King's Command A Big Watch In His Return

Emerging galloper King's Command appears well placed to make a winning return when due to contest the final event at Kranji on Sunday.

Kranji Racecourse
Kranji Racecourse Picture: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

Not seen since finishing a close fifth in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas, King's Command has looked in good order at the trials and looks to get every chance in the Class 4 event.

Only lightly raced, King's Command has won two of his five starts and continued to raise the bar in his maiden preparation.

Having caught the eye twice over 1200m, he then was far too good stepping up to 1400m, breaking through for his maiden win in style.

Stepped up to Class 4 company at his next start, he again proved too strong late.

Thrown in the deep end prior to a break, he held his own when only beaten two-and-a-half lengths behind Inferno.

More notably he was sent out at 14-1, the fourth pick in the market, priced ahead of Rocket Star.

Inferno comfortably had their measure in the Guineas, however the form behind has still worked out pretty well (in regards to King's Command lining up in a Class 4 event).

Rocket Star is a Class 3 winner, Big Hearted is a Class 3 winner and while failing to live up to expectations Strong N Powerful has also held his own in tougher company.

The fact King's Command was only a length off those horses helps illustrate just how well placed he is on Sunday.

His two trials in the lead up have been solid enough and while drawn out, he is expected to get back in the field regardless.

Harry Kasim takes over and with a genuine tempo anticipated, he should be very hard to hold out late.

King's Command will be better over further with time, however this still looks a very winnable assignment.

Perennial second placegetter Pattaya shapes as the main danger having notched up his fourth straight second placing last start.

A painful run I'm sure for connections, however he continues to race well and it's a big tick with Duric back aboard.

While he hasn't done a lot of winning (2/12), he rarely runs a bad race and from the good draw, he is sure to make his presence felt again.

The Steven Burridge trained Lim's Bestbreaker won impressively on the polytrack last start and gives the impression he will be even better at 1400m.

He too is only lightly raced and while rising 2.5kg at the weights, he still appears well placed.

From the wide draw he is likely to adopt his usual racing pattern towards the rear before being produced in the straight.

This is a step up, but he should acquit himself well.

Of the rest the Stephen Gray trained Heavenly Dancer appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Sunday, 07th February 2021

10
17:00
(local)

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
1200m TURF GOOD
10
17:00
(local)
SGD $50,000
1200m GOOD

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. PATTAYA (NZ) 4yo G
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - DO RA MI (NZ)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.80
57.5kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 10. SPEEDY MISSILE (AUS) 4yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - TELEGRAPH GAL (AUS)
K HAKIM
MARK WALKER
$6.00
51.0kg
FAIRDEAL & RONALD LAU STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 15. IRONCHAMP (AUS) 4yo G
GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) - NOT THAT INNOCENT (AUS)
MATTHEW KELLADY
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$25.20
57.0kg
C K STABLE
4th 11. MY BOSS (NZ) 5yo G
ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) - BE FABULOUS (NZ)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
KY YOUNG
$24.40
52.5kg

Sales Information

5th 2. BRIGHT ALMIGHTY (AUS) 5yo G
PATRONIZE (AUS) - INITIAL OUTCOME (AUS)
MARC LERNER
T FITZSIMMONS
$8.60
58.5kg
6th 6. LIM'S BESTBREAKER (NZ) 4yo G
BATTLE PAINT (USA) - LILIES (AUS)
T SEE
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$16.20
55.0kg
7th 1. HEAVENLY DANCER (NZ) 4yo G
ECHOES OF HEAVEN (AUS) - LA PIN (NZ)
WW CHEAH
STEPHEN GRAY
$4.40
56.0kg

Sales Information

8th 4. DIAMOND BEAUTY (AUS) 5yo M
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) - MISS MANCINI (AUS)
KOH TECK HUAT CHARLARD
J ONG
$86.20
57.0kg
9th 14. LADY FAST (NZ) 4yo M
FERLAX (NZ) - FLAME OF LANKA (AUS)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
DESMOND KOH
$68.80
50.0kg
10th 12. MIEJ (AUS) 4yo G
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - ROSETTA STONE (GB)
SIMON KOK
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$6.80
51.0kg

Sales Information

11th 13. AMORE AMORE (AUS) 4yo G
CHAMPIONS GALLERY (GB) - ION YOU (AUS)
R ISKANDAR
LEE FREEDMAN
$59.80
47.0kg
12th 7. KING'S COMMAND (NZ) 4yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - RIA'S PRIDE (NZ)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$5.60
55.5kg

Sales Information

13th 9. OVERCOMING (IRE) 6yo G
KODIAC (GB) - CAUSEWAY CHARM (USA)
M NIZAR
J PETERS
$55.40
51.0kg

Sales Information

14th 8. SATURNO SPRING (ARG) 4yo G
GREENSPRING (USA) - SILVERY WHISPER (CAN)
T REIHAIZAT
D MEAGHER
$113.80
54.0kg
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