Larry Foley: Singapore – It’s Derby weekend in Singapore and the group racing starts on Friday with the eighth running of the Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe.
This $325,000 feature is now the stand-alone group event for juveniles in Singapore and with an honour board that includes the likes of WAR AFFAIR and SUPER ONE (to name just two) the race is a breeding ground of future Singapore champions.
Who will win in 2018?
The Lims’ stable won the race in 2016 with LIM’S RACER and have two contenders in 2018 with LIM’S LIGHTNING and LIM’S DREAM.
Both will have a say and while LIM’S DREAM probably leads and may look the winner at some stage in the straight, it is the impressive last-start winner in LIM’S LIGHTNING who will be hardest to beat.
This Australian-bred gelding still has a bit to learn – which is an ominous sign for his competitors – but he certainly got his act together in the third leg of the series when winning going away by four lengths.
From that same race, MY BIG BOSS and GALVARINO both look to have some upside and keep things interesting while the undefeated PENNYWISE looks an obvious choice and will have plenty of admirers on the day.
Best Bets: LIM’S LIGHTNING Race 6, Win; SMOOTH OPERATOR Race 2, Eachway, and FUSION POWER Race 3, value.