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Kif Toh scores early double, then takes a tumble

Promising first-season apprentice Kif Toh was a man in a hurry last night, scoring on his first two rides.

But he fell down to earth in Race 8 when he was dislodged from Sir Fleetwood near the 500m bend on the Polytrack.

He was replaced by TK Barnabas on Golden Rabbit in the final race.

Race presenter Matthew Jones, who quoted Toh's master, trainer Michael Clements, said that the young rookie complained of chest and back pains and was sent to hospital for observation.

Toh (above) took the opening race aboard the Tan Hor Khoon-trained STATE TROOPER, who led practically all the way in the $38,000 Kranji Stakes D race over 1,100m.

The Singaporean jockey returned to the winner's enclosure in Race 3 with a last-to-first victory on the Leslie Khoo-trained PATERSON ROAD in the $60,000 Class 4 race over 1,700m.

Both races were on the Polytrack.

The double has taken Toh's season's tally to 11 wins in less than three months and the 2011 Singapore Training Academy for Racing graduate has closed in to only six winners behind Noh Senari in the apprentice's table.

"I'm feeling great with the two winners today," said Toh.

"It's been a very good three months for me and I'd like to thank all the owners and trainers who have supported me, especially Leslie who has given me two winning rides in just over a week."