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Race analysis and race selections for Friday's racing at Kranji

RACE 1

 

ZAHIR (8) – In decent form at the moment and should be respected in a very winnable race.

 

HOLY THOMAS (10) – Only half-a-length behind Zahir at their most recent encounter and can make his presence felt if is in the same form here.

 

POP GEMS (7) – Took a step in the right direction for new stable last time out when 2nd to the gambled on Peer Gynt, every chance on that form.

 

SUGARTIME JAZZ (4) – Wasn’t too bad last start, include here for flexi quartet.


RACE 2

 

GOOD CATCH (1) – Yet to find a cure to his bad case of seconditis. Good gate. This time or never.

 

DAVID’S STAR (9) – Seems to be a morning star. Did not live up to trial form on debut. Don’t write him off just yet.

 

IRON FIST (11) – Expect improvement after his debut fast-finishing third. Drops back in distance, though. Might pinch a place late.

 

LONHRO GOLD (2) – Not without some potential. Handles Polytrack good. Experience on his side.


RACE 3

 

HONOR (5) – If her last-start flying second to Ocean Master is anything to go by, she will take some beating here.

 

GOLDEN SPARK (9) – Posted a convincing win last start. Faces stiffer lot but if he reproduces his form, he won’t be out of his depth.

 

POMP (8) – Does not win often, but did look the part at his last start when second to Fusion Power. The Desmond Koh-Michael Rodd combination is interesting and is a strong pointer to his chances.

 

RICH FORTUNE (6) – Flew home at long odds to just pip Optimum Star last time out. Had blinkers off then and won’t have them on again. Each-way chance.


RACE 4

 

WHAT’S NEW (3) – Been prepared for the 3YO Classic. Talented filly who will find the mile right up her alley.

 

ONE FORCE (7) – Made mince-meat of Maiden rivals last time out. Didn’t beat much, though. This is more challenging but a place is still within the realms of possibility.

 

LIM’S REVENT (1) – Caught the eye on debut. Will strip fitter for this. Always go with a touch of wariness second-up, but he should still be thereabouts.

 

VESONTIO (9) – Scored a slashing win on turf three starts back. Seems to need more ground. Keep safe.


RACE 5

 

TARGET (5) – Had them well beat at the 200m marker last time out in this grade, in great form and has conditions to suit. The one they have to beat on recent form.

 

ARHAT (3) – Was an impressive C/D winner last June and is now back on Polytrack and up in trip which will suit him, he can run a nice race here.

 

MIGHTY KENNY (1) – The 2000m might have been a touch too far on his most recent outing. Better placed under these conditions, place chance.

 

SANDTOP (6) – Continues to show little glimpses of form, include for exotics.


RACE 6

 

COULD BE PEARLS (1) – Touch disappointing second-up. Ran on late, but was beaten way out of his ground.  Meets winner Curvature 3.5kg better. Will appreciate extra 200m.

 

LIM’S DASHING (8) – Handy sort in this grade, but had no luck at the draw. May have to be ridden for luck. Chance if he gets a nice smother in transit.

 

CURVATURE (4) – Won last two but wide gate against him this time, even if longer trip is a plus. Meets stronger lot as well. Place claims.

 

SUPER TYCOON (9) – Has shown significant progress in two starts this campaign. Up in grade. With low handicap and low draw, he can still finish in the frame.


RACE 7

 

LOVING YOU (4) – Was rather disappointing in a much stronger race last time on the turf and a return to Polytrack might just be what she is after. This won’t take a great deal of winning and the percentage call is to stick with the filly to bounce back to form.

 

ACROSS THE SEA (10) – Missed the break last time and eventually stayed on quite well to be beaten just over 1L, can show up well with the light weight.

 

PAPERBACK TROOPER (6) – Rather hard to catch right from time to time but won a trial (62.17) last week and this will be his debut run on the surface. Interesting.

 

SOONBABY (2) – Could have a part to play on some recent form, one for the multiples.


RACE 8

 

MR CLINT (7) – Came from the rear and kept finding the line to beat all but Be Bee in the Sprint. Will relish extra 200m. Big say.

 

LORD O’REILLY (12) – Scored impressive win last time. Will get back and charge home late. Faces biggest test, and awkward alley doesn’t help his cause, but still commands a lot of respect.


BE BEE (1) – Classy sort who showed his true colours at his Sprint win. Will enjoy the run of the race from barrier No 1. Tougher ask this time, but will be in the firing line for a long way.


CAPTAIN JAMIE (6) – Must be rated a lively chance on his last-start closing third in Sprint. Longer even better. Nicely drawn and should be right in the mix in this.


RACE 9


NIMITZ (2) – Lightly-raced 4YO, who has been given time since his last run (Oct 17) when found to be ‘not striding out freely’. He has trialled really well of late and is clearly a horse that goes well fresh and the form of his maiden win has worked out well.

 

EASTIGER (5) – Form of Restricted Maiden success has taken a couple of boosts recently with wins for both Wecando and Fusion Power, and he ran a

nice race when runner-up to runaway winner Sky Rocket last time.


WHY NOT (7) – Well backed last time out when only 4th in the end, sound run nevertheless and keep a check on the market.

 

LITTLE BIG MAN (6) – Recorded third win over 1400m on turf last time in slightly weaker company, conditions here are not ideal but has to be respected.

 MEDIA SELECTIONS
 SINGAPORE RACE MEETING: FRIDAY, 20 APRIL 2018
  Overall 1st Selections
 First Pick = 1 • Second Pick = 2 • Third Pick = 3 • Fourth Pick = 4  1st
 Information is correct as at 19 April 2018, 3:38PM, Singapore Time
 
RACE 1 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
3. BRING ME JOY 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st
4. YELLOW JADE HORSE 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd
6. PETITE VICTOIRE 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd  2nd
7. THOTH WARRIOR 4th 4th      4th 4th 1st 4th
8. GOOD BET   4th 4th 4th 4th 4th   4th  
 
 
            
RACE 2 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. ARC RAIDER 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st
2. KEEP WINNING 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd  3rd  2nd 2nd  4th
3. ZULU WARRIOR   4th 4th        
5. BEBOP     4th  4th    3rd
8. CRACKING TOTTIE 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd
9. ANTHEIA      4th   4th 4th  
10. VENUS DE MILO       3rd 4th    
11. TURF PRINCESS 4th    3rd     1st  
13. LADY COUNSEL  4th          
 
 
            
RACE 3 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. PENNSYLVANIA  4th 3rd         
2. LIM'S BULLET 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st
3. NINETYSEVENEMPEROR    3rd  3rd 3rd  3rd 4th  
4. MYSTIC PRIDE 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
6. SECRET SQUIRREL 3rd    3rd 4th  4th  1st 3rd
7. MASURAO       4th  4th  4th
8. WAITAHANUI 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 4th   2nd    
 
 
            
RACE 4 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. ELISE    3rd        
2. ENTHUSE 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st
3. BLACK QUAIL 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd   2nd
4. YULONG XIONGYIN 3rd 1st 2nd 4th  3rd 1st   4th 3rd
6. KATAGAS 4th 4th 4th   4th  4th 1st 1st 4th
7. LIM'S HUNTER     3rd       
9. WHISTLING WIN     4th    2nd 2nd  
10. HAYTHAM       4th 2nd 4th   
 
 
            
RACE 5 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. SEVENTH HEAVEN 3rd 2nd    4th 4th 2nd  3rd  
2. SILVER SKY   2nd    2nd 4th   3rd
3. MR HOPKINS     4th       
4. THREE LIONS     2nd       
5. ANGHIARI 2nd   3rd 3rd 2nd  3rd 2nd  4th
6. RAPTOR   3rd 2nd        
8. COGNITIVE INTACT  3rd       3rd 4th  
10. FORESTO 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st
11. SORBETA 3rd   4th  3rd 3rd   1st  
12. LIM'S RHYTHM  4th 4th      4th  2nd
 
 
            
RACE 6 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. MOKASTAR 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
2. HIMALAYA DRAGON 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd  3rd 2nd 3rd  
3. WONDERFUL KNIGHT 4th 1st 3rd 4th 3rd  3rd 4th  4th 2nd
5. NORTHERN SUN         4th 1st  
6. HERO I AM           4th
8. RIVER GOLDEN     4th 4th 4th    3rd
9. TRIGAMY 2nd 2nd 4th 1st  3rd 1st 1st 3rd   
 
 
            
RACE 7 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. LAUGHING GRAVY         4th   
2. BEST TOTHELIGN      1st    2nd  
3. BLUE SWEDE   4th         
4. TWICKENHAM      2nd      
5. LIM'S SAMURAI 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 4th  4th 3rd 3rd 1st
9. IRON MAN      3rd 2nd 3rd  1st  
10. VIVIANO 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd  4th 2nd 1st 4th 2nd
11. ABSOLUTE MIRACLE     4th       
12. RAFAELLO 4th 1st  4th   1st    4th
13. CHALAZA 1st 4th 3rd 1st 1st  3rd 1st 2nd  3rd
 
 
            
RACE 8 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Li Ting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. SEBASTIAN BACH 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd
2. DON DE LA VEGA 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st  
4. KNIGHT WAGER    4th        
6. PER INCHARGE 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd   3rd 2nd  
7. SACRED SEA   4th         
8. TURF BEAUTY         4th   
9. HANGMAN          4th  
10. HIGHER SOUL     4th      2nd
12. RED CLAW 4th 3rd     4th 4th   1st
14. SILENT PRINCE      4th 3rd 1st    
 
 
  Value Bet
 Nicholas Child RACE 2 - 8. CRACKING TOTTIE
 Thomas Wood RACE 8 - 2. DON DE LA VEGA
 Raymond Yong RACE 7 - 13. CHALAZA
 Collin Fan RACE 6 - 2. HIMALAYA DRAGON
 Li Ting RACE 7 - 4. TWICKENHAM
 The New Paper RACE 7 - 12. RAFAELLO
 Punters' Way NIL
 Turf Guide NIL
 Wan Bao RACE 6 - 5. NORTHERN SUN
 Shin Min RACE 3 - 2. LIM'S BULLET
 
 
  Special Bet
 Nicholas Child RACE 7 - 12. RAFAELLO
 Thomas Wood RACE 7 - 5. LIM'S SAMURAI
 Raymond Yong RACE 5 - 10. FORESTO
 Collin Fan RACE 5 - 10. FORESTO
 Li Ting RACE 3 - 2. LIM'S BULLET
 The New Paper RACE 8 - 2. DON DE LA VEGA
 Punters' Way RACE 6 - 9. TRIGAMY
 Turf Guide NIL
 Wan Bao RACE 5 - 11. SORBETA
 Shin Min NIL

 

 

 

 

 

 
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