SINGAPORE - Record-breaking champion jockey Joao Moreira may have found his Longines Singapore Gold Cup mount after CASH LUCK made a triumphant return to racing in the $95,000 Kranji Stakes B over 1,600m on Friday night.
Returning a win dividend of $17, Cash Luck scored by a length from Holy Empire (Alan Munro), with Musketeer (Shafiq Rusof) third, 3¾ lengths away.
The victory was the sixth leg of Moreira's eight-from-eight feat on Friday night.
The 29-year-old Brazilian had Cash Luck in a perfect spot from the jump in third place on the fence behind Holy Empire and Musketeer.
Munro tried to back off the speed in the middle stages of the race and Moreira was content to sit until just before straightening, where he began to edge off the fence.
Soon after straightening, Cash Luck was into clear galloping room. Holy Empire kicked but Cash Luck was out and chasing and the two singled out over the final 200m.
After a short struggle, Cash Luck began to assert his superiority and over the final stages drew clear of his lighter weighted rival.
Moreira said following the race that he was keeping a close eye on Cash Luck as his potential Group 1 Longines Singapore Gold Cup mount in November.