Singapore Horse Racing: Saturday Preview
A rare Saturday meeting at Kranji Racetrack in Singapore this weekend for the Fortune Bowl.
Tips and coverage sponsored by Knightsbridge Bloodstock.
RACE 1: YEAR OF THE DOG STAKES CLASS 4 NON PREMIER – 1100M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 12:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$45000
A few old boys going around in this one MYSTIC PRIDE (7) from the Dan Meagher stable has been steadily improving and this might his chance to breakthrough. SNIP (1) a last start winner does not have a history of putting 2 together but may do well enough to finish in the minors. INFERMO (2) at 7 he has had plenty of experience in this type of race, expect him to the there at the finish.
RACE 2: GONG XI FA CAI STAKES RESTRICTED MAIDEN (2 AND 3 YEAR OLD) (WEIGHT FOR AGE) – 1200M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 13:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$85000
The I am Invincible gelding IMPERIUM (5) impressed on his 1st start in Singapore, bred to be a good horse he is showing every sign of living up to that breeding. KISS YOUR SONG (1) has been right there at the finish last 3 times out which is a good effort for a filly in Singapore, she may be a danger. AMANZOE (3) put in a shocker last time out but the run before was pretty good, if he decides to perform he could sneak a place.
RACE 3: SMILES OF FORTUNE STAKES CLASS 4 NON PREMIER – 1200M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 13:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$45000
SAHABA (3) looks hard to hold out here, has not been out of a place in the last 4 starts and is overdue for a win. LIM’S FORCE (6) from the in form Steven Burrigde put in a much improved effort last time out and has to be a danger in this race. PRINCE FERDINAND (8) is up in class but may surprise with a forward showing.
RACE 4: HEALTH & HAPPINESS STAKES OPEN MAIDEN (WEIGHT FOR AGE) – 1600M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 14:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$20000
Another Maiden and not an easy one, INTROIT (1) put in a good run on debut then an absolute shocker, hard to say if it was the interference or the horse, tonight we will find out. IMDRAGON (12) from the Leticia Dragon stable has improved over the last few runs and might be good enough to figure in the finish here. BANGKOK BOY (10) hopefully fitter than his fading effort last time out, place chance.
RACE 5: WEALTH & TREASURES STAKES CLASS 5 – 1400M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 14:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$20000
Toughest race on the card, if you pick the winner of this buy yourself a lottery ticket, setting aside the regular rule of bad name bad horse I have to lean towards LAND BELOW D WIND (1) finished well last time out and might be the best of this bunch. POP GEMS (8) has put a couple of reasonable races together and that might be enough to make him a danger. HEPHAESTUS (4) won a race out of the blue last time out, as good a chance for the minors as any.
RACE 6: ABUNDANCE STAKES CLASS 4 PREMIER – 1200M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 15:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
Very well bred KING OF WAR (9) has been doing well of late and has a chance to break through for a win here. COUNTRY WARRIOR (2) does everything but win has to be considered. MASTER MINER (6) for the minors.
RACE 7: MACAU JOCKEY CLUB TROPHY CLASS 3 (1) – 1200M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 15:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
Stephen Gray trained LIM’S SHOWCASE (1) was very impressive in a recent trial and well suited here, stable is doing very well, expect a forward showing. SIAM SAPPHIRE (2) Michael Clements has freshened the horse for this race and he could be a real danger. BUENOS AIRES (6) a China Horse Club owned horse that has being well strong performance expected.
RACE 8: WINDFALL STAKES CLASS 4 NON PREMIER – 1800M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 16:20 PRIZE MONEY: S$45000
RED RIDING WOOD (2) with 3 in a row coming into this he will be hard to beat, if it wasn’t for the extreme outside draw he would be an absolute moral here. PANACHE (1) should pinch the lead and will be in front as they head for home, chance of hanging on for a win. BILLY BRITAIN (5) is not without hope here.
RACE 9: FORTUNE BOWL GROUP 3 (3 YEAR OLD AND UPWARDS) (CONDITION WEIGHT) (RIDER ALLOWANCES NOT PERMITTED) – 1400M COURSE A (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 16:55 PRIZE MONEY: S$200000
The main event of the day and Group 1 winner INFANTRY (1) looks the likely winner, he has been trailed and is fit, very hard to beat. IRON MAN (11) has been putting in some stellar performances of late and has real claims here. GOLDEN CURL (7) the St George Stable and Stephen Gray have been a killer combination of late and are a chance of filling the minors here.
RACE 10: CELEBRATION STAKES CLASS 4 PREMIER – 1100M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 17:30 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
CURVATURE (1) an expensive import incredibly well bred and raced by China Horse Club, we expect him to be a very promising Singapore Group contender. SPEEDY PHOENIX (3) and BOY WONDER (4) have been racing very well and expect them to put some pressure on the new horse.
RACE 11: PROSPERITY STAKES CLASS 3 (2) – 1200M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 18:00 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
ANCIENT WARRIOR (5) petty good form here and fresh, well drawn and trial suggest he is ready. AUGUSTANO (7) is a Polytrack specialist and was narrowly beaten last start will figure in the finish. WIJAYA (4) good each way bet in this.