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Kranji's Saturday meeting preview

The planets have aligned at Kranji as for the first time in the Singapore Turf Club’s history; three Group 1’s take place on the one race day - yes, it did take some juggling of dates and a bold move to open the Kranji Mile to international entries, but the effort has certainly paid dividends with the stand-alone Saturday evening meeting gaining worldwide attention

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

Race analysis and race selections for Saturday's racing at Kranji - the 10 race broadcast commences at 5.45pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and ThoroughbredNEWS

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Kranji Mile tracknotes Friday

As expected, no stirring workout was registered at the last trackwork session for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Friday morning, right on the eve of the big race itself.

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Kranji Mile post position draw reactions

When Hong Kong’s Southern Legend and Horse Of Fortune respectively drew one and two at the Post Position Draw Ceremony for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) at Clarke Quay on Thursday night, it may have reawakened the memory of Hong Kong plundering the two International Group 1 races in the last three renewals before they were discontinued in 2015

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Kranji Mile 2018 Post Position Draw

Kranji Mile 2018 Post Position Draw

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Khoo's Guineas runner Lord of the turf for a day

Singapore Guineas contender Lord O’Reilly lit up an otherwise quiet Thursday morning with the only turf workout of the day.

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Brown breaks new ground with 3YOs in Lion City Cup

Trainer Cliff Brown has added intrigue to the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on Saturday as he saddles the two three-year-olds in the capacity 16-horse field – Mister Yeoh and Zac Kasa.

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Bad gate not so Super for Fortune

Trainer Alwin Tan’s high hopes for Super Fortune in the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on Saturday took a major dent when he drew 14 from 16.

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Kranji Mile tracknotes Thursday

A gentle cooling breeze blew over the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji as the 13 runners of the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) went about their job doing some light work on Thursday morning

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Cruiser passes up extra Mile purse, already Cup-bound

With the benefit of hindsight, half-a-million dollars could have swung trainer Stephen Gray the other way when plotting Lim’s Cruiser’s racing career paths.

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Kranji Mile tracknotes Wednesday

The morning effervescence from the day before noticeably dropped a notch or two on Wednesday with only two of the 13 contenders to the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile clocking time - Ocean Emperor (NZ) trotted and cantered down Track 4 with track rider Tui Miles up before coming back with a short 400m spurt.

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Fortune favours those who brave a Lion

Fortune Winner has had about two thirds of her 37 career starts on turf, but trainer Leticia Dragon still believes the US-bred mare is more of a Polytrack specialist.

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First Group 1 ride for Troy See comes in pairs at Super Saturday

Leading apprentice jockey Troy See was glad he had hit a new milestone to his budding riding career when he landed his first Group 1 ride in Saturday’s $1.5 million Invitational Kranji Mile – Maximus for trainer Alwin Tan.

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Kranji Mile tracknotes Tuesday

Tuesday morning trackwork at Kranji was a hive of activity among the local hopes for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) while the “foreigners” were just humming along, but still looking ready to go.

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Preditor anything but half-Done job for Baertschiger

Well Done has given trainer Shane Baertschiger a bit of a roller-coaster ride in the last couple of weeks, but such highs and lows are part of the racing game, and the Australian handler is happy to still have a good shot at the Kranji Mile this Saturday.

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Duric laps up sense of occasion with three solid Super Saturday rides

Champion jockey Vlad Duric is rubbing his hands in anticipation as he heads into Singapore’s very own Super Saturday with what he considers as three genuine winning chances in the three Group 1 races.

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Fownes thrilled to be back for Lucky Ninth Kranji visit

Caspar Fownes was a man on a mission when he heard the Singapore international races were staging a comeback this May.

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New Ocean widens Hennessy's horizon to Kranji

New Zealand trainer Gary Hennessy hopes Singapore will give him an even better memory than the one he had from his one and only visit in 1987.

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Kranji Mile tracknotes Monday

With five days to go before the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m), the mercury level is rising for the race tagged as the “hottest race in the tropics”.

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Cousteau dives late to score first Kranji win

Singapore champion trainer Mark Walker said he had “won a game of cards” after Cousteau broke through for his first Kranji win at his third start on Sunday.

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