Top Knight Set To Relish The Mile

The absence of Bold Thruster leaves stablemate Top Knight well placed to return to the winner's stall in the eighth event at Kranji on Friday night.

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

A game second in the Group 3 Silver Bowl [1400m], Top Knight worked home well, but was unable to reel in his talented stablemate.

His third second placing this time in, Top Knight adopted his customary position worse of midfield with Bold Thruster leading and holding a three length break passing the 600m.

Cut loose approaching the 300m, Bold Thruster still held a decent margin, though Top Knight began to surge down the centre.

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

It was a stirring battle and they do appear a notch up above their rivals, with a further 1.5L back to third.

No surprise to see Bold Thruster missing this time, 1400m looks to be his very limit, whereas Top Knight appears much better suited at the mile.

He is unbeaten in three prior attempts and the wide draw keeps him out of trouble.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, he rates clear off the Silver Bowl and if able to hold his form, if not improve, he should take a power of beating.

Stablemate Siam Blue Vanda won well fresh before closing off well behind both Bold Thruster/Top Knight last start.

Admittedly he never really threatened, however he too should be aided by the step up in trip and has drawn to get a lovely run with Daniel Moor sticking aboard.

Has to take another step, but no reason to think he can't keep raising the bar.

The Shane Baertschiger trained Aramaayo beat Top Knight two back, before not that far off the mark last start.

He is another who appears better suited getting out to the mile, and while drawn out, he is more than capable.

When formerly trained by James Cummings, he was Group 1 placed when a narrow second in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes [2000m].

Yet to fire third up previously, but still has to be respected.

Of the rest the Cliff Brown trained Elite Incredible appears the next in line.


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Kranji

Friday, 20th March 2020

8
21:50
(local)

STEWARDS' CUP (2ND LEG OF SINGAPORE 4-YEAR-OLD CHALLENGE) GROUP 2 (SGG2)

Type: OPEN
SGD $400,000
1600m TURF GOOD
8
21:50
(local)
SGD $400,000
1600m GOOD

STEWARDS' CUP (2ND LEG OF SINGAPORE 4-YEAR-OLD CHALLENGE) GROUP 2 (SGG2)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. SIAM BLUE VANDA (NZ) 4yo G
ECHOES OF HEAVEN (AUS) - I'M A WAG (IRE)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$6.80
57.0kg
PUPETCH RACING STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 1. TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$1.80
57.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 5. ARAMAAYO (AUS) 4yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
PATRICK MOLONEY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$15.40
57.0kg
ARAMCO STABLE
4th 6. ON LINE (NZ) 4yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - FROCKSTAR (NZ)
R MAIA
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$10.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 3. REAL SUCCESS (AUS) 4yo G
RESET (AUS) - LA NIKITA (AUS)
ALYSHA COLLETT
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$61.60
57.0kg
6th 10. VITTORIA PERFETTA (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - ADMIRING (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$11.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

7th 11. CHURCHILL (AUS) 4yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - DEARNESS (AUS)
RYAN MUNGER
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$24.60
57.0kg
8th 12. ADIPSON (AUS) 4yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - REGLISSE (NZ)
SIMON KOK
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$51.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

9th 9. ELITE INCREDIBLE (ARG) 4yo H
VALID STRIPES (ARG) - MY CHANCE (ARG)
S NOH
CLIFFORD BROWN
$16.20
57.0kg
10th 8. AXEL (NZ) 4yo G
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - JOSEPHINES FORTUNE (NZ)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
MARK WALKER
$113.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

11th 7. PAX ANIMI (AUS) 4yo G
REBEL RAIDER (AUS) - GEOLOGY (NZ)
MICHAEL RODD
CLIFFORD BROWN
$8.60
57.0kg
12th 4. RIVER RADIANCE (NZ) 4yo G
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - OPTIONS (NZ)
MARC LERNER
ZHAN LUN MOK
$65.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

13th 13. HURRIAN (NZ) 4yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - INARA BELLE (NZ)
JOHN POWELL
J LIM
$28.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

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