DECEPTION wins for the first time in Singapore

DECEPTION, the three year old gelding by I Am Invincible out of Friday Hussy was too dominant for his rivals in the Restricted Maiden 1200m Turf at Singapore’s Kranji race course on 14th May 202o. Having his 7th start in Singapore since Jan 1st, DECEPTION had run either 2nd or 3rd in each of his previous six starts, all in Restricted Maiden Grade, clearly demonstrating ability, but just not quite able to nail his first win. A short freshen up by his Trainer, Donna Logan, after his last start at 1600m 26th March, and bought back to 1200m proved just the ticket and aided by a clever ride by Singapore’s leading rider from 2021, K Hakim, victory was achieved.

Drawn nicely in Barrier 4 and with speedy types inside, the race plan was to have DECEPTION sit in behind the speed and then present for a run at the top of the straight. The plan was executed perfectly by Hakim, traveling well in the run, peeling out as they turned for home and then mounting a compelling run down the Kranji straight, going to the line clear by 1.5 lengths in the good time of 1.10.39

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Trainer Donna Logan, who prepared three winners on the day taking her 2022 season total to 18 wins, was in awe of her charge post race “That was just a super effort, we have always known that this boy has ability, but he just kept running in to one or two better on previous race days. But today, he ran the perfect race and was just too big, too strong and was beautifully ridden by Hakim. John Galvin’s Fortuna Stable is on fire, they have had 9 wins for me so far in 2022 and well done to them, they are wonderful supporters of Singapore Racing.”

Deception – wins Restricted Maiden Singapore 14 May 2022

John Galvin, watching from his Hamilton home, was overjoyed with the outcome  “He has really been knocking on the door this horse, he is a lovely type, big and strong and the freshen up and back in trip really worked the oracle today. Hakim, who has had a difficult start to 2022, due to Covid, rode him an absolute treat. Well done to Donna and her team, they are really starting to hit their straps.”

DECEPTION was originally acquired as a yearling by the China Horse Club/Newgate partnership, who fancied him as a Stallion prospect due to his very strong pedigree, for A$750,000 at the 2020 Magic Million Yearling Sale and given to Peter and Paul Snowden to train in Sydney. However after two trials and showing signs of real coltyness, his ownership group decided to sell him unreserved, as they do not race geldings, preferring to focus on Stallion prospects

Fortuna acquired DECEPTION at the April 2021 Inglis Online Sale for just A$65,000, he was  gelded within a couple of days of purchase and shipped to Singapore. He has now accumulated S$105,000 in Stakes money

DECEPTION is raced by the Fortua Deception Syndicate, an ownership group of 37 individuals from New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia