Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - Bold Thruster Too Big Too Strong

Trainer Michael Clements landed the trifecta in the Group 3 Silver Bowl on Saturday night, headed by star sprinter Bold Thruster.

BOLD THRUSTER winning the SILVER BOWL GROUP 3
BOLD THRUSTER winning the SILVER BOWL GROUP 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Stablemate Top Knight had been installed the early favourite, but a late push saw Bold Thruster start the market elect ($2.40 Vs $2.80) in the first leg of the Singapore 4YO Challenge.

Drawn one of the outside stalls, jockey Louis Beuzelin was quick to press forward and find the front, though he did have to do some work, clocking 23.80 seconds for the first 400m.

The Leticia Dragon trained Surpass Natural kept him honest, though Bold Thruster is certainly at his best when allowed to let rip in front.

Holding a three length break passing the 600m, Bold Thruster travelled well with Duric starting to get mobile aboard Top Knight.

Cut loose inside approaching the 300m, Bold Thruster still held a decent margin, with stablemate Top Knight was starting to surge down the centre.

Although starting to tire, Bold Thruster held on with Top Knight just peaking on his run late.

A stirring race, though if you were on Bold Thruster you were never really worried.

Saluting by half a length, Bold Thruster returned a Timeform rating of 107, an equal peak performance.

His fifth Group 3 success, he is a star and is one of the highest rated winners of the Silver Bowl [1400m].

Only superstar War Affair is rated higher when running a figure of 110+ when taking out the event in 2015.

Notable past winners of the event include Gingerbread Man, Emperor Max and Elite Invincible.

The Group 1 Lion City Cup [1200m] remains Bold Thruster's main target and a figure of 107 has him right in the ballpark.

The Shane Baertschiger trained Aramco ran a figure of 109 when taking out the feature last year.

Given Bold Thruster won't press on to the next two legs of the 4YO Challenge, Top Knight now appears poised to return to the winner's stall.

Admittedly he had his chance on Saturday given the way the race was run, however he gives every indication he will relish the step up in trip.

Now rated 105 by Timeform he remains on an upward spiral and sets a decent standard to run at moving forward — stick with him.


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Kranji

Saturday, 29th February 2020

9
17:25
(local)

SILVER BOWL GROUP 3 (SGG3)

Type: OPEN
SGD $175,000
1400m TURF GOOD
9
17:25
(local)
SGD $175,000
1400m GOOD

SILVER BOWL GROUP 3 (SGG3)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. BOLD THRUSTER (AUS) 4yo G
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - AELIA CAPITOLINA (NZ)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$2.40
57.0kg
TIVIC STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 2. TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$2.80
57.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 4. SIAM BLUE VANDA (NZ) 4yo G
ECHOES OF HEAVEN (AUS) - I'M A WAG (IRE)
DANIEL MOOR
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.00
57.0kg
PUPETCH RACING STABLE

Sales Information

4th 5. SURPASS NATURAL (AUS) 4yo G
ELVSTROEM (AUS) - LOMINATA (AUS)
JOHN POWELL
LETICIA DRAGON
$33.20
57.0kg
5th 8. ARAMAAYO (AUS) 4yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
PATRICK MOLONEY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$20.20
57.0kg
6th 12. ELITE INCREDIBLE (ARG) 4yo H
VALID STRIPES (ARG) - MY CHANCE (ARG)
MICHAEL RODD
CLIFFORD BROWN
$38.60
57.0kg
7th 7. REAL SUCCESS (AUS) 4yo G
RESET (AUS) - LA NIKITA (AUS)
SIMON KOK
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$89.40
57.0kg
8th 10. SALAMENCE (AUS) 4yo G
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - INFINITO (AUS)
CC WONG
D MEAGHER
$179.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

9th 6. RIVER RADIANCE (NZ) 4yo G
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - OPTIONS (NZ)
R MAIA
ZHAN LUN MOK
$12.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

10th 11. PER INPOWER (NZ) 4yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - SAINT SHE AIN'T (NZ)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
CT KUAH
$58.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

11th 13. MINISTER (USA) 4yo G
STREET SENSE (USA) - LIGHT AND VARIABLE (USA)
S NOH
LEE FREEDMAN
$14.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

12th 9. LIM'S CRAFT (AUS) 4yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - DUKEMORE (AUS)
BENNY WOODWORTH
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$16.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

13th 3. ALTAIR (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - ROSSARITA (AUS)
ALYSHA COLLETT
MARK WALKER
$25.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

14th 14. CAPTAIN SINGAPORE (JPN) 4yo G
DREAM JOURNEY (JPN) - SHARPENER (JPN)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
KY YOUNG
$120.60
57.0kg
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