Kranji's Saturday meeting preview

Meeting Preview, selections, comments and odds, courtesy Larry Foley,

Twelve races from Singapore on Sunday and while the Class 2 Poly sprinters may think they are in the best race on the day, it is a Class 3 turf event over 1400m (race 11) that punters will pay to see.

In fact, the field boasts arguably two of the better middle distance prospects in Singapore in TIGER ROAR and HEARTENING FLYER - both from the Clements stable - and the pair make this a must watch race with one-eye on Group races down the track.

Both have nominated for the Group 1 Kranji Mile on May 22 and both would need to win this race to get a rating boost to gain a start.

TIGER ROAR in particular off a rating of just 68 has to win well or even win again to get into the final field but this promising stayer could just do that and be some hope against Singapore’s best milers later in the month.

In saying that, MAGIC WAND, SUN POWER, ELITE INCERDIBLE and STRONG N POWERFUL have also nominated for the Kranji Mile and their presence in this Class 3 field suggests a cracking race and a busy finish.

In other news, Jerlyn Seow got the proverbial monkey off her back when knocking in her first win in the saddle at start 71 last Saturday.

AXEL was the horse that finally broke her duck but rest assured more winners will follow and the 4kg Seow claim will be well sought after by trainers looking for an edge.

Best Bets: (SACRED REBEL race 8, win), (BUDDY BUDDY race 5, value), and (REAL EFECTO race 7, value).

Bankers for Jackpots: Race 9 (2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12), race 10 (1, 2, 3, 6, and 10), race 11 (3, 11 and 14), race 12 (1, 3 and 7).

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

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

Race 1


A very strong Class 5 field given we have a few big improvers down in grade and a rare debut winner who finds himself in the bottom Class off a rating of 48. The maiden winner was BILLY ELLIOT who won well enough on debut but the handicappers were kind given he beat a weak field and this Company looks about right. In saying that, he won't be missed by punters but will be hard to beat with Duric retaining the ride. The Class droppers will keep him honest though and may provide value with FIREWORKS a huge show back over his favourite trip and track, while his stable-mate, DON DE LA VEGA, can also win with his best work expected late. Throw in ADMIRAL WINSTON down in grade and blanket over AMORE AMORE, ZYGARDE, MONDAY and DIAMOND MINE who are all due. Betting Strategy - BILLY ELLIOT win, saver on FIREWORKS.

1 ADMIRAL WINSTON *** Drops in grade, handles the turf and 1400m and will have a say with 4kg claim. 8.00

2 BILLY ELLIOT *** Won a weak on this trip on debut but Class 5 looks a bonus and hard to hold out. 3.00

3 DON DE LA VEGA *** Better over longer but in form, drops in Class and will be strong late. 8.00

4 FIREWORKS *** Form reads badly but will grow a leg back on the turf over his favourite trip in Class 5. Can win. 8.00

5 AMORE AMORE *** Showed last start that Class 5 his caper, can lead and can win sans tongue-tie. 12

6 GREAT HERO * Maiden who didn't need the widest gate. 50

7 ZYGARDE *** Ran on well last start to place over 1200m and should figure over this trip. 8.00

8 MONDAY *** Coming off a shocker but did do it tough enough to forgive and give another chance on the turf. 8.00

9 GUNMETAL GREY * Appreciates first up run but tested in this field. 33

10 PING PONG ** Form better than it reads and could surprise over 1400m on the turf with upgrade to blinkers. 20

11 BARBEQUE * Capable of more but hard to consider on recent form with blinkers off. 33

12 DIAMOND MINE *** Has looked due and 1400m on turf suits so keep very safe. 12

13 LUCKY JINCHENG * Maiden who can find easier. 50

14 LUCKY JINSHA * Maiden who is competitive on his day but has found a strong field. 50


16 SUN SPEAR ** Disappointing last start but competitive as a rule and gate 2 helps. Value. 25

Race 2

Selections; 3 WAWASAN - 1 DR KARDO - 2 IMA - 11 KING ALBERT PARK

While we will have a long look at the raced newcomer from Australia in DR KARDO on the day and will keep IMA safe, WAWASAN is very hard to beat from gate 1. The 4YO has his foot well and truly on the till and given he just missed from a wide gate last start and was in the mix from wide alleys at his previous two, he gets his chance with Oscar Chavez up. But DR KARDO placed once (on debut) from three starts in Australia and his local trial suggests he has a big say with gate 2 a bonus and IMA is obviously due to win a race and has to be respected. Of the rest, KING MIDAS and UNBRIDLED SWEEP come off last start placings and have to be considered in exotics, while KING ALBERT PARK and GOOD FIGHT look the best of the newcomers on trial form. Betting Strategy - WAWASAN strong win, forecast with DR KARDO.

1 DR KARDO *** Raced maiden from Australia who arrived with one place from three career starts. Local trial good enough to win at Singapore debut. 6.00

2 IMA *** Desperate for a result but handles the Poly and in this a long way. 6.00

3 WAWASAN *** Foot well and truly on the till and gets an overdue good gate. Hard to beat. 1.60

4 KING MIDAS ** Never a threat but placed last start in similar affair and worth another look. 12

5 ASSASSIN * Nuisance value only. 100

6 FLINT STAR * Kiwi-bred 4YO who needs to show more than he did at recent trial. 50

7 VICTOREM * NZ-bred 5YO who would need support on exposed trial form. 50

8 UNBRIDLED SWEEP ** Improved effort to place in albeit a weak race last start but gate tests here. 20

9 CITY GATE * Resuming with tongue-tie after bleeding on debut. No. 100

10 GOOD FIGHT ** Australian-bred 3YO who improved at recent trial and could be included in exotics on debut. 20

11 KING ALBERT PARK ** NZ-bred 3YO who looked comfortable at a recent trial and should be competitive. 12

12 MODERN EXPRESS * 2YO colt who had excuses (lost irons) on debut but hard to consider. 100

13 KINABALU STAR * Blinkers off but hard to have. 100

14 JUNIPER SPIRIT * Resuming easier to ignore. 100

Race 3


With plenty of early speed expected in this Class 4 Poly dash over 1100m, a smart ride from a wide gate on SACRED GIFT by Vlad Duric will be enough to get a result. In fact, with the speedster MAGNIFIQUE drawn just outside him, SACRED GIFT may get a gun run handy with cover and given the form that Duric was in last Saturday, the pair can win. FIRST CHOICE also has speed to burn and from gate 4, Beasley will try to make every post a winner first up after a bleeding attack and he will look the winner late. GOOD LUCK CHARM is honest but a recent strong trial has him under notice at value and SKY EYE is always a show in races like this. Keep RED ROVER down in grade safe on the back of an improved trial. Betting Strategy - SACRED GIFT win, saver on GOOD LUCK CHARM.

1 RED ROVER ** Form reads badly but drops in Class, race suits and can consider on the back of a good trial. 12

2 SACRED GIFT *** Drawn wide but is due and will be strong enough late to win. 2.50

3 BLITZING ** Resuming after bleeding attack. Some show in this grade sans winkers with gate 2 a bonus. 20

4 FIRST CHOICE *** Resuming after another bleeding attack. Honest, can lead and will give them something to pass. 6.00

5 MAGNIFIQUE ** Drawn wide (again) but led last start and placed and expect much the same. 12

6 COUSTEAU ** Better over 1000m but honest enough to include in exotics. 20

7 SUPER SMART * Showing glimpses and gate 5 helps but needs to find a length before considering. 33

8 SUN STEP * Resuming. Speedster who may be found out late over this trip. 20

9 SUPER POWER * Lost form since surprise win but Kok from gate 3 could see improvement. 33

10 GOOD LUCK CHARM *** Has been thereabouts of late without a result but recent strong trial suggests a big run. 10

11 SKY EYE *** Drawn a tad awkwardly but always a winning show and pay to keep safe with tongue-tie added. 6.00

12 ROCKET RYANE ** Broke Maiden status in a weak one last start but happy to follow in this Company. 12

13 PER INCROWN * Needs Class 5. 20

14 IRONCLAD * Reassess on turf over longer. 33

Race 4


GOLDEN DASH looks the obvious pick in this Class 5 Poly dash over 1110m and while we will keep a few safe on the day, he does look hard to beat. The 4YO just missed last start over 1200m on the Poly and from gate 4 with S Noh retaining the ride, he is the one to beat. Of those to keep safe, SUPER GREAT did it very tough last start so happy to forgive and with blinkers added from gate 2, he can win on his best form, while BROADWAY SUCCESS is always a chance in race like this and will give a sight. CATCH THE TIGER is back in trip but is versatile enough to win in this Company and the veteran SUPER SIX was never on the track last start and it will pay to respect in this type of race. Betting Strategy - GOLDEN DASH win.

1 GOLDEN DASH *** Just missed last start and hard to hold out in this field from gate 4. 2.80

2 CATCH THE TIGER *** Significant drop in trip but always a chance in Class 5 and pay to keep safe from gate 1 sans blinkers. 6.00

3 ONE WAY TICKET * Maiden who needs to improve. 33

4 SUPER GREAT *** Did it tough last start when disappointing but gets blinkers and can win on form prior with gate 2 a factor. 4.00

5 SUPER SIX *** Veteran who was never on the track last start and has a say on best form in this Company. 20

6 RED RIDING WOOD * Needs longer. 33

7 FRIDAY ** Form starting to read badly but gets upgrade to blinkers and could improve with Duric from gate 3. 12

8 BROADWAY SUCCESS *** Always a show in races like this and will give a sight. 8.00

9 LIM'S SHOT ** Can disappoint and drawn wide but can win on best form. 8.00

10 BEAUTY DIVA * Gets winkers hard to consider from wide gate. 50

11 DONLIKEYOU * Blinkers to winkers but no. 50

12 OL MATE BUZZER ** Race suits but lost all form. 33

13 SEVEN SUNDAE ** Honest maiden who should figure back in trip. 12

14 EL MACHO * Best run on turf and happy to wait. 50

Race 5


While SPEPHERD'S HYMN probably starts favourite and looks as good as chance as any in this Class 4 1800m event, it does look a raffle and with value in mind a couple of Mark Walker runners in AUGUSTUS and BUDDY BUDDY appeal. AUGUSTUS in particular looks hard to beat on what he showed last start in good company with CC Wong retaining the ride a factor, while BUDDY BUDDY will very much appreciate dropping to Class 4 and could give a sight with a J Seow 4kg claim. But Duric is in rare form and while SHEPHERD'S HYMN may have a query at the trip, he wins without surprising, as does MERYL who has similar form lines. The race has depth and STAR JACK, ASAAD, MUSTENGO and GOLD REWARD all can win with value on the cards. Add LARRY to exotics if the budget permits. Betting Strategy - BUDDY BUDDY each-way.

1 BUDDY BUDDY *** Form reads badly but Company and trip and turf suit and could give a big sight at value on the back of a good trial. 33

2 SHEPHERD'S HYMN *** Query this trip previously but won well with this jockey last start and pay to follow. 4.00

3 MERYL *** Never a threat last start but honest and should handle 1800m on the turf. Each-way. 8.00

4 ADIPSON ** Form reads badly but turf and trip suit so watch market for improved performance. 33

5 STAR JACK *** Backed up surprise Poly win with good enough run to consider in this Company. 8.00

6 ASAAD *** Best when leading and could be hard to run down with gate 4 a bonus. 8.00

7 LUCK OF MASTER ** In solid form, handles the turf and will be working into this late. 12

8 AUGUSTUS *** Finds it hard to win but just missed last start over the mile and will be hard to hold out with same hoop. 6.00

9 VOLUMINOUS * Better option on the Poly. 20

10 MUSTENGO *** In form and recent win was on the turf so looks a big show. 8.00

11 KING'S SPEECH * Form terrible and drawn wide but some in hand last start so could be on the improve. 33

12 SAGE ** Can be tough to follow but has ability, gets blinkers and could show up at odds. 20

13 GOLD REWARD *** Never got involved last start and drawn wide but 1800m on turf ideal and can figure with tongue-tie on. 12

14 LARRY ** Improved effort last start on the Poly and should be better suited here. Value. 33

15 ATLAS * Tough to follow and query the trip. 33

16 LEGEND ROCKS * Trip suits but better on the Poly and eligible for easier. 50

Race 6


A top heavy Class 5 Poly mile with a Class dropper in CIRCUIT STAR the one to watch. The 4YO is only a one-time winner but given he had 11 mostly honest runs in Class 4 after his early maiden win and is stepping up to a suitable trip, he gets his chance with Duric a pointer. BOY NEXT DOOR, RUNMINDERBINDERRUN and HIGH LIMIT pick themselves on recent form in this Company and you could do worse than couple these four in exotic betting. But FLYING YELLOW and MILIMILI have recent winning form to their names and SAYONARA placed last start and is worth thought. NATE'S CHAMPION the improver but only include at odds if the budget permits. Betting Strategy - CIRCUIT STAR win.

1 CIRCUIT STAR *** Ignore recent form as gets winkers and drops significantly in Class over right trip. Can win with Duric a factor. 3.00

2 BOY NEXT DOOR *** Found form dropping to Class 5 and gets his chance stepping up to suitable trip. 4.00

3 RUNMINDERBINDERRUN *** In form in similar affairs and in this a long way from gate 1. 6.00

4 HIGH LIMIT *** Drawn wide and up in trip but in good form and will figure. 6.00

5 PINI PONS * Maine who may appreciate Class 5 and Poly but needs to improve. 33

6 SUN GENERAL * Disappointing last start dropping to Class 5 and gate doesn't help. 33

7 NATE'S CHAMPION ** Maiden who has battled but could improve over the mile in Class 5. Watch market. 20

8 TIGER FORCE * Lost form and market only guide. 33

9 CAPTAIN BILL * Resuming and no. 100

10 FLYING YELLOW ** Only battled last start and drawn awkwardly but won two back this trip so should improve. 12

11 MILIMILI ** Won a weak one this trip and track last start so pay to respect. 12

12 SAYONARA ** Ran on well to place last start and expect much the same. 15

13 ALMUGIR ** Maine who was competitive in similar affair last start and worth another look. 8.00

Race 7


One of the most even races on the card - if not for the year - with most having some hope on best or recent form and given the likes of VULCAN, BEER GARDEN and HEADHUNTER will get support, plenty of value will be there for the taking. Obviously the three mentioned can all win on recent form - with VULCAN getting the nod as Duric has the ride - but EXDREAM should be value after being disqualified from third placing last start in a similar affair, which was won well by HOTSHOTS SLAM who can carry and extra 3kg and win again. Add another last start winner in WHAT YOU LIKE and REAL EFFECTO can bounce back after a shocker in Novice Company. Go wider in exotics. Betting Strategy - REAL EFECTO each-way.

1 HEADHUNTER *** Kept the winner honest from wide gate last start and expect much the same. 6.00

2 MOTAKHAYYEL ** Never involved at Singapore debut and wide gate makes it tough again. 33

3 VULCAN *** Just missed last start with Duric up and right in this finish with gate 2 a factor. 3.00

4 BEER GARDEN *** Found form and 1200m looks a good move with best work expected late. 6.00

5 LUCKY IMPERATOR ** Resuming. Having first start on the Poly but recent trial good enough to consider. 12

6 GENTLEMEN AGREEMENT ** Resuming sans blinkers and tongue-tie. Form reads badly but won first up last preparation so watch market. 33

7 WHAT YOU LIKE *** Hard to fault form but will need a peach from Jerlyn from gate 11. 8.00

8 EXDREAM *** Disqualified from third placing when jockey weighed in light in similar fair last start. Respect from gate 1. 12

9 HOTSHOTS SLAM *** Won well last stat in this Company and worth another look with 3kg extra to carry. 8.00

10 CHALAZA ** Form better than it reads and can include in exotics at value. 33

11 REAL EFECTO *** Never looked comfortable last start on turf, handles the Poly and can improve lengths on the back of a good trial with tongue-tie added. 12

12 UNIVERSAL EMPIRE ** Did some work on pace last start so effort to wire was good and worth a look at value. 33

Race 8


The highest rated horses go round in this Class 2 Poly sprint but while we will make a case for a couple of improvers and a light-weight hope, SACRED REBEL is very hard to beat. The 6YO has been solid without being a threat at two recent turf runs but given he gets back onto his recent winning surface on the back of a nice trial, he is the pick with Duric a factor (again). SKYWALK and MURAAHIB are two that have the score on the board on the Poly to bounce back from some average recent form and both should improve lengths in this Company. The one to watch with no weight is SUPER INVINCIBLE who has yet to win since changing stables and is better over 1000m, but from gate 2 with 50kg, he could give a sight. Betting Strategy - SACRED REBEL win, forecast with SUPER INVINCIBLE.

1 SKYWALK *** Form starting to read badly but always a show on the Poly and winkers may help. 9.00

2 SACRED REBEL *** Very much appreciates being back on the Poly and hard to beat on the back of a nice trial with Duric a pointer. 1.80

3 MURAAHIB *** Will find this easier than the Lion City and handles the Poly. Keep safe with visor added. 12

4 NIMBLE * Has shown nothing this preparation but may improve on the Poly. 33

5 PASSPORT TO ROME ** In solid form and Company suits but query on the Poly this trip. 12

6 WEBSTER ** Tough to follow but placed last start on the turf and handles the Poly so keep safe. 12

7 AUGUSTANO ** Been struggling at the business end but Poly and trip will suit and can consider with no weight. 12

8 YOU ROKK ** Runs on when in the mood and always come hope if race run to suit back markers. 12

9 QUARTER BACK ** Should need longer but another who will be running on strongly if race run to suit. 20

10 SUPER INVINCIBLE *** Winning form over 1000m but gate 2 helps and in this a very long way. 8.00

Race 9


Oddly, for such a poor race, there are plenty of winning chances in this Class 5 (division 2), which makes it extremely tough for punters. Add the fact that most struggle (or refuse) to win and it will play to punt with care and have a good look on the day for stable support. So in no particular order.... NEW GARDEN looks suited this race and gets Lerner and obviously LAI MAK MAK comes under notice - not on form - but with Duric up. BRIGHT SUN, HIGH VOLTAGE are honest and can win, as can RAPID FIRE, HOST THE NATION and UNCLE LUCKY. Do your best punters. Betting Strategy - NEW GARDEN each-way.

1 FIDDLESTICK * Struggling. 50

2 LAI MAK MAK *** Battled at his last two but form prior has him having a big say in this weak field with change to senior hoop a factor. 5.00

3 BRIGHT SUN *** Drawn wide and faded late last start but form prior has him having a day in this field. 12

4 LOVING BABE ** Form only fair but gate 1 helps and could show something. 20

5 BARTIMAEUS * Form hopeless but gets blinkers so watch tote. 50

6 HIGH VOLTAGE *** In the mix of late, honest and won't get a better chance than this to win again. 4.00

7 NEW GARDEN *** Battled as expected on the turf last start but can win on Poly form prior. 6.00

8 RAPID FIRE *** Issues last start (respiratory) and can win on form prior. 8.00

9 RETALLICA ** Never no the track last start and drawn badly again but always a hope on best form. 16

10 TWILL GUY * No. 50

11 HOST THE NATION *** Veteran who ran on well on the turf last start, handles the Poly and can win. 6.00

12 UNCLE LUCKY *** Can go forward and can give a sight. 8.00

13 FOREVER GOOD * Better than a few of these but better on the turf. 33

14 MY HORSE ** Backed up a solid trial with a good run so keep safe if he gets a start. 6.00

Race 10


A cracking race with plenty of early speed suggesting the best horse can win. And the best horse in the race - on ratings at least - is WATCH OUT BOSS and he could be hard to beat dropping in grade. The 5YO was more than competitive in Class 3 but found it hard to win but given his last victory was in Class 4, he is the one to beat with gate 2 a bonus. The obvious pick on recent form is ENTERTAINER but while it's hard to fault his winning run, the 4YO has to carry 5.5kg extra weight and ROMANTIC, who wasn't far behind him at his last start, gets 5kg swing in the weights so he can turn the tables. There are a few others to consider at value and HEALTHY STAR comes into consideration on the back of a strong trial and I AM SACRED is always a show on best form. Betting Strategy - WATCH OUT BOSS win.

1 WATCH OUT BOSS *** Struggles to win but in form, drops in Class and hard to beat with gate 2 a bonus. 3.50

2 ENTERTAINER *** Backed up good maiden win with two Class 4 wins and hard to beat from gate 1. 3.00

3 I AM SACRED *** Excuses last start, can win on best form but will need luck from awkward gate. 12

4 KISS YOUR SONG ** Form starting to read badly but gets blinkers added and always pay to keep safe. 33

5 ARION SUCCESS ** Excuses last start and won similar affair start prior so can consider with gate 3 a bonus. 12

6 ROMANTIC *** Chased home Entertainer last start in similar affair and gets a 5kg swing in the weights so can win. 6.00

7 AL GREEN ** Finds it hard to win and drawn wide but always looks some hope with blinkers off for this. 20

8 MY GOLD * Resuming after back-to-back bleeds. Take on trust with blinkers off and tongue-tie on. 33

9 PINDUS ** Another that battles to win but usually in the exotic mix. 20

10 HEALTHY STAR *** Form poor and drawn wide but gets blinkers and could be the big improver on the back of a nice trial. 20

11 LATENT POWER *** Gave a sight in this Company after Class 5 win and has trailed well enough since to go very close. 12

12 WINNING LEGEND ** Another who backed up a Class 5 win with a good showing and will be running on. 20

13 BIG MARY * Reassess in Class 5. 50

Race 11


This race may be "only" Class 3 but it may as well be a Group race given two of the most exciting stayers in TIGER ROAR and HEARTENING FLYER go head-to-head once again. TIGER ROAR was super impressive when winning first up in a similar affair and while we think HEARTENING FLYER can make amends, he will have to find a length but does get a crucial 1kg pull in the weights. The quality doesn't stop there with STRONG N POWERFUL very much appreciating Class 3 Company and he looks "thrown" in with just 55kg and the likes of MAGIC WAND, GOLD STAR and LIM'S CRAFT all play a big part in this finish. Add a newcomer from Australia in SUN POWER and it's one of the better races we have seen on paper of late. Betting Strategy - STRONG N POWERFUL each-way.

1 MAGIC WAND *** Will need luck from widest gate but is due and should figure. 12

2 LIM'S CRAFT *** Will very much appreciate being on the turf in this Company and wins with any luck for 2kg claimer from awkward gate. 12

3 HEARTENING FLYER *** Beaten under a length by Tiger Roar last start similar affair and meets him 1kg better at the weights. Can make amends. 4.00

4 SUN POWER *** Former Australian who was in good form late last year in Melbourne and pay to respect at Singapore debut on solid trial form. 12

5 CIRCUIT MISSION ** Appreciates first up run and could give a sight at odds with positive ride. 25

6 ELITE INCREDIBLE ** Resuming. More than handy stayer who will be running on strongly first up over suitable trip. Keep safe. 20

7 LIM'S SAMURAI ** Not a mile away last start and could run a very cheeky race over his best trip. 33

8 THE AUGUST ** Gate a concern but ran on well late and looked to have plenty in hand last start so include in exotics at value. 33

9 FEDERATION ** Another who had plenty in hand last start over 1200m and pay to follow. 12

10 GOLD STAR *** Ran on well behind Tiger Roar last start in similar affair and will be in the mix again. 12

11 STRONG N POWERFUL *** Hasn't won for over a year but in form, race suits and can win. 12

12 SURGE * Reassess in Class 4. 50

13 GOLDEN FLAME ** Solid without being a threat last start in similar affair and expect much the same. 20

14 TIGER ROAR *** Smart type ridden cold when winning comfortably first up and hard to hold out again. 3.00

15 CHICAGO STAR ** Never involved last start but worth another look on effort this trip last start. 33

16 SPECIAL KING * Needs easier. 100

Race 12


A solid Class 4 to close the meeting and while plenty can win and there should be value about, THE EXECUTIONER looks hard to beat with heavy support likely. The former Australian had excuses not to go close to winning at his second start in Singapore and from gate 4 with Dan Beasley up, he should win. But LEGEND OF THE SUN won well enough last start to follow with 2kg extra to carry and Vlad Duric on last start place-getter STENMARK will have admirers. The value could be found in LIMITED EDTION and MR HOOPER with the former likely to run a very cheeky race from gate 3. Betting Strategy - LIMITED EDITION each-way.

1 LEGEND OF THE SUN *** Has 2kg extra to carry but won well in similar affair last start and can win again. 5.00

2 ROYALTY * Improves for Singapore debut run but wide gate will test. 33

3 LIMITED EDITION *** Ran on well when resuming and could give a sight from gate 3. 12

4 MR HOOPER *** Drawn wide but always a show this trip on the Poly so keep safe. 20

5 HADEER ** Will improve on first up run but may need longer this campaign to win. 20

6 FLAK JACKET ** Disappointing at his last couple but better gate helps here so include in exotics with blinkers off. 33

7 THE EXECUTIONER *** Excuses (traffic) not to go closer or win last start and hard to hold out here. 2.00

8 WINNING HOBBY ** Speedster who will appreciate gate 1 sans tongue-tie but 1200m can test. 20

9 SALVADOR ** Ran on well to place in similar affair last start and expect much the same. 12

10 STENMARK *** Ran on very well last start on turf and can consider if he can bring that form to the Poly. 8.00

11 WILD BEE ** Always some show in races like this and may be value. 20

12 QIJI ACHEEVA ** Resuming and has first up form on the Poly so can consider on solid recent trials. 20

13 STORMY VIEW * Recent trial OK but prefer on the turf. 50

14 UNCONQUERED *** Been in the mix in similar affairs at his last couple and expect much the same. 12