Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 14th February 2020

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 14th February 2020 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Kranji.
Kranji. Picture: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

RACE 1

1st Pick : PEARL KING (6) - On the back of a solid run in defeat. With champion jockey Vlad Duric now back on board. he can be the one to side with here.
2nd Pick: SILVER WAY (3) - This fellow was just behind the selection last time and he can be right on his tail in this with a repeat effort.
3rd Pick: PIONEER SEVEN (2) - Racing well and the booking of the in-form Ruan Maia is a big plus for this 10yo in what looks an open race.
4th Pick: KING'S LANDING (7) - Form in recent runs is slightly weaker but is worth including here. Each way chance.

RACE 2

1st Pick : KHARISMA (9) - Nice debut effort and looks a horse that will improve with racing. With a bit of luck from barrier 7 should be in the finish.
2nd Pick: KNIGHT LOVE (11) - Should be able to overcome the wide barrier, has good early pace. Can lead here and with 53.5kgs will give a bold sight.
3rd Pick: KAKADU (8) - Did enough on debut and could be over the odds here. Keep safe.
4th Pick: LADY FAST (10) - Trialed well in the same trial as Knight Love. Drawn to do no work and can be hitting the line well.

RACE 3

1st Pick : ST ALWYN (8) - Having trialled well on the Polytrack before making his debut, this Stephen Gray-trained galloper is of extreme interest on this surface under race conditions and it can prove fruitful to side with him from an in-form stable.
2nd Pick: CALCULATION (1) - Grade dropper and his chance in this company is clear. He has however, never won over 1200m and will be giving weight away to horses of interest even with the 2kg claim. All that said, he should run his race.
3rd Pick: WONDERFUL KNIGHT (3) - Returning after a break and has trialled very well (beat King Louis in latest trial). A handy old horse who has plenty of form in the book. Solid place chance.
4th Pick: DUSSELDORF (4) - Off a nice enough mark to run a sound race here. One to keep an eye on.

RACE 4

1st Pick : ZYGARDE (9) - This Alante 3yo rushed home in the style of a horse who shouldn't take too long to win a race and the switch to turf can suit him well. Will go very close.
2nd Pick: QIJI DIAMOND (1) - Is the form horse in the race and must be respected having been placed on four occasions from just five starts to date. He stays a little further and will be bang there at the business end.
3rd Pick: SHEPHERD'S HYMN (8) - Was okay on debut and has won a trial since that sixth place effort. He continues to improve and can do so once again here.
4th Pick: BRILLIANT PAGE (6) - An interesting newcomer for the Tivic Stable. A son of Adelaide and is well related, being a half-brother to four winners, including Group 3 scorer Easy Eddie. One to watch.

RACE 5

1st Pick : SOLITAIRE (2) - In what is a very weak race, a chance is taken with old Solitaire to win another on his last winning mark.
2nd Pick: MAJULAH (1) - Made all to win a poor race last time and this isn't much deeper a contest. He is up seven points here, so has more on his plate.
3rd Pick: WITHOUT PREJUDICE (7) - If able to run two races alike (not a given) he is not out of this with Ruan Maia booked.
4th Pick: MA BAO BAO (5) - The best of the rest and judged on his run over course and distance in September last year, he is not hopeless.

RACE 6

1st Pick : SUN KING (2) - Caught the eye on debut. Will strip fitter for this assignment and will take plenty of benefit from last start. Top pick in an open race.
2nd Pick: AXEL (1) - Unlucky not to finish closer last start. Well drawn to perform and gets the services of leading rider Vlad Duric. Capable of fighting out the finish.
3rd Pick: WIND OF LIBERTY (3) - Has been a model of consistency in recent outings. Finds conditions to suit, so must be considered as a major player.
4th Pick: MURRAYFIELD (6) - Hard to recommend on recent efforts but career credentials are worth respecting. Needs to lift on face value but is worth a thought.

RACE 7

1st Pick : CODIGOS (1) - Still yet to win one but this race looks very winnable indeed and coming back 100m in trip could be the key. One to beat.
2nd Pick: APOLLO ROCK (3) - Now tries a trip to suit on the Polytrack and the booking of Louis-Philippe Beuzelin is an interesting one in the context of this race. Can improve.
3rd Pick: LIM'S RHYTHM (6) - The mount of champion jockey Vlad Duric here and has the form good enough to make the frame.
4th Pick: HUNTSMAN (4) - Now sports a visor for the first time and can pick up the pieces now back on this surface.

RACE 8

1st Pick : HUGO (8) - A smart 4yo, who continues to progress nicely for Stephen Gray. Very good when 2nd to Salamence when last seen in December over this course and distance. He has had a trial to put him spot-on for this. Leading chance.
2nd Pick: COMING THROUGH (11) - Third in a good race for the grade last time out behind Excelling and he can run another solid race here on very similar terms.
3rd Pick: DINGHU MOUNTAIN (7) - Forget his run on turf last time out, judge him on his excellent effort two starts back and he is every chance to make it in to the exotics here.
4th Pick: BAFFERT (10) - The return to the all-weather is no issue and champion jockey Vlad Duric is booked for Cliff Brown at 54kgs. Where there is smoke, there's fire.

RACE 9

1st Pick : MY BIG BOSS (6) - A classy type on his day and one who hasn't found winning all that easy, but has struck up a good relationship with Juan Paul van der Merwe and last time out managed to back up his win with a good third. He only has 54kgs here and is ideally weighted to run very well again.
2nd Pick: LIMITED EDITION (1) - In form and has run very well in defeat on his last three outings. A repeat of those performances will see him go very close again.
3rd Pick: MIG PIERRO (3) - Returns after a break and is still lightly raced to progress further in time. Conditions are perfect.
4th Pick: LIZAZ (9) - Bolted up in a trial recently and although he doesn't stand much racing these days, he is interesting from an each-way point of view.


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