Street Of Dreams makes winning look easy

By Sharon Zhang, 02/10/2022

The Singapore Turf Club

The winning time was 1min 10.77 secs for the 1200m on the Polytrack, incidentally shaving off 0.2secs from Primitive Instinct’s Class record nine years ago.

With one win and one second in five starts, Street Of Dreams has earned close to $30,000 in prizemoney for the Giovanni Stable.

Burridge revealed that the four-year-old gelding improved tremendously after a wind surgery. He praised the Singapore Turf Club vet surgeons for their huge effort. 

“We did not expect him to win so easily,” said the Australian conditioner.

“(Owner) Joe (Giovanni) bought him in New Zealand and he had one wind ops before he came to me.

“Then, he did another tie-back surgery after he ran in the Novice race (ninth to No More Delay on April 17). He was also gelded then.

“Big thanks to the Club’s vets, Dr Dan Shaw and Dr Peter Briggs. They did a very good job with him.

“He was quite green when he was a colt but he’s improved. We thought he would win at his last start (fifth to Trident in a Novice race over the 1400m on August 14) but it rained heavily and the track on the inside was bad, so we gave him a freshen-up.

“He trialled very well the other day (fourth to Illustrious on September 23) and his work has been good.

“He’s done well today. We hope to step him up to the 1400m next and then maybe over the mile afterwards.

“He’s Joe’s only horse in Singapore now. Hopefully this win could give him a bit of a nudge along and get him to buy more for us.

“It’s also good for Bernardo as that’s his first winner for me. He did a great job.”

Pinheiro credited the win to Burridge.

“I’m glad to be on board. It’s only a Maiden race but he won it easy,” he said.

“He had a bit of breathing issue previously and Steven fixed and managed it very well.

“He improved very well in the trials after the wind ops. He’s fresh today and sat behind the leader. Once I asked him, he responded very well.

“I think he has plenty of future here and he can go up to the seven furlongs or the mile.”

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