Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Saturday, 20th February 2021

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Saturday, 20th February 2021 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Racecourse : Kranji
Racecourse : Kranji Picture: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

RACE 1

1st Pick: WINNING LEGEND (5) Has put together a few decent runs in this type of race. Well drawn but he is more of a backmarker who will make presence felt at the business end.
2nd Pick: CATCH THE TIGER (1) Ran on well for second but over 1700m last start. Drops back to 1200m and will need some luck in the running. Still a live chance in this moderate field.
3rd Pick: RED CLAW (6) Often thereabouts in such races. Old stager who will need some luck here but a place is still on the cards. 
4th Pick: GOLDEN DASH (3) One-paced at his last start. Two of his three wins were recorded over course and distance. Has drawn an alley. Outside chance.

RACE 2

1st Pick: IMA (2) Runner-up to stablemate Sage on debut. Hit the front but thought he had got the job done. Hopefully, pacifiers can correct that. Go close.
2nd Pick: MARINE VANGUARD (9) Turned in best performance at his last start. Showed a nice turn of foot late and will appreciate extra 100m. Awkward alley but he gets back. Keep safe.
3rd Pick: WIND OF DUBAI (12) Blinkers seem to have improved him a little. Made some late ground. Extra 100m will be welcome. Not without place claims.
4th Pick: LUCKY JINSHA (8) Making slow headway. Nice low draw. Might sneak into the minors with a bit of luck.

RACE 3

1st Pick: STARLIGHT (6) Has looked very good in two wins to-date and should prove very tough to beat here.
2nd Pick: KHARISMA (1) The top weight but has the assistance of the useful Rosman Iskandar. Conditions suit him well and he should give his running in this.
3rd Pick: THE MARKSMAN (3) Has had his name changed from Gentlemen Exellent. Ran well last time out when fourth to My Big Boss and looks set fair to go close again.
4th Pick: TRIPLE BOWL (12) Backs up only a week on from his second start on this surface and the blinkers are now off, and he has an extra 100m here.

RACE 4

1st Pick: TIGER LEAP (3) Pinged late for a smack-up third to Twelfth Night last start. Extra 200m should not pose any issue. Pacifiers on. Forward showing in store.
2nd Pick: SUN PITTSBURGH (5) Not a model of consistency but on her last win, she has to be considered in this. Will jump from barrier one. Never scored or placed over the trip but she will see it out.
3rd Pick: HWASONG (4) Looked a winner last start. Stuck on well for third. Worth following again.
4th Pick: TSURIAN (8) Franked current good form with a late winning burst last time. If he can show that was no fluke, he will be a big threat in this.

RACE 5

1st Pick: LIM'S BESTBREAKER (1) A big jump up in trip here and was seen to catch the eye late when running home well last time over 1200m. Leading chance.
2nd Pick: VOLUMINOUS (7) Has had a break and is returning to the all-weather now. Interesting contender.
3rd Pick: SHEPHERD'S HYMN (2) This son of So You Think is a couple of points lower now than his good course and distance run behind Solo Sun last November. Include.
4th Pick: METAL WORLD (5) Strong win on the turf last time and is up six points for that win but may still have more to give.

RACE 6

1st Pick: SMILING PROUD (1) Polytrack form not too flash but he stands out in this ordinary bunch. Commands plenty of respect.
2nd Pick: NEW GARDEN (5) If he reproduces that winning form shown last start when he flew home from near last, he will give Smiling Proud plenty to worry about here. Will drop back from wide alley. Leading hope.
3rd Pick: ACCUMULATION (10) Stable in form. Ran on fairly last start. Still winless after 26 starts but he can inject some value in this.
4th Pick: ANPANMAN (8) Has shown limited ability thus far but recent barrier trials have given some hope. Blinkers off. Won't shock if he runs a place.

RACE 7

1st Pick: BE YOU (7) Very well-bred and has shown smart form in all three races to-date. The blinkers now go on and the form with Starlight last time is the strongest on show here. Respected.
2nd Pick: WHIZ FIZZ (8) Won nicely on debut and showed a willing attitude over slightly shorter. He looks the type to progress and is worth following.
3rd Pick: STENMARK (6) Comes out of the same race as Be You and has trialled well since that local debut. The blinkers and a tongue tie now go on and that makes him rather interesting.
4th Pick: SAGE (1) Good win over the stablemate Ima last time on turf. Now tries the Polytrack and should go well again but has more on his plate.

RACE 8

1st Pick: LIM'S SHOT (6) Came from well back to take second place to Super Ray last time out. A 1200m race would have suited him better but if they roll along in front, he can still finish over the top of them.
2nd Pick: OUR SECRET WEAPON (7) Slipped under radar when first-up. Has shown glimpses of ability. Seems to have tightened up. Don't rule him out from the handy barrier.
3rd Pick: HIDDEN PROMISE (5) Getting on in years but gives no indication he is ready for retirement. Three thirds at last three outings. Will enjoy a dream run from plum draw. This may be a tad sharp, but he is racing in great form and can sneak into the minors.
4th Pick: GOLDEN THUNDER (3) Could not be ridden positive as planned last time. Caught wide and was one-paced to the line. Take on trust.

RACE 9

1st Pick: SENOR DON (2) An excellent second in the Group 3 Colonial Chief Stakes back in December over the course and distance and on that form, he should go very close.
2nd Pick: VITTORIA PERFETTA (1) Won well on his Polytrack debut last time out and commands plenty of respect again in this.
3rd Pick: IRON RULER (11) The return to the inner track is a big plus and the booking of the superb Marc Lerner at 53.5kgs is massively eye-catching.
4th Pick: MADE IN RUSSIA (10) First start for James Peters here and has worked well. Each-way hope.

RACE 10

1st Pick: TUESDAY (5) A brilliant win last time out and will take the world of stopping here. Tuesday is the new Saturday.
2nd Pick: LIM'S ZOOM (1) Could provide Danny Beasley with a return winner on the back of a very good run when second on latest start.
3rd Pick: SONGGONG HERA (2) Has trialled well and is interesting as an each-way hope here.
4th Pick: BIONICS (12) Off an attractive mark and can be included in the exotics.


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