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

$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
Dester Singapore Gold Cup Gr1 2200m
Singapore Track: Good Time: 2:14.37
Gilt Complex
T: C I Brown J: M Rodd 56.5
6g Gold Centre (AUS) x San Ysabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Festival Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Newmarket Lodge
B: Anna Scott Racing $10,000
T: S Gray J: W Pike 53
6g Elusive City (USA) x Khales (NZ) (Don Eduardo (NZ))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $100,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd
B: Mr Peter Ho Leung $100,000
NZB Select Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: NZB as agent $80,000
Elite Excalibur
T: C I Brown J: G Boss 55.5
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Romantic River (USA) (Irish River (FR))
Majestic Moments
T: R Le Grange J: B Vorster 55
6g Darci Brahma (NZ) x In Spain (IRE) (Selkirk (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $120,000
V:Lyndhurst Farm, Cambridge, NZ
B: P Shaw $120,000
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $115,000
V:The Oaks Stud
B: NZB as agent $115,000
T: H W Tan J: M Nunes 57.5
5g Tavistock (NZ) x The Nightingale (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Mighty Kenny
T: R Le Grange J: N Juglall 50
5g Shinzig (AUS) x Mysterious Ransom (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Eliza Park International, Kerrie, Vic
B: Magic Millions As Agent $45,000
Blue Swede
T: S Baertschiger J: V Duric 54
7g O'Reilly (NZ) x Hooked Ona Feeling (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Worldwide Bloodstock $100,000
Secret Win
T: D Meagher J: R Woodworth 50
5g Haradasun (AUS) x Recline (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: New Zealand Bloodstock As Agent $25,000
Laughing Gravy
T: C I Brown J: C J Grylls 54
7g Primus (AUS) x Foxy Moi (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Perfect P
T: R Le Grange J: O Placais 54.5
6g Perfectperformance (USA) x Holly Filly (ARG) (Lode (USA))
Jupiter Gold
T: H Takaoka J: Alan Munro 53
4r Congrats (USA) x Contented (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: KS Research $130,000
Song To The Moon
T: M Clements J: D David 50
5g Savabeel (AUS) x White Mouse (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $230,000
V:Anzac Lodge
B: Michael J Clements $230,000
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Rangal Park Stud, Euroa
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock $85,000
Order Of The Sun
T: D Koh J: C C Wong 51.5
7g Encosta De Lago (AUS) x Sequin (AUS) (Lure (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: P Lee $420,000
Emperor's Banquet
T: R Le Grange J: J Lloyd 53
8g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Invisible Quest (IRE) (Intikhab (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone, NSW
B: B Wakefield $75,000
Forever Young
T: C T Kuah J: R Shafiq 53.5
4g Run Away And Hide (USA) x Best Of Memories (USA) (Halo (USA))
T: S Gray J: K Teetan 51.5
6g Mugharreb (USA) x Lady Migaloo (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))