Sun Ops To Make Winning Debut

The Desmond Koh trained Sun Ops appears very well placed to make a winning debut when set to contest the third event at Kranji on Saturday.

Sun Ops (inside) when formerly based in Australia
Sun Ops (inside) when formerly based in Australia Picture: Steve Hart

Formerly trained by Gerald Ryan, Sun Ops [Covert Ops] displayed good ability in his nine starts, collecting two wins and three minor placings.

He left Australian shores rated 91 by Timeform and while he is unlikely to get much beyond 1000m, he looks capable of working his way through the grades in Singapore.

Off the scene for close to a year (346 days), he has had the two trials in the lead up, scoring at both.

He broke the minute mark twice (rare) and notably broke the 59 second mark (58.82) at his latest trial when beating home the talented Celavi.

Worth noting the track record is 57.70, illustrating just how quick he went last Thursday.

Some concern he has to back that up just nine days later, however he is given every hope by the handicapper lining up in a Class 4 event.

From the wide draw he should look to lead for Noh and is sure to take plenty of catching.

While he is likely to improve with the hit-out, he still should prove very hard to beat.

The Steven Burridge trained Salvador shapes as the main danger, despite being off the scene for 692 days.

A talent when right, he has  placed in eight of 11 starts and rates well on best form.

Given a number of trials in the lead up, he looks well set up to run a good race and is one to keep safe going forward.

The consistent Sky Eye comes here on the fresh side (28 days) having bumped into the talented Tuesday last start.

While clearly no match, his effort to finish second was still solid and if able to run up to that level of performance, he has to be included in the main hopes.

Of the rest Arion Passion appears the next in line, having only being narrowly beaten last start at this course and distance.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 27th February 2021

3
13:30
(local)

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
1000m ALL WEATHER STANDARD
3
13:30
(local)
SGD $50,000
1000m STANDARD

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. SUN OPS (AUS) 4yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - FINE BUBBLES (AUS)
S NOH
DESMOND KOH
$1.60
56.5kg
SUN BLOODSTOCK RACING STABLE
2nd 5. COUSTEAU (AUS) 6yo G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - MARITIME (AUS)
MARC LERNER
MARK WALKER
$20.80
56.5kg
TE AKAU RACING STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 9. SKY EYE (NZ) 4yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - CENTAINE GU LI (NZ)
N ZYRUL
J TAN
$5.00
49.5kg
SKY EYE STABLE

Sales Information

4th 7. CHEVAL ROUGE (GB) 6yo G
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - DOMITIA (GB)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$28.40
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 2. HARBOUR APPROACH (GB) 6yo G
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - PORTODORA (USA)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$25.80
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 1. CHOCANTE (AUS) 6yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - BELLA SUNDAY (AUS)
K HAKIM
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$7.20
56.0kg
7th 6. SALVADOR (AUS) 6yo G
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - RED CENTRE (AUS)
SIMON KOK
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$26.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

8th 12. EASTIGER (AUS) 6yo G
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - QUITE ASTUTE (NZ)
R ISKANDAR
DONNA LOGAN
$60.40
48.0kg

Sales Information

9th 10. HAPPY SATURDAY (NZ) 3yo G
ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) - NADEL DAME (NZ)
JOSEPH SEE
DAVID KOK
$38.40
51.0kg

Sales Information

10th 11. ARION PASSION (NZ) 4yo G
EL ROCA (AUS) - SHELLY BEE (NZ)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
KY YOUNG
$12.80
51.5kg

Sales Information

11th 8. CALCULATION (AUS) 5yo G
STREET BOSS (USA) - RAVEN PROTECTOR (AUS)
PH SEOW
DONNA LOGAN
$60.20
50.5kg

Sales Information

12th 4. IT'S GOT IT ALL (AUS) 6yo G
YOUR SONG (AUS) - GLADTOBEHOME (AUS)
ZX TAN
J LIM
$84.20
53.0kg

Sales Information

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