Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 14th June 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 14th June 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Kranji.
Kranji. Picture: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

RACE 1

JK FORMIDABLE (1) – A winner last start when making all and in what isn’t a strong race, he looks the one to beat here.
THOTH WARRIOR (9) – Has a good barrier and ran a good race in defeat last time out, should make presence felt in this.
RICH FORTUNE (6) – Will run home stronger than some. Include.
ASTRA (3) – Only fair last time out and would need to lift on the back of that but is up in trip, which can suit.

RACE 2 

ADIPSON (7) - Fantastic debut when hitting the line very strongly. Can only make natural improvement and should be hard to beat.
FOREVER WIN (1) - Dropping back in class from Novice grade in race in a maiden here. Always shown some ability and looms as a threat.
HAPPY LUCKY STAR (8) - Nice run at this horse’s first start when finishing third (same race Adipson contested). Include.
MOWGLI (10) - Is in a good stable and lightly-raced. Worth respecting.

RACE 3

SMILING PROUD (2) – Caught the eye running home last start. Will likely be ridden with similar tactics from the awkward draw but is capable of finishing off with a genuine tempo. Expect bold showing with the right breaks.
FORESTO (1) – Hard to knock on recent efforts. Drawn to get the favours in this affair if he can settle closer than last start. Will appreciate the claim from Abdul Syahir and is capable of contesting the business end.
BEBOP (6) – The only horse in the race that is dramatically stepping back in trip. Will settle in the second half of the field but has the turn of foot to be finishing strongly with conditions to suit. Major player.
STAR EMPIRE (4) – Bounced back to form last start with a minor placing over 1200m. There must be some query with the significant step-up in journey but the decision to do so must be respected from the this stable. In the mix.

RACE 4

LIM’S PASSION (4) – A model of consistency and once again ran well last time when third over 1600m. He is dropping back in distance here and he looks better suited to 1400m. Expect a bold show again from the front.
MY BIG BOSS (3) – Has plenty of class (Group 2 placed) and on the back of a good third to Beau Geste, he looks well placed to go close here.
ANGEL’S CHOICE (10) – The form of his maiden win has worked out nicely with the runner-up scoring last week and there was no fluke about the win judged on the time, looks progressive and is one to follow.
AXEL (6) – Holding form well and comes from a bang in-form stable and has an extra furlong to play with this time, was finishing off strong last time over 1200m.

RACE 5

LORD OF CLOUD (1) – This top-weight is weighted to turn the form around with his conqueror from last time in the shape of Awesome. He has plenty of ability and is good enough to land this prize.
ELISE (6) – A good second in a recent trial and has been in good form without winning of late, he is currently racing off his last winning mark of 60 and would be one of the more likely to stake a claim here.
AWESOME (3) – Beat the top pick last time and given he is in good form; he can once again go very close.
SPORTSCASTER (10) – Can prove the value in the race and is racing off an attractive handicap mark.

RACE 6

THE NUTTER (10) – Representing top connections and will find this easier than recent races in Restricted Maiden company. Will go close in this.
INVICTUS WARRIOR (9) – Much better last time over 1400m on turf. This should suit him and he is a live chance.
CAUSE TO FLY (1) – Boxed on well enough last time out over slightly shorter, now up in distance and is one of the more likely contenders.
ORDOS LEGEND (2) – Has bits and pieces of form over this sort of trip and can certainly play a part in the finish.

RACE 7

SACRED REBEL (8) – Won a couple of Class 3 races before running a sound fifth in this grade behind Quarter Back last month. Won a trial last week and should be spot-on for this.
FULIFE KING (12) – Has shot up 11 points for two recent wins over 1000m. The big concern is the extra 100m here, should he see it out, he will be bang there at the business end, but it is a worry.
SO YOU TOO (10) – An interesting newcomer to Singapore. A six-time winner as well as Listed and Group 2 placed when in training in Australia and has trialled well leading up to this debut run at Kranji. One to watch.
WEBSTER (5) – The run of Daniel Meagher’s charge in a Class 1 last time was better than it looked. He has some nice Polytrack form and should get very competitive off his current mark.

RACE 8

RAHEEB (1) – The drop back in trip and a return to the Polytrack are big positives for this 4yo. Should run another good race in this. Leading hope.
SACRED DON (3) – Runner-up over the course and distance last time behind Beautiful Day and has since gone up two points for finishing 2 ½ lengths clear of the third horse. Every chance.
ELITE BEAST (7) – Last time out was one of his better efforts over the 1100m. He has for a while looked dangerously well handicapped on his best form and continues to be, although quite a bit is taken on trust. Inconsistent.
BLUE HAWAII (11) – Won a Class 5 in good fashion last start. This is tougher but he is a horse in form. Quartet filler.


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