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Kranji Mile tracknotes Thursday May 23

This Thursday’s trackwork session was another relatively quiet day at the office for the vast majority of this Saturday’s Kranji Mile runners, overseas contenders included.

Kranji Mile 2019 Post Position Draw

Kranji Mile 2019 Post Position Draw

Takaoka happy to hold a ticket with Makanani

When Japanese mare Makanani suddenly loomed at the 300m in the Group 3 Moonbeam Vase (1600m) three weeks ago, trainer Hideyuki Takaoka got a bit excited.

Super long shot but Young game for a try

Super Smart has sprung out of nowhere to come up as trainer Young Keah Yong’s candidate in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Wednesday May 22

While it was a quiet day at the office for the home team on Wednesday following the gallops from the day before, the Hong Kong corner was not much of a hive of activity either, except for Southern Legend changing things up by coming out on the turf track.

Clements lauds Guineas quintet but rues bad gates

With a squad of five runners in the 16-horse field in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday, trainer Michael Clements has on paper a one-in-three chance of success, even if his bad luck at the barriers may now lengthen up these odds.

Frequent Kranji flyer Fownes heads down South again

Caspar Fownes would feel a bit of pressure as the trainer of last year’s Kranji Mile winner Southern Legend returning for another dose.

Debt Collector leads the charge to repossess Kranji Mile

Singapore’s highest-rated horse Debt Collector heads eight locals in a bid to dethrone Hong Kong’s two-pronged attack in the SIN G1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Saturday, 25 May.

Satoshi Yonekura to ride at Kranji Mile meeting

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day licence to Japanese jockey Satoshi Yonekura to ride at the Kranji Mile meeting on May 25.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Tuesday May 21

There was not much to write home about for the Hong Kong duo’s dawn appearance on Tuesday. Both Southern Legend – watched by trainer Caspar Fownes who flew in the day before - and Singapore Sling just cantered around the Polytrack, but looking good in their coat.

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

SINGAPORE MAY MEETING 2019 - FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019:

Long time between drinks, Singapore Sling is finally 'home'

With a name inspired by Singapore’s most famous cocktail, Singapore Sling must be owned by either a very patriotic Singaporean or a very thirsty owner – or both.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Monday May 20

This year's $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) has drawn only two overseas raiders - Southern Legend and Singapore Sling, both from Hong Kong, but a few early birds - mainly trackwatchers - were still out there at 5am to catch a glimpse of the two challengers.

Domeyer to ride at Kranji Mile meeting

The Singapore Turf Club has granted South African jockey Aldo Domeyer a one-day licence to ride at the Kranji Mile meeting on May 25.

Destroyer Eclipses favourite after tough fight

After having slipped under the radar for a little while, Destroyer Eclipse put up a strong performance to return to winning ways in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Sunday.

Alamak! He's gone all the way

That could well have been the expression of astonishment blurted out by local racegoers when the horse cleverly named after the popular Singlish interjection scored from pillar to post on Sunday.

Little bro Showcases his own qualities

A pep talk between brothers seems to have brought out those winning family genes in Our Showcase on Sunday.

Big Hearted lands 2YO series first Leg in Stewards' room

Favourite Big Hearted had to survive an objection before his name could be semaphored as the winner of the first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series on Sunday.

Super Happy Birthday for Mr Chua

Sunday’s meeting got off to a happy event when Super Win handed owner Chua Kang Lim the perfect birthday present in the first race, the $30,000 Class 5 Division 1 race over 1200m on Polytrack.

Hong Kong challengers have landed

After a trouble-free flight to Singapore on Saturday morning, Hong Kong duo Southern Legend and Singapore Sling are now nicely settled in at the International Stables at Kranji.

Supernova still shines brightly at 10

Old marvel Supernova showed he clearly had no intention of being put to pasture after he posted his 11th win as a rising 11 on Friday night.

Super Tycoon brings the smiles back for Le Grange

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange snapped a run of outs with favourite Super Tycoon landing the money in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1400m on Friday night.

Skywalk breaks 1100m record in style

A sizzling-run race saw talented sprinter Skywalk bounce back in record-breaking time in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1100m on the Polytrack on Friday night.

Angel's Choice puts himself and dad Inuvik on the map

Punters were left reeling after longshot Angel’s Choice came with a well-timed run to lower the colours of favourite Vulcan in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday.

Clements hoping for another Big Hearted effort

Only one of the 12 runners lining up in Sunday’s first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series knows what racing is all about – and winning.

Sparkling trial puts Aramco in Lion City calculations

Bold Thruster might be trainer Shane Baertschiger’s rising star going into the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) next Saturday, but stablemate Aramco should not be written off as just a second stringer judging by his slashing win in a barrier trial on Thursday.

Purton, Teetan licensed to ride at Kranji Mile meeting

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Hong Kong-based jockeys Zac Purton and Karis Teetan for the Group 1 Kranji Mile meeting on 25 May.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 19th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 19th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Big-race jockey Purton to ride Lim's Cruiser

Hong Kong champion jockey Zac Purton has been given the nod for the plum job on trainer Stephen Gray’s leading Lion City Cup fancy Lim’s Cruiser.

Logan has faith Makkem Lad can make it

Most pundits thought Makkem Lad would not get past the first Leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge, but here he is with his well-earned ticket to the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) next Saturday.

Teetan booked on Nimble in Lion City Cup

Trainer Leticia Dragon has booked Hong Kong jockey Karis Teetan for the ride on Nimble in the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) next Saturday week.

Training saddlecloths of Kranji Mile runners and trackwork times

TRAINING SADDLECLOTHS AND MORNING TRACKWORK

Arrival date of overseas Kranji Mile runners

The arrival date of overseas horses running in the Kranji Mile held on 25 May 2019 are as follows:

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 17th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 17th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Clarton Super out, King Louis in

Connections of King Louis (pictured above) have accepted the invitation to run their charge in the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 25 following the withdrawal of Clarton Super on Tuesday.

Bullish Boss has Count Cruising ahead of Kranji Mile

Maybe Glen Boss still hasn’t come off that cloud he has been floating on since his first-ever Kranji four-timer on Sunday, but the buoyancy was unmistakable when he talked up Countofmontecristo’s Kranji Mile chances after the barrier trials on Tuesday.

Le Grange launches Rocket Star and Zoffspeed in 2YO series

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange is hoping his good affinity with two-year-olds continues this year as the annual Singapore Golden Horseshoe series kicks off with the $75,000 Inglis Ready2Race Sale Stakes (1000m) this Sunday.

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

SINGAPORE MAY MEETING 2019, FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2019

Title-holder Southern Legend heads Hong Kong challenge in Kranji Mile

Last year’s inaugural winner Southern Legend will be back for his title defence in the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 25.

Grand Koonta blitzes rivals

Sunday’s Lucky Last was heralded all week as the race not to be missed and the stunning way even-money Grand Koonta gapped his rivals didn’t disappoint its billing.

Top jockey Glen Boss had a day out on Sunday when he took out four of the 10 races set down for decision.

The Australian rider could do no wrong in the first three races, claiming all of them one after another, kicking off the rout with $77 outsider Big Regards for Saimee Jumaat in the $30,000 Class 5 race over 1600m.

Pick-up ride reunites Powell and Walker for shades of Rio

A pick-up ride saw a duo who team up only sporadically turn back the clock in the $75,000 Novice race over 1200m on Sunday – trainer Mark Walker and jockey John Powell.

Elastic bands help Miss Dusty sling shot back to victory

Trainer Cliff Brown thanked equine chiropractor Jakki Harrison after Miss Dusty came off a handy spot to record a rousing win on Sunday.

Meagher puts Rehaizat on another winner

The Daniel Meagher yard seems to bring luck to comeback jockey Tengku Rehaizat.

Zy boots home first Kranji double

Singaporean apprentice jockey Zyrul Nor Azman brought up his first Kranji riding double on Friday night, with two outsiders, Dreamer Legend and Lonhro Gold, for good measure.

Clements' Japanese-bred 4YO gives rivals no Quarter

Promising galloper Quarter Back gave his Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge aspirations a big push after he scored an authoritative win first-up from a short let-up on Friday night.

Perfect three from three for Baertschiger

Trainer Shane Baertschiger pulled off the rare feat of saddling a three-from-three on Friday night.

Circuit Land out, Freedman on juggling Mission

After Jupiter Gold and Mikki Joy pulled the pin on the Kranji Mile, another notable absentee has joined the list of dropouts from the glamour race on May 25 – Circuit Land.

No Kranji Mile Joy for Mikki

Popular Japanese entire Mikki Joy won’t run the Kranji Mile after he hurt himself at his last race.

Peters has Grand Koonta in great nick

James Peters has saved the best for last this weekend.

Clements looking to gauge trio of 4YOs this Friday

The Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge has not ended yet that trainer Michael Clements is already busy getting another team up and running for the other age series, the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 12th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 12th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 10th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 10th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Clarton Super gears up for second shot at Kranji Mile

Fresh from his first season double over the weekend, trainer Tan Kah Soon had one more reason to be in good spirits after he watched his standard-bearer Clarton Super spin around at his first barrier trial from a long break on Tuesday morning.

From mucking out to running his own stables, Jason Lim ticks all the boxes

The long wait is finally over for Jason Lim. The newly-minted Singaporean trainer will put a saddle on his first runner this Friday.

Elite Excalibur cuts a swathe in Moonbeam Vase

He was a bit like the forgotten horse in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Moonbeam Vase (1600m), but Elite Excalibur sent a stark reminder he was still a major force to be reckoned with in the way he despatched his rivals at that Kranji Mile prelude.

Bold Thruster lands Rocket Man Sprint

The boom on Bold Thruster just got louder after his valiant win in the $175,000 Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) on Sunday.

Lerner returns a winner on Wind Trail

French jockey Marc Lerner returned from suspension a winner aboard Japanese galloper Wind Trail on Sunday.

KS Tan Spurred On by double

Trainer Tan Kah Soon saddled his first double for the year when Spur Me On got up to make it back-to-back wins, straight after Fire Away landed the spoils one race earlier on Sunday.

Fire is back on the Polytrack

Back in easier company and on his pet Polytrack surface, Fire Away straightaway returned to winning ways in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m, Infantry 2017 Stakes (1100m) on Sunday.

Top Knight shines in the Classic

Rising star Top Knight overcame a muddling-run race to poke his head in front where it mattered in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday night.

Brian Dean back in Kranji winner's circle with Archie

Nobody could begrudge Brian Dean for calling Friday winner Archie his 439th winner at Kranji.

Forever Good lands boilover win

Forever Good delivered a $628 bombshell in the $20,000 Spanish Bay 2015 Stakes on Friday night.

Burridge spot-on with Lim's Passion at fifth start

After four placings from as many starts, Lim’s Passion finally opened his account with an easy win as the $18 favourite in the $75,000 Countofmontecristo 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Friday, with the breakthrough bearing the hallmark of trainer Steven Burridge’s craft.

Baertschiger duo raring to go in Vase

Team Shane Baertschiger could not be happier with the way their two-pronged attack made up of Mikki Joy and Preditor have shaped up for their tilt at the $175,000 Group 3 Moonbeam Vase (1600m) on Sunday.

Jupiter Gold out of Kranji Mile due to tendon injury

A tendon injury has forced Singapore Derby winner Jupiter Gold out of the running for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 25.

Prep for Gray's Gold Cup duo gets underway

The Stephen Gray duo of Sky Rocket and Bahana (pictured above) took it easy at their first 2019 barrier trial on Thursday morning, but there won’t be any room for nonchalance very soon.

See thrilled with Lim's nod to ride champion sprinter

Jockey Troy See is looking forward to bouncing back from a two-day careless riding suspension with two bright big-race chances courtesy of the Lim’s Stable this weekend.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 05th May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 05th May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Busy Clements straight into Top gear

Straight back from his US trip where he purchased two new horses, trainer Michael Clements won’t have much time to catch his breath as he sends out a team of five horses in two big races this weekend.

Nothing lasts Forever, but Kuah still has Power to dream

Trainer Kuah Cheng Tee is under no illusions Per Inpower faces an uphill task in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday, but as horses turn three only once and he had a ticket in hand, he thought why not.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 03rd May 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 03rd May 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.