Thrilla Smokin’ in Singapore

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Champion Singapore jockey Joao Moreira has a winning rapport with Raheen graduate Thrilla In Manila.  The Brazilian hoop won on him for the third time in four starts at Kranji on Friday night.

Thrilla In Manila (6g Shovhog – Endama by Whisper Softly) is trained by Cliff Brown and has earned the equivalent of AUD 131,000 for Arexevan Racing Stable.  He was a $10,000 buy out of the Raheen draft at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions March Sale.

“That was a reward for his consistency,” Brown said after the gelding’s all-the-way win.  “He’s so genuine and a real tryer.”

Thrilla In Manila is a half-brother to 11 time winner Endamon (Monde Bleu).  His second dam is a half-sister to Rockhampton Cup winner Firetint.

Shovhog’s final Raheen bred runners are new-season three year-olds.  He’s bearing down on another milestone with 198 individual winners and they have won a total of 604 races.

Shovhog gelding wins again under champion jockey Joao Moreira