Drakenstein Stud’s in-form sire Philanthropist could be represented in the Hong Kong Classic Mile this year.
His high-class Drakenstein Stud bred son Singapore Sling is one of 15 horses entered for the Classic Mile, scheduled to take place on January 21st.
The Classic Mile, a traditional lead up to the Hong Kong Derby, is a feature worth HK$10 000 000.
Singapore Sling was a high class performer in South Africa, where his wins included a defeat of subsequent G1 SA Classic winner Heavenly Blue in the 2016 G2 Investec Dingaans.
Now in training with Tony Millard in Hong Kong, Singapore Sling has done nothing wrong in his Hong Kong stint thus far.
A good sixth when making his international debut two starts back (he beat G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Rivet on that occasion), Singapore Sling made good last time out when he scored over 1650m at Happy Valley last time out.
His sire Philanthropist, a leading sire on synethics in North America, has made a bright start to his local stud career with Philanthropist’s early crops producing the likes of She’s A Giver, Sail, Tssessebe and Saturday’s G2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap runner up The Slade.
He is also the sire of current high class 3yo Pack Leader, who holds an entry for the 2018 G1 Investec Cape Derby.