Singapore Sunday race by race
VENUS DE MILO (7) – A long-standing maiden here in Singapore in 21
starts but her recent form suggests a win is around the corner. Has
performed well over the track/distance in two recent starts and finds
conditions to suit again.
EVIL SPEEDO (3) – Won impressively over the track/distance last start
in the same grade. Climbs in weight but must be considered as a
winning factor with a repeat dose. Major player.
POWERFUL AS WIND (8) – Tends to mix form but finds a suitable
assignment from a good draw. He’s better than his last-start effort
suggests, so consider again. In the mix.
NEO’S CLASSIC (4) – Forget last start when he raced over an unsuitable
journey. Will appreciate the step-up in trip from a good alley and
will certainly enjoy the claim of four kilos from Iskandar Rosman.
DRONE (12) – Always flies at the finish! After an average run in the
Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe – has come back to form in this
grade. Likes the minimum trip and should be at the forefront at the
business end. Will go close.
RACER KING (5) – Came back to form last time – narrowly beaten in a
dead-heat race last Sunday. This is the cliched – “winner without a
penalty” finishing close in a blanket finish. Positive booking of
Daniel Moor on board.
PIONEER SEVEN (4) – Performed well in Class 3 getting a third back on
September 9. Dropped into this grade last time out and was leading
until Calculation came by the horse. Mohd Zaki takes a kilo off and if
he stalks the early pace from a wide draw – can get into the frame
DASH (8) – Building a nice resume – beat Drone back on August 24 –
handicapper hammered him with seven points and has gone up another
point after a good third last time. In the handicapper’s grasp now –
but include in the exotics
MILITARY MIGHT (7) – Back to his best last time with a good second to
Sacred Magic on September 25. That should put the horse spot-on for
today’s effort and retains Vlad Duric
HIGH STREET (8) – Has good form on the Polytrack. Only win was against
Raptor back on August 31. Has a better draw today in stall two – can
TURF BEAUTY (1) – Form has been average – but has a positive booking
with Michael Rodd on board. Can feature in the finish
REALLY CAPABLE (2) – Is getting closer with every run in this shallow
form race. Was beaten nearly three lengths last time. Amirul Ismadi
takes two kilos off. Can improve.
CAPTAIN JAMIE (2) – Class dropper from Kranji Stakes A to Kranji
Stakes C. Fits in nicely against the field. Last won over 1200m on
Polytrack – before that, was placed over seven furlongs on the turf.
This four-year-old gelding should have too much for this race.
ZAC ACE (4) – Last time winner over course and distance. If Captain
Jamie does not show up – then Zac Ace will salute! Won nicely from a
wide draw in 10. Today gets the 11 draw and apprentice jockey Simon
Kok Wei Hoong takes three kilos off. Last two times, Zac Ace ran the
Polytrack mile – won both times. Include in forecasts.
KEY SUCCESS (5) – Very consistent lately – placed in all four races.
Won two back over course and distance – but handicapper put horse up
eight points and is up one more after last run. Has too much to do to
win – but can be placed.
VALUE OF JUSTICE (1) – Has competed at the highest level – was third
in the Group 1 Perak Derby. Since coming onto the red dot – has been
improving. Catch the horse now third up at Kranji.
PENNYWISE (4) – Finished fourth behind Lim’s Lightning in the Group 2
Aushorse Golden Horseshoe last preparation. Had a freshen-up and
returned with an impressive victory on the Polytrack surface. Switches
back to the turf and steps up to 1400m. Respect.
LORD OF CLOUD (11) – Finished midfield behind Mr Clint in the
Singapore Guineas and has been racing well in recent times. Will
appreciate the step back in trip and is capable of figuring at the
business end on best efforts. Major player.
ENCHANTED MISTER (5) – Handy performer who is lightly-raced and
appears to have upside to further improve. Somewhat disappointed last
start but can make amends in this affair. Must be considered.
PRINCE PEGASUS (3) – On debut in Singapore. Brings respectable
credentials from Australia and must be included. Hasn’t been asked the
question in recent trials so watch the market.
VERIZON (4) – Has performed well in five runs to-date in Singapore
without winning. Appears tested somewhat from the alley but has been
knocking on the door and certainly finds a winnable assignment. Expect
SACRED MAGIC (2) – Won impressively last start when starting
favourite. This assignment appears tougher but is well drawn to repeat
the dose and will appreciate the claim from Zuriman Zulkifli. Major
LIM’S ZOOM (3) – Has developed a serious record in a relatively short
career. Performed well over the track/distance last start and gets
conditions to suit again. Must be considered.
BLACK QUAIL (8) – Has been knocking on the door in recent times. Finds
another suitable assignment and will appreciate the services of the
leading rider. Must be included in the mix.