St Alwyn To Finally Break Through

While disappointing on paper the Stephen Gray trained St Alwyn appears well placed to finally break through at Kranji on Saturday.

Jockey VLAD DURIC
Jockey VLAD DURIC Picture: Racing and Sports

Due to contest the sixth event, St Alwyn has been beaten as favourite his last three starts (3L, 5.9L and 12.4L).

Hardly a glowing recommendation, however he has had clear excuses at his last two starts and is sure to relish the drop back to Class 5 company.

In 12 starts he has placed in eight and the fact Duric sticks is as good a push as ever.

Gray has kept him fresh (41 days) and while drawn wide, he is versatile and trust Duric to weave a bit of magic.

Since arriving in Singapore he has never raced horses as slow as the ones he'll face on Saturday.

He is certainly more than capable and looks well suited at 1200m.

Always like to find horses that have performed at a better level and then find themselves against weaker opposition.

St Alwyn has already placed a number of times in Class 4 company, generally a great recipe for success when dropping back to a Class 5.

On average the difference in ratings, is usually around 10kg, yet St Alwyn only rises 7kg at the weights.

This gap is why these horses are so lethal when they drop back in grade, it also highlights why it is so difficult for Class 5 winners to then make the jump to Class 4.

He'll need a bit of luck, but he should be too good.

The Shane Baertschiger trained From The Navy hasn't been far off the mark in recent efforts and should be right at his top fourth up.

Drawn well, Maia links aboard and if able to hold his form, he shouldn't be far away.

The Mark Walker trained Lim's Rhythm disappointed last start, but is more than capable and has to be kept safe with the winkers going on for the first time.

Another drawn well, he should be fairly prominent from the outset and is expected to run well.

Of the rest the John O'Hara trained Awesome Conqueror appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 03rd October 2020

6
14:30
(local)

CLASS 5

Type: RBH43
SGD $30,000
1200m TURF GOOD
6
14:30
(local)
SGD $30,000
1200m GOOD

CLASS 5

Type: RBH43
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. FROM THE NAVY (AUS) 4yo G
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - WILDLY ENTERTAINED (USA)
R MAIA
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$2.25
58.0kg
HAPPILY STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 11. HAPPY FRIDAY (NZ) 4yo G
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - ENIDE (GB)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
MARK WALKER
$51.00
57.0kg
SIA WEI KIANG

Sales Information

3rd 7. AWESOME CONQUEROR (NZ) 4yo G
BULLBARS (AUS) - DAWNINSKY (NZ)
R ISKANDAR
J O'HARA
$5.00
55.0kg
GREAT CONQUEROR STABLE

Sales Information

4th 9. JUPITER DRAGON (AUS) 5yo G
CONGRATS (USA) - SWING DANCE (AUS)
MARC LERNER
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$16.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

5th 1. ATLANTEAN (AUS) 5yo G
DICK TURPIN (IRE) - DIRTY VEGAS (AUS)
M EWE
ALVIN TAN
$5.50
59.0kg

Sales Information

6th 6. ALLEGRO (AUS) 6yo G
DALIAPOUR (IRE) - MORNING CALM (AUS)
JOSEPH SEE
DAVID KOK
$81.00
57.0kg
7th 5. SUPER SPEED (AUS) 6yo G
WANTED (AUS) - STRAVEEN (NZ)
SIMON KOK
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$19.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

8th 2. CIZEN BOSS (NZ) 5yo G
PENTIRE (GB) - MISS THORN (NZ)
M NIZAR
J TAN
$34.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

9th 4. ST ALWYN (AUS) 5yo G
EPAULETTE (AUS) - GOD LOVE IT (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
STEPHEN GRAY
$9.50
59.0kg

Sales Information

10th 13. SUN PITTSBURGH (JPN) 6yo M
STORMING HOME (GB) - TOSHI THE MIKA (JPN)
T KRISNA
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$101.00
55.0kg
11th 10. BARTIMAEUS (NZ) 6yo G
MAKFI (GB) - CINEMASCOPE (AUS)
I AZHAR
ALVIN TAN
$61.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

12th 12. MY FRIENDS (AUS) 6yo G
MINT LANE (USA) - CARPE JUGULUM (AUS)
RYAN MUNGER
L KHOO
$26.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

13th 14. RED ROAR (AUS) 5yo G
SO SECRET (AUS) - RARING TO ROAR (AUS)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
KY YOUNG
$21.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

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