Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 12th September 2020

Not that we ever needed a push for the Inferno form, though Mr Malek did just that when too good in the twelfth event on Saturday.

A game third behind the star galloper in the Group 2 Singapore Classic, Mr Malek lined up against one of Singapore's best and took full advantage of his pull in the weights.

In his debut for new trainer Mark Walker, Countofmontecristo conceded 6kg to his younger rival and just had no answers late.

MR MALEK winning the CLASS 1
MR MALEK winning the CLASS 1 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Quite an exciting contest, the Lee Freedman trained Loyalty Man set a good tempo out in front with Countofmontecristo settling fourth.

Mr Malek tracked him throughout in sixth with both gallopers conceding the leaders a decent start on straightening.

Countofmontecristo made the first move, looming up to the lead and taking over approaching the 200m.

Mr Malek struggled to match his sprint early, but really got into his work late, levelling up with Countofmontecristo inside the 100m.

Asserting his authority late, he scored by just under a length with the Mark Walker trained Yulong Edition just edging out his star stablemate on the line to finish second.

His seventh win from nine starts, Mr Malek returned a new career peak, now rated 92 by Timeform.

A positive sign as judging by his effort on Saturday, you would suspect he can keep improving over further.

Whether he can turn the tables on Inferno I doubt it, however it might be a more even contest in the Guineas.

HEAVENLY DANCER winning on debut
HEAVENLY DANCER winning on debut Picture: Singapore Turf Club

In the final event the Stephen Gray trained Heavenly Dancer made a winning return when holding them all off over 1200m.

First up since his impressive debut win, Heavenly Dancer had little issue with the step up in grade, now unbeaten from two starts.

Never easy making the rise from maiden company, but Heavenly Dancer also had to handle a step up in trip, as his debut win was over 1000m.

After jumping away with them, Heavenly Dancer settled midfield three-wide with cover, before continuing that wide run into the straight.

Although hard-ridden, Heavenly Dancer responded well and hit the front approaching the 200m.

Under siege, he fought hard to hold a wall of horses at bay, saluting by a length.

Thought there were plenty of positives to take out of that win and he looks a nice horse moving forward, stick with him.

 


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Saturday, 12th September 2020

12
17:30
(local)

CLASS 1

Type: Class 1
SGD $100,000
1600m TURF YIELDING
12
17:30
(local)
SGD $100,000
1600m YIELDING

CLASS 1

Type: Class 1
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 13. MR MALEK (NZ) 4yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - TINA (NZ)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
LEE FREEDMAN
$3.20
50.0kg
OSCAR RACING STABLE
2nd 4. YULONG EDITION (IRE) 5yo G
MAKFI (GB) - BRIDE UNBRIDLED (IRE)
C K NG
MARK WALKER
$13.30
47.0kg
YU LONG STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 1. COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ) 7yo G
ECHOES OF HEAVEN (AUS) - REPLICATE (NZ)
K HAKIM
MARK WALKER
$3.00
56.0kg
JOE GIOVANNI SARJEET SINGH

Sales Information

4th 10. LOYALTY MAN (AUS) 8yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - IMPERIAL BEAUTY (USA)
M NIZAR
LEE FREEDMAN
$26.60
49.5kg

Sales Information

5th 2. MR CLINT (NZ) 6yo G
POWER (GB) - VICTORIA BELLE (NZ)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
LEE FREEDMAN
$4.30
52.5kg

Sales Information

6th 12. BLUE SWEDE (NZ) 10yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - HOOKED ONA FEELING (NZ)
I AZHAR
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$111.90
51.5kg

Sales Information

7th 11. LIM'S SAMURAI (JPN) 7yo G
SAMURAI HEART (JPN) - TOHO QUEEN (JPN)
CS CHIN
D MEAGHER
$63.20
50.5kg
8th 8. EXCEED NATURAL (NZ) 7yo G
RED GIANT (USA) - LOTTA LUV (NZ)
RYAN MUNGER
LETICIA DRAGON
$34.30
51.5kg

Sales Information

9th 6. KING LOUIS (AUS) 6yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - RUN FOR ROSES (AUS)
T KRISNA
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$13.90
49.0kg
10th 5. MAKANANI (JPN) 6yo M
BLACK TIDE (JPN) - VIELLE SENLIS (USA)
CC WONG
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$21.00
50.0kg
11th 9. TRUMPY (ARG) 5yo G
LIZARD ISLAND (USA) - EMBERLY (ARG)
SIMON KOK
CLIFFORD BROWN
$62.20
50.0kg
12th 7. ELITE QUARTETO (BRZ) 6yo G
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - NEW HAMPSHIRE (BRZ)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$205.60
50.0kg
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