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Kranji's Sunday meeting preview

Meeting Preview, selections, comments and odds, courtesy Larry Foley, kranjiracing.com

Good horses win good races.

And at either weight-for-age or set-weight race conditions, the good horses are at the top of the ratings and TIGER ROAR is head and shoulders above the rest of the field in the Three-Year-Old Classic.

Remarkably, he flew under a few radars (including ours) in the Three-Year-Old Sprint but given his best form was over longer, punters could be forgiven for sending him out at a luxurious 7-1 starting price over 1200m.

On the back of that emphatic victory - and with improvement expected over 1400m - he probably starts as the odds-on elect on Sunday but it would be a brave man to take him on and the Australian-bred gelding looks a strong banker with bigger and better races on his horizon.

But racing is not as easy as that, and while he gets a 4.5kg advantage on his nearest rival at the weight versus rating ratio, PROSPEROUS RETURN kept him honest in the Sprint and the US-bred EVEREST wasn’t far behind and has some upside as he is only three runs into his exciting career.

The race could have another twist or two with BE YOU likely to give a bold sight and RELENTLESS - freshened with a nice trial - could very well be strongest late and will be value.

Best Bets: (TIGER ROAR race 11 win), (SALAMENCE race 2, value), and (SPECIAL KING race 10, value).

Bankers for Jackpots: Race 9 (1, 4, 5, 6 and 9), race 10 (2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 13), race 11 (1), race 12 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10).

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 KING ZOUSTAR - 2 PINDUS - 9 AMORE AMORE - 5 EXTRA WIN

As usual, a Class 5 opens the meeting and this 1200m event on the Poly looks wide open. Starting with the Class droppers, KING ZOUSTAR has some good Class 4 to his name and will be hard to hold out in the bottom grade with Beasley on-board. PINDUS can be tested late over 1200m but from gate 2 he should figure very prominently and wins in Class 5 sooner than later. MY BOSS also improves on some poor form dropping to this Company and will be value. But AMORE AMORE had support and ran on well late to keep the winner honest last start in a similar affair and we can expect much the same with Chavez up, while EASY LIGHTS is in a similar vein of form but the wide gate could test here. EXTRA WIN appreciates a solid first up run and goes close and go as wide the budget permits in exotics. Betting Strategy - KING ZOUSTAR win.

1 KING ZOUSTAR *** Battled late last start but form prior in Class 4 suggests he is hard to beat. 4.00

2 PINDUS *** This trip can test but always a winning show on the Poly and can win dropping to Class 5 with gate 2 a bonus. 5.00

3 FLYING YELLOW ** Ignore last start on the turf and keep safe on his preferred surface. 12

4 EASYLIGHTS *** Gate a concern but kept the winner honest in a similar affair last start and expect much the same. 8.00

5 EXTRA WIN *** Very much appreciates first up run and a big show on honest form from last campaign. 8.00

6 MY BOSS ** Form reads badly but last win was in this Company so is the improver at odds. 20

7 STAR SHIELD ** Start costly when dropping to Class 5 last month and worth another look at likely value. 20

8 STAR EFFECT * Placed last start but prefer on the turf. 20

9 AMORE AMORE *** Had some support when best work late to keep the winner honest in similar affair and should figure. 6.00

10 GAMELY ** May need to easier to win but always an each-way show in races like this. 12

11 SMOKE AND MIRRORS ** Gate some concern but looked a good thing beaten last start on the turf and handles this surface so keep safe sans blinkers today. 12

12 BIG MARY ** Form reads terribly but this race suits and a recent trial good enough to consider on the poly. 33

Race 2

Selections; 1 WONDERFUL KNIGHT - 2 SALAMENCE - 12 WILD BEE - 3 WATER ROCKET

A wide open Class 4 Poly sprint and while we may have a look for value on the day, WONDERFUL KNIGHT looks hardest to beat. The recent Class dropper showed last start why he wins a race like this sooner than later and a canny 2kg Hakim claim helps his chances. The blanket goes over the likes of two last start winners in LONGHU and GOOD LUCK CHARM, while WATER ROCKET, QARAAT and RED ROVER all win on best and recent form. Two to watch at value are WILD BEE who had excuses last start and his work late was good enough to think he goes close with no weight and SALAMENCE looks hopeless on form but he also had excuses not to finish closer last start and could be value. Betting Strategy - both WILD BEE and SALAMENCE each-way.

1 WONDERFUL KNIGHT *** Showed last start why he wins in Class 4 sooner than later and hard to beat with 2kg claim. 3.00

2 SALAMENCE *** Excuses (traffic) not to finish closer last start in this Company and worth serious thought from better gate. 20

3 WATER ROCKET *** Race very flat last start when disappointing but was due prior so worth another look. 8.00

4 RED ROVER *** Gate a concern but could have finished closer last start so keep safe with winkers added. 12

5 QARAAT *** Found form in similar affairs to this and goes close with any luck in running from awkward gate. 8.00

6 UNIVERSAL EMPIRE ** Only battled last start and drawn wide but gets Chavez back with forward run expected. 8.00

7 LONGHU ** Not the type to win out of turn but led and dictated terms last start and always some hope when that happens. 12

8 ROYALTY ** Found form and looks ready to win a race in Singapore but failed at only Poly run so take on trust. 12

9 GOOD LUCK CHARM *** Turned some good form into a win last start in similar affair and pay to follow. 6.00

10 SEA DRAGON ** Very much appreciates first up run given body-weight with market best guide. 33

11 YES ONE BALL * Starts have been costly and looks a risk in this Company. 33

12 WILD BEE *** Excuses and work late was very good last start and happy to follow each-way at odds. 20

Race 3

Selections; 16 GOLD REWARD - 3 RESURGENCE - 2 IMA - 5 PISCA PISCA

The second emergency probably doesn't get a run in this Class 5 event over 2000m but if he does, GOLD REWARD will be very hard to hold out on recent Class 4 form. In saying that, he has a good jockey booked and it will obviously pay to watch for finals fields come race day. Otherwise, the form around a race won by BLUE CHIP should hold up here. That race was over 1800m and a maiden in RESURGENCE ran second on that occasion and with a critical 5kg pull in the weight thanks to a Hakim claim, he get his chance with TONY'S LOVE, PISCA PISCA and to a lesser extent, KING PIN, all worth thought on solid efforts in that same race. IMA is the interesting runner given he steps up to 2000m and should appreciate Class 5, while CIZEN BOSS is the big improver back up to a more suitable trip. Betting Strategy - RESURGENCE win, saver on IMA.

1 BEBOP * Coming off a shocker and prefer on the Poly with blinkers off for this. 20

2 IMA *** Disappointing given maiden status but honest, Class 5 suits and should be thereabouts over this trip. 9.00

3 RESURGENCE *** Kept Blue Chip honest last start over 1800m and meets him 5kg better off. Can win. 4.00

4 CIZEN BOSS *** Form reads badly but step up to a more suitable trip in this Company suggests a big run. 5.00

5 PISCA PISCA *** In the mix last start, can lead from gate 1 and in this for a very long time. 6.00

6 DIAMOND MINE ** Tough horse to follow but excuses last start and should be working home strongly with downgrade to winkers. 12

7 TONY'S LOVE ** Gate a concern but placed in the Blue Chip 1800m event and has to be considered. 12

8 BLUE CHIP *** Won at odds last start over 1800m and have to respect with still a reasonably light weight to carry. 8.00

9 APOLLO ROCK * Battling. 50

10 KING PIN * Gets Beasley but a better option on the Poly. Watch market. 33

11 BLACK TAIPAN * Found form on the Poly but turf a worry with blinkers off for this. 20

12 MARCUS ANTONIUS ** Disappointing last start on the Poly and rarely seen on the turf so take on trust with headgear removed. 12

13 WHIZZY WALTZZY * Prefer others. 50

14 GALLANT BLACK ** Maiden who ran on solidly last start and could run into exotics at long odds. 50

15 SCOOTER ** Not at his best of late but always some hope in races like this with forward run expected. 33

16 GOLD REWARD *** Huge drop in Class and hard to hold out on Class 4 form. 2.00

Race 4

Selections; 1 LIM'S SAMURAI - 9 KIMITONARA - 4 KNIGHT LOVE - 5 INHERIT

Not many races are as even as this Class 4 with most having serious winning chances over the 1400m journey. Starting from the top, LIM'S SAMURAI had support last start when dropping to Class 4 and while unplaced, he will improve back on the turf over this trip and can win. ABSOLVIDO won a similar affair last start with MANDRAKE, DIAMOND BEAUTY and KIMITONARA all thereabouts with the latter one to follow after doing it tough in that race and he may be a value option with gate 5 a bonus. Two lightweights can be followed in ALL WE KNOW and the first emergency, ST ALWYN, while ASGARD MASSIF and INHERIT both win without surprising. The chances don't stop there with KNIGHT LOVE getting blinkers added to his gear and go as wide as possible in exotics. Betting Strategy - KIMITONARA each-way.

1 LIM'S SAMURAI *** Supported when unplaced after dropping to Class 4 last start but better suited over this trip on the turf and hard to beat. 4.00

2 ASGARD MASSIF *** Led when winning over this trip and track three starts back and goes close with positive ride. 12

3 ABSOLVIDO *** Drawn the car park but grew wings late to win similar affair last start and worth following. 8.00

4 KNIGHT LOVE *** Widest gate to contend with and has been disappointing with support this year but gets blinkers added and worth one more look over 1400m. 8.0

5 INHERIT *** Hasn't won for near on twelve months but has been running on strongly, race suits and goes close. 8.00

6 MANDRAKE *** Looked the winner late in similar affair last start and should figure with gate 4 a factor. 5.00

7 GENTLEMEN AGREEMENT ** Never got involved last start but work late OK and worth thought in exotics with blinkers added. 33

8 DIAMOND BEAUTY ** Should need easier to win but ran home well last start this trip and expect the same. 20

9 KIMITONARA *** Form better than it reads after very tough run last start and worth a serious each-way looks at value from fair gate. 20

10 IRONCLAD ** Took a drop to Class 5 to win but always competitive this trip and another for exotics. 12

11 SUPERLATIVE ** Mixing his form but appreciates being back on the turf and could give a sight from gate 2. 20

12 ALL WE KNOW *** Love to see in Class 5 but showed again why he is always some hope at likely value. 20

13 OPTIMUM STAR * Wait for Class 5. 50

14 CAPTAIN SINGAPORE ** Remains a query on the turf but some in hand at last two starts and could surprise. 20

15 ST ALWYN *** Backed up overdue Maiden win with a very good run in this company and must be respected. 20

16 CROWN DANCING * Will improve with racing but may need longer again. 50

Race 5

Selections; 13 DECRETO - 5 LIM'S SHOT - 1 PERFECT MISSION - 2 SUPER SIX

Once again, given the current balloting system, the best horse in this field is the first emergency and we will have to wait for scratching’s before having a bet. The horse in question is DECRETO who returned to form in a good Class 5 field last start and a repeat of that effort makes him hard to beat here. But as it stands, LIM'S SHOT was supported last start in a similar affair and was in the winning mix and we can expect much the same with Lerner up and the veteran - SUPER SIX - is in honest form and looks the benchmark. One at odds to watch is PERFECT MISSION who looks hopeless on form but is first up with blinkers and could be the big improver on trial form, while SPORTSCASTER, NEW GARDEN and MAXIMILIAN can all be considered. Betting Strategy - DECRETO win, saver on PERFECT MISSION.

1 PERFECT MISSION *** Resuming after issues (roarer). Maiden form poor but trials good enough to seriously consider in Class 5 with blinkers added. 10

2 SUPER SIX *** Veteran who is in form, race suits and goes close with handy 2kg claim. 3.00

3 GUNMETAL GREY * Form looks hopeless but freshened with some solid trials so could improve. 33

4 SPORTSCASTER *** Battled last start over 1700m but form over sprint trips prior good enough for this. 8.00

5 LIM'S SHOT *** In the wining mix last start with support and expect much the same. 3.00

6 NEW GARDEN *** Ran on well to place last start over 1000m and this race suits so can follow. 8.00

7 ONE WAY TICKET ** Maiden who will appreciate being back on the Poly and can include in exotics at odds. 20

8 MAXIMILIAN *** Doesn't win often but regularly places and worth another look with headgear added. 12

9 BURGUNDY LAD * Battles. 50

10 DUSSELDORF ** Faded badly when leading over 1700m last start but could give a sight this trip at odds. 33

11 FOREVER GOOD * Drawn wide, battled last start and better on the turf. 20

12 STELLA POLARE * Nuisance value only. 50

13 DECRETO *** Backing up after placing over 1100m last start in a better field than this and can win. 4.00

14 KSATRIA ** Maiden who should appreciate first up run and worth a look on the Poly on trial form. 20

Race 6

Selections; 5 MUSTENGO - 8 CHAMPAGNE FINALE - 6 SOUND THE SIREN - 1 LEATHERHEAD

A Class 4 raffle with a lot depending on early tactics and race tempo. Most of these runners do come through the same race - a Class 4 Poly went over 1700m - where LEATHERHEAD led them up and fought on well to just miss a place, with SOUND THE SIREN, SOLO SUN and BORN TO WIN all doing enough late to follow here. CARIBBEAN LADY and MADE IN RUSSIA also come through that same race with the latter perhaps the improver from a better gate. But two horses coming off some average turf runs in MUSTENGO and CHAMPAGNE FINALE are the ones to watch. Both will improve lengths back on the Poly and while MUSTENGO will need some luck from the wide alley, CHAMPAGNE FINALE could try to dictate terms and a win would not surprise. Betting Strategy - MUSTENGO win, saver on CHAMPAGNE FINALE.

1 LEATHERHEAD *** Showed last start why the Poly is his caper and very forward run expected. 4.00

2 MADE IN RUSSIA ** Form reads badly but did it tough last start and worth thought at odds from better gate. 12

3 EXCEED NATURAL * Battling. 50

4 SOLO SUN *** Form reads badly but strong work late last start suggests he has something to offer here at value. 12

5 MUSTENGO *** Disappointing on the turf last start but hard to fault recent strong Poly form and can win with upgrade to blinker/pacifiers. 3.00

6 SOUND THE SIREN *** Ran on strongly over 1700m on the Poly last start and expect much the same. 8.00

7 CARIBBEAN LADY ** Always some hope but did it tough last start and battled late and tested from wide gate. 20

8 CHAMPAGNE FINALE *** Ignore two recent turf runs as will grow a leg back on the Poly and could lead and win. 6.00

9 BORN TO WIN *** Rider suggested not suited by the slow tempo last start and can consider if race run to suit swoopers. 6.00

10 FIREWORKS * Prefer on turf in easier Company. 50

Race 7

Selections; 2 STENMARK - 3 PRODIGAL - 5 AMAZING BREEZE - 1 RICVELO

While we have two last start winners in the field, this Novice race isn't as strong as some of late and a horse like STENMARK gets his chance to run some very solid form into a win. The 3YO has yet to break though in Singapore but is certainly due and may not get a better chance after drawing gate 2 with Duric up. Likewise RICVELO will appreciate the lack of depth to this field and more importantly getting a senior hope back on board with gate 1 a bonus. PRODIGAL looks a progressive type and while he can find his own trouble, this race looks very suitable and he can easily figure late and maybe offer value. Of the two last start winners, AMAZING BREEZE was impressive when breaking his maiden status and is worth serious thought, while RED OCEAN showed plenty of spirit to win after being headed late so is a horse to follow. Betting Strategy - PRODIGAL each-way.

1 RICVELO *** Disappointing last start but senior hoop helps and worth thought with gate 1 a bonus. 8.00

2 STENMARK *** Ran home strongly after getting back from wide gate last start and gets his chance over 1400m from barrier 2. 3.00

3 PRODIGAL *** Has a bit to learn but maiden win this trip and goes close with blinkers to winkers. 12

4 REAL EFECTO ** Recent good form on the Poly but has handled the turf and forward run expected from gate 3. 9.00

5 AMAZING BREEZE *** Broke Maiden status in fine style last start and happy to follow. 6.00

6 RED OCEAN *** Another last start maiden winner and that effort gutsy enough to play a role here. 6.00

7 ROCKET RYANE * Turf form remains a query but recent trial (poly) strong enough to keep safe. 12

8 WIND OF DUBAI * Honest but eligible for easier. 20

9 KING ARTHUR ** Maiden who was very disappointing last start but 4kg claim won't hurt and worth thought at the conditions. 12

10 GOOD FIGHT * Maiden who can find easier. 33

11 OUR FINAL OFFER * Another maiden eligible for easier and has had issues at the jump but will work home strongly at odds. 33

12 DRAGON SANDS * Backing up after placing in Maiden Company last start and should be competitive. 33

Race 8

Selections; 2 RETALLICA - 1 MOONGATE FIVE - 3 COMING FAST - 4 SUPER TALENT

While drawn the car park, RETALLICA looks the horse to be on in this Class 5 (division 3) 1200m event. The 5YO has enough early pace to overcome the alley with Beasley a factor and given he won two starts back and the form from his last start second has more than held up, he should go very close. BIG DAY has found form on both the Poly and the turf and from gate 3 with Shafiq up, he must be respected, while COMING FAST and SUPER TALENT are always solid each-way hopes in races like this. The one horse that could win easily on best Poly form is MOONGATE FIVE. Yes, he certainly looks out of sorts but all his recent runs have been on the turf and he will improve lengths back on his favoured surface. Nothing else to get excited about but the second emergency - HIGH LIMIT - has to be respected if he gets a start. Betting Strategy - RETALLICA win, saver on MOONGATE FIVE.

1 MOONGATE FIVE *** Pay to ignore recent poor form as will grow a leg back on the Poly. Big show. 6.00

2 RETALLICA *** Drawn wide but can go forward and form from last start has held up. Goes close. 3.00

3 COMING FAST *** Also drawn awkwardly and finding it hard to win but looks due so can follow. 5.00

4 SUPER TALENT *** Recent Poly form good enough to consider each-way with gate 2 a factor. 12

5 BIG DAY *** Found form, handles the Poly and worth thought from gate 3. 8.00

6 PLUCKY LAD * Never involved last start in similar affair and gate will test. 33

7 RED RIDING WOOD * Battling and should need longer with visor off. 33

8 FIDDLESTICK * OK late last start but needs to improve again. 33

9 VOLUNTAD ** In form and gets gate 1 and pacifiers but Poly form a worry. 6.00

10 RAGING BRAVE ** Maiden status a concern but is due and Poly helps. Keep safe. 12

11 OUR SHOWCASE * Battling at the business end and expect much the same. 33

12 BROTHER MAK MAK * Impossible on form but placed the last time Hakim was on so watch for improvement. 100

13 EUNOS AVE THREE ** Battling of late but 1200m on the Poly in this field could see improvement. 20

14 HIGH LIMIT *** In honest form over the sprint trips and should figure. 8.00

Race 9

Selections; 6 MAKKEM LAD - 1 FAME STAR - 9 QUARTER BACK - 4 NOWYOUSEE

A cracking race and while we will make a case for a few runners, MAKKEM LAD looks hardest to beat. The 5YO was beaten by a very good type in Kharisma in Kranji Stakes A Company last start and with only 50kg to carry today, he should lead and be very hard to pass. In saying that, FAME STAR will find this easier than the Kranji Mile and with a critical 4kg claim, he looks very well placed with a forward run expected. And with the likes of SONGGONG HERA also likely to be speed influence, it would be wise to keep QUARTERBACK very safe with best work expected late with NOWYOUSEE and WEBSTER right in the winning mix. Betting Strategy - MAKKEM LAD win, saver on QUARTERBACK.

1 FAME STAR *** Found out as expected in the Kranji Mile but this is easier, trip suits and hard to beat on the back of a good trial with a 4kg claim. 5.00

2 EXCELLING * Appreciates first up run and has won on the turf but prefer on the Poly. 20

3 SACRED REBEL ** Another better suited on the Poly but honest and should be thereabouts. 12

4 NOWYOUSEE *** Long time since last win but in form, race suits and should be in the winning mix. 8.00

5 WEBSTER *** Found form, handles the turf and forward run expected. 8.00

6 MAKKEM LAD *** Beaten by a handy type in Kharisma last start and hard to beat on that form line. 2.80

7 PASSPORT TO ROME ** Gate a concern given best when racing on the pace but pay to keep safe. 20

8 PENNYWISE ** Versatile type who is always some hope but finds it hard to win. 20

9 QUARTER BACK *** Swooper up in Class but has to be respected given race tempo should suit. 12

10 NIMBLE * No. 200

11 SUPER INVINCIBLE * Needs Poly and 1000m. 33

12 GOLDEN FLAME ** Like to see in easier Company but recent trial good and should be competitive. 20

13 SONGGONG HERA ** Gave a sight as fave in Class 3 last start this trip on turf and looks lightweight hope. 12

Race 10

Selections; 2 MASTER RYKER - 6 SUPERMAX - 3 SPECIAL KING - 4 MR HOOPER

An interesting race where MASTER RYKER probably starts the short priced favourite but a wide gate could test in what is a race with plenty of improvers. But the 5YO just missed last start and given he was strong late after a costly check in the straight, he should look the winner at some stage. SUPERMAX has had his share of bad luck at the barrier draws and has been in the mix in similar affairs so from gate 2 you would think he goes very close with a forward run expected. SPECIAL KING is the interesting runner. The 6YO tried his luck over 1800m last start and while that ended in tears, a drop in Class over a more suitable trip has him under notice at odds. MISTER HOOPER, last start winner FIRST BOWL and the first emergency, LIM'S MIGHTY, just three more to watch. Betting Strategy - SPECIAL KING each-way.

1 KING LOUIS * Lost all form and needs longer but a significant drop in Class has him under a market watch. 20

2 MASTER RYKER *** Excuses (contemplated a protest) last start when strong late to keep winner honest and can make quick amends. 3.00

3 SPECIAL KING *** Dropping back from a (poor) crack at 1800m but Class 4 suits as does 1200m on Poly. Keep safe. 12

4 MR HOOPER *** Drawn a tad awkwardly but due and should figure with any luck in running. 8.00

5 FLAK JACKET ** Improved effort last start and forward run expected in what is a similar affair. 12

6 SUPERMAX *** Excuses for only poor run of late, just missed last start and gets his chance from gate 2. 5.00

7 WHAT YOU LIKE ** Always a risk given slow starts but form better than it reads and plays a part in close enough early. 12

8 WINNING HOBBY ** This trip can test but gets blinkers and very forward run expected. 12

9 FIRST BOWL *** Late Triple Bowl. Turned some good form into a win last start and pay to follow with no weight. 6.00

10 QIJI ACHEEVA ** Having a terrible run with bad gates but in the mix after tough run last start so can include in exotics. 33

11 HAPPY FRIDAY ** Last run better than the result and worth thought at odds in novelties. 33

12 HENG XING * Recent trials good and honest enough but eligible for easier. 33

13 LIM'S MIGHTY *** Form looks hopeless but race and company suits, appreciates first up run and market watch advised with senior hoop a factor. 8.00

Race 11

Selections; 1 TIGER ROAR - 2 PROSPEROUS RETURN - 10 EVEREST - 4 RELENTLESS

Everyone's a winner in hindsight but the best horse won the Three-Year-Old Sprint and we can see no reason why the same horse - TIGER ROAR - doesn't win again. In fact given the Australian-bred gelding was a query over 1200m and won going away ay 1.5 lengths, he only has to be within striking range when it matters over 1400m to add a second Group win to his impressive CV. Again, it's not rocket science and PROSPEROUS RETURN and EVEREST placed second and third respectively in the Sprint and they will keep the favourite honest. Of the others, RELENTLESS has plenty of upside and while better over longer, he is fresh enough to have a say late, while BE YOU leads and could easily give a sight if able to dictate. BOOMBA and STARLIGHT should be competitive but TIGER ROAR's race to lose. Betting Strategy - TIGER ROAR banker. 

1 TIGER ROAR *** Impressed when winning the 3YO Sprint and extremely hard to beat over a more suitable trip. 1.80

2 PROSPEROUS RETURN *** Looked the winner when kicking clear at the 150m in the Sprint and has two wins this trip so should figure. 4.00

3 BOOMBA ** Traffic excuses in the Sprint and won over 1400m at his start prior so can include in exotics. 20

4 RELENTLESS ** Will be better again over longer but freshened with a nice trial and pay to respect. 20

5 STARLIGHT ** Solid without being a threat in the Sprint but will keep the stablemates honest. 20

6 BE YOU ** Very honest, will lead and give a sight with blinkers added for good measure. 20

7 BRUCE ALNAUGHTY * Honest enough but missed a placing in Class 4 Company last start and this is tougher. 50

8 STARHARMONY * Undefeated at two starts and gets winkers and tongue-tie added but had to fight to win on Class 5 and this is obviously much tougher. 20

9 SESON * In form but query on the turf and at this level. 50

10 EVEREST *** US-bred who ran on well in the Sprint to place and expect much the same. 5.00

Race 12

Selections; 2 VITTORIA PERFETTA - 5 GOLD STAR - 8 STUNNING CAT - 10 SILENT PARTNER

Let's hope we have some money in the bank as the last race looks a raffle and an each-way bet looks the best option. VITTORIA PERFETTA probably starts favourite on race and trial form and with Duric up from gate 5, he looks the benchmark. However, there should be value about with some of the others runners and STUNNING CAT had excuses not to be in the mix behind FEDERATION over 1200m last start and SILENT PARTNER is in better form than it looks and happy to have something on him at odds. Plenty of others to watch including the overdue GOLD STAR, while WATCH OUT BOSS, SIAM ROYAL ORCHID and even TRUMPY could surprise. Betting Strategy - STUNNING CAT each-way.

1 TRUMPY ** Resuming. Need longer to win but recent trial good and could have a say fresh. 20

2 VITTORIA PERFETTA *** Resuming on the back of good enough trial to serious consider with Duric a factor. 4.00

3 FEDERATION *** Overcame some traffic issues to win over 1200m in this grade last start and pay to follow. 6.00

4 QUADCOPTER ** Can disappoint but excuses (bad start) last time out and wroth thought on best form this trip. 20

5 GOLD STAR *** Refusing to win but also refusing to run bad race. Each-way-all-the-way. 5.00

6 WATCH OUT BOSS *** Up in grade and having a rare run over 1400m but in form and will be running on strongly. 5.00

7 SIAM ROYAL ORCHID *** Love to see on the Poly but ran on well last start over 1200m and pay to keep safe. 12

8 STUNNING CAT *** Excuses not to be in the winning mix last start over 1200m in this Company and must be respected on that effort. 12

9 THE BIG EASY * Resuming and no. 100

10 SILENT PARTNER *** Form better than it reads and looks a very good value option with 1400m ideal. 15

11 THE AUGUST ** Not a mile away last start in similar company but love to see in something easier. 20

12 THE MARKSMAN ** Good recent form in Class 4 but has to be some hope with no weight in what looks even race. 12

 

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