December 15, 2011Newhaven Park Breeds Group 3 Winner In Singapore

Newhaven Park Breeds Group 3 Winner In Singapore

The final stakes race in Singapore for the year, the G3 Proinn Construct Stakes was run on Friday with Cliff Brown’s striking entire Zac Influence proving he is one to watch into the future.

Having his first try over 1700m on the Kranji polytrack, Zac Influence settled back from his wide gate before being unleashed by leading apprentice Shafiq Rusof at the 700m.

He quickly rounded the field and racing away to victory over Group 1 placed gallopers Flying Fulton and Parfumier.

Purchased by his trainer Cliff Brown for $60,000 from the draft of Newhaven Park Stud at the 2009 Inglis Easter Sale, Zac Influence is by Rock Of Gibraltar and is the third foal of G2 placed Kidman, who hails from the family of former leading Newhaven Park stallion Zeditave.

Brown has always had a high opinion of the four-year-old entire, purchasing his three-quarter brother by Flying Spur from this year’s Easter Sale from Newhaven for $140,000.

Just 18 days later Zac Influence showed a glimpse of his potential finishing 2nd in the G2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic over 1400m.

The son of Rock Of Gibraltar has netted S$335,000 in career prizemoney to date for Andy Wong ‘s Zac Stable.

“He deserves this feature win”, said Brown’s foreman Tim Fitzsimmons.

“He has always run in good company, finishing second to Gingerbread Man in the second leg of the Three-Year-Old Challenge.

“I just told Shafiq to try and not get caught deep as he was jumping from a wide gate. He was caught a bit wide around the first turn but he was able to bring him back.

“He made an early move that paid off. He is a tough horse who has a big future”.

The Proinn Construct Stakes is the last stakes race for 2011 in Singapore, a year dominated by Australia-bred horses who won 19 of the 31 black type events, including six at Group 1 level.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

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