Shamardal colt stars in Singapore

Brilliant Shamardal colt Gingerbread Man continued his winning ways with a faultless display in the G2 Singapore 3YO Classic at Kranji on Sunday night.

Gingerbread Man (3c Shamardal – Quaffle by Hurricane Sky) has won 7 races from 10 starts and will now target the G1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on May 20.  “He’s a real professional,” winning jockey Vlad Duric said.  “The mile in the third leg will be no problem.”

Gingerbread Man is raced by Joe Singh after being purchased for $30,000 from Rothwell Park at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.

His dam Quaffle is a half-sister to Listed QTC Lightning Hcp winner Golden Snitch (Unbridled’s Song).  Second dam Sydney’s Spy (Snippets) is a half-sister to G1 AJC Epsom Hcp winner Iron Horse (Zephyr Zip).  

His sire Shamardal shuttles to Darley and he has sired 185 winners of 360 races at a sensational 67% strike-rate.  Gingerbread Man is his only Singapore stakes winner among 27 black-type winners worldwide.

Quaffle has a yearling colt and a weanling filly by Darley shuttler Bernardini.  She was served by Lonhro last spring and will go under the hammer as Lot 754 at the Magic Millions National broodmare sale at the Gold Coast in June.