Mr Dujardin To Relish Staying Trip

The Lee Freedman trained Mr Dujardin did enough first up to suggest he can prove hard to beat in the seventh event at Kranji on Sunday.

Mr Dujardin winning the CLASS 4 NON PREMIER
Mr Dujardin winning the CLASS 4 NON PREMIER Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Although never really in the hunt first up when favourite, his performance was still rock solid and he should relish the step up to 2200m.

A winner of three of his 21 starts, his racing pattern (backmarker) has cost him with six minor placings.

Often a sectional star, Mr Dujardin certainly has the talent to be winning at this level (Class 4) and the booking of Duric is a big a push as ever.

From his last 50 rides Duric is striking at 26% and 23% from his last 350, he is the definition of airborne.

When combined with Freedman he is striking at 20% and it's always a big tick when doing your form.

On assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, he sits top and looks very hard to beat.

The wide draw likely sees him settle back in the field, however he has the ability to overcome this hindrance.

The Dan Meagher trained Touch The Clouds was on the improve last start and has to be respected with Rodd booked.

In three attempts over this trip he has never missed the money and rates well on best form.

Much like Mr Dujardin he is expected to settle back in the field, but with even luck from the inside draw, he should prove very hard to hold out.

The Ricardo Le Grange trained Mighty Emperor continued his good run of form last start and has to be included in the main chances.

Although only placing in 2/26 on the turf track, he rates well and gets in very well after the claim.

On trial at the trip, but has been finishing fast over the shorter trips and trust in Le Grange to make the right call.

Of the rest, it's hard to ignore the much in-form Pakatan Warrior.

A winner of his last two starts he makes the rise to Class 4 company and has to overcome his poor record on the turf track.

Never easy, but can never take in-form horses lightly.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 15th February 2020

7
16:20
(local)

FLAX 2013 STAKES CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
2200m TURF GOOD
7
16:20
(local)
SGD $50,000
2200m GOOD

FLAX 2013 STAKES CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. LARRY (NZ) 5yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - LARRINKA (NZ)
R MAIA
STEPHEN GRAY
$100.00
54.5kg
RX STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 8. PISCA PISCA (JPN) 4yo F
BLACK TIDE (JPN) - CRUZADA AMERICANA (BRZ)
ALYSHA COLLETT
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$100.00
51.5kg
BIG VALLEY STABLE
3rd 9. SHANGANI (NZ) 4yo G
POSTPONED (USA) - CLAUDY EIRE (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
J PETERS
$100.00
50.0kg
HOLLY FARM RACING STABLE

Sales Information

4th 5. BILLY BRITAIN (NZ) 10yo G
ONE COOL CAT (USA) - ZATIGER (NZ)
SIMON KOK
STEPHEN GRAY
$100.00
52.0kg
5th 1. TOUCH THE CLOUDS (AUS) 5yo G
CAPTAIN SONADOR (AUS) - LUNA PRIDE (AUS)
MICHAEL RODD
D MEAGHER
$100.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

6th 7. MIDDLE KINGDOM (USA) 6yo G
WAR FRONT (USA) - RIVER BELLE (GB)
DANIEL MOOR
J PETERS
$100.00
51.5kg

Sales Information

7th 3. MR DUJARDIN (NZ) 5yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - AFFIRMED LANE (USA)
VLAD DURIC
LEE FREEDMAN
$100.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

8th 2. MIGHTY EMPEROR (SAF) 8yo G
KAHAL (GB) - SWEET VIRGINIA (SAF)
T KRISNA
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$100.00
53.5kg
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