“I cannot really describe how a big a performance that was,” said Singapore race caller Matthew Jones after the exceptionally impressive victory recorded by the lightly raced and talented Clarton Super at Kranji on Sunday.
Rising in both class and distance, the David Hill trained four-year-old took on classy and seasoned gallopers in the Intercept Stakes – giving them all a galloping lesson.
“He went straight by them in the home straight,” Jones said.
“To sit three deep, for a horse having only his fifth start, he must be a very talented horse. That was the highlight of the day.”
Already a three times winner, Clarton Super – who caught the eye flashing home for third at his only Australian start in October 2015 – is considered one of the most exciting young horses in Singapore.
And the prestigious Singapore Derby, a race that brings together the best four-year-olds, is a possibility.
Clarton Super is one of only four foals from the debut crop of Springview’s Swift Alliance, a stallion who despite his outstanding racetrack form and imposing stature has not been afforded many opportunities at stud.
But he is overcoming odds and doing the job with all four of those four-year-olds being winners including Chief Advocate who provided his sire with a weekend double racing away to an easy win over 1300m at Rockhampton on Saturday.
Meanwhile, from a handful of three-year-old runners Swift Alliance has been represented by the winner Speed With Ease and Allied Victory as well as the promising placegetters Essemess, Starlight Treaty and Western Alliance.
And from just four named two-year-olds, he has had the debutant placegetter That’s Madness whilst tThe Michael Moroney two-year-old Bolek has trialled nicely.
A tough, classy and durable galloper from the Zabeel sire line, Swift Alliance won nine of his 19 starts with three of his victories coming at Gr.3 level and another two in Listed company.
Also second in the Group One Galaxy, Swift Alliance was highly regarded by Gai Waterhouse who described him as a horse “with so much brilliant speed.”
Described by Gooree Stud’s Andrew Baddock as “a top class sprinter,” he also impressed jockey Nash Rawiller who said “this horse has a heart as big as himself. He is a little champion in his own right, he never lets you down.”
Just to recap – Swift Alliance had just four named foals in his debut crop – all have won and he has well and truly overcome the odds producing a potential top-liner from such a tiny opportunity!
Making his Victorian debut last spring, he served well related mares by Written Tycoon, Bianconi, Artie Schiller, Brief Truce, Desert King, Commands, Testa Rossa and Scenic… as well as the metropolitan winners I’m Posh, Ravishing Reward, Carlin and Blue Nile – plus the dam of Group One winner Mental.
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