Australian-bred Kaiser (3 c Seidnazar – One Wink, by Perugino) made the most of his light weight in posting a strong win in the $95,000 Open Benchmark 89 Stakes over 1000m on the Polytrack at Kranji on Friday night.
Ridden by Barend Vorster, Kaiser scored a one-and-a-half length win over Happy Everybody with Mr Big an unlucky third, just a head away. Supporters of the $7 favourite Mr Big were dealt a blow at the start when the three-year-old jumped awkwardly and almost dislodged Beasley.
Kaiser is now likely to be given his chance against the best three-year-old opposition in Singapore by lining-up n the first leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge, the Group 3 $200,000 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint over 1200m on March 30.
Trainer Theo Kieser said the Three-Year-Old Challenge was not seriously considered by connections but explained afterwards that it is now likely to be on the radar.
‚ÄúWe weren‚Äôt really thinking of the Three-Year-Old Challenge at all but I think there may be a good chance he could run in it now,‚Äù said Kieser.¬†‚ÄúEspecially the first race of the series anyway.‚Äù
Kieser said he wished he had a stable full of horses like Kaiser who recorded his sixth win from 14 starts.The three-year-old began his career by winning the very first race restricted to two-year-olds in February 2011 and on top of his six wins also has a further five second placings to his credit.
‚ÄúYou always wish for these types of horses,‚Äù said Kieser. ‚ÄúI wish I had a stable full of them.¬†I‚Äôll just have to go out there and try and find some more.‚Äù