Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 9th June 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 9th June 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

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RACE 1

PEGASUS JUNIOR (1) – Has been struggling to win in recent outings but will find this assignment significantly easier in Class 5 grade. Expect bold showing on best efforts.
SUCCESS COME TRUE (2) – Hard to knock on recent efforts. Has been a model of consistency lately and will appreciate the services of leading rider Vlad Duric yet again. Major player.
KUBERA’S CHIEF (8) – Consistent performer in this grade. Should’ve finished closer last start so is worth forgiving. In the mix.
DOMINIC (9) – Has shown improvement in recent efforts. Finds conditions to suit yet again so is worth considering.

RACE 2

VULCAN (1) – Performed fairly well on debut after trialling smartly. Will strip fitter for this affair second-up and gets conditions to suit. Commands respect.
HUGO (2) – Yet to break through but has been knocking on the door. Finds a winnable assignment if he puts his best foot forward. Contender.
DAWNING GOLD (7) – Was well beaten on debut when starting handy in the market. Capable of making amends in this affair, so don’t ignore.
LIM’S RAY (3) – Has struggled to threaten in three career outings but has race experience on his side as opposed to some of his rivals. Worth including.

RACE 3

HOTSHOTS SLAM (4) – Talented customer who has trialled stylishly leading into this affair. Isn’t ideally drawn but has the ability to overcome it. Monitor parade/market.
ADMIRAL WINSTON (1) – Impressive winner on debut with the lightweight. This assignment is tougher but must be respected on the back of the recent trial. Major player.
ROCKET STAR (9) – Did a lot wrong on debut but still managed to finish off impressively when only beaten narrowly. Will take benefit from that experience, so expect bold showing.
PATTAYA (7) – On debut. Trialled smartly winning by over six lengths leading into this affair. Needs luck from the draw but is capable of fighting out the finish with the right breaks.

RACE 4

REAL SUCCESS (2) – Smart customer who brings a serious record from Australia to this affair. Looks primed for this assignment on the back of a handy trial, so expect bold showing.
FEDERATION (3) – Bounced back to winning form last start. This assignment is tougher but still has the upside to improve and is worth thought for a repeat dose.
WHOSE ELSE’S (8) – Has been struggling to produce best in recent outings but will find this assignment significantly easier. Worth considering on best.
ATLANTIC FOX (10) – Not an ideal journey but has shown glimpses of ability. Worth including for the minor end with even luck.

RACE 5

MURRAYFIELD (1) – Hasn’t been far from the mark in recent outings. Needs to do a lot right but has the ability to fight out the finish on best efforts. Major player.
IMPLEMENT (7) – Showed good improvement last start stepping up in trip. Remains over the same journey and finds conditions to suit. Serious contender.
MAGNIFICENT GOLD (3) – Hard to knock on recent efforts. Fit commodity who is racing well and is well suited over the journey. Worth thought.
REDDOT RISING (2) – Tends to mix form quite severely but is capable of figuring with a repeat dose of his run two starts ago. Not the worst.

RACE 6

PLUCKY LAD (5) – Is still a maiden after 18 starts but finds a very winnable Class 5 to contest. Will settle behind the speed, most likely midfield, but can run on well.
SPECIAL RAIN (6) – Should be effective here off a mark of 37. Not a bad run last time behind JK Formidable when beaten 4.6L over the 1100m.
INVINCIBLE MAN (3) – Is drawn wide here but with the claim for Riduan Abu Bakar, he can be ridden forward and be one of the main winning chances.
MONT CHOISY (8) – Had every possible chance last time and only whacked away. Is on the back-up though and very fit. Can give a sight in what isn’t a strong race.

RACE 7

KARISTO (4) – Steps out to the 1800m here and it shouldn’t pose the horse too many issues. He has decent stamina and was just beaten by Destroyer Eclipse at a mile last start. Lost no admirers there. Vlad Duric takes over and he can lead for a long way here.
ALAMAK (14) – May have turned the corner now after a good win last time. Has no weight and is drawn to get a soft run in transit.
DICTON (3) – Is becoming costly to follow. He’s won just one race from 16 starts in Singapore but has been racing in higher grade here (Class 2 , Kranji C) so he’s been mixing it with strong opposition. Worth including.
LIONROCKSPIRIT (1) – Fitter for recent racing and should take plenty of beating here in Class 3. Is 12 points higher than his last win but is capable of measuring up off this rating. Strong on-pace stayer.

RACE 8

MONTRER (4) – Was beaten by the barrier last start. Should have more options here having drawn 4 and Michael Rodd will give him the right run. Looks clearly the one to beat.
GOLD KINGDOM (5) – Solid second placing last time in an Open Maiden 1600m. This doesn’t look any stronger than that race. Solid chance.
KEEP WINNING (3) – Has good recent form for a race of this nature. Placed behind Big Regards two starts back beaten 0.5L. That horse won again last Sunday.
NEO’S CLASSIC (8) – Better suited back up in distance here. Found the 1200m too short last start.

RACE 9

MISTER YEOH (2) – Is the class horse of the field. Comes into this having run third behind the two best sprinters in Singapore when contesting the Group 1 Lion City Cup at weight-for-age. Now meets his own age at level weights off a rating of 100. If he drew a gate he’d be nearly over the line under these conditions.
EYE GUY (10) – Is flying. Tough on-speed runner that ran a bold race against some of the better handicappers in Singapore in the Moonbeam Vase at 1600m. Has trialled brilliantly since and the drop back to 1400 should be okay for him.
QUARTER BACK (7) – Is a fantastic horse. Has won three straight and will relish 1400m. Drawn to get a lovely run for Vlad Duric and is impossible to knock.
KING LOUIS (5) – Hasn’t had much luck this preparation and does come out of Singapore’s best weight-for-age race (Kranji Mile) at his last start. He can definitely improve sharply.

RACE 10

LIM’S MIGHTY (3) – Loomed to win last start and looks like he was going to go straight past Mr Hooper. That horse was too tough in the last 100m. He’s fitter now and providing he’s genuine, he should be beating these.
COPACABANA (5) – Better suited on turf and can make his own luck here racing up on the speed.
LIZAZ (6) – Drawn to get a nice run with the claim and any form around Grand Koonta is good form. Lizaz finished 2nd to that galloper last start.
SIERRA CONQUEROR (1) – Would have to be a query running a strong 1200m but if he is left alone up on the speed, he could give a solid kick.


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