Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 21st June 2019

Just the sole meeting in Singapore last weekend, with the Shane Baertschiger trained Wassergeist a stand-out performance on Friday night.

Wassergeist winning the CLASS 4
Wassergeist winning the CLASS 4 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Formerly based in Australia under the care of the Busuttin & Young stable, Wassergeist won two of his 12 attempts before being transferred to Singapore.

A listed placegetter at Caulfield in his maiden preparation, Wassergeist left Australian shores rated 95 by Timeform, a figure which would see him very competitive in Singapore.

While failing to feature in the finish since April last year (five starts), he was tested against much tougher company and took full advantage of the drop back in grade on Friday night.

Off the scene for 219 days, Wassergeist had the two trials in the lead up, most recently winning narrowly over 1000m.

Settled back in the field, he really let down well in the straight, gobbling up the Leslie Khoo trained Lord O'Reilly in the shadows of the post.

Already a Class 3 winner, Lord O'Reilly gave us a good line on just how well Wassergeist was travelling and he didn't disappoint in the fifth event.

Ridden by John Powell, Wassergeist began well from the awkward draw and pressed on to settle outside the lead.

Enjoying a fairly leisurable tempo (24.09 for the first 400m), Wassergeist always travelled boldly and quickly took over inside the 500m.

Still under a good hold, Wassergeist already had his rivals off the bit and once Powell cut the ribbons, it was a foregone conclusion.

Allowed to coast to the line late, Wassergeist won easily by 1.5L from the KS Tan trained Dusseldorf.

While rated short of his Australian form, it was still a solid debut, returning a Timeform rating of 77, a more than up to scratch Class 4 winner.

Against the clock his performance was also very solid, of the four races held on the turf track, comparatively his was easily the fastest.

Given the nature of the race (slowly run), it also gives a further push for the form and he should be better over further.

When adjusted for race sectionals, his performance lands in the 80s, a figure which would see him very hard to beat off an official rating of 71.

While its ever easy with these imports as some acclimatise better than others, though judging by his first up win Wassergeist is going to be winning many races in Singapore — he is a must for your blackbook!


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Friday, 21st June 2019

8
22:20
(local)

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
1200m TURF GOOD
8
22:20
(local)
SGD $50,000
1200m GOOD

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 11. SALAMENCE (AUS) 3yo G
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - INFINITO (AUS)
BENNY WOODWORTH
D MEAGHER
$2.80
53.0kg
DANIEL FRANCIS MEAGHER

Sales Information

2nd 6. SACRED GURU (NZ) 5yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BIRIYANI (IRE)
R ZAWARI
MARK WALKER
$19.40
55.5kg
RAFFLES RACING STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 1. LIM'S SHOT (NZ) 6yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - LUCINDA JANE (NZ)
C K NG
J TAN
$6.20
57.0kg
JT RACING STABLE
4th 8. YULONG FAST STEED (IRE) 5yo H
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - MUCH FASTER (IRE)
DANIEL MOOR
J PETERS
$7.80
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 12. O'REILLY STAR (NZ) 5yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - STARBELLY (NZ)
M FIRDAUS
MARK WALKER
$55.40
50.0kg

Sales Information

6th 9. MOONRAKER (NZ) 6yo M
ONCEAUPONATIME (NZ) - MANASARI (USA)
JOSEPH SEE
J LIM
$28.60
52.0kg
7th 3. SILENT FORCE (IRE) 4yo G
OASIS DREAM (GB) - PRICELESS JEWEL (GB)
J AZZOPARDI
LEE FREEDMAN
$3.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

8th 7. MACH (AUS) 3yo G
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - BLACK EYE (AUS)
SIMON KOK
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$8.20
52.5kg

Sales Information

9th 5. DREAMER LEGEND (NZ) 7yo G
ANY SUGGESTION (AUS) - DIGITAL IMAGE (NZ)
N ZYRUL
BRUCE MARSH
$45.60
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 10. SASA LADY (IRE) 3yo F
ZOFFANY (IRE) - DACIO (USA)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
J O'HARA
$75.20
54.0kg

Sales Information

11th 13. ACCELERANDO (IRE) 6yo G
HAT TRICK (JPN) - ROCHITTA (USA)
M NIZAR
MOHD YUSOF BIN OTHMAN
$120.60
50.0kg

Sales Information

12th 4. BRINGER OF WAR (NZ) 4yo M
BURGUNDY (NZ) - ECLECTIC HEIGHTS (NZ)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$78.60
57.5kg
Simon Dinopoulos