Larry Foley – Singapore: As the countdown continues to the re-introduction of international racing in Singapore on 26 May, Fridays nine-race card looks a beauty for punters.
And while two very good Class 3 divisions over 1400m look the most competitive races on the night, the first leg of the Golden Horseshoe Series for two-year-olds is a highlight.
Only two horses in DRONE and GIANT KILLING have been seen at the races previously and both will obviously get most of the punters’ attention given they finished first and a close-up third respectively in two-year-old maiden company.
DRONE has speed to burn – and by all accounts has trained on very well – so looks the one to beat although the connections of GIANT KILLING will be thinking a 2kg pull in the weights under the race conditions puts them right in contention.
No less than 10 newcomers in the race – most of whom have shown ability at the trials – will keep punters on their toes and the market will be a terrific guide to any stable confidence.
As mentioned, the two Class 3 races look beauties with the Guineas-bound MR CLINT a big show to win Race 5 for top jockey Vlad Duric while the exciting SATELLITE WINNER can win Race 8, although both races look wide open.
Best Bets: (NOVA LOCAL Race 3, Win), (ALAMOSA EXPRESS Race 9, Win) and (JACKS SECRET Race 7, value).
Bankers for Jackpots: Race 6 (1, 3, 4, 6 and 10), Race 7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), Race 8 (1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 13), Race 9 (1).