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Clements aims Kiwi Karma at S'pore Classic

- TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG

While a first run from such a high-profile galloper like KIWI KARMA can be a test of nerves, trainer Michael Clements (above) was delighted to have such a quality individual under his care and has already mapped out an ambitious pathway towards greater riches for the flying filly.

"She had a bad barrier but she began so quickly. Nunes knows her so well and knows exactly what she is capable of," said the Zimbabwean-born trainer.

"He let the other horse pass them by, just easing her into second spot and gave her a bit of a breather. But, when he let her fly again in the home straight, she quickened up very well.

"Her preparation has been good since she came to us. Her trackwork was good, and she did put on a bit of weight, which was good as she's on the light side."

Clements said he could look at the Group 3 $200,000 CECF Singapore Classic over 1,400m on Feb 22 as Kiwi Karma's next race. He would then look at the first leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge.

The 3YO series kicks off with the Group 3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint over 1,200m on March 29, followed by the Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic over 1,400m on April 17 and the last leg, the Group 1 Singapore Guineas over 1,600m on May 15.

With that fourth win, Kiwi Karma has earned more than $310,000 in prizemoney for Dsands Racing Stable.