Te Akau Singapore's Mark Walker Targets Class 1

Date: 3 Mar 2021

Te Akau Singapore's Mark Walker Targets Class 1


NZ Racing News reports:


Mr Clint (NZ) (Power) came out under a brand new team of owner, trainer and rider, at the barrier trials in Singapore on Tuesday, taking a step closer to his racing comeback.

A long-time Oscar Racing stalwart, the Power six-year-old was sold to Kuwaiti-owned Al Rashid Stable after trainer Lee Freedman announced he was quitting Singapore in March.

Three-time Singapore champion trainer Mark Walker has taken over the five-time winner's training and has pencilled in the Class 1 race over the mile on March 20 when turf racing resumes as Mr Clint's first-up race.

Walker believes track conditions are the key to success with Mr Clint.

“He's a wet tracker. That's the key to him, he grows another leg when he strikes a wet track,” he said.

“He trialled fine today. It was more like a day out, he'll trial again on the Tuesday before his race.”

Meanwhile, Sacred Croix (NZ) (Savabeel) is aiming for his third consecutive win on Saturday.

The son of Savabeel has done nothing wrong since his resounding win in a Class 1 race over 1200m on turf on February 13, but one major hurdle rises in the way.

“It gets more difficult for Sacred Croix this week. The Polytrack is an unknown quantity even if he raced on it at his first start - it was a 1000m race,” Walker said.

“He's in really good form though.”


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