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

RACE 1

ALARANCH (1) – She picked up two wins towards the middle of last year in Class 5 1000m, can figure in this type of race. Barrier concerns.

AUSPICIOUS ACE (3) – Had been well backed in a few of his runs last year but couldn’t quite do the job, also take on trust.

POMP (7) – Finally broke through towards the end of last year in Class 5, had been just mediocre prior, take on trust. Can win

TURQUOISE SON (8) – Never ran out of the money in his starts from August last year so he looks to be a quartet must in this line-up

 

RACE 2

AUSPICIOUS DAY (1) – A win looks to be coming sooner rather than later, beaten favourite last start by a nice type.

KRANJI GOLD (6) – Has run third and fourth in both runs to date. Recent trial winner with the blinkers on. Definite hope.

PER INCHARGE (8) - Very good effort last start, really fought hard. Winkers go on and that should see him be right there from gate one

SKYDANCE ECLIPSE (10) – Made up good ground on debut from near last, could be an improver with that experience.

 

RACE 3

TURF CHAMPION (1) – He has placed fourth in both runs to date, meets a race which is not strong and a winning hope.

DANZEB (2)  – Has only one win next to his name form 13 runs but in this line-up you would say he is a place hope.

PRINCE DARCI (5) – Went round at a big price on New Year’s Day, made good ground on Poly, better suited to turf going.

DANGER ZONE (7) – He had been relatively consistent up until last start, slight freshen-up should see him there at the end.

 

RACE 4

WAITAHANUI (12) – Drawn beautifully and will strip fitter after excellent debut performance on the Polytrack.

SATELLITE KINGDOM (11) – Has been trialing strongly for debut. Big watch on the market here.

PURE SPARK (9) – Was heavily backed at his first outing and beat all but one home. The wide draw makes it tough here but he looks promising.

LIBECCIO (1) – Struggles to win but rarely runs a shocker and rates a quartet hope.

 

RACE 5

GALAXY EXPRESS (1) – In the market plenty of times in his last few runs, just hasn’t quite been able to get over the line.

PRECIOUS GEM (3) – Hasn’t won since November 2015, he has raced in better fields than this and is one to watch here.

POWERFUL AS WIND (4) – Is another one in this line-up who has seen support with a senior jockey on, watch the market.

DRAGON (8) – He is a hit-and-miss type who has never been able to win in twelve starts at this distance but has five placings.

 

RACE 6

BE BEE (2) – Top 2yo and Group 2 winner. Unbeaten in two on Polytrack and did win a trial recently, should take all the beating here.

GOLDEN SWORD (1) – Classy type who is yet to taste defeat in three Polytrack outings, second run back after a year’s absence, should go very close.

AUGUSTANO (6) – Now with Lee Freedman. This return to Polytrack is a big plus and was only just collared in a recent trial.

LIM’S RACER (4) – Pacey sort who has trialled nicely of late and stable are in very good form.

 

RACE 7

MR SCORSESE (1) – Top weight in the race with 59.5kgs, has had two trials in preparation, looks a definite chance.

MIGHTY EMPEROR (3) – Drops back to 1600m from 2000m in same grade, drawn outside gate, hasn’t raced this trip since July. Fair trial.

TERMS OF REFERENCE (5) – A recent trial winner who is more known for his Polytrack form rather than his turf runs.

BLACK SWAN (6) – A horse that has really turned the corner since winning and faces his toughest task to date.


RACE 8

DRACO (1) – In-form horse who has won and placed second twice in his past three runs. Third in recent trial was good, wide gate concerns.

MR LUCK (2) - Recent trial was strong enough to suggest a bold showing is possible, would prefer 1000m however.

ELITE POWER (3) – Good first run in Singapore when placed second behind Be Bee. Should be a definite improver in this.

NOWYOUSEE (5) – Very talented horse who is unbeaten in two runs. Huge trial win last week by 8.5L in quick time 59.51.

 

RACE 9

NAPEAN (2) – First starter who has form in Sydney 4:1-0-1, gelded since and has looked okay in his two Singapore trials.

STOCK BROKER (3) – Raced in some nice Class 4 races and hit a real purple patch mid-2017, maybe more suited to 1000m.

LIM’S BLAST (4) – Recent trial winner who has prior winning from over 1100m from October last year, is drawn wide here.

BAFFERT (5) – Has gone around well enough fancied in both runs, won a trial last week with blinkers on in 60.33.


 

 MEDIA SELECTIONS
 SINGAPORE RACE MEETING: FRIDAY, 12 JANUARY 2018
  Overall 1st Selections
 First Pick = 1 • Second Pick = 2 • Third Pick = 3 • Fourth Pick = 4  1st
 Information is correct as at 11 January 2018, 2:35PM, 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. ALARANCH   4th       4th 4th
2. BLACK MAGIC  2nd          
3. AUSPICIOUS ACE 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd
7. POMP 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 4th  2nd
8. TURQUOISE SON 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st
9. SOON YI        4th  2nd  
11. HOT GOLD 4th    4th 4th 3rd  3rd   
13. SNIP    2nd        
 
 
            
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. AUSPICIOUS DAY 3rd 1st  3rd 4th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd
2. BANGKOK BOY  2nd 4th 4th    4th    
6. KRANJI GOLD 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd  1st 1st 2nd
8. PER INCHARGE 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st
9. PROVOCATEUR     3rd  4th     
10. SKYDANCE ECLIPSE 4th  1st     2nd 4th 3rd 4th
13. KING OF GLORY      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. TURF CHAMPION 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st
2. DANZEB 4th  2nd    3rd 4th  1st  
4. BIG BANKER  4th 3rd  4th    3rd 4th  
5. PRINCE DARCI 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd  4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
6. RAFALE  2nd          
7. DANGER ZONE    3rd 3rd      4th
8. IMDRAGON 3rd    2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th  3rd
10. DESTINY KNIGHT    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. LIBECCIO 2nd 4th  2nd 2nd   2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd
2. BRING ME JOY      4th    4th  
5. DYNAMIC EAGLE           4th
7. MR COLIN   4th 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd   3rd  
9. PURE SPARK 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th  2nd
10. SATELLITE FIGHTER        4th    
11. SATELLITE KINGDOM 3rd 1st 3rd    2nd  3rd 1st  
12. WAITAHANUI 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st  1st
 
 
            
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. GALAXY EXPRESS  2nd 2nd 2nd   4th  2nd 4th 3rd
2. FORTUNE SPIRIT  3rd   2nd     1st 4th
3. PRECIOUS GEM 4th 1st  1st   2nd   2nd  
4. POWERFUL AS WIND 2nd  4th 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st    
6. MILITARY ALLIANCE 1st 4th 3rd  3rd 1st 1st  1st   
8. DRAGON 2nd  1st 4th 4th   3rd 3rd 3rd 1st
9. GRAND PARIS        2nd   2nd
11. HOLY THOMAS        4th 4th   
12. PEREGRINE FALCON      3rd      
13. SUN DANCE      4th      
 
 
            
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. GOLDEN SWORD 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd  1st 3rd
2. BE BEE 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st
3. GREY FALCON  4th      2nd 4th  4th
4. LIM'S RACER 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 1st 4th  2nd 4th 2nd
6. AUGUSTANO 4th  3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd   3rd  

10. SUPERSONICSURPRISE

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3rd

 
 
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
 
 
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
 
 
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
           

 

 
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