Minister Ready To Rumble

The Lee Freedman trained Minister drops back sharply in grade and appears well placed to break through at Kranji on Friday night.

Trainer: LEE FREEDMAN
Trainer: LEE FREEDMAN Picture: Racing and Sports

Due to contest the seventh event, Minister is a recent addition to Freedman's stable, formerly 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.

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

Minister is unbeaten second up (2/2) and the booking of Michael Rodd is a good push.

The step up to the mile is another tick (2/2) and he is sure to appreciate the drop back in grade.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he appears extremely well placed and has drawn to receive all the favours on the inside.

Never easy with these imports, some acclimatise while others don't.

Judging by his most recent trials, he appears to have turned the corner and should get every chance.

While unlikely to be anywhere near his career peak on Friday night, he doesn't have to be.

Worth noting his performance last start has him right in the finish (weight adjusted).

Suspect he can only improve off that effort and should prove very hard to beat.

The Steven Burridge trained Glasgow has been solid enough in two runs back this time in and should be right at his peak third up.

He notably gets the blinkers back on and should be further aided by the step up in trip.

Drawn to get a lovely run on the inside, he gets in well after the claim and shouldn't be far away.

Of the rest, both Gold City and Revolution are more than capable on their day, despite mixing form.

If up to their best, they present well and have to be included in the main chances.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



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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