A well-judged entrance working trip has landed Singapore’s champion apprentice Simon Kok a victory at Sandown.
Kok rode the $2.90 Pierrless to a 1-1/2 period win in Wednesday’s Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1500m) to offer him a 2nd winner in Victoria following luck at Tatura on Sunday.
Gaining revel in in Tasmania previous in 2019, Kok, apprenticed to ex-pat Australian teacher Steven Burridge, returned to Singapore and rode 35 winners throughout the simply finished season claimed the apprentices’ name.
Kok has teamed up with Lindsay Park running shoes David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig on an alternate apprentice program not too long ago presented between Racing Victoria and the Singapore Turf Membership.
His shuttle to Victoria follows Jessica Eaton because the inaugural beneficiary of the scheme who closing month rode two winners throughout her three-week keep at Kranji.
“That is my 2nd winner and I am overjoyed with this win,” Kok stated.
Kok stays in Victoria till the tip of December and after spending the previous 4 days driving paintings at Lindsay Park’s Euroa belongings has returned to Flemington for the rest of his keep.
He described driving at Lindsay Park and at other tracks round Victoria as helpful revel in.
“Tatura used to be an excessively sharp observe however I realized so much from it as a result of we do not get to trip on the ones tracks in Singapore,” Kok stated.
“I am simply again from the farm which used to be every other other setting, however I to find the horses are more than pleased up there.
“The uphill observe is solely wonderful as is the infrastructure.
“And I walked this observe (Sandown) earlier than my race, it is a great giant observe like Singapore.
“On the 400 metres there’s a dip there and Ben (Hayes) advised me to stay her balanced after which she completed off nicely.”
Ben Hayes stated Kok, who has to this point had 4 rides throughout his keep, curious about Lindsay Park, used to be a prepared learner.
“He is completed a just right task for us and I feel he is were given an excellent long term,” Hayes stated.