Karaka Graduate Wins Singapore Gold Cup
Breednet - Media Release - Monday, 13 November 2017

$10,000 Festival Sale purchase Gilt Complex (NZ) (Gold Centre) hit the pinnacle of Singapore racing with a superb fightback victory in Sunday's S$1.35 million Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) at Kranji.

Golt Complex wins Singapore Gold CupThe Cliff Brown-trained runner had also won the S$700,000 Raffles Cup (1800m) in his previous start, giving him victories in the final two legs of Singapore's Triple Crown series and an additional S$50,000 bonus for connections.

After appearing to be battling in the home straight in the Gold Cup with a third placing the best he could hope for, Gilt Complex summoned a second wind in the last 200 metres to dive through the inside and claim a thrilling victory in a three-way photo finish.

Another Karaka graduate, the defending Gold Cup championBahana(NZ) (Elusive City), finished second.

"I thought he was gone at the 600 metres," winning jockey Michael Rodd confessed. "I was just tacking up behind the horse in front and I thought I would run a nice fourth.

"But he found another gear when I took him to the fence, he was just pushing himself to get there and it's just so amazing to win the Gold Cup."

Gilt Complex has now had 26 starts for eight wins, seven placings and around S$1.5 million in prizemoney – 150 times his purchase price. He is raced by New Zealanders Graham Mackie and Trish Dunell.

Vendor Newmarket Lodge
Purchaser Anna Scott Racing (Auckland)
Breeding Gold Centre – San Ysabeel
Sale Lot 1397, 2013 Festival Sale, $10,000
Race 9 - Dester Singapore Gold Cup
Group 1 - 2200m

Class: Open. Track: Good. Time: 2:14.37.
Prizemoney: $1,350,000 - 1st: $722,925 2nd: $258,187 3rd: $130,612.
 1   Gilt Complex (NZ) T: C I Brown J: M Rodd
6g   Gold Centre x San Ysabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
Lot 1397 2013 NZB Festival Yearling Sale
Vendor - Newmarket Lodge
Buyer - Anna Scott Racing   $10,000
 2 0.1 Bahana (NZ) T: S Gray J: W Pike
6g   Elusive City (USA) x Khales (NZ) (Don Eduardo (NZ) )
Lot 64 2013 NZB Ready To Run Sale
Vendor - Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd
Buyer - Mr Peter Ho Leung  $100,000
 3 0.2 Elite Excalibur T: C I Brown J: G Boss

5g   Fastnet Rock x Romantic River (USA) (Irish River (FR) )
 Lot 187 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
Buyer - Passed $ 325,000 / Reserve $ 350,000   
 4 2.5 Majestic Moments (NZ) T: R Le Grange J: B Vorster
6g   Darci Brahma (NZ) x In Spain (IRE) (Selkirk (USA) )
 5 4.0 Infantry (NZ) T: H W Tan J: M Nunes
5g   Tavistock (NZ) x The Nightingale (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA) )
 6 4.1 Mighty Kenny T: R Le Grange J: N Juglall
5g   Shinzig x Mysterious Ransom (Red Ransom (USA) )
 7 4.4 Blue Swede (NZ) T: S Baertschiger J: V Duric
7g   O'Reilly (NZ) x Hooked Ona Feeling (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 8 4.7 Secret Win T: D Meagher J: R Woodworth
5g   Haradasun x Recline (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 9 9.7 Laughing Gravy T: C I Brown J: C J Grylls
7g   Primus x Foxy Moi (Rubiton )
 10 9.8 Perfect P (ARG) T: R Le Grange J: O Placais
6g   Perfectperformance (USA) x Holly Filly (ARG) (Lode (USA) )
 11 11.6 Jupiter Gold T: H Takaoka J: Alan Munro
4r   Congrats (USA) x Contented (More Than Ready (USA) )
 12 12.4 Song To The Moon (NZ) T: M Clements J: D David
5g   Savabeel x White Mouse (French Deputy (USA) )
 13 13.9 Order Of The Sun T: D Koh J: C C Wong
7g   Encosta De Lago x Sequin (Lure (USA) )
 14 15.7 Emperor's Banquet T: R Le Grange J: J Lloyd
8g   Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Invisible Quest (IRE) (Intikhab (USA) )
 15 21.7 Forever Young (USA) T: C T Kuah J: R Shafiq
4g   Run Away And Hide (USA) x Best Of Memories (USA) (Halo (USA) )
 16 74.7 Newlands T: S Gray J: K Teetan
6g   Mugharreb (USA) x Lady Migaloo (General Nediym )
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