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The Runners & Their Teams 2015

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL CUP'S RUNNER & TEAM

  • FREE PORT LUX
  • [Barrier No: 2]
  • Usual suspect in French staying features. Boasts two Group wins, the Group 2 Prix Hocquart over 2200m and the Group 3 Prix du Prince d’Orange over 2000m when he beat Adelaide, Cox Plate winner, both at Longchamp. Beat one home in the Arc (2400m) last year and resumed with a creditable fifth in the Group 2 Prix d’Harcourt (2000m) last month. Versatile sort who can run up with the pace or be held up for a run. Likes good to soft tracks.
Description: 4 BR H
Sire: OASIS DREAM (GB)
Dam: ROYAL HIGHNESS (GER)
Trainer: FREDDY HEAD (FRA)
Owner: OLIVIER THOMAS
Season: 2014
Summary: 8 2 2 1
Career 11 3 2 1
Earnings(SGD): S$488,913
  • Free Port Lux
PAST RUNS
Race Date Ctry & Track Going Dist Barrier Place Race Category & Name WTR Wt Margin Odds Jockey Win Time Winner / Second
06-Apr-2015 FR,LCH (RH) T(S) 2000 4 5/10 Prix d'Harcourt 110 56 3.25 46 M Guyon 2:10.02 Al Kazeem
05-Oct-2014 FR,LCH (RH) T(F) 2400 17 19/20 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 108 58 11.75 505 M Barzalona 2:26.05 Treve
20-Sep-2014 FR,LCH (RH) T(S) 2000 2 1/5 Prix du Prince d'Orange 112 58 HD 9F M Barzalona 2:12.67 Bodhi
15-Aug-2014 FR,LCH (RH) T(S) 2000 2 2/7 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano - Haras du Logis Saint-Germain 111 58 3.5 55 M Barzalona 2:11.64 Gailo Chop
13-Jul-2014 FR,DEA (RH) T(S) 2400 9 4/11 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris 110 58 4.75 85 T Jarnet 2:41.76 Gallante
01-Jun-2014 FR,LCH (RH) T(F) 2100 12 14/16 Prix du Jockey Club 81 58 22.25 40 T Jarnet 2:05.58 The Grey Gatsby
11-May-2014 FR,CHY (RH) T(G) 2200 6 1/7 Prix Hocquart 111 58 0.5 20 T Jarnet 2:23.11 Adelaide
06-Apr-2014 FR,LCH (RH) T(F) 2000 2 2/8 Prix la Force 111 58 0.75 37 T Jarnet 2:02.96 Gailo Chop
Freddy Head
  • TRAINER:
  • FREDDY HEAD (FRA)
Freddy Head, 67, is part of the Head family racing dynasty in France. His grandfather Willie was a jockey, his father Alec a successful jockey and Arc-winning trainer, and his sister Christiane (Criquette) Head-Maarek, also an Arc-winning trainer. Head was six times champion jockey in France, and won just about every big race on the French racing calendar. His tally included the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) eight times, the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) six times and he won the Arc on no fewer than four occasions. He also won back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Miles aboard Miesque in 1987 and 1988. Having retired from the saddle in 1997, Head then turned his attention to training, where his biggest achievement to date has been to saddle Goldikova to three successive wins in the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2008, 2009 and 2010. More recently, he trained the top-class miler Charm Spirit to win three Group 1 races in 2014, culminating in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, and this season started with a bang when he sent out Solow to win the US$6 million Dubai Turf at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. Head will be at his first visit to Singapore.
Mickael Barzalona
  • JOCKEY:
  • MICKAEL BARZALONA (FRA)
Mickael Barzalona, 23, was born in Avignon, France to Corsican parents and came to prominence as a teenager when apprenticed to champion French trainer Andre Fabre in Chantilly. Barzalona was just 19 years old when he won the Epsom Derby in 2011 on board the Fabre-trained Pour Moi. Barzalona’s meteoric rise continued when in 2012 he became (along with Silvestre de Sousa) one of Godolphin’s retained jockeys understudying Frankie Dettori. Success in the famous sky blue silks followed swiftly as he won the Dubai World Cup in 2012 aboard 20-1 shot Monterosso, and later that year a second British Classic came his way on board Godolphin’s Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster in September for trainer Mahmoud Al Zarooni. Things did not go so well for him in the UK when Al Zarooni was replaced as Godolphin trainer by Charlie Appleby, and Barzalona moved back to France where he rides both for Godolphin and for a number of different trainers. He is on the 21-winner mark for the season, while his career wins to date in the UK, France and Dubai stand at around the 415 mark.