The Drakenstein Stud bred Singapore Sling is one of 14 four-year-olds to have been selected to run in the BMW Hong Kong Derby due to be run at Sha Tin racecourse on the 18th of March.
The Derby, run over 2000m, has a purse of HK18 000 000!
Winner of the 2016 G2 Investec Dingaans, Singapore Sling has been a revelation since joining trainer Tony Millard in Hong Kong.
He has won or placed in three of his four outings, and was an impressive winner of the Hong Kong Classic Cup last time out. Singapore Sling, also runner up in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, has already banked over HK$9.9 million in prize money.
He is a son of successful stallion Philanthropist, also responsible for international champions Pender Harbour and Phil’s Dream.
Another top class son of Philanthropist, Racing Association Stakes hero Pack Leader, is also set for G1 challenges –with the 3yo likely to be aimed for the 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July.
North America’s Leading All Weather Sire in 2014, Philanthropist will be represented by 14 lots on the April Yearling Sale, and a further 16 lots at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Original Article Written By: Cape Breeders Club