Steady day for Singapore raiders
Last Updated: 15/05/13 10:54am
Red Cadeaux: Steady day's work
The three British runners in the a 13-strong field for the Singapore Airlines International Cup enjoyed a steady exercise day at Kranji ahead of Sunday's big race.
Ed Dunlop's globe-trotter Red Cadeaux, the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Mull Of Killough and Hunter's Light from Saeed bin Suroor's Godolphin stable all went out on the track for a light spin.
Red Cadeaux did a steady canter on the Polytrack over a mile and a quarter.
"He just had a steady canter today, in preparation for his gallop on grass tomorrow," said Dunlop's assistant Robin Trevor-Jones.
"He is in good shape and we couldn't have asked for more."
Mull Of Killough pleased connections as he jogged round the track.
"He jogged for a furlong, hacked around the bend and walked back. He really enjoyed it," said Chapple-Hyam's assistant and work rider Abigail Harrison.
"He didn't seem bothered by the lights. He may have raced under the lights only once at Wolverhampton, but he has taken it all in and really came out for a pretty easy time out there.
"We'll now wait for Jane to let us know what she wants to do with him."
Hunter's Light was confined to a stroll following a gallop on Tuesday.
"He's pulled up great after yesterday's gallop," said Godolphin's travelling-foreman Richard Corona.
"Today's always meant to be a quiet day. We're very happy with the way he has come along."
Britain's raiding party face stiff opposition from the likes of Hong King's Military Attack, winner of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin and German star Pastorius.
There are no British entries in the Krisflyer International Sprint, but Edward Lynam's Balmont Mast flies the flag for Ireland in an 11-runner line-up.
Balmont Mast, who advertised his claims for honours when runner-up in the Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan, did a slow canter on the heath track.
"It was just a routine exercise to warm him up this morning. He's very well and just had a slow steady canter down the back," said Lynam.
"He's very fit and ready. He might go a little quicker tomorrow and Saturday, but he won't let go.
"We've got to mind the bends as he tends to take off around them.
"He put on some weight after he left the Curragh, but lost some on the way here. He's put some back on.
"He's pretty much back to his Golden Shaheen weight now. He's all fine and there are no excuses."