Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Saturday, 12th September 2020

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Saturday, 12th September 2020 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Racecourse : Kranji
Racecourse : Kranji Picture: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

RACE 1

1st Pick: ACHIEVED MORE (1) A very interesting runner judged on his Restricted Maiden performances and the market should be watched closely with this four-year-old.
2nd Pick: FROM THE NAVY (2) Has been in form without winning recently and can go close again here.
3rd Pick: AWESOME CONQUEROR (6) Good last time out when successful off a six-point lower mark and there is little to suggest he won't go well again for Marc Lerner.
4th Pick: RUNMINDERBINDERRUN (3) Has some sound form in the book for a race like this and looks a player.

RACE 2

1st Pick: TIGAROUS (3) A newcomer from a powerful table in a race that lacks a little bit of depth for this type of race recently. Has trialled well and may just prove good enough on debut.
2nd Pick: HAPPY SATURDAY (6) Looks sure to improve for debut effort when sixth in the race won by Mardoona and can give Tigarous most to do here.
3rd Pick: PERFECT MISSION (2) Well heard in two runs to date, but they have been stronger Restricted Maidens than this one and would be no great shock to see him figure.
4th Pick: SPLIT SECOND (10) Slow to start on debut and should take natural improvement for that experience. Has trialled for a third since.

RACE 3

1st Pick: MOON FACE (2) Argentinian-bred who scored an impressive debut win. Has drawn nicely again. Good chance of repeating the dose.
2nd Pick: YULONG GREEN (5) Likely pacesetter. Big say if left alone in front. Will be in this for a long way.
3rd Pick: KING ZOUSTAR (9) Ran a much better race without the blinkers first-up. Less lucky with the barriers this time, but can still take a hand in this.
4th Pick: CHOCANTE (1) Drops back in grade. Scored in similar class three runs back. Two starts back he ran third to the smart Churchill. Keep safe.

RACE 4

1st Pick: MR ROCKWELL (3) Has trialled well and his trackwork has looked good also, has conditions to suit and should go very close in this affair. Leading hope.
2nd Pick: FIREWORKS (6) Placed in his last couple of starts and the 3kg-claim can aid matters this time around.
3rd Pick: STAR EFFECT (7) May well be a decent price here and is one for the exotics.
4th Pick: LIM'S RHYTHM (10) Holding his form well and is a must for the multiples in this, and is a course and distance winner.

RACE 5

1st Pick: BLUE BLOOD (7) Has won both his trials here in Singapore as well as one in New Zealand. There has been plenty of speed shown in his trials and this isn't a strong race to start off in. He will be hard to beat on what we have seen.
2nd Pick: LATENT POWER (8) Has changed stables to Mark Walker and was found to have wind issues last time out when racing for the Michael Clements team. Has the headgear on now to help matters and can hopefully put that poor display behind him.
3rd Pick: WIN WIN (12) Has been off a long time but has trialled nicely and can only improve off that sole start to-date. Interesting.
4th Pick: SIMBA (1) One to include for the quartet and is the best of the rest.

RACE 6

1st Pick: SINCERELY (8) Two-time winner in France, including at his last start in a Listed mile race almost one year ago. Has been trialling in good fashion, running second to two handy sorts in Sweet Angeline and Minister. A winning debut won't surprise.
2nd Pick: COMING THROUGH (1) Horse with some potential. Needed the run on debut but still ran on for fourth to Nationality. Worth better than this. Only query is the turf, on which he raced only once, without placing. Include in calculations.
3rd Pick: COUSTEAU (10) Showed vast improvement with the blinkers on in his barrier trials, especially at the last one which he won by more than seven lengths. On that form, he can contest the finish.
4th Pick: BLITZING (9) Former Hong Kong sprinter who is making slow headway. First time on turf. Likely improver here.

RACE 7

1st Pick: HOTSHOTS SLAM (4) First run in Class 5 grade and can prove too good for these seasoned low-grade performers. Hard to beat on all known form.
2nd Pick: EXTRA WIN (2) Only a point higher than her last victory and can play a leading supporting role to Hotshots Slam.
3rd Pick: GOOD CATCH (3) Would get very competitive on the pick of his old form.
4th Pick: SUPERSONICSURPRISE (11) Start 84 for this likeable old timer and it would be folly to rule him out here.

RACE 8

1st Pick: SAYONARA (5) This five-year-old is looking set to win one of these and Ruan Maia has been booked on the back of a solid run last time out and over a distance that suits.
2nd Pick: MAXIMILIAN (11) Has a light weight and can run well. Does stay further than this 1400m trip.
3rd Pick: FAST AND FEARLESS (4) A first go in Class 5 grade and can figure on the balance of his form in maiden company.
4th Pick: EASY SOUTH EAST (1) Still yet to win one and is trying a new trip here. One to include to fill the frame.

RACE 9

1st Pick: MASTER RYKER (2) Brilliant second on debut. Three-kilo claim and barrier No 1 are two big assets. Bold run in store.
2nd Pick: WASSERGEIST (5) Flew home for third at comeback race. That was on Polytrack whereas he prefers turf, which he runs over this time around. Expect him to charge home late.
3rd Pick: WATCH OUT BOSS (6) Has been consistently in the Top Four since he began his career at Kranji. Has come back in great shape after break. Top-three finish on the cards.
4th Pick: MY BIG BOSS (12) Give him another chance. Has a short burst and jockey Juan Paul van der Merwe knows him back to front. Will drop back from wide barrier and attempt to launch late.

RACE 10

1st Pick: DREAMWEAVER (4) Bolted up in a recent trial and does have a very good fresh record. It is off-putting that he is yet to win in 24 starts on Polytrack (has won on an All-Weather surface) and is better on the turf but this looks winnable and he is ready for it.
2nd Pick: FOUNTAIN OF FAME (5) A strong hope of breaking the maiden tag here in Class 5 company having run well in a couple of these races of late.
3rd Pick: RETALLICA (8) Better last time out when second to Amazing Choice and a more experienced rider is on now. Can go well.
4th Pick: RAPID FIRE (1) Gets a claim off the top weight and is an each-way chance here.

RACE 11

1st Pick: SACRED REBEL (1) Bounced back to form in style last time out. Drop back to short Polytrack sprints might be the key. If he reproduces that run, he will be hard to beat here, especially with talented apprentice jockey Hakim Kamaruddin's three-kilo claim.
2nd Pick: ARARAT LADY (8) Late bloomer who has been racing in sparkling form of late. Tackles Class 2 company. Has drawn awkwardly but she can also drop back and take a sit. No weight on her back and is ridden by competent apprentice jockey. In the hunt for a long way.
3rd Pick: SIAM WARRIOR (6) Beaten by the draws and the wide trips at his last couple of starts. He is worth a lot better than that. Remains the only horse to have defeated Inferno. Warrants consideration from better barrier.
4th Pick: YOU ROKK (5) Not an easy horse to have, but he is not without qualities. Can run a place if in the right mood.

RACE 12

1st Pick: MR MALEK (13) Smart four-year-old who is rising sharply in class to test himself over the mile trip ahead of the Singapore Guineas on September 26. Light weight will give him a major edge in the straight. Will jump from the outermost alley, which is not ideal, but if he overcomes that and sees out the trip, it will come as no surprise if he topples Countofmontecristo.
2nd Pick: COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (1) Returning from a tough Kranji Mile after four weeks. Gives weight all round but apprentice jockey Hakim Kamaruddin's three-kilo allowance makes the gap less harsh. Class horse of the race, and should fight out the finish even if he has drawn a bad barrier again.
3rd Pick: KING LOUIS (6) Returned with a cut to his hind leg after his disappointing run in the Kranji Mile. Previous second to Passport To Rome was super. Remains a worthy contender in this class and may return to his best in this.
4th Pick: MR CLINT (2) Can mix his form but at his best, he can beat them all. Overcame a wide trip in Kranji Mile to rattle home for fifth. Form looks okay on the training tracks. Needs more ground but can still make presence felt.

RACE 13

1st Pick: MERYL (3) Scored an impressive win at his last start but barrier 16 will make a repeat tougher to achieve. Still remains a suitable candidate in this, and if she gets cover in the running, she can double the dose.
2nd Pick: AUGUSTUS (1) Has raced in much better company than this. Will find this a lot easier. If his rider can time his run to a tee, he could get the measure of this lot.
3rd Pick: DON DE LA VEGA (6) Ran an eye-catching third first-up from a break. Put through a quiet trial last Thursday. Will let down at the business end.
4th Pick: SHEPHERD'S HYMN (8) Distance should not pose any problem. Beaten by Meryl last time out. With the four-kilo pull in weights and the extra 200m, he can be a bigger threat this time.

RACE 14

1st Pick: GENTLEMEN AGREEMENT (1) Model of consistency who should be too good here in spite of the top weight. Handy draw is a bonus. Will be able to stalk up in the firing line. Leading hope.
2nd Pick: JR MALONE (2) Showed vast improvement second-up when he hit the front in the straight but was mowed down by Gentlemen Agreement. Has made further headway since and is a must-include in your exotics.
3rd Pick: HEAVENLY DANCER (5) Not sighted since his impressive debut win back in March. Checked a few times but still proved too strong for his Restricted Maiden rivals. Thrown into open company this time. Stiffer task, but has ability, and can hold his own here.
4th Pick: IMPERIUM (10) Didn't turn up as expected in two starts this prep. Got bumped at the start at his last outing. Prepared to ignore those runs and should give a better account of himself from the inside alley here.
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