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Inside Running: Australian jockeys star at Singapore Derby meeting

Shinn and Bowman have returned to Sydney to battle it out with Jamie McDonald in the jockeys’ premiership, while Brown is based in Singapore.

Jockey Corey Brown.

Jockey Corey Brown. Source: News Limited

AUSTRALIAN jockeys cleaned up at the Singapore Derby meeting on Sunday, with Corey Brown taking out the feature Group 1 event on Quechua.

Brown edged out odds-on favourite War Affair by a head in the 2000m Singapore Derby with Fastnet Dragon, ridden by Hugh Bowman, a nose away in third.

The Australians won five races on the card at Kranji, with Brown and Blake Shinn riding doubles and Bowman picking up one race.

Jye speeds up with treble

APPRENTICE Jye McNeil said a treble at Echuca on Monday was a welcome return to the winner’s stall.

“Things had been a bit slow lately so it’s good to get a few winners,” he said.

McNeil rode three winners in the first five events – picking up the first on Parallel Lines for Jason Warren, securing a

double on the Gerald Egan-trained Vain Kingdom and then landing the treble on Darren Weir’s Just Too Hard.

Weir continued his rich run of form with a double, making it eight winners in the past two days.

Brandy toast to Jessica

PROMISING apprentice Jessica Payne rode her 50th provincial winner at Echuca on Monday.

Payne, 23, won the last race on the program aboard the Daryl Archard-trained Make Mine Brandy.

Last month, she rode her sixth city winner in a last-to-first effort on the promising Raposo at Moonee Valley.

An oddity in the first race at Echuca was the $125 trifecta being filled by three emergencies – Parallel Lines (No.18), Jacqueric (No.16)

and Sangre Caliente (No.15) – all which gained a start after the scratching of seven horses.

Sprint Master plays on

BENALLA trainer Peter Smith said he would set his unfashionable sprinter Play Master for the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington on August 8.

The former plumber said Play Master was the toughest horse he had been involved with and would race on after winning the 1200m All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington on Saturday.

“The horse has had 10 runs this prep, but there’s no real reason to spell him just the way we train him. He’ll tell us one day,” Smith said.

California Chrome may be retired

STAR US galloper California Chrome may have run its last race.

The winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes has suffered a bruised cannon bone.

Trainer Art Sherman said the injury was not life-threatening but California Chrome’s future and prospective stud

prospects were being discussed.

The injury was detected during X-rays as part of an examination for a potential sale of the four-year-old colt to breeders.

Originally published as Aussie jockeys star at Kranji

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Posted July 14, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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