LORD OF CLOUD
Larry Foley: Singapore – It is the first Friday night meeting of 2018 and the planets have aligned for some very competitive racing, highlighted by a cracking Kranji Stakes C event over 1400m in Race 7.
In fact, the race is so competitive that only one horse – Pentagon – from the capacity field looks to have no chance and, with so many serious winning hopes, there has to be value on offer for canny punters.
While smart last-start winner Heliosphere will have admirers to make it two wins from two starts in Singapore, he is up in class and two other last-start winners in Kirks Ryker and Shahbaa could provide value.
Others who could run big races at odds include Captain Jamie with blinkers added over his favourite trip and Augustus who also gets blinkers added to his equipment and, more importantly, steps up to a more suitable distance after what was a soft debut in Singapore.
Red Dawn coming back to the turf and Lee Freedman’s newcomer Sun Marshal are just two others worth a look – and they all have to beat the likes of Lord Of Cloud and Melting Point, who both have hooves on the winning till.
Goodness knows what the Quartet will pay, so it is well worth having a go at that.
Best Bets: Athletica (Race 6, Win); Glasgow (Race 8, Win) and Augustus (Race 7, value).
Jackpot: Race 5 (1, 2, 5, 6 and 7), Race 6 (1, 2, 4, 5 and 9), Race 7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11), Race 8 (1).
Race 1: 1 PEGASUS JUNIOR, 2 JUMPIN JACK, 3 RED CLAW, 8 IN BOCCA AL LUPO
Race 2: 1 GOLD STAR, 2 ANOTHER SHOW, 3 LINCOLN MOONLIGHT, 4 GAMELY
Race 3: 4 REIGN, 10 PLUCKY LAD, 2 SUPER HERO, 5 CERDAN
Race 4: 4 AVENGERS HERO, 3 SONORAN, 2 YULONG HOLY FLYING, 6 VENUS DE MILO
Race 5: 1 SMART INVESTMENT, 2 LOOKS GOOD, 7 SUPERSONICSURPRISE, 6 AUSPICIOUS ACE
Race 6: 1 ATHLETICA, 5 CENTENARY DIAMOND, 4 WECANDO, 2 SUN ACE
Race 7: 2 LORD OF CLOUD, 7 MELTING POINT, 5 AUGUSTUS, 6 CAPTAIN JAMIE
Race 8: 1 GLASGOW, 3 KING’S SPEECH, 6 THUNDER DRAGON, 2 SUPER TYCOON