Darley stallions performed strongly at Sunday’s Kranji meeting in Singapore where Hard Spun (Danzig – Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) and Ad Valorem (Danzig – Classy Women, by Relaunch) both sired winners on the 12-race card.
Harden Up became the 65th individual winner for Hard Spun when the two-year-old led from start to finish to claim the Restricted Maiden (1200m), a race worth $S65,000. The $62,000 Adelaide Magic Millions purchase showed terrific speed before scoring by almost four lengths.
Don Baertschiger purchased Harden Up while his son Shane prepares the youngster, who made the most of carrying just 50.5kg to score on debut.
Baertschiger said he would aim Harden Up at the Magic Millions Juvenile Championship at Kranji on July 29.
Meanwhile, Ad Valorem’s son Lucky Xuan (Ad Valorem – Zedabelle, by Marauding) scored his second Singapore success in the 1200-metre Class 4 that carried $S55,000 in prizemoney.
. Lucky Xuan cost $55,000 out of the Murrulla Stud draft at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale in 2010.