Singapore Racing – Weekend Review – 27th March 2020

Just the sole meeting in Singapore over the weekend with the Lee Freedman trained Minister taking full advantage of the drop back in grade.

MINISTER winning the CLASS 3
MINISTER winning the CLASS 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Lining up in the seventh event (Class 3, 1600m) on Friday night, Minister proved a class above when leading throughout.

A recent addition to Freedman's stable, Minister was formerly based in the UK, trained by Andrew Balding.

Only lightly raced, Minister [Old Name: Bye Bye Hong Kong], won three of his eight starts and left UK shores rated 109 by Timeform.

To put that figure into perspective, if able to run up to that form in Singapore, he is already in the Top 5, if not the best horse in the country.

Kicking off in the Group 3 Silver Bowl [1400m], Minister was safely held, but had been back to the trials, winning on both occasions.

Unbeaten second up (2/2), the booking of Michael Rodd was a good push and he duly saluted.

Beginning well from the inside draw, Rodd pressed on to take up the running with little to no pressure throughout.

Unbeaten at the mile (2/2), he clearly appreciate the step up in trip and was in firm control a long way out (a leisurely 25.60 first 400m).

Clicked up into the straight, Wolf Warrior loomed ominously on the outside, before Minister responded, kicking back under Rodd.

Drawing 2L clear inside the 200m, the much in-form Yaya Papaya emerged from the pack, but was no match late with Minister winning comfortably by a length and a quarter.

Returning a Timeform rating of 83, Minister still has plenty of improvement to come and appears set for a prosperous career in Singapore.

Admittedly, it's never easy with these imports some acclimatise while others don't.

But given what Minister has shown in his short career, he can only improve and is definitely one to follow.

His ability to race on-speed is a big tick and should set him well in many staying features.

He's in the right stable, has the right profile and is a must for your blackbook.


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Kranji

Friday, 27th March 2020

7
21:20
(local)

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
SGD $70,000
1600m ALL WEATHER STANDARD
7
21:20
(local)
SGD $70,000
1600m STANDARD

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. MINISTER (USA) 4yo G
STREET SENSE (USA) - LIGHT AND VARIABLE (USA)
MICHAEL RODD
LEE FREEDMAN
$2.40
55.5kg
KING POWER STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 9. YAYA PAPAYA (NZ) 5yo G
NADEEM (AUS) - CASSINI (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
L KHOO
$11.00
54.5kg
HAPPY STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 12. GOLD CITY (NZ) 6yo M
SUFFICIENT (NZ) - BEAVER (NZ)
ALYSHA COLLETT
CLIFFORD BROWN
$20.60
52.0kg
GOLD STABLE

Sales Information

4th 8. LUCK OF MASTER (NZ) 5yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - MONROSE (NZ)
N ZYRUL
DESMOND KOH
$6.20
51.5kg

Sales Information

5th 5. MIGHTY KENNY (AUS) 7yo G
SHINZIG (AUS) - MYSTERIOUS RANSOM (AUS)
RYAN MUNGER
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$23.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

6th 4. WOLF WARRIOR (USA) 5yo G
MIDNIGHT LUTE (USA) - SEEKING THE GHOST (USA)
JOSEPH SEE
ALVIN TAN
$10.60
55.0kg

Sales Information

7th 7. INHERIT (AUS) 4yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - IN THE FUTURE (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MARK WALKER
$6.60
54.5kg

Sales Information

8th 11. MR HOOPER (NZ) 4yo G
SHAMEXPRESS (NZ) - KATE'S TALENT (NZ)
PATRICK MOLONEY
J PETERS
$18.00
53.5kg

Sales Information

9th 3. ELITE CONQUEST (USA) 6yo G
LONHRO (AUS) - FULL FIGURE (USA)
MARC LERNER
T FITZSIMMONS
$11.80
56.5kg

Sales Information

10th 2. GLASGOW (AUS) 5yo G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - UNSPOKEN CHOICE (AUS)
S NOH
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$12.00
56.0kg
11th 10. REVOLUTION (AUS) 4yo H
UNENCUMBERED (AUS) - SADLER'S WISH (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
ALVIN TAN
$26.40
54.0kg

Sales Information

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