Singapore Racing - Weekend Review : 1st and 3rd of November 2019

Stephen Gray has always held quite the high opinion of No Fun No Gain and he returned in great order on Friday night when too good in the seventh event.

No Fun No Gain
No Fun No Gain  Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Tried against Singapore's best 3YOs last preparation, No Fun No Gain struggled up against that class, but was much better suited on Friday night.

Returning off a 160 day break, No Fun No Gain had trialled very well in the lead up and was met with plenty of support ($1.80).

Ridden by Vlad Duric, No Fun No Gain began nicely from the wide draw and pressed on to lead, clearly Duric was keen to take no prisoners.

Travelling very well into the straight, Duric had him under a vice like grip, before cutting him loose inside the 300m.

Main market danger Siam Warrior had his back the whole way and loomed large with Thompson pushing him into the clear inside the 200m.

Kicking strongly No Fun No Gain held a decent margin at the 100m and while tiring late, he held only narrowly from Siam Warrior.

While only a Class 4 event, the first two look well above average, clearing out from the rest (3.8L).

Returning a Timeform rating of 78, No Fun No Gain wasn't marked far off his peak and appears set for a profitable preparation.

Siam Warrior returned off a short freshen up (40 days) and clearly appreciated dropping back in grade, returning a Timeform rating of 76.

When adjusting for sectionals, both horses returned a figure in the mid 80s and are two that can be followed with confidence.

Having only had the seven starts, No Fun No Gain has now notched up three wins and profiles as a horse who can make the rise through the grades.

Always a good push when Duric rides for Gray and very interested to see whether he sticks with him at his next start, if so, I'd be more than happy to follow him in.

As for Siam Warrior, he appears back on track now and a win isn't far away.


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Kranji

Friday, 01st November 2019

7
21:50
(local)

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
1200m TURF GOOD
7
21:50
(local)
SGD $50,000
1200m GOOD

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. NO FUN NO GAIN (NZ) 4yo G
PINS (AUS) - J'LO (NZ)
VLAD DURIC
STEPHEN GRAY
$1.80
56.5kg
GO GO RACING STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 4. SIAM WARRIOR (AUS) 5yo G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - YESTERDAY (AUS)
BEN THOMPSON
J PETERS
$3.80
56.0kg
MIDDLE KINGDOM STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 8. PERFORMANTE (NZ) 4yo G
SUPER EASY (NZ) - TODAY NOT TOMORROW (NZ)
CC WONG
KS TAN
$58.40
52.0kg
TAN KAH SOON
4th 5. LINCOLN MOONLIGHT (NZ) 4yo G
ALAMOSA (NZ) - SHEEZA DON (NZ)
MICHAEL RODD
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$7.20
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. GALAXY STAR (AUS) 4yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MICA'S PRIDE (AUS)
ALYSHA COLLETT
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$16.60
54.5kg
6th 9. PENNSYLVANIA (USA) 5yo G
THE FACTOR (USA) - SEEKING LUCK (USA)
CS CHIN
J TAN
$23.60
50.0kg

Sales Information

7th 7. CLARTON PALACE (NZ) 4yo G
MINSTREL COURT (AUS) - ZABBA (NZ)
M NIZAR
MARK WALKER
$23.00
50.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. SACRED ACCORD (NZ) 4yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - CHORUS (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
MARK WALKER
$6.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

9th 1. LEADING CELLIST (GB) 6yo G
HAT TRICK (JPN) - TELL IT AS IT IS (USA)
M EWE
DAVID KOK
$54.60
57.0kg
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