Strong N Powerful To Bounce Back

The Leticia Dragon trained Strong N Powerful had his colours lowered last start and now steps up in grade, but still appears well placed at Kranji on Sunday night.

Strong N Powerful winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN
Strong N Powerful winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Due to contest the sixth event, Strong N Powerful steps up to Class 3 company, but gets every chance down in the weights.

Successful in bringing up the hat-trick two back, he certainly wasn't disgraced last start and it is a big tick with Van Der Merwe going back aboard (won 2/2).

Only lightly raced, he continues to raise the bar and should fly dropping down to 53kg.

Never easy taking on the older horses, but when assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he appears well placed and looks to get every chance.

His performance against the clock last start was very good, it was a fast finishing mile and he was strong through the line.

When adjusting for sectionals, he looks to have their measure, just needs to hold his form.

From the awkward draw do expect Van Der Merwe to press forward in a race lacking obvious speed.

If able to get a cheap run on pace, he should prove hard to get past in the straight.

Topweight Destroyer Eclipse drops back to more suitable company and has to be kept safe second up.

Clearly no match for Aramaayo first up, he still wasn't disgraced and has since been back to the trials, finishing a close up fifth.

Leading rider Vlad Duric legs back aboard (won 4/7) and he appears the only other likely on-pace runner.

Given he's drawn on the inside of Strong N Powerful, do expect him to lead, with Duric likely to try and get an easy time in front.

He has placed in 4/7 attempts over this trip and you have to respect his class in this grade.

The Stephen Gray trained Wecando gets in well at the weights after Kok's claim and has to be respected despite the awkward draw.

A game fourth last start behind Pax Animi, he is yet to be tested over the mile, but gives the impression it should suit and he has to be included.

Of the rest, the consistent Global Kid appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Sunday, 15th March 2020

6
15:30
(local)

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
SGD $70,000
1600m TURF GOOD
6
15:30
(local)
SGD $70,000
1600m GOOD

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. STRONG N POWERFUL (AUS) 3yo G
GOLDEN ARCHER (AUS) - TINY TEMPTRESS (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
LETICIA DRAGON
$4.00
53.0kg
STRONG STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 1. DESTROYER ECLIPSE (NZ) 5yo G
ALAMOSA (NZ) - SHEZABEEL (NZ)
VLAD DURIC
J PETERS
$3.60
58.5kg
ECLIPSE STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 7. INHERIT (AUS) 4yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - IN THE FUTURE (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MARK WALKER
$21.00
54.0kg
A & M STABLE

Sales Information

4th 6. HARDCORE (NZ) 4yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - LYCHEE (AUS)
PATRICK MOLONEY
CLIFFORD BROWN
$4.80
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 4. VIVIANO (NZ) 8yo G
KEEPER (AUS) - FLYING FLORENCE (NZ)
K HAKIM
MARK WALKER
$24.80
52.0kg

Sales Information

6th 8. MCGREGOR (AUS) 9yo G
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - CORA (IRE)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$53.20
53.5kg

Sales Information

7th 3. STAR JACK (JPN) 6yo G
JUNGLE POCKET (JPN) - MADRIGAL SCORE (JPN)
MARC LERNER
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$14.80
56.5kg
8th 2. WECANDO (NZ) 5yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - MAGIC DAZE (NZ)
SIMON KOK
STEPHEN GRAY
$17.40
55.5kg

Sales Information

9th 9. GLOBAL KID (ARG) 4yo G
GLOBAL HUNTER (ARG) - I'M A LADY TOO (USA)
R MAIA
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$5.20
53.0kg
10th 5. CENTENARY DIAMOND (USA) 5yo G
KITTEN'S JOY (USA) - QUEENOFALLDIAMONDS (USA)
ALYSHA COLLETT
CLIFFORD BROWN
$9.60
54.0kg

Sales Information

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