Trainer Shane Baertschiger is his father's son. The same humble temperament. The same quiet enthusiasm. The same nonchalance.
Like when he picked up another winner in Race 2 at Kranji yesterday. His face betraying nothing, he complimented Kiss Your Song for a "good win" and added: "JP (John Powell) rode a gem of a race."
So, let us fill in some of the blanks. When Kiss Your Song won the Restricted Maiden sprint, he beat some talented youngsters and it ended an 11-race winless drought.
Quite definitely, the victory was long overdue and most deserving. After running second on four occasions and third three times, he really made winning look easy.
Jumping cleanly, Powell held him in third spot until they straightened. Kiss Your Song found the lead 200m out and quickly put the race to bed.
By the way, if anyone's counting, it was Baertschiger's 32nd win for the year. He is leading the Trainers' Premiership and yes, his father will be proud.
A race later, Arhat made his way to the winner's enclosure. And while it was not for the first time, it too was long overdue.
Indeed, it was a year ago that the six-year-old from trainer Michael Clements' yard last won a race. But just watching him yesterday it was clear that while he may have lost some races, he had not lost those navigational skills. Yes, he still knew where the winning post was and yesterday in Race 3, he put his head in front just when it mattered.
Ridden by Michael Rodd, Arhat marked time and tracked the leader, Panache, throughout that long back stretch.
Into the straight, he ditched Panache but, from the pack, O'What A Feeling (Matt Kellady) loomed dangerously. Stride for stride they went. Head up, head down. But Arhat, a winner of four races, knew when it mattered most and at the post, he got the verdict by a shorthead.
Friday's South Africa results
1st 13 Samba With Suzie ($88-$20)
2nd 6 Incredible Tune ($10)
3rd 16 Wonder Woman $50
4th 12 Press Release
Forecast $138 Place Forecast (6-13) $33, (13-16) $160, (6-16) $67
Tierce No winner ($7,638 jackpot carried forward to next race)
Trio $2,647 Quartet No winner ($1,632 carried forward)
Scratching: 4 European Roller
1st 8 Voices Of Light ($10-$5.10)
2nd 3 Sixtythree ($6)
3rd 4 Coal ($8)
4th 7 Tarique
Forecast $4 Place Forecast (3-8) $3, (4-8) $6, (3-4) $4
Tierce $38 Trio $8
Scratching: 5 Masterful
1st 11 Just Call Me Angel ($91-$17)
2nd 1 Zalika ($6)
3rd 2 Honey's Legacy ($9)
4th 3 Burgee
Forecast $38 Place Forecast (1-11) $12, (2-11) $22, (1-2) $4
Tierce $1,011 Trio $34 Quartet No winner ($760 carried forward)
1st 2 Tombodi ($19-$10)
2nd 10 Highland Captain ($11)
3rd 14 Tiger Warrior ($30)
4th 8 Warrior Poet
Forecast $30 Place Forecast (2-10) $12, (2-14) $52, (10-14) $87
Tierce $1,126 Trio $462
Quartet No winner ($954 carried forward)
1st 10 Lucky Lulu ($29-$10)
2nd 9 So Enchanting ($17)
3rd 1 Patchit Up Baby ($13)
4th 2 Peach Delight
Forecast $70 Place Forecast (9-10) $20, (1-10) $15, (1-9) $36
Tierce No winner ($2,282 carried forward)
Quartet No winner ($1,164 carried forward)
Results of Races 6 and 7 were not available at press time. Log on to www.turfclub.com.sg for the results.