Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 2nd August 2020

Singapore race goers were again treated to a 14 race card over the weekend, with a number of handy performances worth noting.

The Mark Walker trained I Am Sacred led throughout to score in his Singapore debut, when far too good in the second event on Sunday.

I AM SACRED winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN
I AM SACRED winning the RESTRICTED MAIDEN Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Formerly trained by Kris Lees, I Am Sacred placed in two career starts (both at Newcastle) and left Australian shores rated 80 by Timeform.

In what shaped as a strong maiden event on paper, I Am Sacred was sent out the second elect ($3.40), with the Stephen Gray trained debutant Commodore the pronounced favourite ($2.40).

Given two trials in the lead up, I Am Sacred had a good base going into the event and proceeded to take full advantage of the inside draw.

Jumping away well, he quickly found the front and travelled well for Juan Paul van der Merwe.

Recording 24.01 seconds for the first 400m, he certainly wasn't loafing in front and looked to be doing it easily.

Revved up entering the straight, Commodore loomed large on his outside, but failed to match I Am Sacred over the final 200m.

Giving a good kick, I Am Sacred quickly drew clear and raced away to score by a widening three-and-a-quarter lengths.

Rated 69 by Timeform, he has good improvement to come and feel it is a big tick that he is done it at 1200m.

Suspect he now goes to a Class 4 and should get his chance to go back to back.

When assessing the success of past imports, generally the more lightly raced have proven to be the most profitable.

I Am Sacred fits this mould and while the age curve is somewhat against (being already a four-year-old), he is one to follow.

PAX ANIMI winning the CLASS 3
PAX ANIMI winning the CLASS 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

In the seventh event we saw the Cliff Brown trained Pax Animi prove too good in his return, in what was a very strong Class 3 event.

The Leticia Dragon trained Strong N Powerful was sent out the $3.40 favourite and fought hard only to go down narrowly.

Strong N Powerful boasts some very strong collateral form so the fact Pax Animi could beat him home gives a big push for his preparation this time in.

Ridden patiently by Vlad Duric, he let down really well in the straight sweeping up to the lead late, to score by half a length.

A winner of three of his five starts in Singapore, he continues to improve and if able to follow a similar trajection, he certainly has more wins to come.

Wouldn't drop off Strong N Powerful either, he should take good benefit from that first up outing and the pair look set for fruitful campaigns.


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Kranji

Sunday, 02nd August 2020

7
15:00
(local)

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
SGD $70,000
1400m TURF GOOD
7
15:00
(local)
SGD $70,000
1400m GOOD

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. PAX ANIMI (AUS) 5yo G
REBEL RAIDER (AUS) - GEOLOGY (NZ)
VLAD DURIC
CLIFFORD BROWN
$5.00
56.0kg
BUFFALO & NICK JOHNSTON STABLE
2nd 8. STRONG N POWERFUL (AUS) 4yo G
GOLDEN ARCHER (AUS) - TINY TEMPTRESS (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
LETICIA DRAGON
$3.40
56.0kg
STRONG STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 1. LOYALTY MAN (AUS) 8yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - IMPERIAL BEAUTY (USA)
SIMON KOK
LEE FREEDMAN
$19.90
57.0kg
DAVID LEE FREEDMAN

Sales Information

4th 13. OCEAN CROSSING (AUS) 5yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - OCEAN BRIDGE (AUS)
M NIZAR
LEE FREEDMAN
$24.90
52.0kg

Sales Information

5th 14. BUDDY BUDDY (IRE) 6yo G
DUBAWI (IRE) - BORN SOMETHING (IRE)
R MAIA
J SAIMEE
$14.50
54.0kg

Sales Information

6th 2. ON LINE (NZ) 5yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - FROCKSTAR (NZ)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.20
58.0kg

Sales Information

7th 5. TIME LORD (NZ) 6yo G
GUILLOTINE (NZ) - MARY AGNES (AUS)
K HAKIM
MARK WALKER
$36.90
54.0kg
8th 3. SUPER DYNASTY (AUS) 6yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SAYURI SAN (AUS)
N ZYRUL
LEE FREEDMAN
$53.40
55.0kg
9th 9. AXEL (NZ) 5yo G
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - JOSEPHINES FORTUNE (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
MARK WALKER
$40.10
55.5kg

Sales Information

10th 12. DIAMOND BEAUTY (AUS) 5yo M
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) - MISS MANCINI (AUS)
RYAN MUNGER
CLIFFORD BROWN
$29.10
55.0kg
11th 10. STAR JACK (JPN) 6yo G
JUNGLE POCKET (JPN) - MADRIGAL SCORE (JPN)
MARC LERNER
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$37.60
55.5kg
12th 6. GLASGOW (AUS) 6yo G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - UNSPOKEN CHOICE (AUS)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$23.50
56.0kg
13th 11. VITTORIA PERFETTA (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - ADMIRING (AUS)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.10
55.5kg

Sales Information

14th 4. MAT SMART (AUS) 5yo G
GINGERBREAD MAN (AUS) - LA SIRENUSE (AUS)
S NOH
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$23.30
56.5kg

Sales Information

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