Steven Burridge’s winning run in Dubai continued overnight when quality Asian galloper Captain Obvious won the Al Naboodah Construction Group (1200m) at Meydan.
A West Australian bred son of Verglas, Captain Obvious made it two wins at the Dubai Carnival for his Singapore stable when he proved too strong in the feature event, winning by three parts of a length.
A former outstanding Malaysian based galloper, Captain Obvious has been a revelation since joining the Burridge stables at Kranji.
He is one of a handful of horses Burridge is campaigning at Meydan – another of them, the Stratum three-year-old Dark Matter, recently won the 2,000 Guineas Trial.
A $24,000 purchase for former trainer KL Chong at the 2007 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Captain Obvious boasts the outstanding record of 14 wins from just 22 starts. He’s won the equivalent of about $1 million already.
A cracking half brother to Captain Obvious by proven Group One producing sire Citidancer will go under the hammer at next month’s Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont.
Catalogued as lot 30, the bay colt is one of the stand out entries from the draft of John Andrew’s Alwyn Park Stud.
The 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale will commence on February 14. To view the online catalogue click here.
Captain Obvious is one of three winners produced by the lightly raced Tirol mare Shathor.
Shathor is a half sister to the Karrakatta Plate winner Umah as well as the grandam of the current day Hong Kong sprint star Entrapment.
PICS – Dubai Racing Club.
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