Take a stab at Julius Caesar

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Larry Foley: Singapore – An odd race starts Friday’s Kranji meeting, with close to half the field better suited to racing over longer trips.

But, given that a few of them drop in class, the tote may be a good guide to see if the stables think they can sneak a victory over 1200m on the Polytrack, with Arr Flair probably the pick of that bunch.

As it stands, the horses with 1200m form are the ones to watch and the maiden Super Dan could be the bolter. The jockey reported issues last start and given he gets to jump from gate 1 in his first start in Class 5, can win this on some previous good maiden form. Of the rest, Hot Gold is backing up after being disappointing last start in a similar affair but he is worth another look carrying some 5kg less.

Likewise, Muscular Dragon had support last start and was just fair but is worth another look while Precious Gem broke his maiden status last start this trip and track and could be worth backing again.

Overall it might be a case of treading carefully early in the eight-race card before gaining confidence late.

The most competitive race on the card – Race 5 a BM83 Polytrack over 1600m – only has seven runners but six look to have serious winning hopes.

And given there looks to be plenty of early speed with Preditor and Order Of The Sun and a swooper in Good News engaged, there will be no rest for the wicked and a busy finish is expected.

A solid Class 3 and two Class 4 Polytrack sprints close what should have been a solid night’s racing and Julius Caesar in the last could be a good way for punters to go home happy.

The now four-year-old been freshened after a solid Class 4 turf run and should be hard to hold out on what he showed when breaking his maiden status on the Polytrack at start two.

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