MAJOR TOM impressive in Singapore winning for the 3rd time from seven starts

3yo Gelding MAJOR TOM (Darci Brahma – Spin N Grin) made short work of his race day rivals when resuming at Singapore’s Kranji racetrack after a prolonged absence from the track. Starting as top weight in a Class 4 event over 1200 metres on the Turf, MAJOR TOM settled back in the running, with rider R Zawari starting to edge him closer from the 600 metres – he was the widest runner as they turned and over four lengths from the leader, but made a compelling run in the race to the post and won in stylish fashion by half a length at the line in a time of 1.11.o8 on a rain affected track.

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Major Tom’s 3rd Singapore Win 14th July 2017

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, expressed satisfaction after watching the race from his New Zealand home, “We have always had a lot of time for this horse, he seems to be a bit special and unfortunately he went shin sore after his last race, a race that was a lead up to the Singapore Guineas and while disappointing for his ownership team that he missed the Guineas, the break away from racing since the end of March has allowed him to develop and strengthen and as we saw tonight he won with authority over a trip too short for him. He does seem to be a type destined for much greater honours,” he said.

Acquired in a private sale for NZ$80,000 by John Galvin after the horse was recommended to him by Te Akau Racing Stables supremo, David Ellis, MAJOR TOM is owned by the Fortuna Major Tom Syndicate, an ownership Group comprising 28 individuals and races in Singapore under the Fortuna NZ Stable banner – he is trained by current Premiership leading trainer, Mark Walker. Major Tom has now won three of his seven starts with only one unplaced run and has accumulated over S$130,000 in prize money.