Kiwi woman in Malaysia nursing talented Lucky Lincoln on the comeback trail
Hopes are rising that talented galloper Lucky Lincoln will be able to continue his promising career in Singapore.
The Savabeel gelding has not raced since winning his last start at Kranji in March, 2017, after which it was discovered he had injured a tendon.
It came as a blow for Lincoln Farms as Lucky Lincoln was shaping into a real money-spinner - from just 13 starts he had recorded four wins and four thirds for prize money of S$163,035.
Lucky Lincoln was sent to a spelling farm near Ipoh in central Malaysia run by Kiwi woman Sandy Lines who reports the now seven-year-old is making good progress.
Recent scans show the tendon has healed about 80 percent and Lucky Lincoln is now doing rehab work on a treadmill, walking for 10 minutes and trotting for 10 minutes on a five degree incline.
“He is handling it very well,” says Lines. “And as we go along I will continue to increase his work and eventually have him cantering.”
Lines is treating Lucky Lincoln with a laser and he also wears massage boots.
She plans to start working the horse on the track before he returns to Singapore.
Lucky Lincoln is out of the Danehill mare Astradane, who left 2003 Wanganui and Hawkes Bay Guineas winner Stardane.
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Friday night at Kranji
News in brief
MOONLIGHT WANES: A veterinary exam of Lincoln Moonlight failed to find anything amiss after he ran only sixth, four lengths from the winner on Friday night. The horse blundered on jumping, had to be eased off heels soon after, then was forced to race three wide throughout. Rider Matthew Kellady reported the horse raced keenly and tired noticeably in the run home.
SO LONG SAINT: Saint Lincoln will be sold to Malaysia after bleeding for the second time. The five-year-old won two of his 14 starts in Singapore for earnings of S$45,911.
MORE RAZZ: On The Razz enjoyed a roll in the sand before showing his first bit of sparkle at Kranji, running on well from last at the 300 metres to finish seventh. The 1000 metre trip was far too short for the son of Magic Albert, who is out of a Zabeel mare, but he is being fitted for a 1400 metre event in January.