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

RACE 1

BEUNOS AIRES (1) – Drops back into Class 4 grade after a tough last run in Class 3. Will no doubt be competitive in this.

ANGEL HALO (3) – Has only had two runs since arriving here and both of them have had merit. Watch for further improvement.

EL CHAPO (6) – Won a Restricted Maiden last start in good style and that suggested he should rate a hope in this field. Wide draw is a concern.

DUSSELDORF (8) – Has changed trainers to Tan Kah Soon and the recent outing at the trials caught the eye.  Watch the market. Another drawn wide.

 

RACE 2

LIM’S REVENT (2) – Two very creditable runs under his belt already here in Singapore and now has the blinkers applied for this assignment and even from a wide post position he looks the one to beat.

HENG KINGDOM (6) – Shouldn’t be able to turn the tables on the selection on these terms having been separated by a length last time. That, however, was a better performance from this Stephen Gray-trained galloper, and another like that should see him in the frame.

AUSPICIOUS DAY (5) – His win last time was a while coming, but he did finally get there and wouldn’t need to improve a huge amount to figure in this.

HIDDEN PROMISE (1) – Downgraded for this but has a woeful barrier. If he overcomes that obstacle, he is a good place hope with champion jockey Vlad Duric booked.

 

RACE 3

GREEN STAR (1) – Was a good winner at the first time of trying for Donna Logan. Should have trained on well since.

MASTER OF MALIBU (5) – Ran on well enough last start on the Polytrack. He is a 3YO that does have some upsides.

MISS DUSTY (6) – This grey filly was able to put them away in good style last start. She is definitely worth following on the short back-up

EYE GUY (12) – Beaten 3.5L behind Miss Dusty last start on debut. Was a handy effort and he will take benefit from that.

 

RACE 4

SKY ROCKET (8) – Has been racing very well of late and backed up his 7 ¼-length success in early April with a nice third just over three weeks later. Has the assistance of Karis Teetan here and can go very close.

SPLINTER (10) – Last time out ran his best race so far for Ricardo Le Grange when 4th to My Horse and could now be working down to a favourable mark. Barend Vorster replaces an apprentice.

I’VE GOT A FEELING (2) – Frontrunner, who has been in good order recently with three strong efforts in defeat since February. Well drawn and turf no issue to him. Solid place chance again.

COMMAND ROYALE (1) – Has to overcome a shocking barrier. But if can do so, he can run well having been well backed on his local debut and not beaten far.

 

RACE 5

GAIN ECLIPSE (10) – A chance is taken from a bad draw with this Steven Burridge-trained filly, who ran well for third when keen on her local debut and with the benefit of a light weight she has to come into calculations.

ELENA OF AVALOR (9) – Holding good form and did win a trial recently under Alysha Collett and if translating her Polytrack form to turf she has every chance.

GLORIA ECLIPSE (11) – Runner up to Elena Of Avalor in that trial and another who is lightly-raced and can improve.

HYDE PARK (6) – Not at all well drawn but the trackwork has looked okay and could add some value for multiples.

 

 

RACE 6

MR SCORSESE (1) – Has had a bit of a freshen-up since his last effort behind King Louis when he was only beaten 1.5L

QUEEN ROULETTE (2) – You just cannot leave her out the way she is currently racing. She has a very good 1200m record.

SCORPIO (5) – Was very impressive last campaign when he joined Michael Clements. Looked well in a recent trial when third.

BENGAL LANCER (9) – Expect to see improvement from this horse. Wasn’t disgraced first-up and has run third in a trial since.

 

RACE 7

LIM’S CRUISER (4) – Would have come on for his third in the Merlion Trophy last time, having not been seen since last October and did have to cover some extra ground into the straight, He has a very good record second-up and has never been out of the first two over this course and distance. A top-class sprinter who will make his presence felt in a big way.

COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (1) – Was ahead of Lim’s Cruiser in the Merlion Trophy last time they met. An extremely talented galloper, who also has a superb course and distance record to his name. He should on all known form be right in the thick of things at the business end of this quality Group 1.

SKYWALK (8) – Massive win with 59.5kgs just six days ago in a Kranji B. Last three wins have come on the Polytrack but has plenty of decent winning form on the turf and if feeling no ill-effects of his recent win, he should go well from the inside draw.

MISTER YEOH (15) – Top class three-year-old. Winner of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic last time out and beat a quality field. This is much tougher, but from a decent draw he can run well and does receive a very handy 1.5kgs on weight-for-age.

 

RACE 8

KING LOUIS (4) – Has looked tailor-made for this race all year. Trained by Ricardo Le Grange, this imposing three-year-old ran a massive race in the Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic behind Mister Yeoh and Be Bee and this trip will surely bring about more improvement. A solid chance.

MR CLINT (3) – His recent last-to-first success under Daniel Moor would have prepped him nicely for this test. He should relish going up in trip and given his running style of late, the race should be run to suit him well, and he certainly wouldn’t mind the sting out of the ground should any rain fall.

BE BEE (1) – A quality son of Showcasing who was crowned Champion Two-Year-Old last year. A good winner of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint and seemed to see out the 1400m’s well enough in the Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic when second. The mile will however pose another big test, but he has tonnes of class on his side and is in great form at present.

WHAT’S NEW (14) – Second behind another rival here in the shape of Terrific last time out over the course and distance. The winner on that occasion gaining first run on this Cliff Brown-trained filly, she may well be able to turn the tables on him this time. She has plenty of upsides and could well outrun her odds in this year’s Singapore Guineas.

 

RACE 9

SOUTHERN LEGEND (1) – Massive effort in the Champions Mile last start. Rider Zac Purton is flying, looks tough to beat.

ELITE EXCALIBUR (6) – Closed off nicely in the Chairman’s Trophy.  You can bet he will be trained to the minute for this.

CIRCUIT LAND (5) – Three wide the entire trip in the Chairman’s Trophy. Was a terrific effort and must be included.

VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (2) – Former Kiwi who is first-up, which won’t be easy but he should run a decent race.

 

RACE 10

COULD BE PEARLS (13) - Talented horse who is having his fourth run back for the year. Respect with the light weight.

BLUE SWEDE (1) – Settled well back from a bad draw last start and flew home the last bit behind his stablemate.

DEE DEE D’OR (2) – Racing well at the moment. Probably would like a race over further but he is a progressive horse.

AOTEAROA (10)She is not a very big mare and she should appreciate the nice light weight of 51kg. Quartet must with Daniel Moor.

 MEDIA SELECTIONS
 SINGAPORE RACE MEETING: SATURDAY, 26 MAY 2018
  Overall 1st Selections
 First Pick = 1 • Second Pick = 2 • Third Pick = 3 • Fourth Pick = 4  1st
 Information is correct as at 25 May 2018, 3:56PM, Singapore Time
 
RACE 1 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. BUENOS AIRES 2nd 2nd 1st    3rd 3rd 2nd  
2. HUMDINGER  3rd 3rd  1st      
3. ANGEL HALO 4th   3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd  4th 4th
4. MR MOSA    2nd    4th  2nd
5. WAIALAE 3rd 1st 2nd   1st 4th    
6. EL CHAPO 1st 4th  1st    1st 3rd 3rd
7. GOOD CATCH   4th 4th  4th     
8. DUSSELDORF      3rd   1st  
10. BIG WAVE     3rd  1st   1st
12. SUN EMPIRE     4th   2nd   
 
 
           
RACE 2 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. HIDDEN PROMISE 4th  3rd 2nd    3rd  4th
2. LIM'S REVENT 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st
4. STAR JACK  4th  4th 3rd 4th 3rd    
5. AUSPICIOUS DAY 3rd 3rd 4th  4th 3rd  4th 4th 2nd
6. HENG KINGDOM 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st  
7. NOVA CLASSIC       4th    
8. DREAMER LEGEND         3rd  
13. CHAIRMAN WIND          3rd
 
 
           
RACE 3 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. GREEN STAR 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd  3rd
4. CROWN GIFT 4th 4th 4th 3rd 4th  4th  3rd 2nd
5. MASTER OF MALIBU 3rd    2nd 1st 2nd 1st   
6. MISS DUSTY 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st
7. LOOKS GOOD        4th   
10. SONORAN         4th  
12. EYE GUY  2nd 2nd 4th  4th    4th
13. LIM'S LIGHTNING         1st  
 
 
           
RACE 4 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. COMMAND ROYALE 4th  2nd 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th  3rd
2. I'VE GOT A FEELING 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd   1st 1st 3rd 1st
4. TALES OF SUMMER      4th   4th  
6. CHARGER 3rd 4th 1st 1st 1st    2nd  
7. KOLOMBIA     3rd 2nd 4th 3rd   
8. SKY ROCKET 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 1st  2nd 1st 2nd
10. SPLINTER  2nd         
11. LIM'S REFORM          4th
13. CONILAD       2nd    
 
 
           
RACE 5 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
2. ELISE 4th  4th 2nd 3rd  1st 3rd   
3. KATAGAS 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd
4. BOARD WALK     4th     4th
6. HYDE PARK 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd   1st  
9. ELENA OF AVALOR 2nd 1st 1st 4th  1st  2nd 3rd 2nd
10. GAIN ECLIPSE       3rd 4th 4th 1st
11. GLORIA ECLIPSE  3rd    4th 4th    
 
 
           
RACE 6 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. MR SCORSESE 4th  4th  1st 2nd  1st 3rd 3rd
2. QUEEN ROULETTE 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd   
3. BIG MAN     3rd  2nd    
5. SCORPIO 3rd 4th 1st 2nd  4th  2nd 4th 1st
8. YULONG XIONGYIN 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd  3rd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd
9. BENGAL LANCER  3rd       2nd  
14. RIVER GOLDEN    4th 4th  4th    
 
 
           
RACE 7 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. COUNTOFMONTECRISTO 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st  2nd 2nd
2. DISTINCTIVE DARCI    2nd      3rd
3. ALIBI   4th    3rd    
4. LIM'S CRUISER 2nd 1st 1st 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 1st
6. ARAMCO 3rd    1st 3rd  1st 3rd 4th
8. SKYWALK  4th         
9. SUPER FORTUNE      4th     
10. RAFAELLO     3rd      
13. PAPARAZZI        3rd   
15. MISTER YEOH 4th  3rd 3rd   4th 2nd 1st  
16. ZAC KASA  3rd         
 
 
           
RACE 8 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. BE BEE 3rd  3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
3. MR CLINT 1st 2nd 1st  1st 1st  1st 2nd 2nd
4. KING LOUIS 2nd 1st 2nd 1st  2nd 1st 3rd 4th  
5. TESORO PRIVADO    4th 3rd 4th 2nd   4th
8. LORD OF CLOUD          1st
9. LORD O'REILLY        4th   
10. TERRIFIC    3rd       
14. WHAT'S NEW  4th         
15. NOVA VOCAL   4th        
16. QUARTER BACK 4th 3rd   4th  4th  1st  
 
 
           
RACE 9 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. SOUTHERN LEGEND 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st
2. VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL         4th 4th
3. HORSE OF FORTUNE       3rd  3rd  
4. OCEAN EMPEROR      4th 2nd    
5. CIRCUIT LAND 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 2nd   3rd 2nd 2nd
6. ELITE EXCALIBUR 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 1st   
7. INFANTRY 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 4th 2nd  2nd  3rd
 
 
           
RACE 10 Overall
Ranking
Nicholas Child Thomas Wood Raymond Yong Collin Fan The New Paper Punters' Way Turf Guide Wan Bao Shin Min
1. BLUE SWEDE 3rd 4th  2nd  2nd   2nd 1st
2. BEST TOTHELIGN 2nd   1st 1st  4th 1st   
3. TWICKENHAM   1st      4th  
4. DANCE IN THE WIND     4th      
5. SONG TO THE MOON      3rd 1st    
7. DEE DEE D'OR 1st  2nd 3rd 2nd  2nd 2nd 3rd 4th
10. AOTEAROA 3rd 1st 3rd   1st 3rd 4th   
11. DICTON      4th   1st  
12. WINNING CAUSE  2nd  4th 3rd   3rd  2nd
13. COULD BE PEARLS  3rd 4th       3rd
 
 
  Value Bet
 Nicholas Child RACE 8 - 16. QUARTER BACK
 Thomas Wood RACE 10 - 13. COULD BE PEARLS
 Raymond Yong RACE 5 - 6. HYDE PARK
 Collin Fan RACE 7 - 6. ARAMCO
 The New Paper RACE 10 - 10. AOTEAROA
 Punters' Way NIL
 Turf Guide NIL
 Wan Bao RACE 8 - 16. QUARTER BACK
 Shin Min RACE 3 - 6. MISS DUSTY
 
 
  Special Bet
 Nicholas Child RACE 6 - 8. YULONG XIONGYIN
 Thomas Wood RACE 4 - 6. CHARGER
 Raymond Yong RACE 9 - 1. SOUTHERN LEGEND
 Collin Fan RACE 8 - 3. MR CLINT
 The New Paper RACE 6 - 2. QUEEN ROULETTE
 Punters' Way RACE 2 - 2. LIM'S REVENT
 Turf Guide RACE 4 - 2. I'VE GOT A FEELING
 Wan Bao RACE 9 - 1. SOUTHERN LEGEND
 Shin Min NIL
 
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