No Risk for Magic Millions in Singapore Cup

Risky Business capped a magical season for Singapore’s champion trainer Steven Burridge when he led home a Magic Millions quinella in the G1 Singapore Gold Cup on Sunday. 

The Danehill Dancer gelding turned in a career best performance as he upstaged a crack field including the previously unbeaten Better Than Ever.

Risky Business was a $90,000 purchase from the draft of Tyreel Stud at the 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

“This is just the icing on the cake for what has been a great season,” Burridge said.  “The whole staff deserves credit for the win. They do a power of work and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

Burridge paid special tribute to his son Wade, Magic Millions’ Singapore Representative.  “I also have to thank son Wade.  He does a lot of work finding suitable horses to bring up here and without his help we wouldn’t be where we are at now.”

While having not been proven on the ground, Burridge said he wasn’t concerned with the rain affected track at Kranji.  “Most of the Danehill Dancers seem to handle it okay and his half-brother Lim’s Fighter gets through the ground good,” he said.  “I wasn’t disappointed when the rain came.”

Winning jockey Glen Boss said winning the Singapore Gold Cup gave him a great deal of satisfaction having known the Burridge family for many years.  “I had no hesitation in taking the ride once Wade asked me,” Boss said.  “I have a close family association with the Burridge family.”

Risky Business started his career in Adelaide racing as To Arms with David Hayes.  He is a three quarter brother to fellow Singapore star Lim’s Fighter – a winner of 11 races and over $1.19 million.  They are both from the G2 Grand Prix Stakes winner Sky Watch.