Multiple stakes winner and former Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Collector is set to head to Australia where he will join Jim Conlan’s Pinecliff barn.
The former Cliff Brown-trained gelding finished fourth behind Hong Kong raider Southern Legend in the Kranji Mile (1600m) last Saturday and Brown has elected to test his charge in Australia.
“Cliff rang me a couple of weeks ago and was telling me the horse was having a few issues handling the conditions in Singapore,” Conlan said.
“I’ve watched all his replays, he’s obviously a fairly talented horse, but it’s always a bit of a query how Singapore form will translate in Australia.
“But he’s probably the best performed horse to come out of Singapore for a while. It will be exciting to see where he ends up.”
Debt Collector was purchased by Brown out of Prima Park’s 2014 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale draft for $120,000.
The son of Thorn Park has gone on to win 12 of his 24 starts in Singapore, including eight at stakes level and more than S$3.1 million in prize money.