodd

Away from gate 10 of 12, jockey Michael Rodd took Arr Flair back to get in, settling a little worse than mid-field over the 1200m on the polytrack.

When the leader Sun Empire kicked rounding the final bend, Rodd needed to find some clear running for the Steven Burridge-trained Arr Flair who charged down the outside, slowly reeling in the leader to score a gutsy win.

 

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Aramco

Date: 1 April 2018  Race: Group 3 JBBA Rocket Man Sprint (1200m)  Margin: 1 len  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: CC Wong

Continuing his consistent form which has seen him finishing no further back than fifth since heading to Singapore, the Shane Baertschiger-trained Aramco gave PRP its second Group 3 winner in two weeks proving too good in the Rocket Man Sprint.

Settling back in the pack, Aramco came with a well-sustained burst of speed to push his way through the field and chase down Countofmontecristo and pull away for an impressive length victory.

 

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Nepean

Date: 30 March 2018  Race: Gingerbread Man 2011 Stakes - Class 4 Premier (1400m)  Margin: 0.5 lens  Trainer: Shane Baertschiger  Jockey: John Powell

Having just his fourth start in Singapore after being purchased privately from Australia, 4-year-old Roman Emperor gelding Nepean showed the form we know he possess, recording his first victory.

Continually improving with each run, the Shane Baertschiger trained runner looks to have plenty of scope as he progresses into his campaign.

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Elite Excalibur

Date: 18 March 2018  Race: Group 3 Committee's Prize (1600m)  Margin: 0.3 lens  Jockey: Michael Rodd

Racing first-up after ending his last campaign with a handful of placed efforts at Group 1 level, the Fastnet Rock gelding Elite Excalibur showed he's in for an exciting campaign, when Michael Rodd rode the 5-year-old to another impressive victory, capturing his first black type win.

Coming from back in the field, the Cliff Brown-trained runner has really thrived in Singapore with three wins and a further six top four efforts from 14 starts and epitomises the quality runners that PRP have sourced as tried bloodstock.

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