14th Stakes Winner for Casino Prince
Mark Smith - Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Ben Currie-trained Cantbuybetter bought up a maiden stakes win in Saturday's Listed Singapore Turf Club Members Handicap (1600m at Doomben and in the process credited premier jockey Jeff Lloyd with his 150th Queensland winner for the season.

Given the run of the race, Cantbuybetter came clear to beat Emphasis by two lengths with a short neck to the favourite Jumbo Prince.

The 5yo son of Casino Prince advanced his record to 8 wins, 3 seconds and 4 thirds from 23 starts with earnings of $240,000.

"I have always said Cantbuybetter was potentially the best horse I have ever had. But there have been a lot of problems with him," Currie told AAP.

"I never lost faith that he would win a stakes race and I think there are more to come."

"We made certain he was ready to race at his best today.

"It was a great ride by Jeff. Although I thought he was going to stay away from the fence. That must have changed mid-race."

A $40,000 purchase from the Patinack dispersal, Cantbuybetter is the third foal of the Xaar mare Lingerie Girl a winning half-sister to the stakes-placed Esther (Fasliyev) and to the dam of Listed AJC Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Tennant's Tiara (Beautiful Crown), herself the dam of Listed Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Zoutenant (Zizou).

Purchased by Rockabee Stud for $8,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions National Broodmare sale, Lingerie Girl is a daughter of the Marauding mare Soudain who is a three-quarter sister to 2YO Triple Crown heroine Burst.

Cantbuybetter becomes the 14th stakes winner for Vinery Stud's Casino Prince (pictured). 

Race 3 - Singapore T.C Members' Hcp
Listed - 1600m

Class: Open. Track: Soft(7). Time: 1:36.85. Sectional Time: 0:35.03 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $100,000 - 1st: $64,000 2nd: $20,000 3rd: $10,000.
 1   Cantbuybetter T: Ben Currie J: J Lloyd

5g   Casino Prince x Lingerie Girl (Xaar (GB) )
Not Offered
 2 2.0 Emphasis T: R W Stephenson J: Ron Stewart
4g   Domesday x Rainbow (Lonhro )
Not Offered
 3 2.2 Jumbo Prince T: M G Nolan J: Luke Tarrant
5h   Outback Prince x Maggie Jain (Lujain (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 3.2 Sheiswhatsheis T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne
5m   Bernardini (USA) x Cry Baby (Street Cry (IRE) )
 5 3.4 Maryore T: P Courtney J: G Colless
5m   Onemorenomore x Mary D'Or (FR) (Verglas (IRE) )
 6 3.9 Pindan Pearl T: T J Gollan J: R Fradd
6m   Testa Rossa x Reggie (NZ) (Germano (GB) )
 7 6.4 Chivadahlii T: B J Smith J: L V Cassidy
5g   Nothin' Leica Dane x Polychrome (Masterclass (USA) )
 8 6.8 Sebrina T: Bjorn Baker J: B Avdulla
5m   Sebring x Crown Princess (Beautiful Crown (USA) )
 9 7.0 Sultan Of Swing (NZ) T: S F Ritchie J: K McEvoy
4g   Bachelor Duke (USA) x Queen Cha Cha (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE) )
 10 8.0 Punta Norte T: R L Heathcote J: M Cahill
5g   Street Sense (USA) x Party Time (Bletchingly )
 11 12.3 Beatniks T: Steven O'Dea J: P Hammersley
6m   Haradasun x Hippy (King Of Kings (IRE) )
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