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May 24, 2015

Without a win since taking the Sgp-Group Three Marsiling Classic Stakes in March of last year and placed just the once in the meantime, Goliath (NZ) (Darci Brahma) made a positive return to form in the 1700 metre S$100,000 Open Benchmark 83, main race on Friday night’s card at Kranji. “The horse has had a lot of problems since Derby Day last year and it has taken a while for him to get back on track,” said trainer Steven Burridge. “His last run was good, though, so I believed he had a good run coming.”

Although jumping from the inside gate, the five-year-old was well back when the field settled and jockey
Michael Rodd waited until they hit the straight to launch his challenge. Steered to the outside, it took Goliath just a hundred metres to gather in the competition and he kept going to clear the field by a sizeable margin, Rodd easing him down towards the end and still winning comfortably.

“He’s a big horse and very athletic,” said the Australian. “He needed to get to the outside so he could really stretch out and gallop. “The conditions tonight, especially the tempo, were just right for a big
horse like him.” Burridge was happy to finally find a good race for Goliath. “There are no races planned after today because there are none suitable for him. “He loves the Polytrack. We will give him a break and ease off him for now until a suitable Polytrack race comes
along.” – Singapore Turf Club

Story from: New Zealand Thoroughbred News