Singapore Racing – Weekend Review - Lightning Strikes In Raffles Cup

The Dan Meagher trained Lim’s Lightning confirmed his position at the top of the tree when making light work of his rivals in Saturday’s Group 1 Raffles Cup.

LIM'S LIGHTNING winning the RAFFLES CUP GROUP 1
LIM'S LIGHTNING winning the RAFFLES CUP GROUP 1 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

An impressive winner fresh over 1400m, Lim's Lightning has now won five of his six starts since arriving back in Singapore.

The 2018 Golden Horseshoe winner, Lim's Lightning won four of his first six starts before placing in the Singapore Guineas at three.

Sent to Australia shortly after Lim's Lightning had eight starts in Australia for one win, returning a Timeform rating of 96 at Werribee.

Lim's Lightning had his last start in Australia in June 2020 before returning to Singapore.

Now under the care of Dan Meagher Lim's Lightning has quickly found himself back at the top and had no concern with the step up to the mile on Saturday.

Kept fresh (27 days) Lim's Lightning was given a soft trial in-between and continued his great record second up.

Ridden by Danny Beasley, Lim's Lightning began well and took up the running with the Steven Burridge trained Mr Malek landing outside the lead.

Allowed to cruise in front, Lim's Lightning held a length margin coming into the straight.

Under a good hold Beasley clicked him up inside the 300m and Lim's Lightning quickly responded, racing away to post an easy win.

Eased down late Lim's Lightning saluted by close to four lengths with the Michael Clements' trained Top Knight and Big Hearted finishing second and third.

Rated 112 by Timeform it is the highest rated performance in the race since Debt Collector [Debt Agent] in 2016.

Prior to that Stepitup ran 115 while War Affair ran 123 in 2014.

Having now beaten the best at both 1200m and the mile it is no question that's Lim's Lightning is the best horse in Singapore.

It's a real shame we didn't get to see Lim's Lightning and The Inferno clash as he certainly would have given The Inferno something to chase.

My money would still have been on The Inferno but as it stands there doesn't appear to be a galloper in Singapore who can go with Lim's Lightning, so it will be very interesting to see where Meagher heads with him in the future.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Saturday, 18th September 2021

11
17:00
(local)

RAFFLES CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
SGD $300,000
1600m TURF GOOD
11
17:00
(local)
SGD $300,000
1600m GOOD

RAFFLES CUP GROUP 1 (SGG1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. LIM'S LIGHTNING (AUS) 6yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - WAYNE'S GOLD (AUS)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$1.40
58.0kg
LIM'S STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 4. TOP KNIGHT (AUS) 6yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - NERO CAVALLO (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.20
58.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 6. BIG HEARTED (AUS) 5yo G
HALLOWED CROWN (AUS) - SECRET SELECTION (AUS)
SIMON KOK
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.40
58.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

4th 12. PROSPEROUS RETURN (AUS) 4yo G
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) - ROSE SYRAH (AUS)
K HAKIM
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$13.60
57.5kg

Sales Information

5th 5. SACRED CROIX (NZ) 7yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CROIX DU SUD (NZ)
RIZUAN SHAFIQ
MARK WALKER
$34.80
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 9. OCEAN CROSSING (AUS) 6yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - OCEAN BRIDGE (AUS)
MOHD ZAKI
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$70.40
58.0kg

Sales Information

7th 3. MR MALEK (NZ) 5yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - TINA (NZ)
C C WONG
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$15.00
58.0kg
8th 2. MINISTER (USA) 5yo G
STREET SENSE (USA) - LIGHT AND VARIABLE (USA)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
DONNA LOGAN
$11.80
58.0kg

Sales Information

9th 10. SO HI CLASS (IRE) 5yo G
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - TOP TRAIL (USA)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$46.20
58.0kg

Sales Information

10th 8. KATAK (SAF) 5yo H
POTALA PALACE (SAF) - SAPPHIRE SILK (SAF)
MARC LERNER
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$22.60
58.0kg

Sales Information

11th 7. NOWYOUSEE (NZ) 7yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - FABULIST (NZ)
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
KS TAN
$68.60
58.0kg

Sales Information

12th 11. ELITE INCREDIBLE (ARG) 6yo H
VALID STRIPES (ARG) - MY CHANCE (ARG)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$38.80
58.0kg