Hardcore Poised To Win Second Up

The Shane Baertschiger trained Hardcore appears well placed to return to the winner's stall when set to contest the tenth event at Kranji on Saturday.

Hardcore
Hardcore Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Formerly trained by Cliff Brown, Hardcore joined Baertschiger's team late last year and made his return over 1200m last month.

At his best at a mile and beyond he wasn't given much respect in the Kranji Stakes A event sent out at 30-1 by the bookies.

Ridden by Matthew Kellady he settled towards the rear before staying on well in the straight finishing fourth behind Kharisma.

Last weekend's dominant winner Mr Malek finished ahead of him third in what is already shaping up as a good form race.

Hardcore now drops back to a Class 3 event and champion rider Vlad Duric legs aboard for the first time.

The step up to 1400m is another tick and he's drawn to receive all the favours.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings he rates clear off his first up performance and with further improvement expected he looks very hard to beat.

The Mark Walker trained Savvy Command chases the hat-trick and looms as the main danger.

An impressive Class 4 winner two back he successfully made the jump to Class 3 company last start when again too good.

The handicapper hasn't missed this time though with Savvy Command rising 3kg as a result.

Not an easy task however he has placed in five of six attempts on the turf track and has won two of four attempts over this trip.

He will have to improve to beat Hardcore however he is flying and obviously commands plenty of respect.

Stablemate Axel comes into this on the fresh side (49 days) having also won last start in Class 3 company.

Given a soft trial in the lead up he will need some luck from the wide draw but is expected to run well.

Of the rest the consistent Gold Star appears the next in line.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Saturday, 12th June 2021

10
16:30
(local)

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
SGD $70,000
1400m TURF GOOD
10
16:30
(local)
SGD $70,000
1400m GOOD

CLASS 3

Type: RBH57-74
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. QUARTER BACK (JPN) 6yo G
EMPIRE MAKER (USA) - LAST MESSAGE (JPN)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$7.80
56.5kg
FALCON RACING NO 5 STABLE
2nd 3. SAVVY COMMAND (NZ) 4yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BEST COMMAND (AUS)
PH SEOW
MARK WALKER
$5.60
53.5kg
RAFFLES RACING STABLE
3rd 12. SPECIAL KING (AUS) 6yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - PENNY OPERA (NZ)
KOH TECK HUAT CHARLARD
J ONG
$133.40
51.0kg
WL WU LOONG STABLE

Sales Information

4th 4. KARISTO (AUS) 6yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - VERKKO (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$5.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 1. MAKANANI (JPN) 7yo M
BLACK TIDE (JPN) - VIELLE SENLIS (USA)
JOSEPH SEE
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
$57.20
57.0kg
6th 10. LIM'S SAMURAI (JPN) 8yo G
SAMURAI HEART (JPN) - TOHO QUEEN (JPN)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$21.00
54.0kg
7th 7. GOLD STAR (AUS) 5yo G
REDENTE (AUS) - SHEBANG (AUS)
SIMON KOK
T FITZSIMMONS
$3.80
55.0kg
8th 8. AXEL (NZ) 5yo G
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - JOSEPHINES FORTUNE (NZ)
C C WONG
MARK WALKER
$7.40
55.5kg

Sales Information

9th 9. TELLER (ARG) 4yo G
HELIOSTATIC (IRE) - JOLIE JOAN (ARG)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$48.20
54.5kg
10th 2. HARDCORE (NZ) 5yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - LYCHEE (AUS)
T REIHAIZAT
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$5.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

11th 11. NATIONALITY (AUS) 6yo G
COMMANDS (AUS) - MILLIYET (NZ)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
MARK WALKER
$15.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

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