Rocket Man flies

Rocket Man under Barend Vorster, wins Gr1 Lions cup for 3rd time

In Singapore, Rocket Man, scored a 5 lengths victory  in the Gr1 wfa Gr1 Lion City Cup (1200m) at Kranji to take this race for the 3rd successive year. Despite being eased downed dramatically toward the end of the race, Rocket Man (ridden by Barend Vorster for trainer Patrick Shaw) still stopped the clock in a blistering 1min 8.85sec to defeat fellow 4YO gelding Better Be The One. Owned by South African Fred Crabbia, Rocket Man, a $60,000 yearling at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast, took his record to 15 wins from 19 starts (Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2011, plus 2010’s Singapore Gr1 Lion City Cup, Hong Kong Gr2 Jockey Club Sprint, Singapore Gr3 Garden City Trophy, Gr3 Woodlands Handicap, as well as 2009’s Gr1 Lion City Cup, Gr3 Kranji Sprint, Gr3 Singapore 3YO Sprint, in addition to 2008’s Gr3 Magic Millions Orchid Trophy & 4 runners-up (incl. 2010’s Hong Kong Gr1 International Sprint, Singapore’s Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint & the UAE Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, and 2009’s Singapore Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint.)

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