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Regal effort in Singapore feature
04 May 2014Knight’s Command is the latest prestige winner from Hallmark Stud after his Group Three victory in Sunday’s Admiralty Classic Stakes in Singapore.
The half-brother by Pins to the successful sire Zed was purchased out of the farm’s 2009 Premier Sale draft to Karaka for $250,000 by IDL Racing.
Knight’s Command is trained by Bruce Marsh whose faith in Zuriman Zulkifli was rewarded at Kranji when the apprentice guided the six-year-old to success.
“We always had big hopes for this horse as he’s well-bred and we always knew he had ability. We actually bought him with the Derby in mind but he’s had a lot of problems with his legs and back, and I think we left him as a colt too long, which didn’t help,” Marsh said.
He would not potter along with Knight’s Command but has already set designs on a long-term plan.
“I think he could be a Singapore Gold Cup horse in the long run,” Marsh said.
The Group 1 Longines Singapore Gold Cup is the country’s premier handicap race run over 2200m on November 16.