Grudge match at Kranji

Grudge match at Kranji


Larry Foley: Singapore – The talk of the track at Kranji of late has been the transfer of some serious horseflesh to the stables of Lee Freedman, including 2017 Singapore Horse of the Year INFANTRY.

But while the now six-year-old has yet to head to the races for his new boss, Freedman has enjoyed immediate success with other recent arrivals including TESORO PRIVADO and ENCHANTED MISTER.

TESORO PRIVADO lines up in Race 6 on Friday, the Kranji Stakes C, and while he looks a serious hope to make it two wins from two starts for the Aussie handler it is perhaps his previous trainer – Ricardo le Grange – who could spoil the party.

Le Grange will saddle KING LOUIS who finished second in the Singapore Guineas at his last start, coincidentally the same race he last put the polish on TESORO PRIVADO – a luckless fourth – where, remarkably, the first six over the line were either trained by Freedman or Le Grange.

So, the scribes will be licking their lips at what looks like a grudge match on paper between the two trainers, with both horses likely to start with heavy support.

The reality suggests two gentlemen will be doing their best to ensure their respective charges are presented in top order on the day and may the best man – and horse – win.

Best Bets: Race 6 TESORO PRIVADO Win, Race 3 DREAMWEAVER value, and race 5 RIVER GOLDEN value.

Jackpot: Race 5 – 1, 2, 4, 7, 9 and 10; Race 6 – 1 and 5; Race 7 – 1, 2, 3 and 5; Race 8 – 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

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