Maine Chance Farms’ bred Flax wins in Singapore
The lightly raced but highly talented scored his eighth victory in Singapore on Sunday when victorious in the Jumbo Jet Trophy (SG3) over 1400 metres.
Flax, who was making his first start in 161 days, had previously won the G1 Raffles Cup and his trainer David Hill plans to aim the 8yo at that prestigious race once again in 2014.
However, the 8yo is likely to make his next start in the G1 Panasonic Kranji Mile before attempting to land the Raffles for a second time.
Flax, a R230 000 buy at the 2008 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, has earned over $1.12 million in prize money for owners Newbury Racing.
The Maine Chance Farms bred gelding, is a son of former Champion South African sire Silvano – sire of recently named East Cape Champion Stayer Crown Of Gold.
Silvano, who stands for a fee of R200 000 this season, has 4 lots on offer at next month’s Cape Ready To Run Sale – including a half-brother to Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sparkling Gem (lot 100).
Champion Sire in 2012-2013, Silvano’s legacy looks set to grow further with his Vodacom Durban July winning son Bold Silvano will be represented by his first yearlings in 2015.