Singapore Racing - Weekend Review : 22nd November 2019

There was just the sole meeting in Singapore over the weekend, with a few key performances on Friday night.

Strong N Powerful winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN two back
Strong N Powerful winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN two back Picture: Singapore Turf Club

The Leticia Dragon trained Strong N Powerful was a key stand-out when taking a good step forward in the fifth event.

Sent out the $4.40 second elect, the market honed in on the Michael Clements trained On Line ($2.00).

Both impressive last start winners with Strong N Powerful proving just that, when edging out On Line late in the piece.

Enjoying a good run in transit, Strong N Powerful settled fourth on the inside before forcing his way into the clear on straightening.

On Line loomed large when pulled the widest runner on straightening, but Strong N Powerful dug in deep to score by three-quarters of a length.

Rated 72+ by Timeform in the lead up, Strong N Powerful came out rated 85 with the clock indicating there is likely more to come.

At just his sixth start, he has made rapid improvement in recent outings and is clearly a 3YO trending the right way.

To put his rating into perspective, Inferno is the highest rated 3YO in training, rated 98 following his victory in the Group 3 SAAS Fee Stakes.

Second placegetter Big Hearted is rated 89 and returned a rating of 80 when winning the final event and was considerably slower overall.

Happy to argue Strong N Powerful has more to come and hence he could be competitive against Singapore's best 3YOs.

Very interested to see which way Dragon heads now, off the back of his performance on Friday night, he should be very competitive.

Yet to be tested beyond 1400m, however when assessing his late closing splits, he should be even better over further.

Racing best when kept fresh (28 days between runs), he is a must for your blackbook as more wins certainly appear in store.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Friday, 22nd November 2019

3
19:20
(local)

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
SGD $50,000
1400m TURF GOOD
3
19:20
(local)
SGD $50,000
1400m GOOD

CLASS 4

Type: RBH44-61
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. IMPLEMENT (IRE) 4yo G
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - IF DUBAI (USA)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$8.60
54.5kg
LUCKY STABLE
2nd 10. ST ALWYN (AUS) 4yo G
EPAULETTE (AUS) - GOD LOVE IT (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
STEPHEN GRAY
$5.60
50.5kg
VILLA NO 10 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 9. GENTLEMEN AGREEMENT (NZ) 5yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - SIRCA DANE (AUS)
BEN THOMPSON
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$3.80
50.5kg
SMR STABLE

Sales Information

4th 3. SO HI CLASS (IRE) 3yo G
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - TOP TRAIL (USA)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$45.00
54.5kg

Sales Information

5th 8. MYSTIC PRIDE (AUS) 6yo G
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - CHATTEL (AUS)
BENNY WOODWORTH
D MEAGHER
$5.00
51.5kg

Sales Information

6th 4. BILLY BRITAIN (NZ) 10yo G
ONE COOL CAT (USA) - ZATIGER (NZ)
I AMIRUL
STEPHEN GRAY
$115.80
55.0kg
7th 5. DON DE LA VEGA (AUS) 5yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - OUR MAVOURNEEN (NZ)
JOSEPH SEE
CLIFFORD BROWN
$32.20
54.5kg

Sales Information

8th 2. QUADCOPTER (AUS) 4yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - PINOVA (AUS)
CC WONG
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$3.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

9th 1. BOY NEXT DOOR (NZ) 4yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - LEMONADE (NZ)
MICHAEL RODD
KS TAN
$12.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

10th 7. LIFE IS GAMBLE (AUS) 7yo G
AUTHORIZED (IRE) - ANYTHING BUT LOVE (AUS)
C K NG
ALVIN TAN
$38.20
48.5kg
Simon Dinopoulos

Senior Handicapper | Vice President of Data Integrity

Sydney-born Simon Dinopoulos joined Racing and Sports' as a form analyst in 2012.

Under the tutelage of Gary Crispe and Adam Blencowe, Simon has quickly established himself as a respected member of the R&S ratings team, with a key focus on NSW, Western Australia and Singapore.

As a journalist he contributes stories for the R&S website, while also priding himself on being a part of the data management sector. Simon has helped establish and maintain Racing And Sports’ global database – the most comprehensive privately owned racing database in the world.

Simon can be heard on Sky Sports Radio - Racings HQ (Friday/Saturday mornings) giving his selections for the weekend's racing.