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Race analysis and race selections for Sunday's racing at Kranji
13 Aug 2017 | Singapore Turf Club 

RACE 1

Another very tricky Class 5 contest. METAPHOR (8) is a horse who should have won races in the past if not for some waywardness. Frontrunner who should race handy. The fact he has been over 1400m at his last two starts should add some stamina. Very positive booking and rates a strong chance. FLYING SHADOW (1) is the best horse in the race but has to lump 59kgs. His record is very strong at this level and he must be respected. The extra distance will suit. ALWAYS A WINNER (7) has returned from a long break with two respectable efforts. He is fitter now and will have the feather weight of 49.5kgs for gun Hong Kong apprentice Matthew Poon. SUCCESS COME TRUE (3) has been a shade disappointing but is in an easier contest here. With a little extra ground he is likely to improve and should be value with Craig Grylls to ride.

RACE 2

Only a small field with MOKASTAR (1) very hard to beat. Drew a poor barrier in the Aushorse Golden Horsehoe (G2) and still ran well enough under the circumstances. He has recent form around leading youngsters Ferocious and Mr Hanks. Looks set to break through for his maiden victory. SHAMROCK (6) is a newcomer who has impressed with a winning trial in July and another nice trial on Tuesday with Blinker/Pacifiers. Looks more than handy. FILIBUSTER (8) trialled well enough finishing second in 61.30. Led that trial and may look to race handy here. Blinkers on and Michael Rodd in the saddle are positive pointers. ANTHEIA (7) is only small and trainer Ricardo Le Grange has gone for the 3kg claim with T Krisna riding. The filly looks tested but seems to have trialled nicely winning by almost 4L.

RACE 3

A somewhat open look to the third on the card. SUPER TYCOON (6) is fancied to land the prize on the back of a respectable third on his Polytrack debut last start. Class dropper CHASE (1) is unbeaten in Class 4 company and should go well even with top weight. WONDERFUL ERA(3) has gone up 24 rating points since his first win this year but continues to hold good form with a second last start and Alan Munro is back on board. The Glen Boss-ridden LUCKY JUSTICE (5) can make up the first four here.

RACE 4

Leading trainer Mark Walker is represented by DISCRETELY RED (2), who flew home on his local debut in a closing sectional of 22.61 to finish third in a blanket finish, He steps up in trip here and can go two places better this time. ABLE PINS (6) is a very interesting newcomer having trialled well 10 days ago and is a full brother to three-time winner River Of Gold. BRING ME JOY (1) fared much better in blinkers last time out and has the services of useful apprentice Matthew Poon. The Showcasing SHOQEET (9) can improve on his debut to take a place here.

RACE 5

All the usual suspects turning up for this party. SUN FORCE (3) is still yet to win here in Singapore but is a tentative selection for the victory here on the back of staying on for third last time out. ALFONSO (4) hasn't encountered the Polytrack all that often, but has been placed on the surface and ran a good second last month on his recent start. POWERFUL AS WIND (7) is reunited with Nooresh Juglall, who is the only jockey to have won on him and returns to Polytrack which will suit, and the top four can be made up by SUGARTIME JAZZ (2) who fought bravely last start to finish second, but has more weight here.

RACE 6

A competitive-looking open maiden on paper. The Garden City Trophy winning combination of Shane Baertschiger and Matthew Poon team up here with the in-form ON ELECTRIC AVENUE(1), who finished off in 23.66 behind Special King last time to claim second and he was himself a good few lengths clear of the third that day and he gets the vote to score here. FIRST LIGHT (6) made a very pleasing debut albeit trapped wide throughout and he now wears blinkers for this his second start, and can improve. Although a beaten favourite twice, ENHANCEMENT (10) should be right there at the business end of the contest. BEIJING STAR (3) has a notable jockey change in the shape of Michael Rodd and should be finishing off strongly like at his last start over slightly shorter.

RACE 7

A race where you can again nail the winner down to two or three potentials. CAIRO (1)
 has joined the stable of Tan Hor Khoon and trialled nicely last week to win in 59.83, the winner of two from 10 and four minor placings, he just maybe looking for 1200m but it will pay to keep an eye on him. KRATOS (2) is another resuming, he basically had a solo trial last week when his gate sprang open and from his six runs all over 1000m, he has only been unplaced once. MY HORSE (4) a prior winner in Class 4 over 1000m is always well fancied and should be respected. HALO BRIGHT (6) off the back of a couple of trials should be a top four chance with his win over 1000m coming over Kratos. 

RACE 8

A rather trappy little contest over the two turns. Top weight KEEPITUP (1) just gets the nod here ahead of his rivals, He returns to Polytrack and is back up in trip which should suit, SMART VINTAGE (5) is fancied to give him most to think about with Michael Rodd (6:2-1-2) back in the saddle. Best of the rest could well be NORTHERN KNIGHT (4), who boxed on fairly in first time blinker-pacifiers recently and the lightly-weighted DREAMER LEGEND (9) ran a solid race last start over an inadequate distance and will have the services of Matthew Poon once again.

RACE 9

An intriguing race with three last-tart winners in the line-up here. SPLINTER (7), who was very impressive last time out when beating Bao Shan Magic by 3.5L can continue on an upward curve for Bruce Marsh stepping back up to 1200m. MR LUCK (1) was able to score for the first time at 1200m last month beating a handy field of Class 3 gallopers in the process. Another of the last-start winners is LIM’S SHOT (6), who in blinkers first time now remains unbeaten over the course and distance and could be the main pace influence here. The lightly-raced DINGHU MOUNTAIN (3) has trialled well in blinkers recently and will wear the headgear for the first time and is respected.

RACE 10

Very competitive race to round out the weekends racing. THE COSMOS (1) returned as a smart winner fresh up last start carrying 53.5kgs, and will carry 55kgs with Zawari Razali’s claim this time. GREY FALCON (2)  will always give you a great sight for a long way, beaten favourite last start by a short margin, ½ kg less here, ran into BLACK MAMBA (4) last start – who won very nicely for new trainer Leticia Dragon, may pay to keep an eye on this horse. LIM’S RACER (5), G2 2YO winner from last season steps out for the first time without a trial since February with Matthew Poon in the saddle.

 

 

MEDIA SELECTIONS

 

SINGAPORE RACE MEETING:

SUNDAY, 13 AUGUST 2017

 

 

Overall 1st Selections

 

First Pick = 1 • Second Pick = 2 • Third Pick = 3 • Fourth Pick = 4

1st

 

Information is correct as at 10 August 2017, 3:52PM, Singapore Time

 

RACE 1

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. FLYING SHADOW

3rd

3rd

4th

4th

2nd

3rd

2nd

2nd

4th

3rd

2. BORN A FIGHTER

4th

2nd

2nd

1st

4th

2nd

3. SUCCESS COME TRUE

4th

2nd

4th

1st

4. SACRED CROWN

4th

5. KAISER BRIGHT

4th

4th

6. NINEPINS

3rd

3rd

2nd

7. ALWAYS A WINNER

1st

2nd

1st

1st

1st

1st

3rd

3rd

1st

8. METAPHOR

1st

9. PETITE VICTOIRE

2nd

3rd

3rd

3rd

2nd

1st

1st

4th

 

 

RACE 2

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. MOKASTAR

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

3rd

1st

1st

1st

1st

2. SPECIAL LUCK

4th

3. EVIL SPEEDO

4th

5. OCEAN HUNTER

2nd

3rd

6. SHAMROCK

2nd

2nd

2nd

4th

4th

1st

1st

2nd

2nd

2nd

2nd

7. ANTHEIA

4th

4th

3rd

2nd

4th

4th

3rd

4th

8. FILIBUSTER

3rd

3rd

4th

3rd

3rd

3rd

2nd

3rd

3rd

4th

 

 

RACE 3

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. CHASE

4th

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

4th

2. KATE'S KEEPER

2nd

2nd

3. WONDERFUL ERA

2nd

3rd

3rd

3rd

3rd

1st

3rd

2nd

3rd

1st

4. MUSCLE BEACH

3rd

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

1st

4th

5. LUCKY JUSTICE

4th

4th

4th

3rd

6. SUPER TYCOON

1st

1st

1st

4th

2nd

1st

3rd

4th

2nd

7. KNIGHT CHEN BAY

4th

4th

3rd

8. HOLY GRAIL

3rd

4th

2nd

 

 

RACE 4

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. BRING ME JOY

1st

3rd

3rd

3rd

1st

3rd

1st

3rd

2nd

4th

2. DISCRETELY RED

4th

2nd

1st

4th

4th

2nd

4th

2nd

1st

3. THE GOLDEN GOAT

3rd

4th

4th

2nd

2nd

4. VOLKS TREASURE

3rd

5. MAJULAH

2nd

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

1st

3rd

7. ABLE PINS

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

3rd

1st

9. SHOQEET

4th

4th

4th

4th

12. THOTH WARRIOR

3rd

 

 

RACE 5

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. MURDOCH

3rd

1st

1st

3rd

1st

4th

2. SUGARTIME JAZZ

3rd

4th

2nd

2nd

4th

3rd

3rd

3. SUN FORCE

1st

4th

1st

3rd

1st

1st

2nd

4. ALFONSO

2nd

2nd

2nd

4th

1st

1st

2nd

5. HERO IN THE WIND

4th

6. GALAXY EXPRESS

2nd

3rd

7. POWERFUL AS WIND

3rd

4th

2nd

8. PERKINS

2nd

2nd

4th

9. TOOBIGTOFAIL

4th

3rd

4th

3rd

1st

3rd

4th

1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE 6

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. ON ELECTRIC AVENUE

1st

3rd

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

1st

2. TYPHON

4th

3rd

1st

4th

3. BEIJING STAR

4th

2nd

4th

3rd

4th

3rd

3rd

3rd

6. FIRST LIGHT

3rd

1st

2nd

4th

2nd

3rd

4th

4th

3rd

7. JADE DRAGON

4th

10. ENHANCEMENT

2nd

4th

3rd

2nd

3rd

2nd

2nd

2nd

2nd

4th

2nd

 

 

RACE 7

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. CAIRO

2nd

2nd

2nd

1st

2. KRATOS

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

3rd

1st

2nd

1st

3. SEBASTIAN BACH

4th

4th

4. MY HORSE

4th

2nd

3rd

3rd

4th

3rd

1st

4th

6. HALO BRIGHT

2nd

2nd

3rd

3rd

1st

2nd

2nd

3rd

3rd

7. SPECIAL KING

3rd

3rd

3rd

4th

4th

4th

4th

1st

4th

2nd

10. SILKINO

4th

 

 

RACE 8

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. KEEPITUP

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

4th

1st

2nd

1st

1st

2nd

2. KINGS RYKER

4th

2nd

3. SUPER JOE

4th

3rd

2nd

4th

3rd

4. NORTHERN KNIGHT

3rd

3rd

5. SMART VINTAGE

3rd

2nd

2nd

2nd

3rd

4th

3rd

2nd

6. GOLD FAITH

4th

3rd

7. HUMDINGER

3rd

4th

8. BIG BANKER

2nd

2nd

3rd

1st

2nd

1st

4th

1st

9. DREAMER LEGEND

4th

4th

4th

10. BIG GUARDIAN

3rd

 

 

RACE 9

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. MR LUCK

2nd

3rd

2. FLAK JACKET

2nd

4th

3. DINGHU MOUNTAIN

4th

3rd

2nd

2nd

1st

6. LIM'S SHOT

2nd

4th

2nd

4th

3rd

3rd

1st

4th

2nd

7. SPLINTER

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

8. HIMALAYA DRAGON

3rd

4th

4th

4th

4th

4th

4th

9. TERMS OF REFERENCE

3rd

3rd

10. KATAGAS

3rd

2nd

3rd

1st

2nd

3rd

3rd

 

 

RACE 10

Overall
Ranking

Matthew Jones

Nicholas Child

Thomas Wood

Raymond Yong

Collin Fan

The New Paper

Punters' Way

Turf Guide

Wan Bao

Shin Min

1. THE COSMOS

4th

3rd

1st

2nd

1st

3rd

3rd

2nd

2. GREY FALCON

2nd

1st

2nd

4th

3rd

3rd

3rd

4th

1st

3rd

1st

3. WONDERFUL KNIGHT

4th

4th

4. BLACK MAMBA

4th

4th

4th

5. LIM'S RACER

3rd

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

4th

2nd

1st

6. RAINBOW ROYAL

1st

3rd

4th

3rd

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

2nd

3rd

7. SUPERSONICSURPRISE

4th

 

 

 

 

Value Bet

 

Matthew Jones

RACE 6 - 3. BEIJING STAR

 

Nicholas Child

RACE 7 - 6. HALO BRIGHT

 

Thomas Wood

RACE 5 - 1. MURDOCH

 

Raymond Yong

RACE 2 - 5. OCEAN HUNTER

 

Collin Fan

RACE 7 - 6. HALO BRIGHT

 

The New Paper

RACE 9 - 10. KATAGAS

 

Punters' Way

NIL

 

Turf Guide

NIL

 

Wan Bao

RACE 9 - 3. DINGHU MOUNTAIN

 

Shin Min

RACE 9 - 2. FLAK JACKET

 

 

 

 

Special Bet

 

Matthew Jones

RACE 2 - 1. MOKASTAR

 

Nicholas Child

RACE 9 - 7. SPLINTER

 

Thomas Wood

RACE 4 - 7. ABLE PINS

 

Raymond Yong

RACE 6 - 1. ON ELECTRIC AVENUE

 

Collin Fan

RACE 9 - 7. SPLINTER

 

The New Paper

RACE 2 - 6. SHAMROCK

 

Punters' Way

RACE 7 - 7. SPECIAL KING

 

Turf Guide

RACE 2 - 1. MOKASTAR

 

Wan Bao

RACE 10 - 5. LIM'S RACER

 

Shin Min

RACE 7 - 2. KRATOS





 
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