KING ARTHUR wins again in Singapore for Fortuna Racing

KING ARTHUR (I Am Invincible-Pentasia) took his promising career to another level Sunday 17th July when winning the Class 1 1200m Turf event at Singapore’s Kranji race course in stylish fashion, cracking through the Class Record in doing so. Recording his 8th career win and, remarkably, 7 of those wins coming from his last 10 starts, the 4yo was having his first start at Class 1 level, had drawn barrier 7 in an 8 horse field and was ridden, once again, by Stable Apprentice Fadzli Yuoff, claiming 3 kgs. The speed was hot from barrier rise and Yusoff eased with King Arthur settling into 6th place and on the rail. Eased off the rail before the turn, Yusoff looked to get his mount to the outside, but was held in a pocket by Gold Star – keeping his cool, Yusoff, still 5 lengths adrift of the race leader, Celavi, spotted an inside run, ducked and weaved, got his charge into the clear and once there, he was just too strong for his opposition, going to the line 3/4 length clear of the fast finishing Big Hearted in a time of 1.08.50

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Trainer Donna Logan, recording her 32nd Training success in 2022 for Te Akau Racing Stables was blown away by the result “That was amazing to watch, King Arthur was a bit further back in the running than I expected, got held up for a few strides on turning, but once clear, he was just too big, too strong – full marks to Yusoff once again, he kept his cool when in a spot of bother in the run home and got the job done again”

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Fortuna Racing’s John Galvin, watching from his home in Hamilton, New Zealand, was a happy chappy post race “That was an outstanding result for the horse – to be fair, he was the favourite and had the right credentials to be successful in the race, but they still have to do it – I thought he was dead and buried with 300m to run, but Yusoff, who is riding out of his skin, kept his cool, found the right passage and once in the clear, it was ‘shut the gate’ time”

KING ARTHUR will now be aimed at the S$300,000 Group One Lion City Cup over 1200 metres, Sunday 14th August

KING ARTHUR’s connections post race (Trainer Donna Logan 2nd from left)

KING ARTHUR was originally raced in Sydney, Australia as Tintagel by clients of the Bjorn Baker Stable, but after not meeting their expectations, they decided to put him on the market and he was purchased by John Galvin on the advice of former Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker, out of the October 2020 Inglis Digital Sale for A$25,000. He is raced by the Fortuna King Arthur Syndicate, an ownership group of 31 individuals from New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia. He has now accumulated S$330,000 with eight wins, five 2nds and two thirds  from 19 starts in Singapore.