Important Singapore winner for CS stallion Burgundy

 
19 Jun 2017

South African jockey Derreck David capitalised on two-year-old Bringer Of War's light weight to claim an important win for Cambridge Stud sire Burgundy in Singapore last Sunday.

The former South African champion apprentice jockey walks around at 50kgs and with Bringer Of War weighted at 48kg, David was her perfect partner as he guided her to an all-the-way win.

The Mark Walker-trained daughter of Burgundy hugged the rails and ran her rivals off their feet to score by 2¾ lengths, running 59.24 seconds for 1000m on the Polytrack.

"She is a nice filly, but is still learning what racing is all about," David said.

"She showed a lot of gate speed and was never in trouble from that point. She hung out in the straight but she was never in danger."

Bringer Of War's first two runs came in the first two Legs of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series, producing a second and a third as the favourite on both occasions.

The Burgundy filly was bred by David Ellis and his wife Karyn Fenton-Ellis.

Ellis bought Burgundy as a yearling as has always maintained that the Redoute's Choice stallion was the fastest racehorse to go through his hugely successful stable.