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Horse of the Year comeback deferred by two weeks

I'm Incredible is not quite ready for his racing return. Photo: STC
I'm Incredible is not quite ready for his racing return. Photo: STC

Fans of Singapore Horse of the Year I’m Incredible will have to wait a little longer before they can see their favourite horse back at the races.

They had been rubbing their hands in anticipation when Shane Baertschiger’s superstar was entered to run first-up in this Friday’s Class 1 race over 1200m on Polytrack, but he was unfortunately pulled out on vet grounds on Wednesday.

The Australian trainer reassured it was nothing serious, just precautionary, and the Lope De Vega five-year-old will be back soon.

“There’s nothing amiss with him. He just had a minor hiccup and it’s better he doesn’t run this Friday,” said Baertschiger.

“If all goes well, he will run in a Kranji Stakes A race over 1400m on April 17.”

The Doha Stable-owned bold frontrunner reeled off a fantastic five-in-a-row last year, with the last three coming at Group level, including the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m), the second Leg of the Singapore Triple Crown series, in October.

The only blemish came at his last outing when he didn’t quite stay in the third Leg, the Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) won by Mr Clint on November 10.

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. -STC


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