Racing: Patrick Shaw's winning horses

Racing: Patrick Shaw's winning horses
From left: Owner Fred Crabbia, trainer Patrick Shaw and jockey Felix Coetzee. Rocket Man (jockey Felix Coetzee) won the $500,000 Lion City Cup.

Trainer Patrick Shaw was in unstoppable form at the Kranji trials on Thursday morning.

The South African (right) had no runner in the first trial but saddled four winners in the remaining three trials.

Yes, four winners, as his two horses in the final trial deadheated for first placing.

Shaw's GREENSTONE gained momentum in the final 100m in the second trial to score from the Shane Baertschiger-trained Makawao, who looked a pretty smart type.

His two other runners in the same trial, My Son, who led, and Vertical Start finished third and fourth respectively.

Greenstone, a four-time winner from 21 starts, has not won since May but seems to be coming back to hand.

In the third trial, although Shaw's two-year-old MISTER CANDY was the youngest of the nine runners, he led all the way, indicating that he has improved from his debut third to Straighttothepoint in a fast-run race over 1,200m on Oct 13.

His Class 1 stablemate Running Tall finished seventh after tracking the pace.

The Shaw Show couldn't get more exciting when LUCKY DAPPER and BOARD WALK raced to the winning post deadlocked together.

Lucky Dapper, who won once from 14 starts, led narrowly initially from his stablemate.

But Board Walk joined him at the 200m mark and the two horses broke away to leave their rivals look like they were standing still.

In race-caller Matthew Jones' words, Lucky Dapper and Board Walk were joined at the hips at the winning post.

The photo-finish print showed the duo deadheating for for placing, which was probably the first of its kind in the trials at Kranji.

Both horses should run very well in their next engagements on their joint trial win.

Board Walk has been in sizzling form, winning three of his last four starts.

Mister Candy must also be closely watched.

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