Military Flag to fly high in new season
KUALA LUMPUR: Jan 7, 2024
MILITARY FLAG is one the youngest gallopers around in Malaysia, but three-year-old is set to fly high in the new season.
The New Zealand gelding landed in January last year, the first of Falcon Racing No 7 Stable’s direct import into Malaysia. (The owners race a big string of horses in Singapore.)
The son of U S Navy Flag was given a lengthy preparation before making his debut in a Open Maiden event last November. He finished second in that race but a month later quickly showed his potential with a runaway 5 1/4-length victory in a similar race.
Ridden once again by Jose De Souza, MILITARY FLAG jumped well and settled second just on the outside of BLACK PRINCE who decided to set the pace.
The pair shared the lead into the straight and in the wet conditions, it was MILITARY FLAG who did better in the final 200m when he slowly drew away from BLACK PRINCE, winning by 1 1/2 lengths.
“Nice strong win today,” said trainer Simon Dunderdale. “Looking forward to a promising future with MILITARY FLAG.”
“He (MILITARY FLAG) jumped well and we had a good cover and settled well outside the leader,” said De Souza. “In the straight when asked for an effort, he responded well. Very promising horse.”
|OPEN NOVICE (SW) – 1250M
|J De Souza
|(3 b.nz.g U S Navy Flag – Assume by Fastnet Rock)
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