Kauri Park, a son of the late Thorn Park, races in Singapore on Friday night at just his second start after an impressive debut in March. His first start saw him charge home for 3rd, beaten only a long neck after making up about five lengths in the last 200 metres.
Says ex-pat kiwi trainer Bruce Marsh, “That was on the polytrack over 1100 metres and he races on the turf on Friday night which I think will suit him better. He really stretched out on debut and his action suggests he will enjoy the grass surface”
The maiden race on Friday is over 1200 metres and is worth $75,000, following a recent increase in stake money in Singapore. Adding to the evening will be two of his owners who have travelled from New Zealand to watch him race.
Says syndicate manager Albert Bosma, “They are thrilled to be able to see their horse race live and it will be a wonderful weekend for them. Singapore provides a fantastic racing experience and I am sure they will want to go back!”
Apprentice Zuriman Zufliki who rode him in his first start, will ride him again and claim 2 kilos off his carded weight.
Says Albert Bosma, “Kauri Park is a horse that we believe has a big future and will race over more ground as he matures. We think that he is a long term Derby prospect for the $1 million 2000 metre Singapore Derby, which is raced for four-year-olds next July. He’s one to watch.”