Eight Ball Gets His Chance

The ever consistent Eight Ball gets his chance to break through for his maiden win when due to contest the fifth event at Kranji on Saturday.

Shane Baertschiger and jockey Matthew Kellady
Shane Baertschiger and jockey Matthew Kellady Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Trained by Shane Baertschiger, Eight Ball has finished a close second at his last two starts and is clearly knocking on the door.

Although yet to salute from eight starts he has placed on three occasions and a key switch with Matthew Kellady aboard.

A noted backmarker Eight Ball gets his chance to settle closer from the inside draw and the step up to 1200m looks another tick.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he appears well placed off his last two starts and a repeat should have him right in the finish.

Interesting to note his last four starts have been off 28 day breaks whereas on Saturday he lines up off 21 days, could that be the spark to get him over the line.

The Tim Fitzsimmons trained Hero is a big watch in his Singapore debut formerly trained by Nathan Hobson in Victoria.

Only lightly raced he displayed fair ability in his three starts including a second placing at Swan Hill over the mile.

Off the scene for 290 days he has been prepped up with three trials, winning his most recent in good time.

Suspect he will be better over further, but still should sprint well fresh.

Stablemate Illustrious only went down narrowly last start when attempting to lead throughout at this track over 1100m.

His best performance to date the son of Top Echelon has since been kept on the fresh side (28 days) with a trial in-between (finished third behind Hero).

Oscar Chavez links aboard and although drawn out he is expected to press forward and be in this for a long way.

Of the rest the Dan Meagher trained Lim's Denali appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Saturday, 10th July 2021

5
14:00
(local)

RESTRICTED MAIDEN

Age: 2 and 3 yo Type: RMDN
SGD $75,000
1200m TURF YIELDING
5
14:00
(local)
SGD $75,000
1200m YIELDING

RESTRICTED MAIDEN

Age: 2 and 3 yo Type: RMDN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. RENZO (ARG) 2yo G
ORPEN (USA) - WATER SIDE (ARG)
SIMON KOK
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$5.40
51.0kg
CRABBIA ALFREDO LEONARDO ARNALDO
2nd 2. ILLUSTRIOUS (AUS) 3yo G
TOP ECHELON (AUS) - MONASHEE BLOSSOM (AUS)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
T FITZSIMMONS
$3.60
57.0kg
BUFFALO STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 8. DRAGON SANDS (IRE) 3yo G
DRAGON PULSE (IRE) - BALAAGHA (USA)
K HAKIM
J PETERS
$9.20
52.5kg
HIPPOCRATES STABLE
4th 3. EIGHT BALL (AUS) 3yo G
STRYKER (AUS) - BARABBA STAR (AUS)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$7.20
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. GREATHAM GIRL (AUS) 3yo F
SUPER ONE (AUS) - BABA YAGA (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$10.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

6th 4. MASTER PLAYER (NZ) 3yo G
TIGER PRAWN (SAF) - TESTELLA (AUS)
T SEE
J TAN
$63.20
56.0kg

Sales Information

7th 1. HERO (AUS) 3yo G
WARRIOR'S REWARD (USA) - TOTAL LIBERTY (AUS)
MARC LERNER
T FITZSIMMONS
$6.60
57.0kg
8th 5. SUGAR RUSH (NZ) 3yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - GOLD TRACE (NZ)
JOSEPH SEE
DESMOND KOH
$142.60
56.0kg

Sales Information

9th 12. SUPER EXTREME (AUS) 2yo G
DISSIDENT (AUS) - GOLLY MOLLY (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
ALVIN TAN
$55.60
50.0kg

Sales Information

10th 7. LIM'S DENALI (NZ) 3yo F
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - KARALLI (NZ)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$9.80
55.5kg
11th 9. NO MORE DELAY (AUS) 2yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - TRANQUIL HARMONY (AUS)
S SHAFRIZAL
D MEAGHER
$71.00
50.0kg

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12th 11. SAND BOX (AUS) 2yo G
NEEDS FURTHER (AUS) - DUNNEAUX (AUS)
C C WONG
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$7.40
51.0kg

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