Outstanding Singapore galloper Mr Big has added another big race win to his impressive resume with an easy victory in Sunday’s RM1 million Magic Millions Malaysian Classic
In winning the rich Asian feature, Mr Big gave his half brother (pictured) a boost as he prepares to go under the hammer at next month’s Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Catalogued as lot 420, the Mossman half brother to Mr Big is being prepared by renowned Queensland horsewoman Robyn Wise on behalf of his breeder.
Regarded as one of the finest sprinters in Singapore, Mr Big has, since the night of his Kranji debut, been racing at the elite level of racing throughout the region.
Mr Big is yet to miss a place in his 19 starts – 10 wins and nine placings. He won a Magic Millions Juvenile Championship and Aushorse Golden Horseshoe at two.
He’s since trained on to win a Kranji Sprint, Woodlands Handicap and Garden City Trophy. He also ran a gallant second in the KrisFlyer International Sprint earlier this year.
Mr Big is trained by Michael Freedman and was ridden to victory on Sunday in Penang by regular jockey Stephen Baster.
A $21,000 purchase from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Mr Big has earned over S$1.5 million during his star studded career to date.
In Sunday’s Malaysian feature he took up his usual place at the head of the field and showed his customary sprint to zip away from his rivals in the straight and then easily hold out fellow Singapore galloper Feisty Leo.
The margin between Mr Big and the Mark Walker trained Feisty Leo was two lengths. It was another two and a quarter lengths back to the third placegetter, in form local Alien.
One of 82 stakes winners by Gone West’s internationally proven sire son Elusive Quality, Mr Big is one of two winners from Basamaat.
An unraced Irish bred daughter of Danehill, Basamaat is a full sister to the stakes galloper Clear Impression.
Both Basamaat and Clear Impression are from the Red Ransom Royal Ascot group winner Shining Hour.