Sunday meeting preview
Sunday meeting preview, selections, comments and odds.
An interesting mixture of races on offer from Singapore on Sunday and with some handy types heading to the 1400m chute at Novice conditions in race 3, it will pay to get there early.
There are three last start maiden winners in the field but it may be JUSTICE SMART and SILENT BOSS who get the punters attention.
Both horses finished second at their most recent outings but given it was two smart types in LIM’S ROYAL and ON ELECTRIC AVENUE respectively that beat them, they are more than up to winning at this level and are both horses to follow.
There is plenty of interest elsewhere on the card with the giant entire, OLYMPIAN EAGER, trying to make it three-from-three when he steps out over 1000m on the Poly in race 5 while JUSTICE LASS can also continue his winning form in race 9.
And it may pay to keep some punting powder dry for the last, as IMPERIAL FALLS had excuses at his Singapore debut and could be hard to hold out with a better run expected from gate 4.
Best Bets: (IMPERIAL FALLS race 10, win), (ONE KINABALU race 7, value) and (SATELLITE MASTER race 8, value).
Bankers for Jackpots: Race 7 (1, 3, 4, 7 and 8), race 8 (2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9), race 9 (3, 4 and 7) and race 10 (1, 3, 4 and 5).
Race cards and Larry Foley's synopsis follows and for updates on all runners go to www.kranjiracing.com
Please note the odds listed are "reference odds" only.
Selections; 1 GREATBALLS OF FIRE - 3 SIR REGINALD - 14 MUSCULAR DRAGON - 7 GET GOING
A reasonable quality Class 5 event to start proceedings. GREATBALLS OF FIRE drops into his winning class and is suited by this distance; his trial was solid and with a 2kg claim he should be hard to hold off. SIR REGINALD has not far away at recent outings and is suited by this class and distance; he wins without surprising with Vlad Duric to ride. These look the main hopes but GET GOING placed in similar company two starts back, the claim helps and he should be prominent throughout while MUSCULAR DRAGON is backing up after solid effort last week and will figure late. Betting Strategy - GREATBALLS OF FIRE, SIR REGINALD swinger.
1 GREATBALLS OF FIRE *** Drops into winning class and suited this distance. Trial was solid and with 2kg claim should be hard to hold off. 6.00
2 NICATOR * Having first Class 5 run but needs to improve on efforts to date. 33
3 SIR REGINALD *** Not far away at recent outings and suited this class and distance. Should be hard to hold off with Vlad Duric to ride. 4.00
4 SUPERMART ** Struggled on poly last start but better suited this distance. Could be closing late. 16
5 WHITE COFFEE ** 10YO who drops into class 5 and has won five times at this trip. Should be running on. 8.00
6 GENERAL CONATUS ** Won in weak field over this trip last start but gets Rodd and has to be respected. 6.00
7 GET GOING *** Placed in similar company two starts back. Claim helps and should be prominent throughout. 8.00
8 LEONARDO ** Maiden who has been running on and expect much the same in a race that suits. 16
9 DESTINY KNIGHT * Drops back in trip and only wins have been over longer. 33
10 DIVERGENT * Yet to win in 25 outings and needs to improve on efforts since resuming. 50
11 RACING TALENT * Has won twice at this trip and could improve on recent poor poly form. 20
12 RAPTOR ** Backing up quickly after improved effort last week and should be prominent from gate 1 with blinkers to visor. 10
13 SUN EMPIRE * Only wins have been at this trip but needs to improve on recent efforts. 33
14 MUSCULAR DRAGON *** Battled on solidly last week and only win was at this trip. Could be running on. 12
Selections; 11 SIX EMPIRE - 1 BELT AND ROAD - 3 CHAMPION TEAM - 12 MY GOLD
A weak Maiden where most have shown little to date and the market may be the best guide. SIX EMPIRE has not been far away at recent outings and his trial was solid; with a tongue-tie added he can get in the finish. BELT AND ROAD was caught wide and only battled on turf last start but his previous poly effort over this trip was solid; he is awkwardly drawn but should be prominent. CHAMPION TEAM had support but was fractious at debut (albeit two years ago) and performed accordingly; he has changed stables and recent his trial was sound - watch market. Of the rest, CLOKEY has trialled solidly and could show up with Michael Rodd to ride for Cliff Brown, TRIGAMY does have some speed and could be prominent while MY GOLD has had excuses so keep safe. Betting strategy - Play with caution, SIX EMPIRE gets his chance.
1 BELT AND ROAD *** Caught wide and only battled on turf last start but previous poly effort over this trip was solid. Awkwardly drawn but should be prominent. 5.00
2 TRIGAMY ** Has some speed and could be prominent for a long way back in suitable maiden company. 8.00
3 CHAMPION TEAM *** Resuming. Nicely bred horse that hasn't raced for over two years and has changed stable. Trialled solidly. Watch market. 5.00
4 CLOKEY ** By Swiss Ace. Half brother to two minor winners in Australia. Trials have been fair and could show up for Michael Rodd. Watch market. 7.00
5 HAPPY BUFFALO * Resuming and trials have been moderate. Needs to improve on efforts to date. 25
6 MYSTIC PRIDE * By Magic Albert. Has shown little at trials. 16
7 SATELLITE WINNER * By Not A Single Doubt. Distanced on heavy track at trial. Market best guide. 16
8 SPEEDY DEMON * Only battled when resuming but was held up in straight and could improve. 20
9 SILVER SKY * Has only battled to date but could improve in this field. 20
10 HIGH LIMIT * Has struggled to date but could be handy from the good gate. 20
11 SIX EMPIRE *** Not far away at recent outings and trial was solid. With tongue-tie added can get in the finish. 4.00
12 MY GOLD ** Saddle slipped last start but subsequent trial was solid and gets a tongue-tie. Keep safe. 16
13 GOLD CUSTOMER * Has placed twice in 20 starts and drops back significantly in trip. Needs to improve. 50
Selections; 1 JUSTICE SMART - 4 SILENT BOSS - 5 DESTROYER ECLIPSE - 8 LORD OF CLOUD
A moderate Novice with three last start Maiden winners involved, none of who were outstanding. So two horses - JUSTICE SMART and SILENT BOSS - that were beaten by handy types last start appeal. JUSTICE SMART gets blinkers after running on strongly in Class 4 last start behind the very smart LIM'S ROYAL; he won in UK over 1613m before arrival, gets a claim for Noh Senari and should be closing late. SILENT BOSS followed ON ELECTRIC AVENUE home last start and his subsequent trial was strong; he is suited by this trip and should be hard to hold off. Of the rest, TESORO PRIVADO broke through last start over 1600m, REFRESH showed speed when resuming while DESTROYER ECLIPSE and LORD OF CLOUD can be included in exotics. Betting strategy - bank JUSTICE SMART and SILENT BOSS in any exotics.
1 JUSTICE SMART *** Gets blinkers after running on strongly in class 4 last start. Claim helps and should be closing late. 3.00
2 SUN LION * Gets winkers but needs to improve on recent efforts. 50
3 SWIFT EMBRACE * Maiden who looks tested in this company. 33
4 SILENT BOSS *** Racing soundly and recent trial was strong. Suited this trip and should be hard to hold off. 3.00
5 DESTROYER ECLIPSE ** Broke through on the Poly last start and worth following. 12
6 REFRESH ** Showed speed when resuming in KSD over this trip and should be prominent. 6.00
7 TESORO PRIVADO ** Broke through last start over 1600m. This is harder but should be prominent. 6.00
8 LORD OF CLOUD ** Returned not striding out freely after Maiden win over this trip. Could show up. 12
9 LITTLE MASTER ** Dead-heated on debut. This is harder but be in the mix throughout. 12
Selections; 1 KING OF HOUSEHOLD - 2 WHITE TRUFFLE - 6 MASTER MINER - 5 LIM'S HUNTER
Another weak Maiden with KING OF HOUSEHOLD getting an opportunity to improve on his solid debut. He has a bit to learn but with Vlad Duric to ride he should be prominent throughout and prove hard to run down. None of the others have placed to date although MASTER MINER has put in fair efforts but returned not striding out freely on both occasions so he could improve while WHITE TRUFFLE has only battled to date but trialled solidly and could improve with blinkers. Of the others, the unraced SKYDANCE ECLIPSE trialled nicely and could show up on debut while LIM'S HUNTER will improve on his debut effort. Betting strategy - KING OF HOUSEHOLD win.
1 KING OF HOUSEHOLD *** Debuted well and should be improved. Should be prominent throughout. 2.50
2 WHITE TRUFFLE *** Has only battled to date but trialled solidly and could improve with blinkers on first time. 5.00
3 GOLDEN STATES * Resuming. Needs to improve on efforts to date and did not show up at recent trial. 50
4 BANGKOK BOY * Has been disappointing to date. 33
5 LIM'S HUNTER ** Had some support at debut and ran on OK late so worth thought stepping put to 1400m. 7.00
6 MASTER MINER *** Has put in fair efforts but returned not striding out freely on both occasions. Could show up if right. 5.00
7 SKYDANCE ECLIPSE ** By Foxwedge. Dam won twice up to 1550m. Trialled soundly. Watch market. 7.00
8 QUEEN OF QUEENS * Needs to improve on efforts to date. 50
9 OVERSEER ** Had support and battled on at debut but should improve for the effort. 7.00
Selections; 1 OLYMPIAN EAGER - 6 CADET - 2 UNCONQUERED - 4 CONILAD
A BM67 where the promising OLYMPIAN EAGER gets a chance to make it three-from-three, all over 1000m. The 5YO entire obviously loves this trip and a recent trial suggests he is up to the task. Of the rest with winning hopes, CADET has been freshened and his trials have been strong so he goes close while UNCONQUERED was narrowly beaten this class and distance three starts back and had excuses last start, so he gets his chance. CONILAD is consistent in this company and his recent trial was also sound so worth thought while GREY FALCON and CHAMPAGNE REIN (if ridden positively) both have speed and LONGHU can run on late. Betting strategy - OLYMPIAN EAGER to continue on his winning way.
1 OLYMPIAN EAGER *** Has won both outings and trial was solid. Promising type who should be hard to hold off. 2.50
2 UNCONQUERED *** Caught wide and battled on last start. Narrowly beaten this class and distance three starts back and could show up with blinkers (right side) removed. 4.00
3 SECRET MISSION ** Showed improvement last start when blinkers went back on. Keep safe. 33
4 CONILAD *** Resuming and has first-up form. Recent trial was good and should figure in this finish. 4.00
5 GREY FALCON ** Has plenty of speed and suited this class and distance so can figure. 12
6 CADET *** Has been freshened and trials have been strong. Awkwardly drawn but suited this class and can win. 8.00
7 CHAMPAGNE REIN ** Recent efforts moderate but gets blinker/pacifiers back. Could improve with a more positive ride. 16
8 GOLDEN SWORD * Resuming after long break. Placed, but well back at recent trial. Watch market. 33
9 LONGHU ** Ran on from well back in this company last start. Has no weight and could be closing late. 14
Selections; 1 HEAVENLY HAND - 6 ANY RUMOUR - 5 ROCKET FIGHTER - 4 METTLESOME
An extremely poor quality Class 5 with eight maidens and of those that have won, only HEAVENLY HAND has managed that in the last year. The 5YO mare won on the poly three starts back and whilst she only battled over a mile last start, she might have more to offer than the rest. ANY RUMOUR hasn't won for a long time but is rarely far away; his only wins are at 1600m and beyond but he will run on and could be hard to hold off with V Duric up. Of the Maidens METTLESOME, ROCKET FIGHTER and RIVER FORTUNE have shown some improvement at their most recent starts and could show up. Betting strategy - dreadful race, HEAVENLY HAND if you must.
1 HEAVENLY HAND *** Only battled over 1600m last start but won on poly three starts back. Best efforts have been over 1200m but should be handy throughout and has better form than most of these. 3.00
2 SOLITAIRE * Needs to improve on efforts since dropping into class 5 but may appreciate the turf. 20
3 HIPPO VENTURA * Yet to place in 12 starts. 50
4 METTLESOME ** Showed some improvement last start only placing in 21 starts was on turf. Could be prominent from the good gate. 6.00
5 ROCKET FIGHTER ** Ran a fair race over this trip four starts back and should be running on. 6.00
6 ANY RUMOUR *** Hasn't won for a long time but rarely far away. Only wins are at 1600m and beyond but could be running on. 3.50
7 RIVER FORTUNE ** Showed some improvement before fading late last start. Yet to place in nine outings and poorly drawn but could be prominent. 12
8 HEPHAESTUS * Recent efforts ordinary on poly but only placing in 10 starts was at this trip. 25
9 SMIDDY BYRNE * Blinkers off but recent form moderate and needs to improve. 20
10 BIG REGARDS * Did nothing when resuming and yet to place in 16 starts. 50
11 ELITE GUSTAVO * Yet to place in 11 outings. Tested. 50
12 KING OF THIEVES * Recent form poor but winkers come off and only win was at this trip. Could show up in this field. 33
13 PEREGRINE FALCON * Hasn't won for a long time and needs to improve on efforts when resuming. 33
Selections; 7 ONE KINABALU - 4 COPACABANA - 1 MELTING POINT - 8 XIONG FONG
A competitive Class 4 including a pair of relative newcomers in MELTING POT - who will enjoy the turf after two sighters on the Poly - and MAJESTIC EMPRESS who has not been far away at both Singapore outings and her recent trial was solid. Of the other main chances, COPACABANA ran on solidly when resuming, should be improved and can be in the finish for Michael Rodd while XIONG FONG could show up fresh. Two last start maiden winners in HARVEY WALLBANGER and ONE KINABALU can also show up and the latters win against the bias last start suggests he can go on with the job. Betting Strategy - ONE KINABALU each-way.
1 MELTING POINT *** Improved by recent racing on poly. Western Australian form is up to this and should be hard to hold off. 3.00
2 KNIGHT WAGER ** Hasn't won for a long time but showed improvement last start and could be running on. 33
3 MAJESTIC EMPRESS *** Resuming. Not far away at both Singapore outings and recent trial was solid. Should be hard to hold off. 4.00
4 COPACABANA *** Ran on solidly when resuming. Should be improved and can be in the finish for Michael Rodd. 5.00
5 D'GREAT DANGER * Has struggled at both Singapore outings and should need easier. 20
6 HARVEYWALLBANGER ** Led throughout to win Maiden last start on leaders biased track. This is harder and poorly drawn but should be prominent. 10
7 ONE KINABALU *** Had support and ran on well against the bias to break maiden status last start. Follow. 10
8 XIONG FONG *** Recent trial was sound on heavy track and has been running on well of late. Goes close. 12
9 CLAUDIA'S BEAUTY ** Maiden from Australia who placed three of five starts in Victoria. Trialled well enough to keep safe. 20
10 NATURAL IMPULSE * Has battled at recent outings and best form is on poly. Not helped by the gate. 33
11 RIVER GOLDEN * Ran on OK last start but has battled since Maiden win and might need easier on poly. 33
12 GREY GATSBY * Resuming after very long break and change of stables. Trials have been moderate and only previous placing was on poly. 50
13 NO SMOKING JEFF * Best form is on poly and looking for Class 5. 50
Selections; 2 SATELLITE MASTER - 4 WAR STORY - 3 TRIGGER MAN - 7 POMP
A race where most of the main hopes have been refusing to win of late and while the likes of the 11YO COOL CAT and SUPER EIGHT are right in this finish on recent form, we may look elsewhere for the winner. Trial form is as good as place to start as any and while SATELLITE MASTER has shown nothing at the races, a recent jump out sans blinkers was good enough to think he can win first-up from a short spell. WAR STORY is also a maiden but looks due with gate 4 a factor while TRIGGER MAN has been getting support of late and also looks ready to win. POMP had issues last start so he can also be considered on what he showed two starts back with forward run expected here. Betting Strategy - Play with caution, SATELLITE MASTER each-way.
1 PATROCLUS ** Maiden who was a long way from the winner when placing last start and exotics look best again. 12
2 SATELLITE MASTER *** Resuming. Race form poor but recent trial with blinkers suggests he could surprise. 8.00
3 TRIGGER MAN *** Has looked due with some support of late and should figure in this finish. 5.00
4 WAR STORY *** Another that needs a result for the support he has been getting but right in this from gate 4. 4.00
5 DELFYNE ** Has been disappointing in Class 5 but a recent Class 4 placing still has her under notice. 20
6 COOL CAT *** Veteran who gets winkers to try and turn some very solid form into a win. 6.00
7 POMP *** Issue last start (epiglottic entrapment) and worth a look on good first up run. 12
8 LET'S TALK NOW ** Not a mile away from the winner last start and could improve again from gate 1 on the Poly. 20
9 SUPER EIGHT *** Drawn wide but another finding it hard to win but looks due. 6.00
10 LADY LIBERTY * Worked home well last start but back in trip and needs to improve. 50
11 AMISTAD ** Nothing last start but won two back and gets winkers so keep safe. 20
12 EVERTRUST ** Wide gate a issue but usually competitive. 20
13 START ME UP ** Long-term maiden who is usually in the exotic mix. 33
14 HEE'S EGO ** Runs on when in the mood and could keep them honest late. 33
Selections; 4 JUSTICE LASS - 7 AMAZING MAN - 3 BILLY BRITAIN - 2 LIM'S ARCHER
JUSTICE LASS took some ten runs in Singapore to knock in his first win but that effort suggests the penny has well and truly dropped and he should be very hard to beat in what looks a similar field with only 2kg extra to carry. AMAZING MAN also comes off a strong win over the same trip and track and while he got the favours on that occasion, he showed why the Poly is his caper and he may get the gun run again from gate 1. Plenty of others that play a part in this on recent form including the alliterated pair of BILLY BRITAIN and BIG BANKER while FUEGO and LIM'S ARCHER are going along in terrific order but are both queries on this surface. Betting Strategy - BILLY BRITAIN each-way.
1 FUEGO *** Drawn the widest and having first start on the Poly but in form and pay to respect. 7.00
2 LIM'S ARCHER *** Looked to pinch one last start on the turf and failed at only Poly outing so take on trust. 6.00
3 BILLY BRITAIN *** No one catching the winner last start but showed more than enough to follow. 8.00
4 JUSTICE LASS *** Broke through for first Singapore win last start in similar affair. Strong win and hard to beat. 2.70
5 WONDERFUL ERA ** Nothing last start but usually competitive in this type of race and will be value. 33
6 ZAC ACE ** Appreciates solid first-up run after bleeding attack and could improve again at first start on the Poly with blinkers off. 20
7 AMAZING MAN *** Got the favours when winning very well last start in similar affair and have to follow from gate 1. 6.00
8 ARR FLAIR ** Never really got involved last start but better than that and could get out to value. 20
9 SHE'S THE ONE ** This is tougher again but hard to fault back-to-back wins and pay to keep safe from gate 2. 12
10 NINETYSEVENEMPEROR * Blinkers off after a couple of poor runs and might be easier to ignore. 50
11 BIG BANKER *** Won't win out of turn but always an each-way show in races like this. 20
12 SUN SCRAPER ** Solid without being a threat on the turf last start but just missed in similar affair to this two back so can consider. 33
13 ROAN RANGER * Recent win was on the Poly but may need easier Company than this. 33
14 GALLANT HEIGHTS * Trip suits but desperate for Class 5. 50
Selections; 4 IMPERIAL FALLS - 5 MAGIC WAND - 3 FIRST LIGHT - 1 DUTROW
While the 3YO MAGIC WAND impressed when winning on debut and the likes of DUTROW and FIRST LIGHT look more than handy types, IMPERIAL FALLS could be the one to beat in this Class 4 turf sprint. The 4YO only won once in Australia before arriving but some solid efforts at Listed and Group level suggest he has more to offer. His Singapore debut was very good considering the trouble he struck in running and he may be hard to hold out from gate 4. As mentioned, MAGIC WAND will have admirers and probably starts favourite on the back of his very good debut win but he has drawn wide as has DUTROW who will need luck with a 3kg claimer on-board. FIRST LIGHT just missed in a similar affair to this last start and he also wins without surprising. Betting Strategy - IMPERIAL FALLS win.
1 DUTROW *** Having first turf outing and drawn awkwardly for 3kg claimer but hard to fault form and must be respected. 4.00
2 SIGLAP BIRD * Cheeky run expected but could be found wanting late. 50
3 FIRST LIGHT *** Excuses not to win last start in similar affair after breaking maiden status the start prior. Follow. 4.00
4 IMPERIAL FALLS *** Excuses not to be in the mix at Singapore debut and a big show with more luck in running. 7.00
5 MAGIC WAND *** Had plenty of support when winning very well on debut and can overcome wide gate and win again with tongue-tie off. 3.00
6 COUNTRY WARRIOR * Not a mile away last start but still like to see more this campaign before considering. 33
7 SEBASTIAN BACH * Never involved after slow start last time out but needs to show more. 50
8 SUPER BALL ** Improved to place at long odds last start in similar affair and worth a look in exotics. 33
9 PAPERBACK TROOPER ** Disappointing with support in KSD company last start but has trialled well since. Keep safe. 20
10 POWER LIN ** Mixing his form of late but always some show in this type of race. 33
11 SOONBABY * Has showed glimpses but wide gate makes this tough with blinkers off. 33
12 SCORPIO ** Took a drop to Class 5 to break maiden status but will go forward and give a sight. 12
13 BARNBURGH LAD * Reassess in Class 5 over 1000m. 100
14 HONOR * Also needs Class 5 and the Poly. 100