Violet bags first Cup win for Nuqman
KUALA LUMPUR: Dec 5, 2021
Apprentice Rozi Nuqman, who has ridden VIOLET throughout the season, was rewarded with his Cup win when the pair bagged the RM100,000 Sports Toto Supreme Challenge Cup at Sungei Besi here today.
The Mint Lane gelding was one of the firsts to break in today’s Supreme A set-weight contest over 1400m but when SYMBOL OF COURAGE charged to the front from his wide barrier, Nuqman elected to settle his mount just behind the pace in third spot.
VIOLET ranged alongside the pacemaker at the 400m and soon surged ahead. WAR DRAGON and the favourite MOONGATE LIGHT both tried but failed to catch the new leader in the final 200m.
“I am very excited since this is my first Cup win and also for the owner (Ninetyfive Emperor Stable),” said Nuqman.
After Chong, VIOLET also found success with Shane Ellis before joining trainer Johnny Lim this year. Lim and Nuqman has now picked up three wins with the Australian gelding.
VIOLET, formerly known as Platinum Life, has now won 11 races from 1000m to 1400m in 25 starts.
|SPORTS TOTO SUPREME CHALLENGE CUP 2021|
|SUPREME A (SW) – 1400M|
|1||VIOLET||BT Lim||R Nuqman||
|(6 b.a.g Mint Lane – Wings Of Alice by Testa Rossa)|
|9||Moongate Light||R Lines||WW Cheah||
|8||War Dragon||L Moy||S Uzair||
|2||Elite Invincible||BT Lim||AR Raiyan||
Source : Turfonline