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Shock Return On Cards For Rocket Man

Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Star Singapore sprinter Rocket Man (Viscount-Macrosa, by McGinty) is set to make a surprise comeback after more than three years in retirement, reports Racing Post. One of Singapore's greatest sprinters, the now 9YO is slowly building to a return to the track and connections have not ruled out a crack at the Breeders' Cup in October if all goes according to plan. "He needs a swansong," owner Alfredo Crabbia revealed. "He looks like a four-year-old and has never been better." Crabbia had hoped to have Rocket Man fit for Sunday's Krisflyer International but says he "just ran out of time." The winner of 20 of his 27 starts, including 5 at Gr1 level, the Australian-bred Rocket Man has been sidelined with a tendon injury since April 2012. Crabbia told Blood Horse: "I'll leave the decision to trainer Patrick Shaw but, yes, I would be interested in the Breeders' Cup." Shaw added: "We probably would need to break up the travel, stopping in Dubai or in Japan. He [Crabbia] has got the money and we would be willing to spend it."

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