Singapore winner for in-form sire Burgundy

16 Sep 2017

Burgundy youngster Ebraz has flown the flag for his Cambridge Stud sire in Singapore tonight.

 After racing handy throughout the S$75,000 Flax 2015 Stakes, a 1200m restricted maiden, Ebraz swept to a big lead once he straightened and mustered late to prevail by a head. The winning time was 1:11.16.

Owner Mansoor Gandhi was estatic with the result, especially as he hand-picked the New Zealand-bred winner as a baby.


“I bought Ebraz as a yearling and it’s fantastic to see him win on debut,” said the oil and gas businessman who names the majority of his horses between Singapore and Malaysia with Arabian-inspired words or concepts.


“Ebraz metaphorically means to 'become outstanding'.”


Winning trainer Saimee Jumaat said he was expecting a forward run from Ebraz, but the win was still a question mark.


“The horse has been working very well but I wouldn’t have put up my hand to say he can win,” said the former champion jockey.


“I actually prepared him to win at his first start, but you can never be sure how they will go, but I was expecting a good run. I put the blinkers and shadow roll as he’s got a high head carriage, but dropped the pacifiers as he was going on turf.


“It’s good for Mansoor who told me this horse has a sentimental value to him as he bought him as a yearling in New Zealand. He deserves every winner that comes his way as he invests a lot in racing here. He currently is my biggest supporter at the stable with seven winners and more is on the way, I was told.” - Singapore Turf Club