Lightning To Strike At Kranji

Group 1 winning sprinter Lim's Lightning is forced to give weight away on Saturday night but still looks terribly hard to beat in the seventh event.

Lim's Lightning finishes second in the Group 1 KRANJI MILE
Lim's Lightning finishes second in the Group 1 KRANJI MILE Picture: Singapore Turf Club

The 2018 Golden Horseshoe winner has certainly found his feet since returning back to Singapore winning two of his three attempts.

Group 1 placed at three in the Singapore Guineas, Lim's Lightning was sent to Australia to race under the care of Matthew Dunn.

Unplaced in four runs he joined the John and Chris Meagher operation winning one of his four attempts before being sent back to Singapore.

Now under the care of Dan Meagher the son of Lope De Vega has been awesome in three starts.

An impressive winner fresh off a 266 day break he took a big step forward second up when taking out the Group 1 Lion City Cup [1200m].

Stepped straight to the mile third up he proved very gallant in defeat when a narrow second behind Minister in the Group 1 Kranji Mile.

Rated 106 by Timeform he is sure to appreciate the drop back to 1400m and looks to get a lovely run for Beasley.

Does give weight away to six of his rivals but they'd want to be good to beat him.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he sits clear off his last start performance and only looks to have to hold his form to be right in the finish again.

The Stephen Gray trained Kharisma shapes as the main danger having won three of his last four starts with his only blemish coming in the Lion City Cup.

Kharisma finished seventh behind Lim's Lightning on that occasion but now meets him 4.5kg better off.

From the rails draw he looks likely to take up the running and is sure to give them all something to run down.

The Michael Clements trained Top Knight simply got too far back in the Kranji Mile but hit the line well and remains under notice with the added aid of the claim.

He has won four of eight attempts over this trip and with even luck he should be storming home late.

Of the rest the Shane Baertschiger trained Passport To Rome appears the next in line.

While no match for Mr Malek last start his performance still held merit and he is more than capable on his day.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 19th June 2021

7
15:00
(local)

KRANJI STAKES A

Type: KS A
SGD $100,000
1400m TURF GOOD
7
15:00
(local)
SGD $100,000
1400m GOOD

KRANJI STAKES A

Type: KS A
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. LIM'S LIGHTNING (AUS) 5yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - WAYNE'S GOLD (AUS)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$2.00
58.0kg
LIM'S STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 3. KHARISMA (AUS) 4yo G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - COMMAND MORE (AUS)
C C WONG
STEPHEN GRAY
$3.20
53.5kg
DAGO STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 6. PASSPORT TO ROME (AUS) 7yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - ADMIRELLE (AUS)
S SHAFRIZAL
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$8.60
51.0kg
SAINSBURYS STABLE

Sales Information

4th 2. TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS)
PH SEOW
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$7.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 5. PENNYWISE (ARG) 5yo G
PURE PRIZE (USA) - LOURA GELADA (ARG)
MARC LERNER
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$22.60
54.0kg
6th 7. CHURCHILL (AUS) 5yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - DEARNESS (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$9.60
52.0kg
7th 8. KING LOUIS (AUS) 6yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - RUN FOR ROSES (AUS)
T KRISNA
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$24.40
49.5kg
8th 4. GOLD STRIKE (IRE) 6yo G
IFFRAAJ (GB) - BURREN ROSE (USA)
SIMON KOK
KS TAN
$44.40
52.5kg

Sales Information

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