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Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 27th August 2023

August 24, 2023 at 4:44:57 AM

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 27th August with selections & information on all the contenders.

RACE 1

FORESHADOW – Comes here off a nice performance last start going under by one length behind King's Gambit. Stays in the grade and Duric sticks aboard. Holds strong claims.

LIGHTNING STRIKE – Not the most ideal barrier draw in (12) but he lines up in class five when being eligible for maiden races. Visiting jockey Hugh Bowman takes the ride and that will draw plenty of support.

BIG DAY – Holds nice course and distance stats for a race like this. If he can wind the clock back and find his best form, he could finish into the money. Lightweight chance.

CITY GOLD WARRIOR – Drops into our lowest division of racing after struggling to mix it with the maidens and class four gallopers. Nunes will do the steering and that indicates some level of confidence.

RACE 2

LORD'S COMMAND – Makes his Singapore debut after a short carrer with the Joe Pride stable in Australia. Has looked very sharp in his trials. He won't be a maiden for long up here. Key player.

WINDFALL – Finished second on the synthetic surface in what was a solid pass mark coming into this. Draws very well for a good run early and will look a danger in the finish.

LEGEND OF NIAGARA – Has looked very sharp in his last two trials scoring under T.Krisna who takes the ride this weekend. Watch for any market moves in betting.

SMART ONE – Looks to have some ability and once he straightens up his racing manners, he will be scoring a maiden win soon. Just needs luck from a wide barrier.

RACE 3

HURRICANE – Jumped and motored to the front last start and was very dominant in scoring all the way. From barrier three this weekend you can expect similar tactics and can go on with it here.

ASIF – Was strong on debut last start being pipped on the line by a lightweight Fadaboy. Should strip fitter second up and will gather plenty of market support.

AFTERMATH – Strong course and distance stats over this journey. He sits one rating point lower than his last victory earlier this year. Draws very well in barrier one here.

LUCKY BABY – Won in very good style by just under five lengths over this distance on the Polytrack surface. If he gets some luck from that horror barrier he can finish in the money.

RACE 4

GOD'S GIFT – Got back to form last start with a promising minor placing over this distance. With Queiroz taking the steer from barrier four he will get the run of the race. Has a strong finish.

TWO MILLION – On the quick backup from last week where he finished four lengths behind Roda Robot. His only career win came at this course and distance and looks a contender.

CHOSEN ONE – Has been finishing around the mark in this grade but struggling to find the line first. One to add to your exotic and place bets.

WATERY – Connections were probably hoping for a better barrier draw so he will be on the back foot early in the race. If they go hard early and he can get cover watch for him to finish strongly with the claim.

RACE 5

KING OF SIXTY-ONE – Duric booked to try and end this geldings horrid run of minor placings. Will have to press forward from a wide draw but if he gets it steady up front, he can kick away.

FIGHTER – Just the two runs to his name over this distance resulting in one win. Strung out last run and he wasn't able to fire but will relish the step up in distance.

SPLIT SECOND – His career best runs have come at this course and distance in the past including three wins and two placings from ten starts. If the rain comes, he will relish those conditions.

WIND TRAIL – Gets back to class four which was where he scored his most recent victory back in April in a tough three-way photo. Weight shouldn't be an issue.

RACE 6

BESTSELLER – Was a dominant winner when jumping at a short price carrying 59kgs. He steps up to class three which will be one of his hardest tests. He possesses plenty of ability this gelding.

KING ZOUSTAR – Another brave performance to just go under in a tight photo at his most recent run. One of Singapore's toughest horses who is always in for the fight. Nunes has a strong record riding this gelding.

SACRED JUDGEMENT – After three wins at class four level he handled the step up to class three with a strong second placing behind Istataba. He is in rare form and can continue with it.

RAMBO – Nothing went right last start and willing to put a line through that run. Before that we was very strong with a win and a minor placing. Some gear changes have been added.

RACE 7

KHAO MANEE – Had no luck last start when steadied on two occasions and raced in crowded room at the 450m mark. He should attract plenty of attention in betting and look for a strong run here.

ABSOLUTE RADIANCE – Got back into the winners circle last start under Nunes in this class over 1800m. Looks like he will relish the rise in distance and will be aided by the 3kg claim.

APRIL – Duric booked to ride after they combined to finish behind Absolute Radiance last start who he must face again this weekend. Looked sharp at the track during the week.

TOP FIELD – On the quick backup from last weekend where got much awaited win. Rises two kilograms from that win and if he has pulled up well then, he can be a player again.

RACE 8

ROMAN CHIEF – Looked ultra impressive winning in Maiden grade by 4.3 lengths. Daniel Moor takes the ride and although he has drawn wide his ability alone could get the job done. Smart horse.

CITY GOLD TELECOM – Draws the ace barrier for Hugh Bowman. Drops back from class four grade where he was I that close photo behind big priced winner Grand Sage. Beaten under half a length his last three starts.

ARTILLERY – Has been plagued by bad barriers in his last few starts. Gets that again here and you would think he will have to settle back but is gifted by a good sharp sprint.

CREATIVE DREAMS – Finished behind Roman Chief in maiden grade last start who he faces again this week. Draws very handy in barrier three for Duric at 54.5kgs. One for the exotics.

RACE 9

ELITE INCREDIBLE – We haven't seen this gelding in class four since September 2019 where he won beating King Zoustar. Hugh Bowman booked to take the ride and his form is good enough to taste victory again.

WINNING STRIDE – Good performance to score coming from midfield and holding off the fast-finishing Great Warrior. Rises two kilograms in weight and brings good form into this.

ENERGY BABY – Rises up to the mile for the first time here in Singapore. Form is strong in his last few starts including a dead heat victory two runs back.

PACIFIC STAR – If the track is playing to those coming from behind it will suit this gelding who seems to be a genuine miler. Not the most ideal barrier so will need luck.

RACE 10

CAVALRY – Comes out of the G1 Singapore Derby where he had no luck after being flushed out wide and had to make a sweeping run. Was a strong performance and Daniel Moor will be aided by drawing barrier one.

PACIFIC EMPEROR – Steps up to the mile after a great start to his Singapore career including four wins and a minor placing at Group three level. Not the most ideal draw but he is a classy gelding.

CYCLONE – Last time he ran over a mile was at Group one level finishing second to Lim's Kosciuszko. Should be peaking second up and will be a key player in coming feature races.

MR BLACK BACK – Suited at the mile and has a great record when racing over a mile and further. Looked very slick in a trial where he clocked 59.99 in that heat. Should take up a forward position.

RACE 11

LIM'S KOSCIUSZKO – Gets a gun draw in barrier four and should shoot forward early and give them all something to catch. He is Singapore's best and reigning Horse Of The Year. Looking for back-to-back wins in this race.

GOLDEN MONKEY – Drops back sharply in distance after claiming the G1 Singapore Derby just over a month ago. He's a smart horse and now that he is more mature maybe he can beat Lim's Kosciuzko.

MR MALEK – Consistent sprinter who has come back from a cancer scare to claim his last two starts including a win at Group 3 level. Should settle midfield and deserves another feature win. Stable are firing.

GRAND KOONTA – First up since March where he finished down the track. They have kept him very fresh with no trials and that could be a positive for him. Duric knows him well.

RACE 12

MAKIN – Strong run-on debut after copping a bump early and then raced keenly in the back straight. Second up and Nunes booked to take the ride. Betting moves are the best guide for this gelding.

KICK – Finished on the heels of a smart one in Ghalib and rates well for a race of this depth. Should get a nice cart into it from barrier seven. Comes from a leading stable.

LUXURY BRAND – Hasn't been helped by drawing barrier 14 on a course that doesn't favor those drawn wide. He couldn't keep up with the fast pace last start, but he has plenty of ability if the luck goes his way.

FROM THE NAVY – Has dropped sharply in the weights since his last victory over a year ago. Some of his best performances have come at this course and distance and could add some value to the quartet.

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