Singapore Horse Racing: Friday Night Preview
RACE 1: CLASS 5 – 1000M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 18:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
GREAT SEVEN (1) and BEST JADE (10) raced recently with GREAT SEVEN (1) getting the better of him in the last 200m. BEST JADE picks up a weight discount from the Apprentice and this will be tight.
GREAT SEVEN (1) has been racing well and ran second in his past two starts but 59kgs will be a test. BEST JADE (10) was close and does have a weight advantage, Zawari Razali claims 2kgs. Watch the Race Here
All things considered it looks like GREAT SEVEN will take this from BEST JADE, the rest of the are a pretty average bunch. GOLDEN SPARK (6) and SOON YI (3) look like the pick of them.
RACE 2: RESTRICTED MAIDEN (2 AND 3 YEAR OLD) (WEIGHT FOR AGE) – 1000M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 18:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$75000
Lots of newcomers here which always makes it hard but SATTAR (1) must be due for a win, even though he drawn off the track he has not been out of the placings in 2017, the real danger is GRAND CHOICE (6) an very impressive trial win, (Watch it Here) he has had six trials since the end of June, winning four of them so he must be fit.
We are impressed enough with GRAND CHOICE (6) to make him one of our best bets of the night.
FUSION POWER (5) looks to be a promising type but is drawn off the track and LUCKY VICTORY (9) should be thereabouts at the finish.
RACE 3: CLASS 4 (1) – 1200M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 19:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
MONTAIGNE (3) raced the handy Kingsman last start, he should be up the front from the jump and it looks like he will be strong enough to hold these. ELITE INVINCIBLE (1) is a quality horse but better to wait for him to get back on to the turf over a mile.
BARNATO (4) is another front runner, good run last start and a nice trial in between he should feature in the finish.
The Stephen Gray trained WHOSE ELSE’S (7) and NOVA STORM (9) have place claims.
RACE 4: OPEN MAIDEN (WEIGHT FOR AGE) – 1400M COURSE C (SC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 19:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
BASILISK (6) is a relative new horse for Singapore and he has shown some ability, well drawn and a light weight should get him over the line at reasonable odds, our best Each Way for the night. HENG KINGDOM (14) is an impressive individual, sired by the champion Animal Kingdom take a look at his last outing here he is a chance in this and a horse to keep an eye on for the future. BATTLE PLAN (3) and D’GREAT STAR (7) for the minors, they have both proven to be unpredictable types of late.
RACE 5: CLASS 5 – 1800M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 20:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
This race looks ready made for CLUTHA LAD (6) he likes to get back but he does finish powerfully, here he looks unstoppable.
RED RIDING WOOD (1) is a quality horse in good form but the weight will hold him back in the straight, he should do well enough to finish in the placings.
QUETZAL (4) and MOON RIVER (10) to fill the minors.
RACE 6: MAIDEN – 1200M COURSE C (SC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 20:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
HOWL (5) has been consistent and looks ready to win, he is down 2kgs on his last start.
The rest of the field is pretty sketchy, OHYIOH (1) trialed well but race poorly in New Zealand, but should be good enough to fill a place here, SIX EMPIRE (6) is capable of producing a run and CERDAN (9) may run on well.
RACE 7: OPEN BENCHMARK 83 – 1400M COURSE C (SC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 21:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$100000
Much better race this one with some strong contenders, ABSOLUTE MIRACLE (1) will enjoy the weaker company here and his class should see him first past the post, IRON MAN (2) is in great form and looking for a hat trick here.
For the minors, SIAMESE CAT (10) looks to be an improving horse and ELITE STAR (5) are a chance of sneaking in to the placings.
RACE 8: CLASS 3 – 1200M COURSE C (SC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 21:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
KINGSMAN (9) has their measure here, he has performed at Group level and these horses will not trouble him, he won his only start in Singapore and will walk home here.
ELUSIVE EMPEROR (1) is another horse that has shown ability and should be running on, SIR ISAAC (6 round out the minors with WEBSTER (7).
RACE 9: CLASS 4 (2) – 1200M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 22:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
BE BEE (4) the star Singapore 2YO earlier in the season after his performance to win the Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe returns. He has trialled really well through November, winning a trial by 2.5L and also running second in the other. His brilliant Group 2 win spells above average ability.
ELITE POWER (2) arrives from New Zealand with a reasonable background and is a chance for the placings, SUN DREAM (3) is in good form and should be included in exotics, BIRAZ (1) is all over the place but if the horse is in the mood then a place is possible.
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