Singapore Horse Racing: New Years Day Preview
Singapore Horse Racing kicks off an exciting 2018 with an 11 race card at Kranji.
RACE 1: CLASS 4 NON PREMIER WELCOME 2018 STAKES – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 12:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$45000
ELISE (7) from the Dan Meagher Stable is well drawn in 2 and it is perfect for this front runner, if he is left alone in the lead he will be hard to beat. PARAGON STAR (11) is the danger, the stablemate of ELISE has looked much better in recent efforts, he has not set the world on fire with 13 starts without a win but in this weak field he has a chance to redeem himself. RUM N RAISINS (4) another horse suited by the weak company has managed to put in a decent run occasionally.
RACE 2: RESTRICTED MAIDEN (2 AND 3 YEAR OLD) (WEIGHT FOR AGE) GOOD HEALTH 2018 STAKES – 1100M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 13:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$85000
EDDIE GRAY (9) trained by Stephen Gray looks the one to beat, he had a very impressive trial win (watch the trial) but got flattened at his only start after that, he should make amends in this. GLAMOROUS (1) has been racing against good company lately and has not been disgraced, (watch the Gold Cup Day race) from the same race LONHRO GOLD (3) is developing in to a nice race horse and has a shot in this.
RACE 3: CLASS 4 PREMIER (2) HAPPINESS 2018 STAKES – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 13:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
MAGIC WAND (3) is a handy horse but likes to do everything wrong, he hated the soft track last time out and you can forgive him for that, he looks to have the measure of these. MR CLINT’S (4) beat some good horses in his maiden win and that form is holding up nicely, has to be considered. LADRONE (2) can’t get out of his own way at the barriers but in running he looks to have some talent, if he can get away cleanly he will be running on when it counts.
RACE 4: OPEN MAIDEN (WEIGHT FOR AGE) WONG CHIN CHUEN STAKES – 1000M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 14:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$20000
SATELLITE WINNER (11) seems to be the best of a bad bunch, he finished well after botching the start, if he can jump then the race should be his. DYNAMIC EAGLE (9) has to be worth considering, he is coming back in distance and has some gear changes, this horse had a bit of buzz around him before his last race but failed to deliver, this may suit him better. EL TORDILLO (2) put in a reasonable run over a mile last time out, this should be more to his liking.
RACE 5: CLASS 5 CELEBRATIONS 2018 STAKES – 1400M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 14:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$20000
EASTERN VICTORY (4) sprouted wings in the last 400m in the race leading up to this, a repeat of that performance and he has this race well in hand. AMISTAD (8) was doing well on the turf and for some reason was thrown over for a few polytrack starts, back on the turf and has a chance in this. ENERGIZER (13) has some place claims.
RACE 6: CLASS 3 (1) VLADIMIR DURIC STAKES – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 15:25 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
ELITE INVINCIBLE (1) is an impressive individual (watch his last start) he looks like the bet of the day. DUSSELDORF (11) has been tearing up the the training tracks but has failed to deliver of race day, the change of gear may improve him enough for him to be a chance. CAPTAIN JAMIE (8) is developing in to a seriously good horse he has a solid claim in this race and big things to come in his future.
RACE 7: CLASS 3 LIM’S STABLE STAKES – 1600M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 15:55 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
HERACLES (6) finishes like a freight train (watch) I think he can catch these and is worth a punt. MAXIMUS (2) has come back from a spell and not put a foot wrong with 2 from 2 has to be considered. TESORO PRIVADO (7) is doing well and will make a race of it.
RACE 8: CLASS 4 NON PREMIER MARK WALKER STAKES- 1600M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 16:25 PRIZE MONEY: S$45000
PANACHE (3) good trial and from the Freeman Stable, I wouldn’t put the farm on it but it looks a chance here. AMAZING MAN (1) has a shot, he has some ability and is starting to come together for connections. YAYA PAPAYA (6) has been racing against some good horses, this will suit him.
RACE 9: NEW YEAR CUP GROUP 3 (3 YEAR OLD AND UPWARDS) (RIDER ALLOWANCES NOT PERMITTED) – 1200M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 17:00 PRIZE MONEY: S$200000
NOVA STRIKE (4) loves the 1200m, he has the quality to win a Group race and has a real chance in here. WIMBLEDON (1) is the main danger, good run last time out and has trailed well. NOVA SWISS (2) is consistent and gets a shot at the big time in this one, worth considering.
RACE 10: CLASS 4 PREMIER (1) PEACE & JOY 2018 STAKES – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 17:35 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
SCORPIO (4) has won his last 2 and has to be the main hope here. WINTERFELL (8) will be good value and worth an Eachway bet. IMPERIAL FALLS (6) won in Australia and is settling in nicely to Singapore, we are yet to see the best of this horse.
RACE 11: CLASS 3 (2) PROSPERITY 2018 STAKES – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 18:05 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
KINGSMAN (1) is developing in to a great horse, he has been racing in very good company and we expect to see a lot of him in 2018, he should start the year with a win. BE BEE (3) is hard to fault, the horse has been consistent and is another one to watch in 2018. SPLINTER (2) has had a change of trainer and should be thereabouts at the finish.