trafalgar legacy wins $75,000 class 3 stakes in singapore for basil marcus
trafalgar legacy wins $75,000 class 3 stakes in singapore for basil marcus

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SGD75,000 Class 3 Stakes

Singapore, Turf, 1600m

9 January 2011

South African trainer Basil Marcus and Australian jockey Ronnie Stewart are proving a successful combination in Singapore after notching up their second winner this past weekend when Trafalgar Legacy took out the SGD75,000 Class 3 Stakes over 1600m on Sunday.

Leading from the outset, Trafalgar Legacy scored a commanding two length victory over Knight Spirit (John Powell) with Tarankali (Sam Subien) a length-and-three quarters away third.

Trafalgar Legacy gave the Basil Marcus-Ronnie Stewart combination a second win over the weekend after striking with Good As Gold on Friday.

The victory was Trafalgar Legacy’s first in nine starts in Singapore having been successful once in two starts in South Africa before his arrival.

Marcus produced a great training feat, jumping Trafalgar Legacy up in grade from Class 4 company, at the same time relishing a weight drop.

“He had been extremely unlucky in a number of his races so far,” said Marcus. “It is deserved reward for the horse. I thought that by putting him up into a Class 3, it would be a benefit for him with the drop in weight. With his misfortune in his previous races he hasn’t been able to recover with the weight that he has been carrying. I’m just delighted for the horse to have finally broken through for a win and I’m also delighted for the connections which include Newbury Racing and Summerhill Stud.”

Marcus also praised the winning ride of Ronnie Stewart who judged the pace “beautifully”.

Stewart said it wasn’t his plan to go out and lead but he was happy to do so when he did find the front.

“I have ridden Long Haul a few times and I thought if I could track him I would have too much zip for him,” said Stewart. “When he (Long Haul) hesitated in going to the front I was happy to do so. I got it pretty easy and held him together for as long as possible. I was happy to stack them up and he showed a good turn of foot when I asked him for the effort. I don’t think he’s finished with winning races here just yet.”

Having five minor placings to his credit - three seconds and two thirds from eight starts prior to Sunday’s victory, Trafalgar Legacy had banked almost SGD50,000 (ZAR 265,000) in prizemoney.

A four-year-old Australian-bred entire by Rock Of Gibraltar from Toolighttoquit mare Lady’s Light, Trafalgar Legacy took his prizemoney to around SGD95,000 (ZAR 500,000)with this success.

Extract from Basil Marcus Racing

TRAFALGAR LEGACY (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Lady’s Light (USA) )

4 Year Old Chestnut Colt

Owner : Newbury Racing Stable

Trainer : Basil Marcus

Jockey : Ronnie Stewart

Win Time : 1:35:85

Singapore Career Record : 1 Win, 7 Places, 9 Starts

Singapore Career Earnings : SGD95,000 (ZAR 500,000)

Trafalgar Legacy is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

RACE RESULT

#

LBH

Horse

Horse Wt

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

TRAFALGAR LEGACY

458

R Stewart

Basil Marcus

2

2.00

KNIGHT SPIRIT

491

J Powell

Brian Dean

3

3.80

TARANKALI

490

S Sam

John O’Hara

4

3.90

CLINT

542

V Duric

Cliff Brown

5

4.20

LONG HAUL

547

O Chavez

HW Tan

6

4.50

MARTIAL ART

527

D Beasley

Laurie Laxon

7

6.80

THE DANCER

463

B Vorster

Patrick Shaw

8

7.30

JOHN OF ARCH

522

O Placais

David Hill

9

8.80

RUSSIAN SAFARI

486

M Kellady

Steven Burridge

10

8.90

FINSTOCK ROAD

440

R Fradd

Patrick Shaw

11

10.70

ANAK LUTONG

476

M Au

HK Tan

12

12.00

SILVER ELEMENT

488

I Andy

Stephen Gray

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