Super Junior Produces More Success in Singapore


29 July 2013

The Pencarrow Stud-bred Super Junior (Darci Brahma) produced his best form to date in Singapore last night to win the S$75,000 Smart Bet 2003 Stakes over 1600 metres at Kranji.

Super Junior demonstrated the kind of form that saw him win his first two career starts last year. He showed an electric turn of foot as he sprinted away from the field to win by a handy two-and-a-quarter length margin.

Ridden by leading Singapore jockey Joao Moreira, Super Junior was positioned perfectly in the running sitting in fourth position, stalking the leaders. He cleared away in the final 200m to score a decisive win in a time of 1.35.82.

Super Junior, trained by Michael Freedman and owned by the Joy N Happiness stable thus has the same connections as fellow Darci Brahma galloper and Singapore’s superstar Super Easy. The win was the fourth of Super Junior’s career from 11 starts and took his earnings to S$161,392.

He was bred at Pencarrow Stud by Peter and Philip Vela and sold at the 2011 Karaka Premier Sale when bought by Michael Freedman for $100,000.

The gelding is the son of Pencarrow-bred stallion Darci Brahma, a sire of 10 stakes winners including three Group 1 winners in his short career to date. Darci Brahma was a five-time Group 1 winner and a $1.3 million yearling when sold at Karaka by Pencarrow Stud.

The dam of Super Junior, Summary (Tierce), has already produced the multiple Group 2 winner and New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Shikoba (Chief Bearheart). Summary’s dam Pampas Fire (Prince True) was the winner of the Group 3 Debutante Stakes and produced stakes winner Cloister (Marauding), the dam of dual Group 1 winner Melito (Redoute’s Choice).

Summary was served in 2012 by Darci Brahma.