Super Easy (NZ) Makes it Eleven from ElevenMonday, Jul 16, 2012
Karaka graduates celebrated a clean sweep of Singapore's stakes races at Kranji last night with the outstanding three-year-old Super Easy (NZ) making a successful return to the track in the Sgp-3 Paititi Gold Trophy (1200m).
Super Easy (Darci Brahma x Parfore) is now unbeaten in 11 Singapore starts and last night's Sgp-3 race saw the Michael Freedman trained colt make a successful return to the track after having his last start in mid-May.
Ridden by champion jockey Joao Moreira, who also rode Karaka graduate Chase Me (NZ) (Storm Creek) to victory in the Singapore Derby later in the meeting, Super Easy jumped well from the inside barrier and settled in third place for the running.
Super Easy (NZ) takes his 11th career win in Singapore from 11 starts. Photo courtesy of the STC.
In the straight Super Easy met a tough challenge from race leaders Yin Xin and Captain Obvious who stuck on well but Super Easy asserted his dominance 150 metres from home, kicking clear to take his 11th win from as many starts in Singapore by four-lengths.
"The more wins you have on the trot the more you worry about things not working out," commented trainer Michael Freedman.
"It is always a concern coming back to the 1200 metres after running at 1600 metres last time and that did have me worried as there were some very good sprinters in the field but this horse has a great turn of foot. I would say that that was probably one of his more dominant wins.
"He's just a great horse to train. He can camp on them in a six furlong race or you can ride him back over a mile and he can still get over them.
"I've been involved with a lot of great horses over the years including back home in Australia, but this horse would be right up there with them."
Super Easy came into the race after winning all three legs of Singapore's Triple Crown, culminating in the Sgp-1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) in mid-May. His winning sequence of 11 wins now puts him within one victory of Karaka graduate Better Than Ever (French Deputy) who won 12 consecutive races in Singapore in 2009 and 2010.
Freedman indicated that Super Easy would not be heading overseas and would likely progress to the Sgp-3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) on 2 September and then the Sgp-1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on 7 October. The Sgp-1 Raffles Cup (1800m) on 21 October is also being considered.
Bred by Michael Ryan, Super Easy was offered by Esker Lodge at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2010 Karaka Premier Sale where he was purchased by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds for $140,000.
His 11 career wins in Singapore have seen him accumulate over $1.2 million in stakes earnings for his owner the Joy N Happiness Stable.
Super Easy has been a leading performer for his sire Darci Brahma who has had a very good season at stud. With his oldest progeny three-year-olds, the current season has also seen him sire Group 1 New Zealand Oaks winner Artistic, Group 3 Manawatu Classic winner Malandrino, Group 3 Spring Stakes winner Darci Be Good, Group 1 placed Our Miss Jones, Group placed Westsouthwest, Nashville and Micken and stakes placed Waterford, Vincent Street and About The Journey.
Standing at the Oaks Stud, Darci Brahma is the leading sire for 3YO winners in New Zealand with 23, four clear of his nearest rival O'Reilly, and is fully booked for the 2012 season.