Burgundy Strikes 4th Singapore Winner with Burkaan

17 Jun 2018

Burgundy Struck his fourth Singapore Winner with Burkaan last night.

Trained by Donna Logan, Burkaan scored his maiden win in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Sunday.

“He’s a nice horse. He was caught wide all around, but CC (Wong Chin Chuen) gave him a lovely ride,” said Logan.

“Mark Walker trained him before, and he came to us in very good shape even if he’s still very green. It’s onwards and upwards from now on.

Burkaan was one of the smartest out of the gates but could not take the outright lead when Coup Bradman (Zawari Razali) kicked up on the inside.

But when Wong said go at the top of the straight, Burkaan ($39) no doubt felt wings sprouting with only 50kgs on his back.

Pinching a two-length break, the son of Burgundy looked home and hosed but did shorten up late as Kiss Your Song (John Powell) pulled some ground off him to whittle the margin down to three parts of a length.

Gamely (Barend Vorster) ran third another 1 ¼ lengths away. The winning time was 1min 0.11sec for the 1000m.

Te Akau Racing’s David Ellis purchased Burkaan from Park Hill Stables’ 2017 NZB South Island Sale draft for $30,000.

Burkaan was bred by NA Walker and is out of the Woodman mare Meranti.