Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 8th November 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 8th November 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

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RACE 1

HIGH STREET (2) - In great form at the moment and another bold show can be expected from this seven-year-old. A leading contender here.
LIM'S FORCE (3) - This six-year-old mare was back in the winner's circle last time out and has gone up six points for that victory and the 3kg claim of Jessica Eaton will help offset that rise. Can go close here.
ATLANTEAN (1) - Downgraded and judged on the third to Field Marshal two starts back, he has to be considered with conditions to suit. Big watch.
YULONG FIRE (4) - Still four points higher than his only win under Vlad Duric and the fact the champion jockey is back on board is a massive plus to his chance. Trip maybe a touch on the short side for him here, though.

RACE 2

CAVALLA COURT (5) - A nicely-bred newcomer who is a half-brother to seven winners that include Lim's Dashing (three wins here). He has trialled well and has the assistance of Vlad Duric on debut. One to watch.
PINDUS (2) - Disappointing on turf last time out and it's hard to know how much to trust him fully, but he has trialled since and the return to Polytrack must be seen as a plus.
NINGALOO (10) - A three-year-old son of Savannah Dancer (three wins at Kranji and Group 3-placed for Michael Freedman), he has had two trials and the most recent was better than it looks on paper. He has a light weight and is a very interesting runner in this heat.
SIMBA (1) - 0-7 in New Zealand but has won a trial here and beat the smart Bluestone in the process. Wears winkers and a tongue tie for his local debut. Quartet filler.

RACE 3

MIG PIERRO (3) - A nice debut when runner-up to Super Six last time and has shaped as if the extra distance will suit him well here. Drawn in gate No 1 again and looks a live chance.
GOLDEN DASH (11) - An excellent run in defeat last time out over the course and distance, he has been left on a mark of 48 and now gets blinkers on for the first time. Has every chance here.
LIMITED EDITION (1) - Came from a mile back last time out on the turf, now tries the Polytrack and must be included on recent performances. Needs a strong gallop.
STAR BULLET (4) - Now with Steven Burridge and has trialled okay prior to this start. One at odds to add some value to the quartet.

RACE 4

SUPERMAX (9) - Hold the strongest chance on form and this won't take much winning. One to beat.
HAPPY LUCKY STAR (5) - Has had two starts and a recent trial wasn't too bad, comes from a stable in great form and must be respected.
TRY MAK MAK (10) - Has shown bit and pieces of form from three starts and won his latest trial hen beating Healthy Star. One for the exotics here.
ULURU (11) - Two very quiet trials but wouldn't have to be anything out of the ordinary to figure in this Open Maiden.

RACE 5

ARAMAAYO (1) - Classy customer making his Singapore debut. May not be completely wound up for this assignment first-up but career credentials demand respect. Will take beating.
HARBOUR APPROACH (8) - On debut in Singapore. Remains unbeaten from two career outings across the Causeway, so must be respected. Major player.
RICHEBOURG (7) - Performed well enough first-up from a break but expect a big improvement in this affair. Finds conditions to suit, so must be included on best efforts.
SIAM BLUE VANDA (4) - Bounced back to winning form last start in impressive fashion. Well suited over the track/distance so must be considered with a repeat dose.

RACE 6

LOOKS GOOD (1) - Good run in defeat last time out and the extra 100m here should help his chances with a good claiming rider booked. Should be right there at the business end.
ELENA OF AVALOR (6) - Just behind the selection last start and at the revised weights, there isn't much between them again.
HOST THE NATION (7) - This 10-year-old has plenty of miles on the clock and continues to perform well. Expect the same again here.
PLUCKY LAD (10) - A place chance judged on his last couple of starts and Joseph See takes off a useful 2kgs also.

RACE 7

DESPACITO (2) - Is in good form without winning in his last few outings and Vlad Duric is having only his second ride for Cliff Brown in the last 12 months here. He has conditions to suit well and should go very close.
RESTRAINED (1) - Ex-Godolphin who won his first three races when trained in Australia. He has trialled well and looks an ideal type of horse for racing in Singapore and is one to follow. Wears blinkers for the first time.
ABSOLVIDO (3) - An interesting runner in this line-up, he was off a very handy mark and is back on the Polytrack, a surface he has performed well in the past.
IMPLEMENT (4) - Is returning from a spell and trialled second to Safeer recently. His form is over further but he could sprint well fresh and may well be at decent odds here.

RACE 8

STAR OF JUPITER (14) - Looked the smart horse he is known to be on his local debut when scoring over 1000m. He has rock solid group form in Australia over this far and has trialled nicely since then. The record of A'Isisuhairi 'Harry' Kasim for this stable is very good and the extra two furlongs will pose no barrier to him. Big player.
ELITE POWER (2) - Nicely weighted for a race like this and he is a wonderfully consistent horse now having a first taste of group racing here at Kranji. He has a lot going for him here and can run a huge race.
SAFEER (5) - Third in the Raffles Cup last time and should find the step back in trip no issue to him. He has a good draw and a nice weight and can go close again in a feature race.
GRAND KOONTA (10) - Continues to improve with every start and has struck up a good partnership with jockey Alysha Collett. The draw isn't the best but he is in great form and that can continue with a bold show in this year's EW Barker Trophy.

RACE 9

CHALAZA (1) - Grade dropper and looks the best horse in this field. Finds Vlad Duric here and heading towards this easier assignment, he should go close.
SUN RECTITUDE (8) - Drawn a better barrier here and looks an improver at odds. Worth some thought.
GOLDEN KID (5) - Beat a weak field last time but won well. Capable of making the step-up to Class 4. Consider.
KING ZOUSTAR (7) - Risky beginner, but if he jumps out well, he can run boldly in a race of this nature.


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