Singh salutes with Gingerbread Man

Singapore owner Joe Singh landed his latest winner by Group 1 sire Gingerbread Man when Bahama Mama scored again at York on Labour Day.

The Dan Morton-trained 3yo filly improved her strike-rate to 3 wins from 4 starts in the Cyril Screaigh Memorial Hcp (1100m). Ridden for the first time by 2kg claimer Kate Witten, she collared Roaring Trade at the furlong and then fought back to beat Next Dawn (De Troy) by a half-head.

Singh raced Gingerbread Man (Shamardal) to 11 wins in Singapore before retiring him to Yarradale Stud. His filly Gingerella was a last-start winner at Bunbury in December and she passed the baton to Bahama Mama who has since saluted at Geraldton, Bunbury and York.

Bahama Mama was bred by Doris Keens and sold through Gold Front Thoroughbreds for $16,000 at the 2016 Perth Magic Millions. Her Juddmonte Farms-bred dam Same Page (Kingmambo) is an unraced half-sister to Champion European 3YO Distant View (Mr Prospector). Second-dam Seven Springs (Irish River) was a Group 1 winner of the Prix Morny & Prix Robert Papin.

Widden Stud imported Same Page to Australia in 2006 and on-sold her to Western Australia through Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA) for $27,000 at the 2013 Inglis Sydney Broodmare Sale.

Dan Morton spent top dollar for a Gingerbread Man at last month’s Perth Magic Millions paying $100,000 for Yarradale’s filly from Queen’s Gem. She is a half-sister sister to War Chant stakes performer I Am Boudica.

Gingerbread Man filly wins with Willie Pike aboard at Bunbury