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The Runners & Their Teams 2015

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL CUP'S RUNNER & TEAM

  • WILD GEESE
  • [Barrier No: 11]
  • English-bred stayer who claimed his biggest win in the Group 2 QEII Cup (2000m) last year. Well beaten in last year’s SIA Cup when he was ridden up with the pace before puncturing late to run last. Has struggled since and was tipped out after an unplaced run in the Longines Singapore Gold Cup (2200m). Had comeback runs over trips not made to suit but did show a glimpse of his old form when stepping up to 2000m with a solid fourth to Stepitup in the QEII Cup on April 26. Best on good track but does not mind some give either.
Description: 6 B G
Sire: EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
Dam: COURT LANE (USA)
Trainer: STEVEN BURRIDGE (SG)
Owner: HIPPOCRATES STABLE
Season: 2014
Summary: 15 3 3 0
Career 37 5 5 5
Earnings(SGD): S$887,091
  • Wild Geese
PAST RUNS
Race Date Ctry & Track Going Dist Barrier Place Race Category & Name WTR Wt Margin Odds Jockey Win Time Winner / Second
26-Apr-2015 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 2000 6 4/9 QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP 112 58 0.5 101 C Newitt 2:03.15 Stepitup
17-Apr-2015 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1400 7 6/9 OPEN STAKES 101 54.5 2.2 38 K A'Isisuhairi 1:22.97 Born To Fly
03-Apr-2015 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1400 3 6/12 KRANJI STAKES A 101 55.5 3.3 107 K A'Isisuhairi 1:21.78 Goodman
16-Nov-2014 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 2200 11 13/16 LONGINES SINGAPORE GOLD CUP 99 52 9.1 262 A Munro 2:15.07 Quechua
26-Oct-2014 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1800 7 13/13 RAFFLES CUP 99 58 11.7 136 I Azhar 1:46.34 War Affair
05-Oct-2014 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1600 5 8/14 PANASONIC KRANJI MILE 107 58 5.3 116 K A'Isisuhairi 1:33.72 War Affair
21-Sep-2014 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1600 7 4/9 COMMITTEE'S PRIZE 111 59 7.6 81 K A'Isisuhairi 1:33.28 Magneto
07-Sep-2014 SIN,KRJ (LH) T(G) 1400 3 5/14 JUMBO JET TROPHY 107 58 2 71 K A'Isisuhairi 1:22.40 Flax
Steven-Burridge
  • TRAINER:
  • STEVEN BURRIDGE (SG)
Steven Burridge, 60, is a former Melbourne jockey who has become a successful trainer in his own right. Since branching out on his own in 2005 after working for several trainers in Malaysia and Singapore, Burridge has landed several landmarks. He earned the distinct honour of being presented the Queen Elizabeth II Cup by Her Majesty herself in 2006 after King And King won the Group 2 event and has since won the prestigious event twice more, in 2008 with Trigger Express and in 2014 with Wild Geese, his SIA Cup contender, who ran unplaced last year. The Australian handler also broke Kiwi trainer Laurie Laxon’s stranglehold on the trainer’s championship when he claimed the title in 2010, ending a six-year sequence by Laxon. In that same year, Burridge also captured the time-honoured Longines Singapore Gold Cup with Risky Business and added the Group 1 Patron’s Bowl with Speed Baby the next year.
Craig Newitt
  • JOCKEY:
  • CRAIG NEWITT (AUS)
Craig Newitt, 30, was born in Tasmania but plied his trade mainly in Melbourne. Newitt boasts in excess of 1,500 wins to his tally, including 27 at Group 1 level, the latest being the Lightning Stakes with Australian sprinter Lankan Rupee in February 2015 at a hit-and-run visit back home as he is currently riding in Singapore where he has been licensed for six months. On the international stage, he is best remembered for his victory in the 2007 Group 2 King’s Stand Stakes aboard Miss Andretti at the Royal Ascot meeting in England. Newitt won the Tasmanian jockey’s premiership in 2000-2001 while still an apprentice, the Melbourne apprentice jockey’s premiership in 2002-2003 and the national Australian jockey’s premiership in 2011-2012 on 185 winners, while a narrow second to Luke Nolen in the Melbourne jockey’s premiership that same year. Besides Australia and Singapore, the well-travelled Newitt has also ridden in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Dubai, Mauritius, Macau and Malaysia. Previously, Newitt paid regular one-day visits at the Longines Singapore Gold Cup meeting with a third place aboard Dragonfly in 2013 as his best result. He did ride in the SIA Cup once, finishing fourth aboard Pompeii Ruler for Australian trainer Mick Price in 2009.