Inferno to fire Duric to the top

Vlad Duric & Inferno

Champion jockey Vlad Duric will be shooting for a piece of Kranji racing history on Sunday afternoon when he is legged aboard exciting four-year-old galloper INFERNO in the $400,000 G1 Lion City Cup (1200m).

In twenty runnings of the great sprint at Kranji racecourse, four jockeys have won the race two times: Barend Vorster (2007 & 2011), Robbie Fradd (2009 & 2010), Alan Munro (2014 & 2015) and Vlad Duric (2016 & 2019).

Duric collected his victories on the Cliff Brown-trained ZAC SPIRIT in 2016 and the Shane Baertschiger-trained ARAMCO in 2019. Victory this week on INFERNO will elevate Duric to rare air as the only three-time winner of the Lion City Cup in modern day Kranji racing history.

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Year Horse (Kg) Distance Time Jockey Trainer
2019 ARAMCO 57.5 1200M 01:09.0 V DURIC S BAERTSCHIGER
2016 ZAC SPIRIT 57.5 1200M 01:08.4 V DURIC C BROWN
2010 ROCKET MAN 57.5 1200M 01:09.2 R FRADD P SHAW
2009 ROCKET MAN 55.5 1200M 01:08.7 R FRADD P SHAW
2011 ROCKET MAN 57.5 1200M 01:08.8 B VORSTER P SHAW
2007 WHY BE 57.5 1200M 01:11.3 B VORSTER L LAXON
2015 WAR AFFAIR 57.5 1200M 01:09.2 A MUNRO HW TAN
2014 ZAC SPIRIT 57.5 1200M 01:08.8 A MUNRO C BROWN