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Beasley confident

Jockey Danny Beasley rode Faaltless like he was the best horse in the race and it panned out beautifully for him.

"He was probably the best horse for my day and, off his last try, I was pretty confident coming into the race.

"Just the start, when he jumped, he probably jumped too quick and his back legs went up from underneath him, so his first two strides he was a bit tardy.

"But he gathered speed really quickly and, as you could see, nobody wanted to take the lead, so I was happy to cruise along and he gave me a really nice ride."

But is Faaltless ready for the Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint?

"Yeah, he is a nice little horse and he is doing everything right, so he deserves his chance," said the Australian.

"It is going to be very competitive this year. There is a lot of nice three-year-olds but any horse who keeps winning deserves his chance to have a go.

"He's winning - and winning impressively - and I'm sure his last 400m was pretty quick, so he deserves a chance."

I couldn't have thought I got a hundred winners within two years. It's been a great start, a lot of support from owners and good staff, and let's hope it continues.

- Trainer Shane Baertschiger (right), after saddling his 100th winner with Faaltless (below, No. 2) in Race 5 at Kraji yesterday.