Kranji Form Guide (Race 11) | Full Fields

Saturday, 16th October 2021

11
17:00
(local)

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN Fastest Time: 1:47.31 Real Success 20 Oct 2019 RBH57-74 SOT:G
SGD $300,000
1800m TURF GOOD
11
17:00
(local)
SGD $300,000
1800m GOOD

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN Fastest Time: 1:47.31 Real Success 20 Oct 2019 RBH57-74 SOT:G

1st Pick: TOP KNIGHT (3) Winner of this race 12 months ago when defeating Minister and in the process making it 2-2 over the course and distance at the highest level. Winless since then, he had the blinkers added last time out in the Raffles Cup and even though starting slowly, he ran on extremely powerfully to take the runner-up spot behind Lim’s Lightning. This distance possibly suits him best now and on the back of the Raffles Cup showing, he seems to have some of that old sparkle back and with the good record at this trip, he can prove the one to take on Lim’s Lightning in this year’s renewal. 2nd Pick: LIM'S LIGHTNING (1) Singapore’s highest-rated horse in training (111). This extremely talented six-year-old has had a year to remember, claiming a brace of Group 1 successes and has only tasted defeat once in 2021 at the hooves of Minister in the Kranji Mile. The winner of the Raffles Cup last time out over the 1600m, he is a credit to the training capabilities of Daniel Meagher and his team, and he deserves his place at the top of the Kranji tree. The mile was no issue to him when last seen under a superb Danny Beasley ride and should once again be right in the thick of things here. He does have to prove his stamina for 1800m, but it would be folly to think he won’t stay on the back of what’s been a fantastic season for him. Leading player once again. 3rd Pick: BIG HEARTED (6) Just behind both Lim’s Lightning and stablemate Top Knight in the Raffles Cup last time out when third. He is the winner of last year's Singapore Gold Cup and has been placed this term in both the Singapore Derby over this course and distance and the Raffles Cup last start. He has bags of stamina and was running home very well last time out. The Singapore Gold Cup is likely the main target again for 2021, but he has all the right minerals to go very close in this under ideal conditions. 4th Pick: HARD TOO THINK (9) The 2021 Singapore Derby winner for Team Copperbelt and Marc Lerner in July. This gelding is the type of horse that Stephen Grey excels with, and he made a more than pleasing return to action last time out over 1400m with a staying-on third placing in a Kranji Stakes A over an inadequate trip. He has the beating of Big Hearted and Mr Malek on the Derby form, and the main aim is the Singapore Gold Cup on November 14, a race his trainer has won in the past. Solid chance in this and should be in the mix when the whips are cracking.

Computer Selection Panels

Previous Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 5G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS) CHARNWOOD FOREST (IRE)
V DURIC58.0MICHAEL CLEMENTS9
I'M INCREDIBLE (AUS) 5G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - MOMENT IN TIME (AUS) ARCHWAY (IRE)
V DURIC58.0S BAERTSCHIGER15
DEBT AGENT (NZ) 6G
THORN PARK (AUS) - PROMPT PAYMENT (IRE) IN THE WINGS (GB)
M RODD58.0CLIFF BROWN11
QUECHUA (ARG) 6G
PURE PRIZE (USA) - QUEEN CABARET (BRZ) WILD EVENT (USA)
V DURIC58.0RICARDO LE GRANGE1
LAUGHING GRAVY (AUS) 5G
PRIMUS (AUS) - FOXY MOI (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
G BOSS58.0CLIFF BROWN7
STEPITUP (AUS) 5G
HUSSONET (USA) - AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' (AUS)
M NUNES58.0LAURIE KEVIN LAXON2
WILD GEESE (GB) 5G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - COURT LANE (USA) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
K A'ISISUHAIRI58.0STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE4
BETTER LIFE (AUS) 4M
SMARTY JONES (USA) - QUIET LIFE (USA)
A MUNRO56.5HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA5
WAIKATO (NZ) 8G
PINS (AUS) - SKYWALKER WILKES (USA) SKYWALKER (USA)
J MOREIRA58.0LAURIE KEVIN LAXON2
FATKID (NZ) 4G
HANDSOME RANSOM (AUS) - GRACE JONES (NZ) MAROOF (USA)
I AZHAR58.0HK TAN6
RACE AHEAD (NZ) 4G
AL AKBAR (AUS) - MERTIE LOVE (NZ)
O PLACAIS58.0RANGI BRUCE MARSH4
RESTORED (NZ) 4G
RED RANSOM (USA) - PRISTINE KRISTINE (USA) SPINNING WORLD (USA)
J POWELL58.0YEOH KHENG CHYE7
TRIGGER EXPRESS (AUS) 6
CITIDANCER (IRE) - RICH RESOURCE (AUS) CHANTECLAIR (AUS)
E LEGRIX58.0STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE4
ROYAL ADMIRAL (NZ) 5G
STARJO (NZ) - KILMAGHENNY (NZ)
N CALLOW58.0LAURIE KEVIN LAXON1
KING AND KING (AUS) 5G
CELESTIAL DANCER (IRE) - MERRIANG ROAD (AUS) PERSIAN HEIGHTS (GB)
R LIM58.0DESMOND KOH3
LIGHT OF SUCCESS (AUS) 5G
MILITARY PLUME (NZ) - SCENTESSA (AUS) SCENIC (IRE)
M PAY58.0MALCOLM PETER THWAITES4