Quality Singapore galloper Risky Business completed a major Asian racing double in Kuala Lumpur today when he scored a resounding win in the Group One RM750,000 Yang Di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup (2200m).
Two starts before today’s race the Steven Burridge trained gelding won the Singapore Gold Cup with Glen Boss in the saddle.
This time around it was Noel Callow who partnered the six-year-old to victory in the Malaysian classic.
Risky Business, a well bred son of Danehill Dancer, cruised home to beat Professional Man by two and a half lengths.
Eagle was third home, a further length and a quarter back.
The winner made history in winning the today’s Gold Cup – stopping the clock in the track record time of 2 minutes 16.2 seconds.
“Steven and his team were delighted with the win,” Magic Millions International Director David Chester, who was on course, said.
“In his past three races Risky Business has won two of the biggest Asian races and today he smashed the track record.”
“Steven said he and the connections were looking at sending Risky Business to Dubai – so Rocket Man could well have a travelling partner!”
Risky Business was a $90,000 purchase from the draft of Tyreel Thoroughbred Stud at the 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
As it stands he’s earned the equivalent of over $1 million – not mad for the $90,000 Gold Coast buy.
Risky Business kicked away his racing career in Adelaide (as To Arms) with Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes where he raced twice for two placings on metro tracks.
Shortly after he was transferred to Singapore where he kicked away in style with a win on debut in late 2007.
By Danehill Dancer, Risky Business is a three quarter brother to fellow Singapore star Lim’s Fighter – a winner of 11 races and over $1.19 million.
They are both from the Group Two Grand Prix Stakes winner Sky Watch – a winner of six races including two other stakes events in Sydney.
Winner: Risky Business (Danehill Dancer-Sky Watch)
Race: Penang TC Yang Di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup G1 (2200m)
Sold for: $90,000
Sale: 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Tyreel Thoroughbred Stud
Buyer: Demi O’Byrne
Owner(s): Results Stable
Trainer: Steven Burridge (Singapore