After finishing down the
field in five starts, DRAGON INFINITY sprang a big surprise with a
hard-fought win in the Restricted Maiden - 1000m sprint on the polytrack at
Kranji here tonight.
With Nooresh Juglall in the
saddle, the New Zealand gelding got home a nose in front of the odds-on
favourite FANTASTIC MAN to pay $161 for a win.
The New Zealand
three-year-old then had to survive another battle, this time in the
Corey Brown, rider of
FANTASTIC MAN, filed a protest for interference in the straight but this was
Either way, it was a 1-2
for trainer Alwin Tan. "I think the removal of the blinkers and pacifiers
helped," Tan said of DRAGON INFINITY's win.
For Juglall, it was a
first-up win back from a suspension. "It was nice coming back from a
suspension a winner," he said. He ended the evening with another win on
CATCH ME GREAT.
DRAGON INFINITY was sold
for NZ$20,000 as a yearling but was passed in the Ready To Run sale at