Mr Showman To Bounce Back

The Shane Baertschiger trained Mr Showman failed to fire a shot in his Singapore debut, but is expected to bounce back in a big way on Saturday.

Trainer Shane Baertschiger and owner Desmond Ong of Doha Stable celebrate I'm Incredible's Singapore Horse Of The Year award.
Trainer Shane Baertschiger and owner Desmond Ong of Doha Stable celebrate I'm Incredible's Singapore Horse Of The Year award. Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Due to contest the fifth event at Kranji, Mr Showman steps out onto the polytrack for the first time, after he reportedly didn't handle the rain affected track in his Singapore debut.

Formerly trained by Glen Harvey in New Zealand [Old Name: Showaan], Mr Showman placed in both career starts, before being sold to Singapore.

Narrowly beaten on both occasions, he displayed good ability and left New Zealand shores rated 75 by Timeform.

He ran nowhere near that mark first up, but had clear excuses and it looks a big plus getting onto the all-weather.

Prior to his debut, he won two trials in impressive fashion, leading throughout to score by 7L and 3.3L.

Since kept fresh (27 days), Kellady sticks aboard and expect him to lead from the wide draw.

In what looks a fairly weak race on paper, he is very well placed at the weights and happy to forgive a decent horse one bad run.

Anywhere near his peak and he should take a power of beating.

The Dan Meagher trained Easy South East has mixed his form, but is capable on his day and has to be respected on the quick back up.

From 12 starts, he has placed on six occasions and rates well on his effort two back when only narrowly beaten.

Should look to press forward from the wide draw and be in this for a long way.

The Ong trained Loving Babe has only been fair in both starts this time in, but is better than that and can improve third up.

His form last time in was solid enough and this is more his level of opposition.

Of the rest the Michael Clements trained Almalek appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Saturday, 19th September 2020

5
14:00
(local)

OPEN MAIDEN

Type: MDN
SGD $20,000
1200m ALL WEATHER STANDARD
5
14:00
(local)
SGD $20,000
1200m STANDARD

OPEN MAIDEN

Type: MDN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. LOVING BABE (AUS) 4yo G
SCANDAL KEEPER (USA) - SNAZZY JAZZY (AUS)
N ZYRUL
J ONG
$16.60
54.5kg
TORPEDO RACING STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 1. MR SHOWMAN (NZ) 4yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - CUT OFF (NZ)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$1.90
57.5kg
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER

Sales Information

3rd 3. QIJI STAR (AUS) 4yo G
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - GALEISHA (AUS)
R MAIA
DONNA LOGAN
$7.50
57.5kg
QIJI STAR STABLE

Sales Information

4th 11. ALMALEK (GB) 3yo C
HARBOUR WATCH (IRE) - FAERY SONG (IRE)
RYAN MUNGER
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$10.90
55.5kg

Sales Information

5th 7. DAWNBREAKER (AUS) 4yo G
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - SCHMARTNESS (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
DONNA LOGAN
$59.30
57.5kg

Sales Information

6th 8. LAKSANA (AUS) 4yo G
WANDJINA (AUS) - CLAYSTONE (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
STEPHEN GRAY
$43.40
57.5kg

Sales Information

7th 5. ANOTHER SHOW (NZ) 5yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - TIARALAE (AUS)
M EWE
DAVID KOK
$34.30
57.5kg
8th 9. BEAUTY LUCK (NZ) 4yo M
SHOWCASING (GB) - SHE'S SAMASHING (AUS)
M NIZAR
T FITZSIMMONS
$70.90
53.0kg
9th 2. EASY SOUTH EAST (NZ) 5yo G
SUPER EASY (NZ) - HEPBURN (NZ)
MOHD ZAKI
D MEAGHER
$3.70
57.5kg
10th 10. BOHEMIAN (JPN) 7yo M
VERMILION (JPN) - GOUTER DE ROI (JPN)
T KRISNA
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$52.40
54.0kg
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