Te Akau Singapore - Another Weekend Double

Date: 19 Jun 2022

Te Akau Singapore - Another Weekend Double


Continuing with the theme of recent weeks, our Te Akau Singapore stable has again delivered a winning weekend double on Saturday.

Our trainer Donna Logan has a now risen to 24 wins for the season, and lies second on the Trainers' Premiership after Flashfast went to the front and never relinquished that position with rider Jake Bayliss aboard - and King Arthur was back on his winning throne for Fortuna Racing.


The Singapore Turf Club reported:


The question was; could King Arthur win on the turf after five attempts without a result?

The answer was a resounding "yes!" when the Donna Logan-trained four-year-old - ridden by apprentice jockey Yusoff Fadzli  - knocked in his first win on the turf in the $85,000 Gingerbread Man 2011 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1200m when the $44 shot beat the fast-finishing Sprint Of Big Bang (Simon Kok Wei Hoong) by just under a length.

“Look these horses - turf or Poly(track) - I think the longer they are here and they are always racing on the Poly, they get accustomed to it,” said Logan on King Arthur's breakthrough on the turf.

“But he has raced on the turf before and this horse gave me no indication he wouldn't like the turf.”


King Arthur (Yusoff Fadzli) outsprints his rivals to claim the Class 2 race on Saturday


Logan was full of praise for the owners, Fortuna NZ Racing Stable - who were on hand for the big win.

“Fortuna NZ Racing has been a huge supporter of Singapore racing since 2010,” said the Kiwi handler.

“I'm hugely indebted to Fortuna for being part of our stable. They're a great team of owners and quite a few of them are on course to witness King Arthur's win.”

Logan continued on her platitudes for the winning rider.

“It was a great ride by young Yusoff,” Logan complimented.

“The claim was a major key. He rode him a treat. An eleven-out-of-ten ride!”

High praise indeed for the young jockey who spoke to racing presenter Raymond Yong after the race.

“It was my first ride on him on the turf,” said Yusoff.

“I got a nice sit on the leaders and at the top of the straight, I got some room and he gave a nice burst.

“Thanks a lot to the owners for coming today and giving me strong support and Donna for giving me the opportunity.”

John Galvin, director of Fortuna NZ Racing Stable, was ecstatic with the win.

“It's amazing,” said Galvin who had six runners on Saturday's card.

“I haven't been to Singapore since four years ago because of (the) Covid-19 (pandemic).

“This is King Arthur's seventh win, not many get seven wins!

“Donna is my ‘champion trainer' here - this is her 10th winner for Fortuna this year - we are very happy to be here!”


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