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

Singapore Race Analysis – 11 March 2018

RACE 1

ALRINA (1) – Inching closer to her maiden win. The 1400m should be right up her alley.

ZAHIR (10) – Missed victory narrowly at last two starts. May well be trainer Bruce Marsh’s much-needed first 2018 win.

GENERAL CONATUS (3) – Did his best work at the finish at his last start. Will relish extra 200m. Not without claims.

ANY RUMOUR (7) – Flew home late for third at his last run. Does not win often but is certainly not out of his depth here.

 

RACE 2

AUSPICIOUS DAY (3) – Can be a little bit slow at the start of his races. Jumped fast in a recent trial and if he can repeat on raceday he rates a huge chance.

KRANJI GOLD (2) – Perfectly drawn to lead the field and will be hard to catch. Will appreciate a quiet run on the speed.

HENG KINGDOM (1) – Had a nice run in transit last time and closed off well to place in the same race as Kranji Gold.

ONE FORCE (5) – Had a tough run recently when rearward and wide and still ran on fairly. Recent trials have been good and he is a logical improve

 

RACE 3

EL TORDILLO (5) – Stick with him after he got off the mark last start with dominant win. On that form, he will take a power of beating here.

KEEP WINNING (8) – Came from near-last to run second last time out. Shorter trip does not help his cause, but he can steal a place.

THE GOLDEN GOAT (6) – Tried frontrunning tactics last time out and was swamped late. Might be better off ridden just off the speed from barrier No 2.

SPECIAL RAIN (4) – Ran a closing third to River Golden at his last outing. Unlike what his name suggests, he prefers dry tracks. Quartet place on the cards.

 

 

 

RACE 4

ENHANCEMENT (1) – Irish-bred returning from a break. Showed natural speed at his three runs here. Can figure here.

BELT AND ROAD (2) – Looked the winner last time out. There is a race for him soon.

LIBECCIO (3) – Has come close a few times. Reverts to Polytrack over which he has not really done well, though. Outside chance.

SILVER SKY (6) – Not beaten out of his ground in recent starts. Making slow headway without blinkers. Distance not suitable, but he can still make his presence felt.

 

RACE 5

GALAXY EXPRESS (4) – Will appreciate the 54kgs after the claim for Noh Senari. Does his best racing with a lighter weight and should run very well.

DRAGON (11) – 9yo who hasn’t won for 2 years. He has been thundering home recently and will most likely get a mile back again and finish hard for Olivier Placais.

MATSURIBAYASHI (1) - Grade dropper into Class 5. Only a one-time winner. Looks nicely suited here with just 53kgs after placing at Class 4 company in February.

THE ONE (6) – Battled away fairly last time out after working. Has a poor record on turf, so will need to improve.

 

RACE 6

ABEBE (2) –Singapore newcomer who brings some handy form from Australia. He has had two quiet trials thus far. Expect a forward showing with the blinkers on for his Singapore debut.

WIRA SAKTI (1) – Did a great job placing at his first run in Singapore after sitting wide with 58kgs. Terrible draw here so he may have to work hard again but he looks promising.

DONTLOOKDOWNONME (9) – Just his 2nd run at the trip after being unplaced earlier in his career at 1400m. Closing performances over shorter indicate he is ready for the longer journey.

QINGDAO (3) – Bled in November and returns here after an enforced break. Positive jockey booking with Vlad Duric to ride.

 

 

 

 

RACE 7

MAXIMUS (1) – Showed that he is a very promising horse with a gutsy placing to Black Swan recently. Meets Black Swan better at the weights and can exact revenge here.

AOTEAROA (5) – Small mare who ran fast time to post her third win in Singapore. Goes up 2kgs which is not ideal but she is racing in great heart.

MIGHTY KENNY (3) – Nice stayer who produced a below-par effort last time but it is well worth forgiving, based on prior excellent performances.

BLACK SWAN (2) - Possibly the most improved horse in Singapore with five wins and four placings since June 17. Has gone from “joke horse” to potential Singapore Gold Cup candidate.

 

RACE 8

CURVATURE (1) – Probably not quite fully wound- up on debut. Snitzel gelding with potential. Barrier No 2 will give him every chance.

COME AND TAKE ALL (7) – Scored comfortably last time out. Blinkers seem to have switched him on. Will be in the mix.

WHISTLING WIN (5) – Last two runs have been a lot more encouraging. Drawn in. Threat if he gets to stalk the speed.

Q NINE MILLION (10) – Beat off easier opposition at his last start. This looks tougher. Place claims at best.

 

RACE 9

MR HANKS (7) – Will strip fitter after first-up run. Talented individual who can account for this lot at his peak.

WEBSTER (2) – Has found competition harder at last couple of runs but has stacks of ability. This is easier and he goes over his pet trip of 1200m (all three wins over that trip). Blinkers on.

LIM’S BLAST (8) – Lost no marks at his last run when a solid second to Justice Day. Should be thereabouts again.

UNCONQUERED (6) – One of those horses who can strike when least expected. First test over 1200m. Keep safe.

 

RACE 10

AUGUSTANO (3) – Improving gelding who is in career best form. Likely to sit up on the pace and is a tough horse to run down.

GRAN TORINO (1) – Won easily last time and has increased its rating from 50 to 74 since August 2017. Extra 3kgs to carry, and slightly further makes it a little harder here.

BAFFERT (6) - Badly checked last start at a crucial stage. Recent trial was good and rates a chance from Gate 1.

IMPERIAL WIN (10) - Trialled brilliantly recently. Former Karaka Million winner as a 2yo in New Zealand. Formerly raced as Xiong Feng and Dan The Man and now has another name change to Imperial Win.

 

RACE 11

LIM’S RIPPLE (1) – Has been campaigning in unsuitable races but has now found the perfect opportunity. Opting to go without blinkers but looks a strong hope.

PER INCHARGE (2) – Lost no admirers last time when outsprinted in the final stages. Previous win was immense and should go close to winning again.

ZA’EEM (4) – Unbeaten at the distance and his last-start closing performance indicates that he will be better suited at this trip.

REINE DASHER (3) – Saddle shifted last time when a creditable third when wearing blinkers. Follow now that he has found form with the headgear.

 

 MEDIA SELECTIONS
 SINGAPORE RACE MEETING: SUNDAY, 11 MARCH 2018
  Overall 1st Selections
 First Pick = 1 • Second Pick = 2 • Third Pick = 3 • Fourth Pick = 4  1st
 Information is correct as at 8 March 2018, 2:43PM, Singapore Time
 
RACE 1 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. ALRINA   3rd  2nd 4th   4th 4th  
2. DARCI'S BOY    1st        
3. GENERAL CONATUS 2nd 3rd    1st 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
5. EVIL SPEEDO      3rd     4th
6. MUSCULAR DRAGON        2nd    
7. ANY RUMOUR 4th 4th  2nd 3rd  3rd 1st   2nd
8. SUPER BIG   4th         
9. AEOLUS 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th  4th  3rd 1st  
10. ZAHIR 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 1st
 
 
            
RACE 2 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. HENG KINGDOM 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd
2. KRANJI GOLD 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 1st
3. AUSPICIOUS DAY 4th 1st 3rd 4th 4th 4th 2nd 1st 4th  2nd
4. GALLANT ECLIPSE          3rd 4th
5. ONE FORCE  4th          
8. CRACKING TOTTIE 2nd  4th 1st 1st 1st 4th 4th 1st 1st  
 
 
            
RACE 3 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. NOVA STORM    1st    4th    
2. MAJULAH  4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th   2nd 3rd  
4. SPECIAL RAIN 4th  1st   2nd 2nd 3rd    
5. EL TORDILLO 1st 2nd  2nd 1st 1st  1st 3rd 4th 1st
6. THE GOLDEN GOAT 2nd 1st 2nd  2nd 3rd 1st  4th 2nd 2nd
7. LIM'S FORCE 3rd 3rd  4th 4th  3rd  1st 1st 4th
8. KEEP WINNING   4th    4th 2nd   3rd
 
 
            
RACE 4 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. ENHANCEMENT 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 2nd   1st 3rd
2. BELT AND ROAD 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 4th 2nd
3. LIBECCIO 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st   3rd 1st 4th  1st
4. LUCKY MASTER   4th   2nd    2nd  
6. SILVER SKY    4th   4th 4th    
7. PLUCKY LAD     3rd       
8. CERDAN 4th 4th   4th 3rd  2nd 2nd 3rd  
10. ROCKET FIGHTER         3rd  4th
 
 
            
RACE 5 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. MATSURIBAYASHI 4th 3rd 4th  1st 2nd    1st  
3. BRIMSTONE  4th        4th  
4. GALAXY EXPRESS  1st 2nd 4th   3rd   3rd 2nd
5. LIM'S MASTER      4th      
6. THE ONE       4th 4th 4th   
7. POWERFUL AS WIND 2nd  3rd 2nd 2nd 1st  3rd 2nd 2nd 4th
8. BIG REGARDS 1st  1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st  3rd
11. DRAGON 3rd 2nd  3rd 4th  2nd 2nd 3rd  1st
 
 
            
RACE 6 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. WIRA SAKTI 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 3rd 2nd
2. ABEBE 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd   1st 2nd 3rd
3. QINGDAO   3rd 3rd 3rd  3rd  2nd   
4. OVERSEER  4th   4th  4th   1st  
7. DRAGONITE        4th 3rd   
8. MYSTIC PRIDE 4th   1st  4th  2nd  4th 4th
9. DONTLOOKDOWNONME 3rd 3rd 4th   3rd 2nd 3rd   1st
 
 
            
RACE 7 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. MAXIMUS 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
2. BLACK SWAN 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd  3rd 2nd
3. MIGHTY KENNY 4th 3rd  4th  4th   3rd 1st  
4. ROBIN HOOD   4th    4th 4th 4th  4th
5. AOTEAROA 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st  3rd
6. BRAHMA CIRCUS          4th  
8. GOLD FAITH     3rd       
 
 
            
RACE 8 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. CURVATURE 1st 1st 1st 1st  1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd
2. MONTAIGNE 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st    2nd 2nd  
4. LORD ASCOT        2nd 4th 3rd  
5. WHISTLING WIN 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st  3rd
7. COME AND TAKE ALL    4th 3rd 4th 3rd 4th  4th 4th
8. MASTER MINER  4th 3rd         
10. Q NINE MILLION 4th    4th 2nd 4th    1st
 
 
            
RACE 9 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
2. WEBSTER 2nd 2nd 4th  2nd  4th 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
3. TALES OF SUMMER    2nd  4th 1st    4th
4. CONILAD  3rd        1st  
5. SOUTHERN SPUR    4th     2nd  3rd
7. MR HANKS 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st  4th 3rd 3rd  
8. LIM'S BLAST 2nd  2nd  1st 2nd 2nd 3rd  4th 1st
10. CHARGER 4th 4th 3rd 1st 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 4th   
 
 
            
RACE 10 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. GRAN TORINO 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st
2. HIMALAYA DRAGON 3rd  3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 1st  2nd 3rd 3rd
3. AUGUSTANO 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd
4. STAR GENIUS    4th 4th      4th
6. BAFFERT 4th 3rd 4th   3rd 4th     
8. LONGHU         3rd 4th  
9. REALLY CAPABLE        4th    
10. IMPERIAL WIN  4th          
11. SWEDISH MEMORIES        2nd    
 
 
            
RACE 11 Overall
Ranking
Matthew Jones Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan Liting The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. LIM'S RIPPLE  1st        1st 4th
2. PER INCHARGE 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st  1st
3. REINE DASHER  4th 4th   2nd 4th  4th   
4. ZA'EEM 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd   3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd  
5. LITTLE MASTER 4th   4th 3rd 3rd  4th  2nd 2nd
6. BORN TO BE KING    2nd        
7. CLAUDIA'S BEAUTY 3rd    4th  1st 3rd 2nd 4th  
9. BANGKOK BOY   1st  2nd 4th     3rd
 
 
  Value Bet
 Matthew Jones RACE 4 - 2. BELT AND ROAD
 Thomas Wood RACE 6 - 2. ABEBE
 Raymond Yong RACE 6 - 8. MYSTIC PRIDE
 Collin Fan RACE 9 - 8. LIM'S BLAST
 Liting RACE 4 - 4. LUCKY MASTER
 The New Paper RACE 1 - 3. GENERAL CONATUS
 Punters' Way NIL
 Turf Guide NIL
 Wan Bao RACE 2 - 8. CRACKING TOTTIE
 Shin Min RACE 7 - 1. MAXIMUS
 
 
  Special Bet
 Matthew Jones RACE 10 - 3. AUGUSTANO
 Thomas Wood RACE 10 - 3. AUGUSTANO
 Raymond Yong RACE 8 - 1. CURVATURE
 Collin Fan RACE 10 - 1. GRAN TORINO
 Liting RACE 11 - 2. PER INCHARGE
 The New Paper RACE 7 - 1. MAXIMUS
 Punters' Way RACE 7 - 5. AOTEAROA
 Turf Guide RACE 3 - 7. LIM'S FORCE
 Wan Bao RACE 11 - 1. LIM'S RIPPLE
 Shin Min NIL

 

 

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