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Weekend Wrap-Up: 23.09.2019

The weekend kicked off with a bang after I'm Incredible scored his second consecutive feature win in Singapore in the S$150,000 Gr.3 Ultima El Dorado Classic (2000m) on Friday night.

Sold out of the Curraghmore draft for $260,000 during the Premier session of the 2016 National Yearling Sale, I'm Incredible won two trials in Australia under the name Miraculous Moment before being on-sold to his Singapore owner for whom he has now won five of his 11 starts.

2016 has proved to be a star-studded draft with Mighty Boss, Unforgotten and Tulip also being sold under the Curraghmore banner that year.

I'm Incredible is shaping up to be one of the more exciting horses in Singapore at the moment and is a half-brother to Gr.1 NZ Derby (2400m) runner up In A Twinkling.

The run of the weekend was Age of Chivalry who finished strongly for second in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield under a super ride from Michael Dee.

Age of Chivalry had a great start to life at Mapperley Stud who sold him as a weanling at Karaka in 2016. He was pinhooked as a Ready To Run prospect, and following his breeze-up preparation by Finbarr Leahy, went through Curraghmore's draft in 2018 where he was knocked down to astute judge Henry Plumptre.

The son of He's Remarkable is a great example of the type of horse that can be produced in New Zealand, they can come from humble beginnings yet go on to perform with distinction at elite level against Australasia's best.

Not An Option was impressive winning on debut at Pukekohe on Sunday. The son of Not A Single Doubt looks to have a ton of talent and is held in high regard by trainer Tony Pike. Being an October foal he is not yet two so it can be expected that he is only going to get better as he matures.

Not An Option was purchased by Pike out of Curraghmore's 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 draft and holds a Karaka Million nomination.

The final win from the weekend came the way of Beer Garden in Singapore on Sunday night who broke his maiden at his fourth start. It was a deserved win and the three-year-old son of Proisir looks like he has more in store for him. Beer Garden is another late foal (November 1) so is a bit behind his age-group rivals in terms of maturity.

Beer Garden was sold as a weanling through Curraghmore's 2017 draft at Karaka and is the seventh winner for his dam There's no Doubt.

Tofane disappointed during her run in the Gr.3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield and hopefully she has come through the run okay and has not suffered any untoward effects. 


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