Strong N Powerful To Bounce Back In The Cup

It can pay to be forgiving in this game and happy to do exactly that with the Leticia Dragon trained Strong N Powerful.

STRONG N POWERFUL
STRONG N POWERFUL  Picture: Singapore Turf Club

A game third behind Inferno in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas [1600m] two starts back, he subsequently failed when stepped up to 1800m last start.

Nothing could be made of his subpar performance, but  prepared to stick with him as he looks to get every chance down in the weights.

Don't think he loved the wet track and it's a big tick with Van Der Merwe back aboard.

He's placed in all six attempts aboard the four-year-old including three of his four career wins.

A model of consistency (prior to last start), Strong N Powerful has placed in eight of ten attempts on the turf track and has always given the impression he would be better beyond a mile.

Worth nothing the nose roll went on last start and now comes off and he is expected to be a lot more prominent from the inside draw.

Prior to his last start failure he had been building nicely this preparation and certainly expect the Inferno form to stack right up.

Lightweight on-pace runners have a decent record in the Cup and with even luck expect Strong  N Powerful to be in it for a long way.

The Michael Clements trained Top Knight has history against him, but is still very hard to knock following his impressive last start win.

Adopting his customary position towards the rear, Top Knight couldn't have been more impressive in the run home, sprouting wings down the outside to win easily in the QEII Cup [1800m].

He returned a new career peak, rated 108 by Timeform and should be even better at 2000m.

Giving weight away to a few handy rivals is his biggest obstacle, but leading rider Vlad Duric sticks aboard and he is sure to be hard to hold out.

If successful he would be the first horse in almost 20 years to carry more than 56.5kg to victory.

His regular sparring partner Aramaayo meets him slightly (1kg) better at the weights and does boast three wins over the star five-year-old.

While closing off well behind Top Knight he was no match late, but should appreciate getting back onto firmer footing.

The Baertschiger stable is in good form and he looms as a major threat.

Of the rest the Lee Freedman trained Minister appears the next in line, having finished second behind Top Knight last start.

He now meets 2.5kg better off and appears capable of turning the tables, he should be on-speed from the outset.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 21st November 2020

10
16:30
(local)

SINGAPORE GOLD CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
SGD $1,000,000
2000m TURF YIELDING
10
16:30
(local)
SGD $1,000,000
2000m YIELDING

SINGAPORE GOLD CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 13. BIG HEARTED (AUS) 4yo G
HALLOWED CROWN (AUS) - SECRET SELECTION (AUS)
SIMON KOK
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$8.40
50.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 5. MINISTER (USA) 4yo G
STREET SENSE (USA) - LIGHT AND VARIABLE (USA)
RYAN MUNGER
LEE FREEDMAN
$9.00
54.5kg
KING POWER STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 1. TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$2.40
57.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

4th 9. TRUMPY (ARG) 5yo G
LIZARD ISLAND (USA) - EMBERLY (ARG)
S SHAFRIZAL
CLIFFORD BROWN
$51.20
51.5kg
5th 14. ELITE INCREDIBLE (ARG) 5yo H
VALID STRIPES (ARG) - MY CHANCE (ARG)
JOSEPH SEE
CLIFFORD BROWN
$36.80
50.5kg
6th 15. STRONG N POWERFUL (AUS) 4yo G
GOLDEN ARCHER (AUS) - TINY TEMPTRESS (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
LETICIA DRAGON
$24.80
50.5kg

Sales Information

7th 8. GOLD STRIKE (IRE) 5yo G
IFFRAAJ (GB) - BURREN ROSE (USA)
CC WONG
CLIFFORD BROWN
$22.20
53.5kg

Sales Information

8th 2. ARAMAAYO (AUS) 5yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
R MAIA
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$10.20
56.0kg
9th 10. OCEAN CROSSING (AUS) 5yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - OCEAN BRIDGE (AUS)
I AZHAR
LEE FREEDMAN
$19.80
51.0kg

Sales Information

10th 16. VITTORIA PERFETTA (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - ADMIRING (AUS)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$34.60
50.0kg

Sales Information

11th 12. SACRED CROIX (NZ) 6yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CROIX DU SUD (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
MARK WALKER
$23.00
50.5kg

Sales Information

12th 7. YULONG EDITION (IRE) 5yo G
MAKFI (GB) - BRIDE UNBRIDLED (IRE)
MARC LERNER
MARK WALKER
$35.20
54.5kg

Sales Information

13th 3. MR CLINT (NZ) 6yo G
POWER (GB) - VICTORIA BELLE (NZ)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
LEE FREEDMAN
$8.20
55.5kg

Sales Information

14th 6. PREDITOR (NZ) 8yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BIRD (NZ)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$62.20
54.5kg

Sales Information

15th 4. SUN MARSHAL (AUS) 6yo G
SEPOY (AUS) - MYSTERIOUS LIGHT (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
LEE FREEDMAN
$16.20
55.0kg

Sales Information

16th 11. SENOR DON (ARG) 4yo H
SENOR CANDY (ARG) - DOMESTICATED (USA)
T KRISNA
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$39.20
51.0kg
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