King Arthur Poised To Break Through

The Mark Walker trained King Arthur appears set to peak third up and looks well placed to break through at Kranji on Saturday.

Te Akau’s Singapore trainer Mark Walker.
Te Akau’s Singapore trainer Mark Walker. Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Set to contest the fourth event the son I Am Invincible has shown good improvement with each visit to the races and should be better suited over 1400m.

Only lightly raced King Arthur has placed in two of four attempts most recently finishing second behind Everest.

That form got a nice push last weekend and prior to that he finished third behind his stablemate Elliot Ness.

On that occasion Elliot Ness broke the track record so King Arthur's form is very hard to fault.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he sits clear and looks to get a lovely run from the draw.

He raced on-speed last start and wouldn't be surprised to see him lead at 1400m.

The Mark Walker stable is going well at present and with further improvement expected King Arthur looks very hard to beat.

The Michael Clements trained Al Meqdam went down as favourite last start, but is also knocking on the door and like him kept fresh (41 days).

Given a soft trial in the lead up he looks in fine order and the booking of Duric is an obvious push, always have to respect when he links with the Clements' stable.

The Steven Burridge trained Ima failed to fire last start however his form prior was solid enough and he is more than capable.

Yet to break through from 12 starts including a number when sent out favourite, Ima has been a frustrating conveyance but the engine is there.

The blinkers come off and he steps up from 1000m which could spark about good improvement.

Of the rest the Mark Walker trained Reignite appears the best of the rest.

He simply got too far back last start behind Everest and has to be kept safe if able to settle closer this time around.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Saturday, 29th May 2021

4
13:30
(local)

OPEN MAIDEN

Type: MDN
SGD $20,000
1400m TURF GOOD
4
13:30
(local)
SGD $20,000
1400m GOOD

OPEN MAIDEN

Type: MDN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. AL MEQDAM (AUS) 3yo C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - NO EVIDENCE NEEDED (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$3.60
56.0kg
AL RASHID STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 8. KING ARTHUR (AUS) 3yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - PENTASIA (AUS)
K HAKIM
MARK WALKER
$1.80
54.0kg
FORTUNA NZ RACING STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 3. DRAGON RYKER (GB) 4yo G
CABLE BAY (IRE) - PHOENIX CLUBS (IRE)
DANNY BEASLEY
DONNA LOGAN
$6.40
58.0kg
TEAM CHEVAL STABLE

Sales Information

4th 1. IMA (AUS) 4yo G
HELMET (AUS) - SHOOTING SALLY (AUS)
C C WONG
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$12.60
58.0kg

Sales Information

5th 4. RESURGENCE (NZ) 4yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - ELEANOR COUP (NZ)
T KRISNA
T FITZSIMMONS
$13.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

6th 12. SUNDAY (AUS) 3yo G
DELAGO DELUXE (AUS) - GENTLE (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
DONNA LOGAN
$19.80
56.0kg

Sales Information

7th 11. GREAT HERO (AUS) 3yo G
WARRIOR'S REWARD (USA) - RESPECT ME (NZ)
JOSEPH SEE
J ONG
$160.40
55.0kg

Sales Information

8th 14. KHAO MANEE (NZ) 3yo G
REMIND (USA) - CRIQUETTE (NZ)
T SEE
J TAN
$106.40
55.0kg

Sales Information

9th 6. BIG TIGER (AUS) 4yo G
AKEED MOFEED (GB) - LUCKY MORNA (AUS)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
J TAN
$44.20
58.0kg
10th 7. FOOTSTEPSONTHECAR (NZ) 4yo M
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (AUS) - RAEWYN COUP (AUS)
S SHAFRIZAL
KS TAN
$129.40
55.5kg

Sales Information

11th 15. HARVEST TIME (NZ) 4yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - COOL DIAMOND (NZ)
MARC LERNER
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$64.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

12th 16. JUNIPER SPIRIT (AUS) 3yo G
VANCOUVER (AUS) - Z'HONOR (NZ)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
DONNA LOGAN
$176.20
56.0kg

Sales Information

13th 5. GALLANT BLACK (NZ) 4yo G
ROC DE CAMBES (NZ) - ULTRA VIRES (NZ)
T REIHAIZAT
CT KUAH
$162.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

14th 13. SUPREME HAPPINESS (NZ) 3yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - CONSERVES LA FOI (NZ)
N ZYRUL
L KHOO
$46.20
53.0kg

Sales Information

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