Noah floats his boat with easy Kranji win
- South African Group 1 winner Noah From Goa atoned from his defeat on debut by scoring a resounding all-the-way victory that was a truer reflection of his potential in the $125,000 Better Than Ever 2010 Stakes over 1800m at Kranji yesterday.
The 2015 Cape Guineas winner made his debut in a similar Kranji Stakes A race, but over 1200m five weeks ago.
Donning blinkers that day, the Tiger Ridge six-year-old was like a fish out of water, not to mention he got galloped on and returned with cuts to his near-fore.
Trainer Ricardo le Grange was confident his charge would bounce back.
The South African handler did away with the headgear and also decided to run him over a more suitable trip.
Jockey Nooresh Juglall did not hold back when he noticed the other seven runners’ reluctance to go forward.From the moment Noah From Goa took charge, it became increasingly clear they would be hard-pressed to run him down in the home straight.
The former Mike de Kock protégé never weakened, ambling away to a most impressive 1.25-length win from Makanani with Song To The Moon third another neck away. “The horse has a bright future here,” said Juglall. – Singapore Turf Club