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Countofmontecristo Wins Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy

Monday, 11th September 2017

J: Alan Munro
T: M Clements
W: 57.5 kgs
S: Echoes Of Heaven
D: Replicate
J: M Rodd
T: C I Brown
W: 58 kgs
S: Thorn Park
D: Prompt Payment
J: M Nunes
T: M Clements
W: 58 kgs
S: Darci Brahma
D: Bound To Impress
J: D J Browne
T: C I Brown
W: 58 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Romantic River

At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Linward Park’s young stakes-winning stallion Echoes Of Heaven (Encosta de Lago-Shantha’s Choice, by Canny Lad) added an overseas Group success when 4YO entire Countofmontecristo (Echoes Of Heaven-Replicate, by Towkay) confirmed his status as the latest star of Singapore racing with a determined 0.5 length win in the $200,000 Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m), defeating Debt Collector & Alibi. A $57,500 NZB Ready to Run Sale graduate, Countofmontecristo advanced his record to 7 wins (including the Listed Singapore 3YO Classic & Listed Singapore 3YO Sprint) from 8 starts. “He’s an absolute superstar,” said assistant-trainer Michael White. “It was his first time running at weight-for-age level. It was as good a race you would ever get, and he was also racing against his natural pattern because of his wide barrier.” He added: “We will now set him for the Kranji Mile and the Raffles Cup.” Countofmontecristo was bred by Heather, Peter and Tom Crofskey. The Crofskeys have bred and raced a number of high-class horses over the years, including the 2013 New Zealand Derby winner Habibi.

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