Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 19th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 19th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

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DARCI’S BOY (7) – Won last start with a lot in hand. Has since risen in ratings points but finds conditions to suit yet again stepping up in trip. Expect bold showing.
TAVITO (4) – Has been racing well without winning in recent outings. Needs luck from the wide draw but has the ability to contest the business end. Major player.
SUPER WIN (1) – Broke maiden status last start. This assignment is tougher but must be respected with a repeat dose. In the mix.
HEAVENLY HAND (8) – Hard to knock on recent efforts. Well drawn to get an economical run, so keep safe for the minor end.


LIM’S DASHING (2) – Ran a slashing second behind the talented Sacred Rebel last time. Looks the best horse in this race and with any tempo upfront, should be finishing too strongly.
WHY NOT (4) – Gets a nice run handy to the lead here and should fight on well up the straight. Consider.
COUNTRY BOSS (6) – Has the Equilox removed here which suggests the horse is in good order and ready to run up to his best. Tricky barrier draw, but has the ability to test these.
YULONG GREEN (5) – Was back in distance last time and struggled to make an impact. Perhaps the increase in journey to 1200m here will see him improve.


BIG HEARTED (1) – Could not have been any more impressive on debut. Hung around the home turn but motored home to win in good style running handy time. Can only improve and in what should be a high-pressure race, he will be strong and hard to hold out.
WIN EASY (10) – Has trialled up well for John O’Hara and looks a natural two-year-old. Expect bold showing.
TRY MAK MAK (9) – Did everything right in his latest trial and looks ready to go for his debut run. Drawn in the middle which gives him options early.
ROCKET STAR (6) – Another trial winner that should be kept safe coming into this as a first starter. Held off Mowgli in his trial win and that horse came out to run a creditable fourth on debut franking the form of that trial. Respect.


SUPER TALENT (8) – Has been knocking on the door in recent outings. Will take benefit from the good draw and the senior rider on board. Major player.
BURKAAN (1) – Has recorded two wins in his last three starts. The rise in ratings is somewhat offset by the claim of Simon Kok Wei Hoong, so don’t dismiss. Worth thought again.
KING ZOUSTAR (3) – Capable of making amends from last start. Well drawn to perform, so don’t ignore.
LAI MAK MAK (6) – More of a sprinter-miler but he does boast one win over 1000m. Has drawn the carpark, but if the go mad in front and he gets a nice suck from behind without burning too much petrol, he may steal a place.


MR FAT KIDDY (10) – Lightly-raced and has plenty of upside. Finds a suitable task over a suitable track/distance, so expect bold showing. Commands respect.
OUR SHOWCASE (3) – Comes out of a much stronger race last start. If he runs up to his most recent efforts, he can fight out the finish. Major player.
STAGESHOW (5) – Has shown improvement in most recent runs and is open to further improvement stepping up to 1400m. Michael Rodd retains the ride, so must be respected.
INVICTUS WARRIOR (9) – Better than his first run in Singapore suggests. Will take benefit switching to the turf surface and stepping up in trip.


LORD OF CLOUD (1) – Ran on from well back last start and looked the run of the race behind Longhu in an 1100m Class 4. Barrier 1 could be a bit tricky for him in this but with clear running he looks hard to beat.
WIJAYA (2) – Is back into Class 4 here and has been given a recent trial. Should be nice and fresh for this and can let down with a strong finish.
BEAUTIFUL DAY (8) – Ran well first-up finishing strongly. Should improve from that run and looks a must include.
WONDERFUL KNIGHT (4) – Is flying this preparation. Can again roll forward and lead. Will take plenty of running down.


YELLOW JADE HORSE (11) – Has not won in 25 starts in Singapore but this could be his day. Nice effort running fourth to My Win last time and from a handy barrier should be in the finish.
SUGARTIME JAZZ (2) – Honest Class 5 horse that has won eight races. He’s very versatile and proven in this grade. Looks one of the main winning chances.
D’GREAT COMMAND (3) – Has been a bit disappointing but has been supported in the betting a few times indicating the horse has some ability. Keep safe.
GANGNAM CLASSIC (6) – Is dropping back in distance here but perhaps the gelding did not run the 1600m on the Polytrack last time. Can improve.


MR DUJARDIN (1) – Has to carry the big weight here of 59.5kgs but he’s definitely the best horse in the race. Drawn a bit better this time and should get his chance to finish over the top of them. Top pick.
GOLD CITY (3) – Capable mare that gets Michael Rodd back on board here and steps up to 2000m. She was that little bit one-paced at the mile last time, this race looks perfect for her.
MAJESTIC EMPRESS (2) – Finished off strongly at her last run on May 5. She’s very honest and rarely runs poorly, expect bold showing.
ALAMAK (11) – Has been a touch frustrating but he’s a horse that has decent middle distance ability. With the light weight he must be included.


AUGUSTUS (2) – Performed well first-up when winning over an unfavorable journey. Will benefit from stepping up in trip to 1600m and will take beating on best credentials.
KARISTO (6) – Talented customer who was only narrowly beaten in a thrilling finish last start. Well drawn to take up a handy spot and will give a sight for a long way.
MR EXCHEQUER (3) – Has performed soundly at his two runs this preparation. Ready to peak third-up and looks well suited stepping up in trip. Major player.
WOLF WARRIOR (1) – There must be some concern over remaining on the turf surface but is hard to ignore on what he has done this preparation. Keep safe.


RIVER GOLDEN (1) – Returned to form last start when dropping to Class 4. Remains in the same grade and is well drawn to get an economical run. Expect bold showing.
SNIP (4) – Hard to knock on recent efforts. Finds conditions to suit and is well drawn to perform with in-form three-kilo-claiming apprentice jockey Simon Kok Wei Hoong booked. Major player.
SILVER SKY (9) – Has been tending to mix form in recent outings but is capable of figuring on best efforts with the lightweight. Don’t ignore.
NORTHERN SUN (5) – Has been struggling to produce best in recent outings but his run last start was better than it looked. Keep safe for the minor end.

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