Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 7th June 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 7th June 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Kranji.
Kranji. Picture: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

RACE 1

PLATO (2) – Now downgraded, John O’Hara’s four-year-old might be the way to go in this opening Class 5 contest.
MINGS MAN (4) – This nine-year-old was flying home last time out over much shorter and is a course and distance winner. Conditions suit and should give a good account.
LOOKS GOOD (1) – Has something to prove over this trip but is racing in Class 5 for the first time and has champion jockey Vlad Duric booked for an in-form stable.
ZMAN (3) – Interesting at the trip and in the grade.

RACE 2

GOLDEN DASH (9) – Has only had the one start. Got back a long way from a wide draw and ran on strongly in the straight recording the fastest last 400m of the race (22.68). Has trialled well since and from barrier No 4 can be much closer. Hard to beat.
GAMELY (1) – Has had any number of chances to win a race but came up short. However, he’s super fit and has placed in his past five starts. The only time he has missed the top five was in a Group 2 as a two-year-old.
TRAFALGAR (7) – Is on debut here for Stephen Gray. Vlad Duric trialled this horse and stays aboard raceday. Seems to have a bit to offer in the trial when kept in behind horses. Monitor betting.
STAR FIFTYTWO (6) – Another first starter. Has trialed up okay but from the poor barrier (12) looks more of a place chance.

RACE 3

FLAUNT (8) – Leticia Dragon’s three-year-old is in good form and in what looks a trappy little heat, he may well be the way to go now back to a 1000m.
TIME TO ROCK (1) – Only fair in a stronger race last time when ninth of 12, now has a visor applied and 4kgs coming off with Riduan Abu Bakar booked. Can go well.
SUPER POSH (7) – Still lightly-raced compared to some in this line-up and would be no shock to see him run a nice race.
STOCK BROKER (4) – Has been struggling of late but judged on the pick of his form, he can show something like his best in what is a slightly lesser Class 4 than a couple of recent races in the grade.

RACE 4

WHITE TRUFFLE (2) – Has the benefit of a couple of outings now, having returned from a lengthy break and this looks a very winnable race.
GEB WARRIOR (1) – Consistent if not slightly frustrating for connections having been laced six times from eight starts. Not seen for six months and was fourth in a recent trial. One of the stronger chances in the race.
ACCUMULATION (5) – Flying last time to grab fourth on the line in the race behind White Truffle. Vlad Duric is on. Can run well.
SOLID CASH (4) – Needs to do more but could offer some value, now has the blinkers off.

RACE 5

KISS YOUR SONG (4) - Has shown improvement at his most recent outings now that he is fully fit. Will take up a handy spot from the inside draw and give a sight. Respect.
SACRED SHAM (2) - Showed good improvement last start when only narrowly beaten. Ready to peak third-up from an extended break and gets conditions to suit with the four-kilo claim. Major player.
SILKINO (1) - Has been struggling to produce best in recent outings but this is a much easier assignment. Gets in well at the weights with local rider Chin Chee Seng's three-kilo claim, so don't ignore. In the mix.
YABADABADOO (3) - Did not disgrace last start. Well drawn to take up a prominent position and has the services of the champion jockey Vlad Duric which must count for something. Worth thought on best credentials.

RACE 6

PEER GYNT (4) – Winning is as regular as Christmas for this fellow but ran a much better race early last month and these conditions suit him nicely. Can win this if in the mood.
BEST BAY (5) – Third in an Open Maiden last time when beaten nearly five lengths and wouldn’t be the worst in this field. Interesting runner.
ARCHIE (2) – A course and distance winner off five points lower last time and has trialled well since. One to include.
ROAN RANGER (10) – An on-pace in-form runner in the race and should give a good account once again.

RACE 7

AUGUSTANO (1) – Ninth in the Rocket Man Sprint last time. Has since trialled very well and has plenty going for him here. The excellent Simon Kok is back onboard, and the blinkers go back on also. Leading chance.
BURKAAN (3) – In superb form and has gone up 21 points since March 24 having won three times for three different apprentice jockeys and can once again go well here.
REVOLUTION (2) – Has a decent level of form and has had a nice break since his last run. Vlad Duric is back on, which is a big plus.
FIRE AWAY (7) – A last-start winner of a Class 4 over 1100m. This is tougher but may still be open to further improvement.

RACE 8

MAN OF MYSTERY (3) – Only two points higher than when dead-heating last October over course and distance. A good second last time out, he looks ready to win this time around.
FIRST CHOICE (1) – An on-pace galloper and a good second last time to the smart Fulife King. This top weight can go very close with 3kgs off.
PIONEER SEVEN (8) – Unseated Benny Woodworth at the start in the race won by Fulife King. Barring mishaps here, he should be right in the thick of things when it matters.
ENCHANTED MISTER (2) – Trip is the concern but has a touch of class and if they go very hard, he can finish off strongly.


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