‘Best Horse In Singapore’ | Sporting Post

Four weeks after his 1800m derby triumph, Singapore’s superstar Karaka graduate Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) has taken a huge step down, beating some of Kranji’s fastest sprinters.

The four-year-old was a sparkling winner of Sunday’s S$300,000 Lion City Cup (1200m) and improved his career record to 10 wins in just 13 starts. Lims Kosciuszko, who was offered at Karaka 2019 and the Ready to Run sale, has now earned S$746,638 – the equivalent of NZ$843,689.

Kosciuszko von Lim triumphed in the S$300,000 Lion City Cup (1200m) in Kranji (Pic – Singapore Turf Club).

While some of his rivals showed stunning early speed in Sunday’s sprint showpiece, Lims Kosciuszko landed just behind the frontrunners in fifth place for jockey CC Wong.

Temporarily hampered when a rival angled right in front of him at the top of the home stretch, Lim’s Kosciuszko quickly rallied, flattened his ears and accelerated.

He charged home over the top of King Arthur (I Am Invincible) for a brilliant and emphatic victory, scoring with a three-quarter length and stopping the clock at a smooth 1:08.91.

“I think he’s the best horse in Singapore,” said Wong. “He turned into a machine with a button – you can turn him on and off.

“He usually has a lot of speed after he jumped out of the gate but now you can just knock him out and I had him right behind the speed which traveled beautifully.”

Coach Daniel Meagher was stunned by his stable star’s Derby-Lion City Cup double.

“Very special, isn’t it,” he said. “I have a lot of people to thank – Mr Lim (Siah Mong, owner), Mick Dittman and most importantly the staff, and a special mention to Danny Beasley (jockey). He’s a big part of it and without him I wouldn’t be able to do it.

“It’s disappointing that he couldn’t drive because Lim’s Lightning (Lope De Vega) was scratched. But CC did a great job and I’m so blown away by Mr. Lim and all the staff.

“He was very fit and came back from 1800 meters. We had a good chat and thought, ‘Why don’t we just go to the Lion City Cup?’ Danny dismounted from him after a gentle attempt and said he would fly.

“He’s a very good horse – no one can hole him now. He made us proud, he made Singapore proud and we should all be really happy.”

Ridden by Lim’s Stable, Lim’s Kosciuszko was a test winner at Te Teko for breeder Trelawney Stud before being bought by blood stock agent Phill Cataldo.

Trelawney Stud Ltd

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Lot 109, Karaka 2019, Book 1, Psd (resolution S$75,000)

Lot 1 2019 Ready to Run Sale, Psd (Res S$60,000)

Bred by Trelawney Stud, Mrs. C. Taylor

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