Singapore Racing: Sunday Selections
Another great days racing in Singapore on Sunday, if you are on the punt in Singapore here are the horses Knightsbridge rate as good chances on Sunday.
RACE 1: CLASS 5 (1) – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 13:10 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
CERDAN (1) is a bit unreliable but his last effort was solid and he should have the measure of the others here, he is yet to deliver a win here but the trainer has added blinkers in the hope of breaking his maiden. LUCKY BOY (10) won well last start although this is a tougher group of horses he faces today, MOON CHARM (6) has been trialing well and having Nunes in the saddle will help, she is definitely a chance.
RACE 2: MAIDEN (2) – 1400M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 13:40 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
William Pike jumps on the Exceed and Excel gelding KING OF WAR (2) here and he will probably get the money, good run last time out and he managed a 3rd even though he copped some interference in the straight. PARAGON STAR (8) has been all around the money and should be good enough to be there at the finish. RACE FOR FAME (9) has had a long break but has put in some very strong trials rates a solid place chance.
RACE 3: CLASS 3 – 1600M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 14:10 PRIZE MONEY: S$80000
This is one of the best races of the day, The Galileo sired CHAIRMAN (1) was one of the early contenders for the Singapore Gold Cup, his form is spectacular having finished second in the Group 3 El Dorado Classic last start from gate 16. The dropin distance will not suit him and the Chairman’s regular rider Alan Munro has opted to go with the Stephen Gray trained MURREYFIELD (8) and so have we, we seen him put in a solid effort last time out and the distance suits him. LIM’S ROYAL (5) won well on Gold Cup day and he constitutes the big danger in the race, he is up in class but he looks like he will make a good race horse.
RACE 4: INITIATION (4 YEAR OLD AND BELOW) (WEIGHT FOR AGE) (HORSES NOT WON A RACE IN 2YRS PRIOR TO NOMINATION DATE & NOT HAD > 8 STARTS IN SIN / MSIA) – 1100M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 14:40 PRIZE MONEY: S$65000
Fastnet Rock sired CHOCANTE (6) trained by in form Shane Baertschiger should take this with only 52.5 kgs, he was a good second last time out to Lim’s Blast. NOVA CLASSIC (1) trouble has plagued this horse, 3 trainers this year clearly reflects troubled ownership but he has done well at his new home in the Freeman stable. ELENA OF AVALOR (5) makes up the rest of the chances here, bred to be a speedy filly she won her trial in style.
RACE 5: CLASS 5 (2) – 1200M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 15:10 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
Sketchy race this one and anything is possible, if you are compelled to have a bet then MILLION ROUND (9) is running well for Saifudin Ismail and has placed two of his last three starts and seems to be ready for a win, hard to catch but this looks like his chance. MASTER BANGER (6) is a real chance but has drawn badly and will have his work cut out for him, OCEAN GENERAL (2) could fill a place, he switches up surfaces and was a good horse a couple of years back.
RACE 6: CLASS 4 – 1600M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 15:40 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
KATE’S KEEPER (5) the Stephen Gray trained gelding will now sport the headgear for the first time, if that keeps him focused he is a real chance in this. STORM TROOPER (3) has been hitting the line hard he has some ground to cover in this but will be flying home when it counts. ON ELECTRIC AVENUE (1) is a last start winner but this time he has stepped up in distance, place chance for sure.
RACE 7: MAIDEN (1) – 1400M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 16:15 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
PEACE WANTED (1) gets his chance for a win here it what is not a strong race, he has a big weight to carry but looks the quality runner in a weak bunch. BRING ME JOY (3) and YULONG HOLY FLYING (2) should fill the minors.
RACE 8: CLASS 5 – 1700M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 16:50 PRIZE MONEY: S$35000
QUETZAL (2) with a 2kg claim from Noh Senari he is well in this, he has been thereabouts of late and this weak field should give him a shot at winning. RED RIDING WOOD (7) this filly has been racing well and has a shot at this, she will like the longer trip. GALAXY EXPRESS (5) has been finishing well, should be fit and this is not beyond him.
RACE 9: CLASS 4 – 1000M (POLYTRACK) TIME: 17:25 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
NOWYOUSEE (9) is an impressive individual and he is our bet of the night, a resounding victory at his only start he looks like he could become a Group horse in the future. LIM’S SINCERE (4) is a speedy type, William Pike takes the ride and the horse will have some new headgear and should run second in this, HOSHIKO (3) nice run last time out and he should fill the third spot.
RACE 10: CLASS 4 – 1400M COURSE D (LC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 18:00 PRIZE MONEY: S$60000
DUSSELDORF (2) based on his Aussie form should walk this in without breaking a sweat. He ran second at Group 2 level at Caulfield over 1800m. FORTUNE SIX (3) has had the unkindest cut of all but should benefit from it, a $330,000 yearling at the Magic Millions should feature in the finish. ATHENA (5) could fill the minors.
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