Racing: Hats off to the trainers

(From left) Winning owner of Lion City Cup, Ala Crabbia, trainer P Shaw and Jockey Robbie Fradd.

Patrick Shaw, whose horses always look magnificent, won the training plaudits for the month when he brought Super Kenny back from a life-threatening tendon injury to score in an Open Benchmark 74.

He followed up with another victory in a Class 3, and, if the horse hangs together, he could well go on to better things.

The big Zimbabwean Michael Clements had a good month with five winners, though sadly he lost his Gold Cup hope Don Platense who bled after putting in a good performance to win a BM74.

Cliff Brown also had a good time with seven winners, his best horse being the top sprinter Zac Spirit, though Hot Gold also looks a potential top-liner particularly at his pet distance of 1,400m.

Our man Leslie Khoo is a very astute horseman; he has an outstanding galloper in Easy Man but is playing a patient game and, despite dominant wins, he has decided to give him a break with big races in mind next year.

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