Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy (NZ) regained his mantle as one of Kranji’s best gallopers in the G1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) on Sunday.
Super Easy (4c Darci Brahma – Parfore by Gold Brose) began his Singapore career with 12 wins in a row before that unbeaten sequence came to a grinding halt in last October’s G1 Kranji Mile (1600m).
Apart from a G1 victory in the Lion City Cup (1200m) last April, he had failed to salute in Hong Kong and was defeated twice at home by Speedy Cat (NZ). In between, he went into the G1 KrisFlyer Sprint as the leading local hope, but found the overseas form too rich, running third to Lucky Nine.
Nevertheless, trainer Michael Freedman and jockey Joao Moreira never lost faith in the four year-old and he hasn’t lost his legion of admirers, either. “He’s won two Group 1 races this prep and I wish every horse in the yard could do that,” Freedman said. “He was probably off his game in the KrisFlyer and this win just shows what a great horse he is.
“I will see how he pulls up before deciding if we press on to the Singapore Derby. Whether he can stay or not I’m not sure but, when good horses are tested over more ground, they can beat the others on class.”
The $1.15 million Emirates Singapore Derby (2000m) will be run on July 14. Super Easy has never raced beyond 1600m in 20 starts that have now seen him collect 14 wins and 4 placings for prizemoney of $2.10 million.
Super Easy made $140,000 out of the Esker Lodge draft at the 2010 NZB Karaka Premier Sale for the Joy N Happiness Stable. He is a half-brother to Australian stakes-winner Our Lukas (Generous). Their dam Parfore is a half-sister to the dam of NZ 2YO Group I winner Il Quello Veloce.