“I didn’t know the form that well, but, judging by the tote board, they thought he had a good chance,” he said after the three-year-old had scored by a length. “He was pulling me into the straight; he was just too good for them. He felt like the winner a long way out.”
Teetan snared a double on the undercard, taking the day’s opener on Big Wave and following up in race five on Hyde Park.
Cruiser’s Boss in the Lion City Cup
The first of the card’s three features went to Lim’s Cruiser under a cool Glen Boss. The five-year-old was Singapore’s champion sprinter last year after winning this contest and became the first horse since the great Rocket Man to go back-to-back.
Lim’s Cruiser had only one horse behind him with the home run approaching but engaged a gear beyond his rivals to surge through the pack and cut down the breakaway leader Zac Kasa.
“Brilliant! Glen Boss at his best – at his best he’s unbeatable and that was seen today,” said trainer Stephen Gray. The handler had brought the Casino Prince gelding to the party off only one run this year.
“We work for these moments. He’s a very good horse and to set him for this race and for it to come off is fantastic because it’s so hard to do,” Gray added.