Sunday meeting preview
Sunday meeting preview, selections, comments and odds.
It’s been a long, tough year but that won’t dampen the punters enthusiasm for what looks a terrific last meeting of the season with a bumper 11-race card.
Obviously the Group 3 Colonial Chief Stakes is the highlight and some of Singapore’s best Poly stayers will be hoping to finish the year with a feature win.
And given nothing jumps off the page to start a short-priced favourite, it may be a race for finding some value and the likes of FORTUNE WINNER, NOVA STRIKE and MCGREGOR all have each-way appeal at the race conditions.
FORTUNE WINNER in particular showed enough last start in the EW Barker to think he goes very close and with three Poly wins to his name - albeit over 1200m - you would think he could find another length on the all-weather track.
NOVA STRIKE also has a good record on the surface and given he rarely runs a bad race and has placed at Group 1 level over 2000m, a big run is expected.
Elsewhere on the card, THE COSMOS had issues last start when he returned not striding and presuming the 6YO is fit and well, he looks extremely well placed to win again in race 3.
The lucky last looks a raffle but is a fitting way to end the season and while GOLD CROWN might be hard to beat, the likes of O’WHAT A FEELING and LIM’S REGARD could be nice value options to send each way punters home smiling.
See you in 2018!
Best Bets: (THE COSMOS race 3, win), (STORM TROOPER race 6, value) and (FORTUNE WINNER race 9, value).
Bankers for Jackpots: Race 8 (1, 2, 6, 8 and 13), race 9 (4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12), race 10 (1, 3, 9 and 12) and race 11 (2, 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; 2 LIM'S STARDOM - 3 PARKER - 1 GET GOING - 4 TURQUOISE SON
A competitive Class 5 to start proceedings. LIM'S STARDOM has been running in much stronger company and given he drops in grade with blinkers back on, could run on for Olivier Placais and replicate his only winning performance. PARKER's best efforts are on turf but he had support and ran on well over 1100m in this grade last start; he will appreciate the extra distance and with Vlad Duric to ride could be hard to hold off. Of the rest, GET GOING rarely wins but generally races well while it's hard to fault the form of TURQUOISE SUN who is going for a hat trick of Class 5 wins but rises 5.5kg. Other chances include AURORA AUSTRALIS with blinkers off and YELLOW JADE HORSE who has speed and can be prominent for a long way. Betting strategy - LIM'S STARDOM win.
1 GET GOING *** Backing up quickly after solid placing last start and should win soon in Class 5. 6.00
2 LIM'S STARDOM *** Only win was in this grade and blinkers go back on. Will find this easier than recent outings and could be running on late. 4.00
3 PARKER *** Best efforts are on turf but had support and ran on well over 1100m in this grade last start. Could be hard to hold off. 4.00
4 TURQUOISE SON *** Going for a hat trick of Class 5 wins at this trip but rises 5.5kg. 6.00
5 VENUS DE MILO ** Maiden who has battled since resuming and poorly drawn but will appreciate Class 5. 50
6 YELLOW JADE HORSE ** Maiden who was run down late last start when blinkers went on. Well-drawn and should be prominent again. 12
7 ACROSS THE SEA ** Only battled last start but gets in-form rider and could be prominent from better gate. 12
8 AURORA AUSTRALIS *** Only battled last start but placed at two previous outings over this trip. Awkwardly drawn and blinkers off but should be prominent for William Pike. 6.00
9 LIM'S SIGNATURE * Returned not striding out freely two starts back and only battled last start so take on trust. 25
10 START ME UP * 24 start Maiden well beaten at recent outings. Could race handy from the good gate but needs to improve. 33
11 GOLD CUSTOMER * Resuming. Yet to win in 20 starts and best efforts are over longer. 50
12 GOLDEN JADE * Recent form poor and hasn't won for a long time. 50
13 BLUE DIAMOND * Disappointing at recent outings but has performed well in much better company than this. 25
14 ASTROCANDY * Has shown nothing since resuming after change of stables. Needs to improve. 50
Selections; 1 BOY WONDER - 2 BLACK QUAIL - 8 ELENA OF AVALOR - 11 LONHRO GOLD
An Initiation with plenty of first starters so a market watch is in order. BOY WONDER has the best-revealed form; he fought hard and just missed in Novice company last start when resuming after being runner-up twice at previous starts and should be hard to hold out. BLACK QUAIL also battled on solidly in that same Novice event after placing at his previous outing; he is awkwardly drawn but has speed and should be prominent. ELENA OF AVALOR showed speed before being run down at debut and should be prominent. LONHRO GOLD also has speed and fought on last start; he is poorly drawn again but has William Pike to help. None of the unraced have shown up significantly at the trials with PROVOCATEUR and VESONTIO being the best. Betting strategy - BOY WONDER win.
1 BOY WONDER *** Fought hard and just missed in Novice company last start. Rises 2.5kg but will find this easier and should be hard to hold out. 2.50
2 BLACK QUAIL *** Battled on solidly in Novice company last start after placing at previous outing. Awkwardly drawn but has speed and should be prominent. 3.50
3 LINCOLN FAME * By Fast 'n' Famous. Brother to minor winner Lincoln Inn and half-brother to 4 other winners. Has not shown up at trials. 33
4 LOOKS GOOD * By Court Command. Brother to minor winner She's Wanted and half-brother to one other winner. Has shown nothing at trials. 33
5 STRATEGIC JESTER * By Strategic. Dam won twice up to 1440m. Trial was fair and drawn well so watch market. 25
6 VESONTIO ** By Champions Gallery. Half-brother to Group 3 winner Modern Tsar and 4 other winners. Won first trial in slow time on heavy track. Watch market. 16
7 CALLIXTUS ** By Benfica. Half-brother to 4-time winner Lightning Fast and 2 other winners. Has had numerous trials and some good enough to keep safe. 16
8 ELENA OF AVALOR *** Showed speed before being run down at debut. Should be prominent and can win. 8.00
9 SORBETA ** Ran a distant placing on poly at debut and blinkers come off. Could improve. 20
10 CROWN GIFT ** Has run distant placing at both outings. Drops back in trip. Can be prominent. 20
11 LONHRO GOLD *** Showed speed and fought on from wide gate last start. Poorly drawn again but could show up for William Pike. 12
12 PROVOCATEUR ** By Poet's Voice. Trialled well. Watch market. 12
13 ARC TRIUMPH * Battled but well beaten at both outings. Could show up from the good gate. 20
14 BEBOP * Did not show up when resuming. Has shown little to date. 50
Selections; 3 THE COSMOS - 6 BUENOS AIRES - 13 TUN O'REILLY - 7 LADRONE
A Class 4 of moderate quality, which gives THE COSMOS a big chance. The 6YO returned not striding out freely last start but his previous form was sound and with Vlad Duric staying on, should get a good run throughout in a race that suits. BUENOS AIRES looks the danger. The 4YO is awkwardly drawn but fought on in this company last start and should be running on. In a moderate field, LADRONE is resuming and his trials have been solid while the emergency, TUN O'REILLY, gets blinkers on the back of a good trial and worth noting he won at his only Poly start. Betting strategy - THE COSMOS win, saver on TUN O'REILLY.
1 DAN THE MAN ** Karaka Millions winner who drops in grade and blinkers go back on but has struggled since arriving in Singapore. 8.00
2 DRAGON SPIRIT * Did nothing when resuming and hasn't won for a long time. 20
3 THE COSMOS *** Returned not striding out freely last start. Previous form sound and hard to beat with Duric staying onboard. 4.00
4 SATELLITE MAN * Trials well, has speed but has weakened at recent starts with support so take on trust. 14
5 PREMIER FIGHTER ** Crowded but only battled last start. Only wins have been at 1000m but could show up for Michael Rodd. 8.00
6 BUENOS AIRES *** Fought on in this company last start. Awkwardly drawn but should be running on. 5.00
7 LADRONE ** Resuming and trials have been solid. Doesn't win often but rarely far away. 8.00
8 FAREES * Resuming with blinkers off. Managed to pick up Maiden win last preparations but trials have been moderate. 14
9 LORD ASCOT * Won 800m Maiden at Pukekohe from 12 starts before arrival. Poorly drawn but has top rider. Watch market. 14
10 NORTHERN SUN ** Won Maiden two starts back but struggled in KSD last start. Has placed on poly and could show up from the good gate over this trip. 14
11 STOCK BROKER * Recent efforts moderate and best distance is 1000m. Gate no help. 14
12 DAYUAN ** Won easily in Class 5 last start. This is harder but should be prominent. 14
13 TUN O'REILLY ** Won Maiden at only Poly start but struggled on turf since. Will improve with blinkers on the back of a good trial. Value. 14
14 HAYTHAM ** In solid form in similar company and should be handy throughout. 8.00
Selections; 5 IMPERIAL MARCH - 3 PAPARAZZI - 1 GOLDEN KINGDOM - 7 GOLD CITY
Another average Class 4, this one over 1400m on the turf. IMPERIAL MARCH resumed well and is better suited by this distance; Vlad Duric stays on and he will be hard to hold off. PAPARAZZI broke his Maiden status by winning a Class 4 at his Singapore debut and while he disappointed subsequently, has trialled soundly since and could be running on. SILENT BOSS disappointed in Novice company last start but his previous form was sound and should get a good run throughout. Others that could show up in an open race include MADE IN CHINA, GOLDEN KINGDOM, SOUTHERN SPUR, SKY ROCKET and GOLD CITY. Betting Strategy - GOLDEN KINGDOM value.
1 GOLDEN KINGDOM *** Stayed in the gates last start but not far away at previous start and this distance suits. Should be handy if he jumps cleanly. 16
2 JUSTICE FAIR ** Will find this easier than last start but only wins have been over longer. Could be running on. 14
3 PAPARAZZI *** Broke Maiden status by winning Class 4 at Singapore debut. Disappointed subsequently but has trialled soundly since. Can show up. 6.00
4 CHASE ** Hasn't won for a long time but ran on well last start and extra 200m suits. Value. 20
5 IMPERIAL MARCH *** Resumed well and better suited this distance. Vlad Duric stays on and will be hard to hold off. 4.00
6 SOUTHERN SPUR ** Fought on well over 1200m in this class last start. Steps up in trip but claim helps and should be handy throughout. 10
7 GOLD CITY *** Faded late last start in Novice company following Maiden win. Awkwardly drawn but should be prominent. 12
8 SKY ROCKET ** Caught wide and fought on in this class last start. Steps up in trip and poorly drawn again. 12
9 MADE IN CHINA *** Tired late last start but fought on well over this trip at previous outing and with William Pike to ride should be handy throughout. 6.00
10 SILENT BOSS *** Disappointed in Novice company last start but previous form sound and should get a good run throughout. 6.00
11 JACKS SECRET ** Only win was in Class 5 on poly last start. This is harder but could be prominent. 20
12 MOON CHARM ** Ran on to win well in Class 5 last start. This is harder but drops 5.5kg and could be running on. 20
13 HIGHER SOUL ** Has been struggling over longer trips but won this class and distance three starts back. Should be running on. 12
14 TAICHI BELT ** Has only won one race but not far away at recent outings. Should be running on. 14
Selections; 1 HONGCHEN - 3 FORESTO - 5 SHUYING XIAOXIAO - 4 SATELLITE PRINCE
The usual Class 5 raffle - this one over a mile - and a Class dropper in HONGCHEN gets his chance. Yes, the 7YO has to jump from a wide gate, but given he loves the mile and will be running on at the business end, he could be hard to hold out in what is his winning Company. We also like maidens who will improve in Class 5 and FORESTO fits that bill. The 3YO also gets blinkers added and M Rodd to ride so expect support and a big run. SHUYING XIAOXIAO is another improver stepping up to his best trip after a couple of sighters this campaign while SATELLITE PRINCE had excuses last start and could run a very cheeky race from an inside gate. Betting Strategy - HONGCHEN, FORESTO swinger.
1 HONGCHEN *** Very much appreciates drop to Class 5 and step up to the mil eon the turf. Can win. 3.00
2 IMDRAGON * Improved effort last start and will appreciate Class 5 but only for the brave with tongue-tie added. 33
3 FORESTO *** Maiden who showed enough last start over the mile to think he improves in Class 5 with blinkers back on. 7.00
4 SATELLITE PRINCE *** Start costly last start but well worth a look on what he showed this trip prior. 10
5 SHUYING XIAOXIAO *** Form reads badly since resuming but very much appreciates step back up to winning trip and should improve lengths. 12
6 BAYMAX * Ran on OK late in a weak race last start but easier to ignore. 20
7 MILITARY ALLIANCE * Found form on the Poly but query this surface so take on trust. 6.00
8 PERFECT CHALLENGER ** Saddle slipped last start and ran on well enough to think he has something to offer over the mile. 20
9 JOYOUS ** Will go forward and give a sight but query the trip. 8.00
10 BONJOUR BOB * Mixing his form and might need it a tad easier than this to show his best. 12
11 KING CROSS ** Veteran who has been running on OK of late and worth thought in exotics. 12
12 SHABBAT ** For looks patchy at best but any good efforts of late have been on the turf so could surprise at odds. 20
13 DREAM BIG ** Nothing last start in maiden Company but previous four in Class 5 good enough to keep safe. 20
14 GENERAL CONATUS * Just battled last start but won a weak one two back and can surprise. 20
Selections; 5 CHOCOLATS - 1 HERACLES - 3 STORM TROOPER - 2 PUSAKA
A terrific Class 4 mile and all eyes will be on HERACLES as he guns for four wins in a row. A rare Italian-bred, the 4YO was just battling away before winning in Class 5 three starts back but his form since that win including a win in Class 4 and then in KSD Company was excellent and no reason he can't carry 58.5kg and win again. In saying that, this race looks a beauty and CHOCOLATS could be hardest to beat. The 4YO had excuses last start on the back of a very good Singapore debut and the mile from gate 3 look ideal. Plenty of value about with the likes of STORM TROOPER and PUSAKA likely to be each-way value while MR MOSA and TURF CHAMPION both win without surprising. Betting Strategy - STORM TROOPER each-way.
1 HERACLES *** In red-hot form and hard to beat again. 5.00
2 PUSAKA *** Ran on very well at odds when resuming and the mile looks ideal so keep safe. 12
3 STORM TROOPER *** All sorts of excuses last start so happy to ignore and take on good form prior. Each-way. 12
4 MAJESTIC EMPRESS ** Disappointing with support when resuming but mile suits so keep safe. 12
5 CHOCOLATS *** Traffic excuses when making what looked a good run last start and a big winning show stepping up to the mile. 4.00
6 LIM'S PERSHING ** backed up maiden win with solid showing in KSD Company and worth a look on the back of that effort. 12
7 MR MOSA *** Has struggled this Company of late but not a mile of Heracles last start in KSD and pay to respect. 12
8 MUSCLE BEACH ** Improved effort last start at odds and worth thought on that effort. 33
9 PEACE WANTED ** Got his act together to break maiden status as even money favourite last start and will be competitive. 6.00
10 TURF CHAMPION *** Showed more than enough at Singapore debut to follow with the step up to the mile in his favour. 8.00
11 DREAMER LEGEND ** Solid when placing over 1400m last start and pay to follow with gate 1 a factor. 12
12 METTLESOME * Won in Class 5 last start and that looks his caper. 33
13 PANACHE ** Did it tough last start and ran on well enough to keep safe at odds. 33
14 STEEL CUTTER *** Loomed large before placing in similar affair last start and pay to follow. 12
Selections; 1 NOVA SWISS - 11 SKYWALK - 9 SUPER FORTUNE - 5 THE GENERAL
It might be the second last meeting of the year but this could be one of the best Poly sprints of the 2017 season with three last start winners all having claims. What makes it intriguing is the fact the Poly champ and top-weight, NOVA SWISS, looks to have everyone covered bar two upcoming stars in SUPER FORTUNE and SKYWALK. All three were stunning last start winners and while SKYWALK won with a leg in the air and SUPER FORTUNE is one out of the box, NOVA SWISS look well placed with 57kg and is the horse the other two have to beat. He has drawn wide but conversely, SUPER FORTUNE is a query at the races on the poly and SKYWALK is obviously tested at this level. Great race and don't forget THE GENERAL who could get out to value. Betting Strategy - NOVA SWISS win, swinger with SKYWALK.
1 NOVA SWISS *** Bounced back to winning form last start over 1000m and hard to beat again. 3.00
2 AFFLECK * Having a rare Poly run and gets blinkers but prefer to just watch. 50
3 DISTINCTIVE DARCI *** Will appreciate being back on the Poly and will keep them all honest late. 12
4 RAISE NO DOUBT * Better than what he has show of late and gets Pike but needs to find a few lengths in this field. 33
5 THE GENERAL *** Forget last start on the turf and always a winning show on the Poly. 8.00
6 GOOD NEWS * Swooper who put in an improved effort last start and could make his presence felt late. 33
7 LASER STORM ** Nothing last start but another who will work into this late at odds back on the Poly. 20
8 ECLAIR CHOICE ** Wide draw a concern but has showed improvement of late and may be ready to show his best. 20
9 SUPER FORTUNE *** Having first race start on the Poly but very smart, knows how to win and pay to follow. 4.00
10 POLE PARADISE ** Nothing last start on the turf but broke the 1100m Poly record start prior so has to be respected with 51kg. 20
11 SKYWALK *** This is tougher than Class 3 but has 3YO Group form and won too well last start not to be a huge show. 4.00
12 ANONYMOUS * Too honest to leave out completely and has no weight but this is a tough ask. 50
Selections; 1 DARSHINI - 13 EL DON - 6 GOLAZO - 8 SHOQEET
Not much separate the classes when you get over 2000m as those with form over the trip will be competitive at most levels. In saying that, the top rated horse in this KSC field, DARSHINI, looks hard to beat on what he showed in a campaign that included a solid fourth placing in the El Dorado Classic. That form has since held up and with Nunes to ride from gate 4, he will be hard to hold out. EL DON stays like the proverbial mother-in-law and the first emergency has to be some hope after an eye-catching run over 1800m at his last start. Of the rest, last start winner, SHOQEET, looks a promising stayer and should handle the turf at this level while SHOW FAR SHOW GOOD will probably lead and be in this a very long way. Keep GOLAZO safe as he had issues in the El Dorado and goes close if right. Betting Strategy - DARSHINI win, saver on EL DON.
1 DARSHINI *** Was emergency for the Gold Cup and form over this trip very good. Hard to beat. 3.00
2 SHOW FAR SHOW GOOD *** Always put himself in with a chance on the pace and handles the trip so must be respected. 4.00
3 MIGHTY EMPEROR ** Pulled up lame last start so forget an take on solid turf run prior. 12
4 SQUIRE OSBALDESTON ** Long time between wins but competitive on his day and worth thought from gate 1 with blinkers back off. 20
5 TURQUOISE KING * Disappointing on the Poly last start and tested this trip so play with caution. 20
6 GOLAZO *** Irregular heart rhythm in the El Dorado so pay to forget that run and take on good form prior. 10
7 O'REILLY'S DANCER * Struggling. 200
8 SHOQEET *** Drawn wide and two career wins have been on the Poly but handles the turf and will work into this very late. 8.00
9 SHOWAR ** Query the trip but will race on the pace and be battling away when the whips are cracking. 20
10 PENTAGON ** More than competitive without being a winning threat and expect much the same. 12
11 KHUDAWAND ** Never in the hunt last start but should handle the trip and worth a look each-way. 8.00
12 FIRST PASSTHEPOST * Winning form is often good form but this a step up from Class 5. 33
13 EL DON *** Out-and-out stayer who loomed large over 1800m last start and hard to hold out in this. 3.00
14 DANZEB * Better effort last start but should need easier than this. 50
Selections; 9 FORTUNE WINNER - 7 NOVA STRIKE - 8 MCGREGOR - 5 MIGHTY KENNY
A wide-open Colonial Chief Stakes, with more than half the field having a better than bookies chance of winning. And with that many winning hopes you would imagine there has to be value about on the day with the likes of FORTUNE WINNER likely to be at good each way odds. The Argentinean-bred mare showed what she was capable of last start and with a good Poly record to her name and with Vlad Duric from gate 1, she can win. MCGREGOR will also be value and given he won at this trip and track last start by a comfortable margin, he must go close. NOVA STRIKE will appreciate the Poly and can turn some solid form into a win while MIGHTY KENNY probably has the best form heading into this race and could even start favourite. BLUE SWEDE, MAGSTOCK and SARAAB just three more to consider in a race with depth. Betting Strategy - FORTUNE WINNER each-way.
1 PERFECT P ** Disappointing in the Gold Cup but has always been thereabouts on the Poly at this time of year so keep safe. 12
2 LAUGHING GRAVY * Query this surface an recent form only fair so take on trust with visor off. 33
3 ORDER OF THE SUN * Struggling at the business end of late but a recent Poly run was good so could give a sight. 50
4 BLUE SWEDE *** Found some form and handles the Poly so gets a chance for a rare win. 8.00
5 MIGHTY KENNY *** Far from disgraced in the Gold Cup and handles the Poly and looks a serious winning hope. 3.60
6 SANDTOP * Hard to have on what we have seen. 50
7 NOVA STRIKE *** Has been finding it hard to win at this level but has a very good Poly record and that might make the difference. 8.00
8 MCGREGOR *** In very good form and last start win on the Poly impressive enough to win stepping up to Group Company. 5.00
9 FORTUNE WINNER *** Showed what he is capable of last start in the EW Barker and more than handles the Poly so wins this without surprising. 5.00
10 MAGSTOCK *** Not seen often on the Poly but recent trial a beauty and form suggests he could play a big part in this finish. 12
11 LIM'S ARCHER ** Booked a ticket into this race when making it back-to-back wins last Sunday and pay to keep safe. 20
12 SARAAB *** Struggled in the El Dorado but looks lengths better on the Poly and not without a chance with 51.5kg. 12
Selections; 3 TANNHAUSER - 12 LIM'S RACER - 1 DARC BOUNTY - 9 SIAM SAPPHIRE
When you break your maiden status by near on 10 lengths and back up that with a win at Novice and then Class 3 Company, you go 'good'. The horse in question is the exciting TANNHAUSER who resumes in what looks a very suitable race and he is the one to beat again on the back of a nice recent trial. DARC BOUNTY also resumes but his form had tapered at his last campaign, so the break looked a good idea. His recent trial suggests he can bounce back with Pike on-board and a market watch in order. The pair certainly won't have it all there own way with the mare, LIM'S RACER, looking a horse with plenty of ability and pace to burn while SIAM SAPPHIRE and the two emergencies, LIM'S SINCERE and SILKINO, both win without surprising. Betting Strategy - TANNHAUSER/LIM'S RACER swinger.
1 DARC BOUNTY *** Resuming after disappointing run but recent trial good enough to consider on best Poly form. 12
2 GOLDEN TOMAHAWK ** Never went a yard last start which was odd but happy to forgive one bad run as usually runs on very well late. 20
3 TANNHAUSER *** Smart sprinter resuming after three straight Poly wins and trials like he can make it four. 3.00
4 RED DAWN ** Finding it hard to win but in solid form and should be in the mix. 12
5 MAGIC CITY ** Issues (respiratory) when resuming but has since changed stables and can consider at first race on the Poly with blinkers removed. 10
6 CHAMPAGNE REIN ** Doesn't win out of turn but improved effort when head-gear added last start suggests he is worth a look. 12
7 EN CIVIL ** Looked to have every chance last start without being a threat but in solid form and can consider from gate 2. 12
8 RIVER OF GOLD * Struggled at his last few. 50
9 SIAM SAPPHIRE *** Did it very tough when placing last start and drawn wide again but goes close with luck in running. 6.00
10 CRAZY TIMES * No. 100
11 HIMALAYA DRAGON ** Hasn't won for near on 18 months but gets winkers from the ace and showed enough last start to follow. 12
12 LIM'S RACER *** Freshened after making all the running last start and will be in this a long way. 5.00
13 LIM'S SINCERE *** In very good form in Class 4 Company and that should hold up here with no weight. 8.00
14 SILKINO *** Very honest Poly sprinter who is right in this finish if he gets a start. 6.00
Selections; 2 GOLD CROWN - 5 O'WHAT A FEELING - 4 LIM'S REGARD - 7 BAFFERT
An excellent race to finish the 2017 racing season and while you can make a strong case for more than half the field, GOLD CROWN could be very hard to beat. The 5YO is honest and loves this trip and his effort behind the smart Iron Man in KSC Company last start suggests he is the benchmark in this field. He will need to be at his best though with O'WHAT A FEELING in form and can knock in an overdue win stepping up to 1400m while LIM'S REGARD had excuses last start and wins a race like this without surprising. Others worth mentioning include ANCIENT WARRIOR who showed last start why Class 4 is his caper, REAL CAPABLE with blinkers back on, while KING LOUIS (who won at his Singapore debut) and BAFFERT also win without surprising. Betting Strategy - O'WHAT A FEELING and LIM'S REGARD both each-way.
1 ANCIENT WARRIOR *** Showed last start that Class 4 is his caper and in this a very long way. 8.00
2 GOLD CROWN *** Drawn awkwardly but effort in good Company last start suggests he is very hard to beat back in Class 4. 3.00
3 DREAMWEAVER ** Not a mile away over 1200m last start and can add value to exotics. 20
4 LIM'S REGARD *** Excuses two back, last run better the result and recent win was this trip. Goes close. 7.00
5 O'WHAT A FEELING *** Finding it hard to win again but in form and this looks suitable to show his best. 12
6 KING LOUIS *** Showed fighting qualities to win a Novice at his Singapore debut and looks suited in this Company. 6.00
7 BAFFERT *** Ran on very well to be in the mix over 1200m at his Singapore debut and wins one soon on the back of that run. 6.00
8 MINGS MAN ** Just battled over the mile last stat but won two back this trip so keep safe. 20
9 REALLY CAPABLE *** Ran on well to place in similar affair last start and gets blinkers from gate 2 so goes close. 12
10 RED CLAW ** Mixes his form but showed enough last start to keep safe at odds. 20
11 WHITE COFFEE * Veteran who won in Class 5 last Sunday and this looks too tough. 50
12 MORALES * Competitive on his day but like to see in Class 5. 33
13 YAYA PAPAYA ** Progressive type who looks up to winning in this Company and gate 1 won't hurt his chances. 20