Secret Asset takes third

Secret Asset takes third
Secret Asset takes third
Sky Sports Racing News

Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Secret Asset ran a big race to finish third behind outsider Ato in the Krisflyer International Sprint at Kranji in Singapore.

The race was supposed to see the Kieren Fallon-ridden Krypton Factor set himself up for a trip to Royal Ascot after his win in Dubai but he was always behind, eventually coming home fifth.

Mr Big made a bold move for home off the final bend and for a while it appeared it would prove decisive.

However, Byron Vorster had him covered on Ato, a son of Royal Academy, and picked him up well inside the final furlong.

George Baker always had Secret Asset in a good position on the rail and while he could not match the finishing kick of the front two he ran a sound race.

Irish trainer Michael Halford’s mare Invincible Ash, who finished in front of Secret Asset at Meydan last time, could only finish seventh.

Winning trainer Patrick Shaw was landing back-to-back renewals having won the race with Rocket Man 12 months ago who missed this year’s race with injury.

Shaw told At The Races: “It’s bitter sweet with Rocket Man not being here but he was my second choice and I was a little bit confident.

“He had been keen and he waits for them to go past him then he comes back at them, so I took a chance to leave the blinkers off.

“After Rocket came out it was a very open race which is why I gave him a chance. It was a great ride.”

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