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Kranji's Saturday meeting preview

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After what seems a lifetime for the loyal Singapore punter, racing returns to Kranji on Saturday, and with 14 races on offer, it's officially a 'bumper card'.

Given the last meeting was way back in early April, the form analysts will have their work cut out, but with a plethora of local trials of late, horses with a good hit out under their belt should race well.

Obviously some first-up form wouldn't hurt as well, and case in point is ROCKET STAR who has won fresh and impressed at two recent trials.

He is also a horse with plenty of ability and the Le Grange/Duric combination looks a good one in 2020.

Elsewhere on the card, a debutante in MACEO has done enough at the trials to win in Restricted Maiden Company (race 2) with Matthew Kellady on board a pointer to omen punters.

While we have tried not to sit on the fence with form and selections, you would imagine the tote would be a very good guide in these abnormal times so keep an eye open for stable support.
Best Bets: (MACEO race 2, win), (AL GREEN race 3, value), and (MR HOOPER race 14, value).
Bankers for Jackpots: Race 11 (3, 5 and 8), race 12 (1, 2, 3, 7 and 8), race 13 (2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8), race 14 (1, 4, 5, 10 and 13).

Race cards and Larry Foley's synopsis follows and for updates on all runners go to www.kranjiracing.com

Please note the odds listed are "reference odds" only.

Race 1

Selections; 1 LIM'S SHOT - 9 HIGH LIMIT - 2 TWILL GUY - 6 SUN ELIZABETH
You will have to excuse the fact all horses are resuming in today's races and while we will try to look for those with first-up form, those that were due in similar affairs prior to the Corona-enforced break will feature in our selections. LIM'S SHOT just missed two back in Class 4 and again went as close as you can without winning in Class 5 last start and is the one to beat. He has drawn wide but will be very hard to hold out with best work expected late. SUN ELIZABETH has also drawn wide but will most likely track LIM'S SHOT into the race and she will also have a say late with any luck for the claimer. TWILL GUY broke his maiden status over 1100m in this grade last start and winning form is always good form in this Class. HIGH LIMIT showed last start why Class 5 is his caper and he will give a sight and may be value. A few of the others have form over longer but must be respected first up with market best guide. Betting Strategy - LIM'S SHOT win.
1 LIM'S SHOT *** Resuming. Just missed in similar affair last start and recent trial suggests hard to hold out here. 2.20
2 TWILL GUY *** Resuming. Broke maiden last start this company over 1100m. Could give a sight. 5.00
3 GOLD KINGDOM ** Resuming. Was in form but may need longer to show his best. 12
4 PERFORMANTE ** Resuming. Better over longer but placed when freshened last start over 1000m so pay to keep safe. 12
5 VETRI * Resuming. Like to see something before considering. 33
6 SUN ELIZABETH ** Resuming. Drawn wide but gets claim and will be running on strongly. 8.00
7 BITCOIN KING ** Resuming. Form reads badly but will appreciate Class 5 and could improve with tongue-tie off and blinkers on. 33
8 FIGHT TO VICTORY ** Resuming. Form reads badly but may appreciate the Poly on the back of a solid trial. 33
9 HIGH LIMIT *** Resuming. Showed last start why Class 5 is his caper and can win on best form. 8.00
10 JOYFUL ASPIRATION * Resuming. Good recent form over longer and prefer to watch with blinkers downgraded to winkers. 20
11 LIFE IS GAMBLE * Resuming. Recent form poor and may need longer but recent trial good enough to keep safe in exotics. 33
12 MERCURIAL TURN * Resuming. Gets upgrade to blinkers but best form was over the mile on the turf and happy to wait. 20
13 SUN CONQUEROR * Resuming. Recent placing over longer and prefer to watch. 20
14 SMILING PROUD * Resuming. Prefer over longer. 33

Race 2

Selections; 5 MACEO - 2 THE BROTHERHOOD - 13 BRUTUS - 1 MIGHTY VAIN
An interesting Restricted Maiden with three horses with their hoofs on the till prior to the lock-down and one smart newcomer from the Baertschiger stable. The debutante in question is MACEO and given what he has shown at two local trials, he looks a horse a horse to follow and can win this from gate 6 with M Kellady to ride. Of those we have seen, THE BROTHERHOOD was certainly due, has a good recent trial under his belt and should run very well with support sans headgear. MIGHTY VAIN is very honest and will win races sooner than later but he has drawn wide and may need longer to show his best. The first emergency - BRUTUS - is also due to win a race like this and will come in for support and run well is he gets a start. Of the rest, LEGGENDA and SHINE ALMIGHTY can improve on their average debut efforts, LIM'S UNIQUE will be thereabouts, while market best guide on JACKSA on debut. Betting Strategy - MACEO win.
1 MIGHTY VAIN *** Resuming. Honest and while best form was over longer and drawn wide, a recent trial was good and can win a race like this. 7.00
2 THE BROTHERHOOD *** Resuming. Showed plenty of ability first campaign and recent trails suggests he is hard to beat sans headgear. 2.60
3 LIM'S UNIQUE ** Resuming. Has run on well at all three starts and expect much the same. 12
4 JUST STARS * Australian-bred 3YO who looked solid at the trials with market best guide. 20
5 MACEO *** NZ-bred 3YO who has impressed at the trials and can win on debut with support likely. 3.00
6 PASIR PINJI * NZ-bred 3YO with solid trials under his belt but wide gate could test. 20
7 RIVER ROCA * Resuming. Did it tough on debut and wide gate should test again. 33
8 SHINE ALMIGHTY ** Resuming. Should appreciate debut effort and always trials like she can have a say at the business end. 20
9 JACKSA ** US-bred 3YO who has put in two good efforts at the trials and expect a solid debut from gate 3. 12
10 LEGGENDA ** Resuming. Never involved on debut but a recent trial with blinkers added good enough to think he improves with headgear from the ace. 33
11 NATUREISSPEAKING * Resuming. May improve with blinkers but race form poor. 50
12 ABLEST ASCEND * Australian-bred 2YO who will appreciate no weight but needs to show more than he did at the trials. 33
13 BRUTUS *** Resuming. Excuses not to finish close with heavy support last start and wins one of these sooner than later. 4.00
14 GOLD RUSH ** Resuming. Improved effort last start and worth thought in exotics. 12

Race 3

Selections; 1 AL GREEN - 7 MOONGATE STAR - 10 HOTSHOTS SLAM - 3 TOOSBIES
A terrific race and while MOONGATE STAR and HOTSHOTS SLAM look two to follow through the grades, a class dropper in AL GREEN could show them up. The 7YO drops back to Class 4 and more importantly over his best trip on the Poly and while the wide draw is a concern, he will be hard to hold out on the back of a good trial. Not much separates MOONGATE STAR and HOTSHOTS SLAM with perhaps the better alley giving the latter the upper hand, while TOOSBIES is in form, gets to jump from gate 2 and must be respected with Vlad Duric up. Keep an eye on THE AUGUST at his Singapore debut, with SATELLITE WARRIOR, GAMELY and the second emergency, BASILISK, all some hope on best form. Betting Strategy - AL GREEN each-way.
1 AL GREEN *** Resuming. Drawn a tad 'sticky' but drops in grade over best trip. Respect with nice trial under his belt. 6.00
2 THE AUGUST ** Former Australian who raced (and placed) in Group and Listed Company before arrival. Recent trials very quiet so market only guide. 20
3 TOOSBIES *** Resuming. In the place mix last start and two runs this Class good enough to win with gate 2 a bonus. 6.00
4 SATELLITE WARRIOR ** Resuming. Not a mile away under similar circumstances last start and will work into this late. 12
5 SUPER SIX * Resuming. Always some show on the Poly but needs to improve on recent efforts with tongue-tie removed for this. 33
6 HADEER * Former Kiwi who will need longer. 33
7 MOONGATE STAR *** Resuming. Just missed with very heavy support last start and hard to hold out here with positive ride. 2.50
8 GAMELY ** Resuming. Gate not ideal but super honest and plays a part in this finish with any luck in running. 12
9 BARTIMAEUS * Resuming. Needs to improve on form from last campaign. 50
10 HOTSHOTS SLAM *** Resuming. Was finding form last campaign and should figure heavily in this with tongue-tie added. 5.00
11 RED CLAW * Resuming. Won in Class 5 last start and that may be his caper. 33
12 UNCLE LUCKY * Resuming. Another that needed Class 5 to win recently and happy to wait for that grade. 33
13 GOLD FAITH * Resuming. Needs easier and longer. 100
14 BASILISK *** Resuming. Last start win over 1200m but will appreciate a cracking pace here and could show up late. 12

Race 4

Selections; 4 AWESOME CONQUEROR - 6 JOON HO - 2 PATTAYA - 10 MARDOONA
A tricky Restricted Maiden with the market a terrific guide - especially when trainer Michael Clements has three runners with solid winning hopes. PATTAYA has good race form to his name and given he has a nice recent trial under his belt with blinkers added, he looks the pick of the Clement's trio. MARDOONA and ALMUGIR are both US-bred newcomers and of the two, MARDOONA has winning trial form to his name so worth thought. But the horse to beat is KINABALU WARRIOR who had excuses not to win on debut and given he gets blinkers, Vlad Duric and has some strong trials under his belt, he is hard to beat. The best of the others is a newcomer in JOON HO who has trialled well enough to win on debut for Donna Logan and ACHIEVED MORE has the race form to play a part. Betting Strategy - KINABALU WARRIOR win.
1 RONALDO'S DREAM * Raced Kiwi who has had the odd OK trial in Singapore and market only guide. 33
2 PATTAYA *** Resuming. Drawn awkwardly but honest, gets blinkers and recent trial good enough to give this a shake. 5.00
3 ACHIEVED MORE *** Resuming. Showed enough last campaign to think he wins a race like this soon with best work expected late. 8.00
4 AWESOME CONQUEROR ** Resuming. Not a mile away last start but that was in a weak maiden so take on trust. 12
5 AVOCADO * Resuming. Hard to have. 100
6 JOON HO *** NZ-bred 3YO who has shown more than enough at the trials to win on debut. 4.50
7 KINABALU WARRIOR *** Resuming. Excuses on debut not to be in the winning mix and has trialled strongly since. Hard to beat with Duric a factor. 3.00
8 DON'T TELL TILLY * Australian-bred 3YO filly and market only guide on trial form. 33
9 ALMUGIR ** US-bred 3YO who has been solid at the trials and can consider in exotics. 20
10 MARDOONA *** UK-bred 3YO who has been good with being speculator winning three local trials. Have to respect. 8.00
11 RAGING BRAVE * Resuming. Disappointing on debut an drawn wide. No. 100
12 AUTUMN BLITZ ** Australian-bred 2YO who looked to have some in hand at his trials and could surprise with no weight. Watch market. 12
13 WIND RHAPSODY * Resuming. No. 100
14 LOVING BABE * Resuming. Showed improvement last start but prefer others. 50

Race 5

Selections; 1 MIG PIERRO - 5 GALAXY STAR - 2 GOLDEN FLAME - 3 RESTRAINED
A wide-open Class 4 Poly sprint and with so many winning hopes, you would expect for some value to be about on the day. As it stands, MIG PIERRO hasn't done a lot wrong since arriving as a maiden winner from country Australia and gets his chance to knock in his second win in Singapore. Like a few in this race, he is honest, has some good trial form to his name and should get every chance with M Lerner to steer. GALAXY STAR ticks most boxes - in form, good trial - and also gets the services of Vlad Duric with gate 3 a bonus. GOLDEN FLAME and RESTRAINED can also both win with best work expected late, while CROWN GIFT and TAKHI both have a say and should be value. The first emergency - COMING FAST - had heavy support when winning at his Singapore debut and has to be respected. Betting Strategy - GOLDEN FLAME each-way.
1 MIG PIERRO *** Resuming. In form, recent trials good and can win this. 3.00
2 GOLDEN FLAME *** Resuming. May be better over longer but recent trial was good enough to have a big say in this. 5.00
3 RESTRAINED *** Resuming. Just missed when running on well last start and trials well enough to win a race like this. 4.00
4 DAZZLE GOLD * Resuming. Should need longer. 20
5 GALAXY STAR *** Resuming. Versatile type who is in form and gives this a shake from gate 3 with Duric up. 7.00
6 CROWN GIFT *** Resuming. Honest and recent trial was good enough to consider each way. 12
7 NORTHERN SUN * Resuming. Bled last start and have to take on trust. 33
8 PER INCROWN ** Resuming. Maiden who has more to offer and will add value to exotics sans winkers. 33
9 TAKHI *** Resuming. Debut win was on the Poly and worth thought from gate 1. 12
10 OVERCOMING * Resuming. Drawn wide, won in Class 5 last start and that may be his caper. 33
11 YULONG XIONG HU * Resuming. No. 100
12 CLARTON TREASURE ** Resuming. Placed two back when first up and worth thought at odds. 20
13 COMING FAST *** Resuming. Had strong support when winning at Singapore debut and pay to follow. 4.00
14 UPGRADED * Resuming. Won on the turf over the mile last start in easier company and that may be his caper. 33

Race 6

Selections; 1 SUPER PINS - 6 QUICK SHOSHA - 4 QIJI FLYER - 11 BEAUTY SPIRIT
A weak maiden and SUPER PINS placed last start in maiden company after a sighter in Class 4 and from gate 5 he should get the favours and be hard to beat. QIJI FLYER had all sorts of issues last start - his saddle slipped badly - and he looked in good enough form prior to think he can win a race like this. BEAUTY SPIRIT may be value on the back of an eye-catching Class 5 run and is certainly worth a look. Of the other raced-brigade, the two emergencies - SHOWBOUND and GOLD PRIZE - both would come in for very heavy support if they get a run and both can win so keep on eye on late scratchings. Two raced newcomers in FREY and QUICK SHOSHA have claims with market best guide. Betting Strategy - watch for scratchings, BEAUTY SPIRIT small each-way.
1 SUPER PINS *** Resuming. Found maiden company to his liking last start and goes very close in this field. 2.60
2 VOLUNTAD * Resuming. Disappointing last start and placing prior was over longer on turf. 20
3 MOWGLI * Resuming. Disappointing when first up last start and gate no help here. 20
4 QIJI FLYER *** Resuming. Saddle slipped badly last start so can ignore and consider on the odd good run prior. 12
5 FLYING EBONY * Resuming. Poor debut run. No. 33
6 QUICK SHOSHA *** Raced maiden from Australia. Trials good enough to consider at Singapore debut. 5.00
7 KING MIDAS ** Resuming. Should improve with racing and appreciates maiden company. 33
8 ASSASSIN * Resuming. Will give a sight but found out late. 20
9 BETHLEHEM ** Resuming. Only had one run as a 2YO in 2019. The odd OK trial. Market only guide. 20
10 NINETEEN STAR * Resuming. Placed on debut but has struggled since. Headgear off but needs to show more, 33
11 BEAUTY SPIRIT *** Resuming. Put in eye-catching run in Class 5, which would be up to this. Keep safe. 6.00
12 FREY ** UK-bred 3YO who placed at only start before arrival. Market best guide but recent trial was OK. 6.00
13 SHOWBOUND *** Resuming. Placed with good support last start and would go close in this field. 3.00
14 GOLD PRIZE *** Resuming. Foot on the till and would probably start favourite if he gets a start in this field. 3.00

Race 7

Selections; 9 MISTER DYNAMO - 5 TRY MAK MAK - 3 WELL DESERVED - 7 EASY SOUTH EAST
We are following the top hoop in this competitive Class 5 and Vlad Duric staying with MISTER DYNAMO has him on top. The maiden is due to win in this company and the master jockey can overcome the wide gate and win. Duric was on WELL DESERVED last start and while he was beaten with support on that occasion, Marc Lerner would be happy to take the ride and he goes close. TRY MAK MAK is due and a handy claim from gate 3 helps his cause, while EASY SOUTH EAST, ADMIRAL WINSTON, PAPERBACK TROOPER and RAPID FIRE all have winning hopes. Betting Strategy - MISTER DYNAMO win.
1 ADMIRAL WINSTON *** Resuming. Looks due, blinkers off and can win on the back of a solid trial. 6.00
2 PAPERBACK TROOPER *** Resuming. Jockey suggested issues last start and won prior to that in similar race to this. Respect. 20
3 WELL DESERVED *** Resuming. Almost got the job done when blinkers went on in Class 5 last start and plays a part in this finish. 6.00
4 RAPID FIRE *** Resuming. Disappointing last start in heavy rain but form prior has him winning races like this with handy claim. 20
5 TRY MAK MAK *** Resuming. In form, gets claim and every chance from gate 3. 5.00
6 WINNING SPIRIT *** Resuming. Maiden who appreciates Class 5 and can win on the back of a good trial. 12
7 EASY SOUTH EAST *** Resuming. Maiden who is due and gets his chance sans tongue-tie from gate 2. 8.00
8 HIGH STREET ** Resuming. Poor last start and have to take on trust as can mix his form. 20
9 MISTER DYNAMO *** Resuming. Drawn wide and just beaten as the odds on pop last start but keeps Duric and can make quick amends. 3.00
10 ROMAN CLASSIC * Resuming. No. 50
11 NINGALOO * Resuming. The odd OK run but drawn awkwardly and prefer others. 33
12 RIVER RUBY * Resuming. Form looks hopeless but gets blinkers and recent trial OK so could improve. 50
13 FOREVER GOOD * Resuming. No. 100
14 BARBARIAN ** Resuming. Maiden who has shown enough to consider in Class 5. 33

Race 8

Selections; 1 ROCKET STAR - 2 LIMITED EDITION - 4 BREATHE FIRE - 10 WILD BEE
Many of these would have preferred a bit longer and that includes the consistent ROCKET STAR. But he has a touch of class having placed at Group level against his own age group.\ and the 1200m while fresh should suit and with Vlad Duric to ride he can be strongest late. The newcomer BREATHE FIRE has solid NZ form winning over 1400m at Otaki and his trial was sound; blinkers go on and with all horses lacking match fitness he can make his presence felt fresh. LIMITED EDITION doesn't win often but is a consistent sort, the 3kg claim helps and he has the speed to overcome the gate. For the exotics include CHALAZA, WILD BEE, LIM'S TORPEDO and YOU QIAN XHUAN. Betting Strategy - ROCKET STAR win.
1 ROCKET STAR *** Resuming. Has plenty of ability and just missed at past two starts over 1600m in this grade. Will get back but be hard to hold off. 2.00
2 LIMITED EDITION *** Resuming. Form consistent without winning in this grade. Wide gate no help but should be prominent. 8.00
3 CHALAZA ** Resuming. Trialled well. Not far away at past two outings but needs to overcome gate. 12
4 BREATHE FIRE *** Having first Singapore start. Trialled soundly. Won over 1400m at Otaki and placed four times in NZ before arrival. Should be up to this grade. Watch market. 8.00
5 CLARTON PALACE * Resuming. Caught wide and battled on over 1600m last start. Might want longer. 20
6 SUN DREAM * Resuming. Trial was sound but has struggled at recent outings. Needs to improve. 20
7 MIGHTY EMPEROR * Resuming. Needs longer with blinkers downgraded to visor. 33
8 CATCH THE TIGER * Resuming. Ridden back and struggled at recent outings. Won this class and distance five starts back. Could improve with tongue-tie. 33
9 TYSON * Resuming. Showed improvement to place last start on turf over this trip. Well drawn and could show up. 20
10 WILD BEE ** Resuming. Won Class 5 two starts back and then placed in this company on turf over 1400m. Consistent and goes well on poly over this trip. 8.00
11 LIM'S TORPEDO ** Resuming. Broke through for impressive Maiden win over this trip last start. Well drawn but will find this harder. 12
12 YOU QIAN ZHUAN ** Resuming. Slowly away over 1400m last start and was held up at start prior both over 1400m. Looks to have something to offer at odds. 20
13 DIAMOND RING ** Resuming. Has speed but weakened last start over 1100m. Should be prominent. 20
14 MR ALEJANDRO ** Resuming. Ran on late to win over 1400m last start. In form but might like longer and turf. 12

Race 9

Selections; 6 SUPER WIN - 10 CLARTON STAR - 9 MONTOYA - 1 SUPER TALENT
The Covid-19 break won't have helped any of these - they will still be unreliable and of limited ability. SUPER WIN had been threatening to win before the break, both his successes have come over this trip and with Matt Kellady to ride he will get all the favours from gate four. CLARTON STAR's only win was at 1700m but he placed over this trip last outing and with Simon Kok taking the ride drops 6.5kg and will run on. SUPER TALENT is still a Maiden but he made good ground in the heavy rain last start; if he can get away cleanly this distance suits and he can be in the finish. MONTOYA is another Maiden but his best efforts have been on the poly and his recent trial was sound. If the second emergency MA BAO BAO gets a start it is capable of winning. Include ELENA OF AVALOR in exotics. Betting Strategy - if you must, SUPER WIN win.
1 SUPER TALENT *** Resuming. 18 start Maiden. Made some ground last start on track with heavy rain. Can be risky at gates but should get good run throughout. 4.00
2 HIDDEN PROMISE * Resuming. Would prefer 1600m but capable in this class. 20
3 EL PRIMERO ** Resuming. Recent trial was solid. Placed over 1600m last start and might need longer. 33
4 ELENA OF AVALOR ** Resuming. Hard to follow but placed over this trip five starts back. Can surprise in this field. 8.00
5 PRINCE PEGASUS * Resuming. Tongue-tie off. Has been struggling over longer. 33
6 SUPER WIN *** Resuming. Caught wide at past two outings and not far away. Gets chance from better gate and should be prominent throughout. 3.00
7 TIN'S MACHINE * Resuming. Has shown little in seven starts but gets blinkers back on and could improve in Class 5. 50
8 GOLD COMPANY ** Resuming. Broke through in this grade over 2000m last start. Will find this too short but form better than most. 50
9 MONTOYA *** Resuming. 15 start Maiden but best efforts come on poly and trial was solid. Should be handy throughout. 5.00
10 CLARTON STAR *** Resuming. Only win at 1700m but placed over this trip last start and drops 6.5kg. Will run on sans visor. 5.00
11 HOSTWIN CHEVALIER * Resuming. Blinkers back on but yet to place in 12 outings. 50
12 ALWRICH * Resuming. One placing in 22 outings. Tested. 50
13 RICH FORTUNE * Resuming. Hasn't shown form for a long time. 50
14 MA BAO BAO *** Resuming. Broke through over this trip last start. Drops 2kg and should be in the finish. 5.00

Race 10

Selections; 1 COMING THROUGH - 3 MAKKEM LAD - 2 SALAMENCE - 10 ARARAT LADY
Some smart conveyances in this Class 3 and the freshest horse will probably win. COMING THROUGH resumes on the back of a good trial, won in this class over 1200m last start and rises 3kg with Noh Senari retaining the mount; a winner of five of eight outings he will be in the finish again. MAKKEM LAD is drawn wide but has the speed to overcome the gate and possesses a great poly record; he dead-heated in this grade on turf last start and with the 3kg claim for Yusoff will be hard to catch. SALAMENCE ran COMING THROUGH close last start, meets him better at the weight and whilst this is shorter, can be in the finish. The newcomers ARAMANI and LEGEND OF THE SUN have form in strong company in Australia with ARAMANI being a Group 3 winner; both trialled well, watch for support. Include NATIONALITY and ARARAT LADY in exotics. Betting strategy: Forecast COMING THROUGH and MAKKEM LAD.
1 COMING THROUGH *** Resuming and trialled well. Won over 1200m in this class last start and has won 5 of 8. Well drawn and will be prominent for a long way. 3.00
2 SALAMENCE *** Resuming. Ran COMING THROUGH close last start and meets him 2kg better over shorter trip. Will run on. 5.00
3 MAKKEM LAD *** Resuming. Dead-heated in this class last outing. Has a very good poly record and with 3kg claim has the speed to overcome gate. 3.00
4 ARAMANI *** Having first Singapore outing. Won two of 14 starts in Australia including Group 3 at Moonee Valley over 1200m. Recent form before arrival moderate but trialled well. Watch for support. 10
5 AUTUMN RUSH * Resuming. Battling and has found a strong race. 100
6 LONELY BOY * Resuming. Disappointed on poly last start after good effort at first outing since arrival from Malaysia. Prefer on turf. 33
7 LONHRO GOLD * Resuming. Has speed but gets found out late in this grade. 100
8 LEGEND OF THE SUN ** Having first Singapore outing. Won two of 17 starts in Australia both at 1000m. Recent form before arrival moderate but was racing in strong company. Trialled well. Watch market. 10
9 NATIONALITY ** Resuming. Was caught wide and run down late here two starts back. Trip suits and should be prominent. 14
10 ARARAT LADY *** Resuming. Speedy and with tongue-tie on will be prominent for a long way on the back of a nice trial. Value. 14
11 INHERIT * Resuming. Only battled last start. Might find these too sharp. 33
12 UNCONQUERED * Resuming. Needs easier grade. 100
13 SURGE ** Resuming. Won back-to-back Class 4 before battling effort in this grade last start. Gate no help but likes the Poly and recent trial was nice. Keep safe. 50
14 HARBOUR APPROACH * Resuming. Has struggled since arrival from Malaysia. Needs easier. 100

Race 11

Selections; 3 FLYING YELLOW - 8 TAVITO - 5 EVIL SPEEDO - 4 AMAZING MAN
Another one for the battlers. TAVITO broke through to win over this trip last start and his previous efforts were sound; these Class 5 horses rarely win back-to-back but he could be an exception. EVIL SPEEDO also won a similar race last start, rises 2.5kg and is not the most reliable but is up to this grade. AMAZING MAN doesn't win often but fought on to place over this trip last start and should be handy. FLYING YELLOW is poorly drawn but has speed and could be hard to catch if allowed to dictate the tempo; he can win on recent trial form. Include FIREWORKS and FREE FALLIN' in exotics. Betting Strategy - FLYING YELLOW each-way.
1 FREE FALLIN' ** Resuming. Trialled well. Best effort in five starts was on poly over this trip. Capable of improvement. 10
2 FIREWORKS ** Resuming. Best recent efforts have been at 1400m. Poorly drawn but should be running on sans blinkers. 10
3 FLYING YELLOW *** Resuming. Run down late over this trip last start. Poorly drawn but has speed and some recent trials suggest he can win this. 6.00
4 AMAZING MAN ** Resuming. Doesn't win often but fought on to place over this trip last start. Should be handy. 6.00
5 EVIL SPEEDO *** Resuming. Won one of these last start and rises 2.5kg. Will be running on. 3.00
6 ACCUMULATION * Resuming. Placed in Maiden over this trip on turf two starts back. Yet to win in 21 outings. 33
7 SILVER JOY * Resuming. Placed three starts back but only wins are over longer on turf. 50
8 TAVITO *** Resuming. Won over this trip last start. Previous form sound and should be running on. 3.00
9 MONEY KING * Resuming. Tested on recent form. 100
10 EDDIE GRAY * Resuming. Only win was over two years ago but recent trial was OK. 100
11 BOHEMIAN * Resuming. 51 start Maiden. 100
12 MY MIRACLE * Resuming. Form just fair but could include in exotics on OK recent trial. 50
13 MY MONEY ** Resuming. Disappointed last start after a couple of placings. 26 start Maiden. 100
14 STORM TO WIN * Resuming. Tongue-tie on. Best efforts are over longer on turf. 33

Race 12

Selections; 3 FAME STAR - 2 SKYWALK - 7 NOWYOUSEE - 1 COUNTOFMONTECRISTO
A cracking contest involving some of Singapore's best horses. FAME STAR has won his past six outings - including the EW Barker two starts back; he handles the poly well and will go forward and be hard to pass. SKYWALK may not have the Group wins of others in the race but he is very consistent, goes well for Vlad Duric and carries 1.5kg less than when winning in similar class last start; from the good gate he will be in the finish. NOWYOUSEE ran them off their legs in the New Year Cup over this trip and from gate one could do the same. STAR OF JUPITER has been competitive in good company at past two outings and is well treated by the gate and has no weight. Include COUNTOFMONTECRISTO in exotics - he loves the poly. Betting Strategy - FAME STAR win, saver on SKYWALK.
1 COUNTOFMONTECRISTO *** Resuming and trialled well. Excellent Poly record. Dropping back in trip but has won six times this distance and can sprint well fresh. 8.00
2 SKYWALK *** Resuming. Consistent and won this class and distance last start. Drops 1.5kg on that and with Vlad Duric to ride will be in the finish. 3.00
3 FAME STAR *** Resuming. Has won past six outings including EW Barker two starts back. Will go forward and be hard to pass. 3.00
4 MR CLINT * Resuming. Singapore Gold Cup winner who will need longer than this. 50
5 I'M INCREDIBLE * Resuming. Found Singapore Gold Cup a bridge too far but previous form exemplary. Can sprint well fresh but might need turf and longer. 16
6 WAR AFFAIR * Resuming. Blinkers on but tested. 100
7 NOWYOUSEE *** Resuming. Ran them off their legs in the New Year Cup over this trip and from gate one could do the same. 5.00
8 STAR OF JUPITER *** Resuming. Placed in good company at past two outings after having worked through the classes. Well drawn and has no weight. 8.00
9 EXCEED NATURAL * Resuming. Late Star Emperor. Outclassed at recent outings. Better suited this trip and could improve. 33
10 LIM'S SAMURAI * Resuming. Best efforts have been on turf. 50
11 SAFEER * Resuming. Should need easier. 50
12 YOU ROKK * Resuming. Can find easier. 50
13 ELITE POWER * Resuming. Tested. 100
14 ALTAIR * Resuming. Disappointed last start. Previous form strong but this class tests. 50

Race 13

Selections; 2 SUN CHESS - 8 CALIFORNIA - 3 WONDERFUL KNIGHT - 4 ELITE WATERGHOST
Plenty of speed in this, although there will be a few gasping for air late. The most interesting runner is SUN CHESS which won twice in Australia before arrival from nine outings including a win at Listed level over 1200m; at his only Singapore start SUN CHESS was caught wide but fought on for third and will be strongest late against this field. CALIFORNIA has shown some promise and fought on well over this trip last start and his recent nice trial suggests he can win. SUPER POSH and THOMAS DE LAGO are both proven performers at the trip with SUPER POSH likely to go forward whilst THOMAS DE LAGO will do the stalking. Others with speed include WONDERFUL KNIGHT (who comes off a nice trial) and SIERRA CONQUEROR. Watch market on the Argentinean ELITE WATERGHOST. Betting Strategy - SUN CHESS, CALIFORNIA forecast.
1 PROOF PERFECT * Having first Singapore outing. Won three of nine before arrival around Queensland and Northern Rivers provincial circuit but hasn't raced for 93 weeks. Watch market. 16
2 SUN CHESS *** Resuming after one outing in Singapore when placing this class over 1100m. Showed ability winning two of nine in good company in Australia. Trialled well but needs to overcome gate. 4.00
3 WONDERFUL KNIGHT *** Resuming. Speedy and suited this class. Only wins are at 1200m but should be prominent on the back of some nice trials. 6.00
4 ELITE WATERGHOST *** Having first Singapore outing. Argentinean with sound winning record. Trialled well. Watch market. 10
5 SUPER POSH *** Resuming. Speedy and has a good record at 1000m. Gate no help. 6.00
6 SIERRA CONQUEROR ** Resuming. Has speed but has been getting run down. Will be prominent. 10
7 THOMAS DE LAGO *** Resuming. Finds it hard to win but is rarely far away. Will be handy throughout. 6.00
8 CALIFORNIA *** Resuming. Fought hard to just miss over this trip last start. Will be prominent from gate 2 on the back of a nice trial. 5.00
9 LAI MAK MAK * Resuming. Will run on but might find these too speedy. 33
10 SUPER GREAT * Resuming. Late Gold Coast. Has only battled at recent outings. 50
11 GOLDEN THUNDER * Resuming. Better in Class 5. 50
12 GOOD LUCK CHARM * Resuming. Only win at this trip but recent efforts poor and badly drawn. Wait for Class 5. 50
13 BROADWAY SUCCESS * Resuming. Tested. 100
14 TRIPLE BOWL * Resuming after winning at Malaysian debut of 1400m. Will find this harder. 100

Race 14

Selections; 10 RESOLUTION - 13 WATER ROCKET - 4 MY BIG BOSS - 1 MR HOOPER
A competitive Class 4 over 1200m concludes the programme with little between the top three chances (or top four if you include the second emergency). RESOLUTION has been close up at his past two outings this class and distance; from a good gate he will be near the speed throughout and might be hardest to beat on the back of a good trial. MY BIG BOSS won one of these two starts back and fought on solidly last start; he is suited here and with JP Van Der Merwe staying on should be in the finish again. SAMURAI EXPRESS disappointed last start from a wide gate but previous efforts in this class and distance were sound, with a better draw he can make his presence felt. If the emergency WATER ROCKET gets a start he has the form on the board and can beat them all. Keep MR HOOPER down in grade safe and he should be value. Betting Strategy - RESOLUTION win, saver on MR HOOPER.
1 MR HOOPER *** Resuming. Only wins are at this trip and drops in grade. Blinkers back on and with 3kg claim can benefit from positive ride. Watch market. 14
2 AFALONHRO ** Resuming. Competitive in this grade since winning Maiden. Awkwardly drawn but will be running on sans visor. 10
3 SUPER POWER * Resuming. Returned with respiratory issues last start and gets blinkers, Getting down in grade but needs to improve. 20
4 MY BIG BOSS *** Resuming. Won one of these two starts back and fought on solidly last start with excuses in running. Suited here and should be in the finish again. 3.50
5 SAMURAI EXPRESS *** Resuming. Disappointed last start from wide gate but previous efforts this class and distance were sound. Can show up from the good gate. 3.50
6 SUN RECTITUDE * Resuming. Struggled from wide gate last start which was first outing after returning lame. Class, distance suit and could improve. 14
7 QIJI DIAMOND * Resuming. Struggled from wide gate last start and not help by draw again. Has speed. 20
8 ATLANTEAN * Resuming. Has struggled since winning Class 5 and might need easier. 33
9 CHARMING DIAMOND ** Resuming. Won Class 5 last start and looks progressive. Gate no help. 33
10 RESOLUTION *** Resuming. Close up at past two outings this class and distance. Well drawn and will be near the speed throughout on the back of a good trial. 3.50
11 PERFECT * Resuming. Needs to improve on recent efforts and better on turf. 50
12 LIM'S PRIDE * Resuming. Winkers off. Won Class 5 two starts back and better in that company. 50
13 WATER ROCKET *** Resuming. Won this class and distance last start. Promising type and will be hard to beat. 3.50
14 SUN FORMATION * Resuming. Won Class 5 last start but from wide gate will find this harder. 50
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