Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 15th May 2021

Trainer Michael Clements has enjoyed a great run and that continued at Kranji on Saturday when taking out the Class 3 feature event.

Clements saddled up three of the 12 runners with So Hi Class collecting his second win from his last three starts.

Race favourite and stablemate Tiger Roar struggled to get involved, though wasn't disgraced in fifth.

Prior to Saturday Clements was striking at just shy of 20 per cent from his last 50 runners and now finds himself at the head of the Singapore Trainer's Premiership.

Currently on 30 wins, Clements sits one win ahead of Mark Walker with Stephen Gray in third on 13 wins.

From 169 runners Clements is striking at 18 per cent, 44 per cent of the time his runners fill the first four.

He is easily the form trainer in Singapore and a stable you can follow with confidence.

SO HI CLASS winning the CLASS 3
SO HI CLASS winning the CLASS 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

So Hi Class went out a winner in Class 4 company before catching the eye first up when a close third behind Spirit Of Big Bang.

Showing good improvement second up, So Hi Class enjoyed a good run along the rail, settled midfield.

Popped off the rail coming into the straight, So Hi Class travelled well before surging through the gap inside the 400m.

Hitting the front shortly after he drew clear to score by just over a length on the line.

So Hi Class returned a Timeform rating of 80 and is sure to be competitive again off that rating.

King's Command
King's Command  Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Second placegetter King's Command was one of few horses to make ground in the race and is certainly one to follow.

A handy Class 4 winner two back, he took a good step forward on Saturday and is trending the right way.

Forced to get a long way back from the draw, he closed off well recording the sixth fastest L200m of the meeting.

Hoping he can draw a gate and settle closer at his next start, that being the case he should go very close in similar company.

Te Akau’s Singapore trainer Mark Walker.
Te Akau’s Singapore trainer Mark Walker. Picture: Singapore Turf Club

The Mark Walker trained Just Landed easily won the third event and looks to also have more wins in store.

In his fifth start for the Walker stable he returned a career peak performance with the race sectionals suggesting he has more to come.

Lining up off a 49 day break he returned the equal fastest L400 and L200m of the meeting.

Walker appears to have him right now and suspect he can continue to improve, one to place in your blackbook.


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Kranji

Saturday, 15th May 2021

11
17:00
(local)

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
SGD $70,000
1600m TURF GOOD
11
17:00
(local)
SGD $70,000
1600m GOOD

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. SO HI CLASS (IRE) 5yo G
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - TOP TRAIL (USA)
K HAKIM
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.20
52.5kg
FAHAD IBRAHIM KHALID AL-RASHID

Sales Information

2nd 11. KING'S COMMAND (NZ) 4yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - RIA'S PRIDE (NZ)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$4.40
52.0kg
ARAMCO STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 5. CIRCUIT MISSION (IRE) 6yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PRECAUTIONARY (GB)
SIMON KOK
J PETERS
$12.00
54.0kg
NGO TAI TAK

Sales Information

4th 8. FEDERATION (AUS) 5yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - BLOOMINGDALE MISS (AUS)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
MARK WALKER
$55.80
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 3. TIGER ROAR (AUS) 3yo G
WANDJINA (AUS) - MELROSE PLACE (AUS)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$3.20
55.0kg

Sales Information

6th 12. SPECIAL OPS (AUS) 4yo G
RESET (AUS) - NIGHT TRAIN (AUS)
JOSEPH SEE
J ONG
$8.60
51.0kg

Sales Information

7th 10. WIND TRAIL (JPN) 6yo G
SCREEN HERO (JPN) - CONDOR SHOT (JPN)
MARC LERNER
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$29.40
54.0kg
8th 2. ELITE INCREDIBLE (ARG) 5yo H
VALID STRIPES (ARG) - MY CHANCE (ARG)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$7.60
56.5kg
9th 4. LEATHERHEAD (AUS) 5yo G
HELMET (AUS) - HEAT OF THE FIRE (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$46.40
55.5kg

Sales Information

10th 6. LIM'S SAMURAI (JPN) 8yo G
SAMURAI HEART (JPN) - TOHO QUEEN (JPN)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$40.60
55.0kg
11th 9. GREEN STAR (NZ) 7yo G
IFFRAAJ (GB) - PRINCESS PROSPERO (AUS)
R ISKANDAR
KY YOUNG
$68.00
51.0kg
12th 1. MAKANANI (JPN) 7yo M
BLACK TIDE (JPN) - VIELLE SENLIS (USA)
T KRISNA
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$26.20
57.0kg
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