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Singapore/Malaysia

When it rains it pours for Al-Arabiya

After going through a dry run, the rain that came down as the field to Sunday’s $70,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1200m was sent on their way saw Biraz bounce back to winning ways to incidentally give his owner its second Singapore hurrah for the year on the same day.

Miss Dusty secures third win in Stewards' room

Gallant grey mare Miss Dusty battled hard to the line to post a narrow second-up win in the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C Division 2 race over 1200m on Sunday.

Logan sticking solid with Chan pays off

Trainer Donna Logan’s faith in her apprentice jockey Desmond Chan Wei Sheng was repaid manifold with a 10-out-of-10 handling of Emergency Acceptor Burkaan in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1200m on Sunday.

Drop-back style suits Golden Years

Quieter riding tactics bore instant dividends for consistent three-year-old Golden Years in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.

Walker praises Woodworth for Sacred Guru win

After having had the foot on the till for a while, Sacred Guru finally opened his account in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1400m on Friday night.

Late stunner from Invincible Ryker back to 1000m

Irish entire Invincible Ryker blew punters out of the water with a thrilling last-stride win in the $70,000 Penang Turf Club Trophy, a Kranji Stakes C race over 1000m on Friday.

Flaunt shows what he can do

Leticia Dragon’s purple patch of form showed no signs of letting up after Flaunt landed the money in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1000m on Friday night.

Reddot Rising sets Saimee-Duric duo in red-hot form

A drop back in Class 4 company was the key to a return to winning ways for Reddot Rising on Friday night.

Drone Set To Soar First Up

The Michael Clements trained Drone went to the paddock in great form and remains a big watch fresh in the final event at Kranji this evening.

Nova Vocal all set for forward showing third-up

After two game efforts this prep, Nova Vocal is widely expected to be in the firing line for his first 2019 success on Friday night.

Constant Justice nowhere near a return since New Year

Honest performer Constant Justice popped out for his first barrier trial since his surprise win in the Group 3 New Year Cup (1200m), but trainer Mohd Yusof said that does not mean a comeback is imminent.

Clements-Falcon all set to soar higher

The Michael Clements-Falcon Racing Stable juggernaut may well keep going this Sunday with three of the Thai-owned gallopers looking to have a strong hand in their respective contests.

Kuah hopes to pick up another Hobby win

The wide gate in 11 has put a major dampener on Winning Hobby’s chances in Sunday’s $50,000 Class 4 race over 1200m, but trainer Kuah Cheng Tee is still hoping the US-bred can overturn the handicap.

Callan's can-do spirit inspires all at apprentice workshop

When Callan Murray matter-of-factly said he used to clock up around 200 rides a month as an apprentice jockey in South Africa, jaws dropped all around the Kranji apprentice jockey’s classroom.

Nova Vocal To Break Through

The James Peters' trained Noval Vocal has been rock solid in both starts to begin this preparation and now appears set to peak in the seventh event at Kranji this evening.

Tan backs Revolution for another good run

Despite the hefty handicap, trainer Alwin Tan is staying in Vlad Duric’s corner for the steering duties on last-start winner Revolution this Sunday.

Updates on stewards' follow-ups to Friday and Sunday meetings

Singapore March Meeting 2019, Friday, 15 March 2019:

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 24th March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 24 March 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 22nd March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 22 March 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review : 15th and 17th of March 2019

There were a number of key performances in Singapore over the weekend, headed by the unbeaten Gingerella.

Nimble the quickest for the fourth time

Both trainer Leticia Dragon and jockey John Powell shook their heads when the cards came out on Wednesday - Nimble’s fairytale run of three wins in a row would surely come to an end.

Amirul again the right stand-in Guy

Malaysian apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi’s reputation as a supersub grew further after he piloted pick-up ride Eye Guy to a bold all-the-way win on Sunday.

Big outsider Yulong Edition lands upset win

Punters were left shellshocked when an already headed Yulong Edition crept his way back along the rails to score at odds in the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1600m on Sunday, but not his trainer Shane Baertschiger.

Three-from-three Dream start for See

Troy See was a man in a hurry after he bagged the first three events on Sunday, all recorded more or less in identical style – catch me if you can.

Three on the trot for Gingerella

Speedy mare Gingerella rounded out another prolific night at the office for two-time Singapore champion jockey Vlad Duric on Friday.

Siam Vipasiri well on her way to 3YO series

Promising filly Siam Vipasiri could not have begun her Singapore Three-Year-Old campaign in better fashion after she got up in a nail-biting finish to snare the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C Division 1 race over 1200m on Friday night.

New Tan-Titanium team Fires Away to flying start

The new Tan Kah Soon-Titanium Racing Stable partnership welcomed their first win at their very first runner together after Fire Away took out the $50,000 Class 4 Division 1 race over 1100m on Friday night.

Axel lands maiden win by a nose

Champion jockey Vlad Duric showed yet again that he sure knows where the winning post is with another inch-perfect winning ride on Friday night.

Triple Trio To Launch Late

An eye catching run first up leaves the Michael Clements trained Triple Trio well placed to break through in the final event at Singapore this evening.

Be Bee to relish 1400m better

Now that the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge is back, trainer Shane Baertschiger can sharpen his knives better for useful sprinter-miler Be Bee.

Duric knows his Ginger recipes for success

Vlad Duric has not quite rubber-stamped the unbeaten Gingerella and her sire Gingerbread Man as a classic case of ‘like father like daughter’, but he’d be in a good position to draw some parallels.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 17th March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday 17 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Purple Rain To Star

Former Malaysian based galloper Purple Rain impressed in his Singapore debut and now appears poised to break through in the fourth event.

Changes to initiatives for Singapore racing

The Singapore Turf Club will be making a series of changes to some existing initiatives and these changes will take effect from 1 April 2019. They are:

Young keeping Dreamliner’s jets cooled

While comeback owner Tang Weng Fei has already cast his former champion Better Than Ever as the yardstick for his undefeated new find My Dreamliner, trainer Young Keah Yong is a little more conservative.

Noh likes a Paint with bold character

Derby hopeful Wonderful Paint enjoyed a casual spin around the tracks at the barrier trials on Tuesday, looking fit and ready to tackle his next mission.

Paparazzi looking to make headlines again

Paparazzi was viewed by some as a certainty beaten at his last start, but connections have moved on, just hoping he can bounce back this Sunday.

Updates on stewards' follow-ups to Friday and Sunday meetings

Singapore March Meeting 2019- Friday, 08 March 2019:

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 15th March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday 15 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - Sacred Croix A Must Follow

Despite only winning a Class 4 event on Sunday evening, the Mark Walker trained Sacred Croix is a must follow, he will be winning plenty.

Another brilliant last-gasp win to the Collection

Champion galloper Debt Collector overcame all the odds stacked up against him to prevail in a thrilling finish to the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1400m on Sunday.

Sacred Croix makes it three in a row

Sacred Croix continues to live up to the early promise shown with a third win in a row at Kranji on Sunday.

Cloud Shadow rains down on favourite’s parade

After three lacklustre runs over 1200m, Cloud Shadow turned his form around at his fourth attempt with a shock win in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1400m on Sunday.

Vittoria Perfetta shows vast improvement at second run

First emergency Vittoria Perfetta lived up to his bold Italian name by notching a “perfect victory” at his second career start on Sunday.

Vorster lands Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at second week in Australia

Jockey Barend Vorster has kicked off his new career in Australia by winning the $1.25 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Super Saturday.

Duric rounds out Friday night with treble

Champion jockey Vlad Duric was the punters’ pal on Friday night after he saved the best for last in the last two events on the eight-race programme to bring up a winning treble, all aboard favourites.

Heavenly feeling for Jerome Tan at first Kranji win

A Class 5 Division 2 race is nowhere near in the same league as a Perak Derby, but trainer Jerome Tan for one would be hard-pushed to split them after Friday night

Mikki is so fine again at second win

Japanese entire Mikki Joy gave his Singapore Gold Cup aspirations no harm with a solid staying performance in the $85,000 Class 2 race over 1800m on Friday night.

King Zoustar thanks to another Rodd masterclass ride

A well-rated ride by Michael Rodd saw King Zoustar bounce back to the winner’s circle in easier grade on Friday night.

Takaoka confident Jupiter can strike Gold over 1400m

Jupiter Gold may have a Singapore Derby under the belt, but trainer Hideyuki Takaoka believes his best trips are between 1400m and 1600m.

Beauty lies in the hands of Noh again

Trainer Leslie Khoo is under no illusions his staying mare Claudia’s Beauty might have her job cut out in Friday night’s $85,000 Class 2 race over 1800m, but is still hoping for an improved performance at her second run from a break.

Barrier one a plus, but Clements not Counting his chickens Michael Lee

Trainer Michael Clements is again getting Countofmontecristo to cross swords with the best in another mouth-watering clash on Sunday, but has two reasons to be a little more upbeat he can return to winning ways this time.

Curvature looking sharp as comeback nears

Bold galloper Curvature wrapped up his comeback prep with a slashing barrier trial win in his customary high-cruising style on Tuesday.

Quarter Back To Soar

The Michael Clements trained Quarter Back returned with a bang last start and appears well placed to go back to back this evening.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 10th March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday 10 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 08th March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday 8 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Freedman backs Iskandar with nod on Blizzard

Champion trainer Lee Freedman has given his budding apprentice jockey Iskandar Rosman the ultimate vote of confidence after he booked him aboard Group 3 winner Blizzard in Sunday’s $100,000 Class 1 race over 1400m.

‘Bold Thruster bigger and stronger’: Powell

Jockey John Powell will finally get to reunite with Bold Thruster in a race when the exciting galloper makes his racing comeback in the Group 3 JBBA Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m) on April 5

Updates on stewards' follow-ups to Friday and Sunday meetings

Singapore March Meeting - Friday, 1 March 2019

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 1st and 3rd of March 2019

It was a fairly quiet weekend in Singapore with a few key performances worth highlighting.

Supersub Amirul makes no mistake on Elite Power

English import Elite Power stamped his class to post an authoritative win in the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C Division 1 race over 1000m on Sunday.

Roughie Ganassi gets Murray on the board early

South African jockey Callan Murray has not taken too long to open his Singapore account after he showcased his much-vaunted polish aboard surprise winner Ganassi in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.

Another Star wins on debut for Joel Tan

Owner Joel Tan’s first-up record with newcomers remained unblemished after Star Knight made it three-from-three on Sunday.

Super wedding present for Woodworth

Super Smart handed jockey Benny Woodworth a belated wedding present after he scored a fighting win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Sunday.

Promising sort Grand Koonta scores second-up

European import Grand Koonta exhibited all the makings of an above-average sort after he cleared out for a relatively easy win in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 1 race over 1200m on Friday night.

Derby on radar after Glasgow explodes away to impressive win

It may be early days, but Not A Single Doubt four-year-old Glasgow has stamped his Derby credentials with a pulsating come-from-behind win in the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1600m on Friday night.

Van der Merwe gets off the mark with Loving You

The wait has probably been longer than he would have liked, but what really mattered was that South African jockey Juan Paul van der Merwe was able to finally taste his first Singapore success on Friday night.

Galvarino shows true colours when not in sightseeing mood

Galvarino’s race on Friday night was always going to be a nerve-wracking experience. Which side of him will show up.

Murray looks to Kranji to get career back on track

Young Callan Murray’s rise to the top of the racing world has been nothing short of meteoric, but it was ironically a sudden and most unexpected slump that has made him a “better person”.

Irving Lipschitz To Win Again

The Lee Freedman trained Irving Lipschitz returned with a bang last start and can go on with it in the eighth event at Singapore this evening.

Sun Marshal To Shine

The Lee Freedman trained Sun Marshal did a really good job in his Singapore debut and now appears poised to break through in the seventh race this evening.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 03rd March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday 3 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 01st March 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday 1 March with selections & information on all the contenders.

Debt wins first barrier trial, ready to return

Debt Collector’s long list of achievements just got a bit longer on Thursday when he did something he had never done before – win a barrier trial.

Switch to Van der Merwe for King Louis ride

King Louis will not be ridden by Ben Thompson at his comeback race anymore given connections have decided to switch to Juan Paul Van der Merwe to ride the lightweight chance instead.

Kid gloves still on but Walker hopes to see Elite Power punch through again

Trainer Mark Walker was glad to see Elite Power return to winning ways but still treads carefully about getting a second win on the bounce out of him this Sunday.