Westbury Stud graduates weighed in to good effect on the Singapore Derby undercard at Kranji on Sunday evening.
Swiss Ace three-year-old Sabah Ace continued his impressive march through the grades when he finished powerfully to deny January, also by the Group 1-winning son of Secret Savings, in the Class 3 sprint over 1200 metres.
Trained by David Kok for the RSTC Stable, Sabah Ace was partnered by Kasim A’isisuhairi and has suffered just one defeat when fourth in five appearances.
He was purchased out of Westbury’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale draft at Karaka for $50,000 and is a son of the unraced Danehill mare Show Exhibit.
She has a perfect record at stud with all 10 of her foals to race successful and is currently in foal to Tarzino.
Show Exhibit has a strong international pedigree with her second dam a sister to the multiple Group 1 winner and Champion Sire El Gran Senor, whose brother Try My Best won the G1 Newmarket Dewhurst Stakes.
January is also a bright prospect for expatriate Kiwi trainer Donna Logan with three wins, including the Listed Singapore 3YO Sprint, and six placings from 11 outings.
Also bred by Harvey, he was also secured at the Ready to Run Sale for $75,000 and is out of the Belong To Me mare Musically.
January is one of six winners for Musically, who is a half-sister to the Group 2 Yallambee Classic winner Magically with their dam Magic Music twice successful at Group 2 level and was third in the Group 1 Lightning Handicap.
A brother to January sold for $255,000 to Hong Kong’s Upper Bloodstock at last year’s Ready to Run Sale and she produced another Swiss Ace colt in 2022.