Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 9th and 11th of August 2019

While his stablemate Inferno was resting up in the barn, Bluestone made light work of his rivals, notching up back to back wins on Friday night.

Bluestone winning the NOVICE
Bluestone winning the NOVICE Picture: Singapore Turf Club

A very impressive winner on debut, Bluestone proceeded to take a good step forward when far too good under Alysha Collett.

While only a Novice event, he wasn't short of opposition with Hotshots Slam and Ocean Crossing creating a fair bit of interest.

Although no match for Inferno in the Group 2 Golden Horseshoe [1200m], Hotshots Slam stuck on well to finish third, while Ocean Crossing was lining up off a handy maiden win.

In a stirring battle for favouritism, a strong move late saw Bluestone sent out the even money favourite (Hotshots Slam - $2.60) and he duly saluted.

Jumping away well in the centre, Bluestone pressed on to settle outside Hotshots Slam, with the two favourites eye-balling each other to the turn.

Travelling well into the straight, Bluestone ambled up to Hotshots Slam with the latter finding little under pressure.

Taking over inside the 300m, Bluestone quickly put the race to bed, ridden out to the line to score by 1.3L.

The Michael Clements trained Prime Time found the line well to finish second, but was no match.

Rated 82+ by Timeform on debut, Bluestone came off that figure on Friday night, though no real surprise given how well weighted he was (51kg).

Beginning his career on the polytrack, he ticked two big boxes over the weekend, winning on the turf and also stepping up to 1200m.

Never easy for horses to do this and he quickly confirmed the promise he showed from his debut win.

Inferno is the highest rated 3YO in Singapore, returning a Timeform rating of 88p in the Golden Horseshoe.

He looks to be a very promising type, though his stablemate Bluestone doesn't look to be that far off him.

The time figures he returned on debut were very very sharp and being by Hallowed Crown, he should continue to improve with time.

Would be very interested to hear Cliff Brown's opinion of the pair and just how highly rated he has Bluestone, but to this point, we don't have a great deal between them.

The Group 1 Singapore Guineas [1600m] is a long way off, however they appear leading contenders along with the Ricardo Le Grange trained Rocket Star — suspect this crop of 3YOs is more than up to scratch.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Friday, 09th August 2019

6
15:45
(local)

NOVICE

Type: NOV
SGD $75,000
1200m TURF GOOD
6
15:45
(local)
SGD $75,000
1200m GOOD

NOVICE

Type: NOV
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. BLUESTONE (AUS) 3yo G
HALLOWED CROWN (AUS) - RIP TRICE (AUS)
ALYSHA COLLETT
CLIFFORD BROWN
$2.00
51.0kg
BLUESTONE STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 11. PRIME TIME (AUS) 3yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - EDIKENI (NZ)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.40
50.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 2. OCEAN CROSSING (AUS) 4yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - OCEAN BRIDGE (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
LEE FREEDMAN
$7.60
58.0kg
LUCKY UNICORN STABLE

Sales Information

4th 5. SIAM MP (USA) 3yo G
MAJESTICPERFECTION (USA) - FRISKY CHEERLEADER (USA)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$18.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

5th 1. STARDICE (NZ) 5yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - JOY (NZ)
JOHN POWELL
J SAIMEE
$56.20
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 6. ATTENTION (AUS) 5yo G
TRUSTING (AUS) - HEARTS FOR LILLY (AUS)
MR P MOLONEY
CLIFFORD BROWN
$16.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

7th 10. HOTSHOTS SLAM (NZ) 3yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - DERRYDANE (NZ)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$2.60
51.5kg

Sales Information

8th 4. ANGEL'S CHOICE (IRE) 3yo G
INUVIK (AUS) - PRETTY ANGEL (IRE)
CC WONG
J SAIMEE
$46.40
55.5kg
9th 12. GENERAL QIN (AUS) 3yo G
HAMPTON COURT (AUS) - SHE'S WARREGO (AUS)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
J O'HARA
$314.60
50.0kg

Sales Information

10th 8. BE HUMBLE (AUS) 4yo M
GOLDEN ARCHER (AUS) - PARIS 'N' RIO (AUS)
MARC LERNER
J SAIMEE
$137.20
53.5kg

Sales Information

11th 7. RIVER TREASURE (NZ) 4yo G
SUPER EASY (NZ) - ROW OF DIAMONDS (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
KY YOUNG
$166.80
55.0kg

Sales Information

12th 3. EVIL ROADSTER (AUS) 5yo G
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - FLYING DIALOGUE (USA)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
DAVID KOK
$212.60
58.0kg

Sales Information

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