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Singapore/Malaysia

Exceptional win from Lim's Cruiser in Rocket Man Sprint

Six furlongs is not really Lim’s Cruiser’s cup of tea, but punters still liked the resuming miler’s chances for a first-up win in the $200,000 Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) – and they proved to be right on the money.

Boss and the Beast rule supreme

The three-year-old ranks in Singapore had looked as strong as ever leading up to the first Leg of the 2017 Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge.

Countofmontecristo wins the Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint

From a young unraced three-year-old, Countofmontecristo has made a meteoric rise to reach the pinnacle of Group glory in four unbeaten runs at Kranji on Sunday.

Debt Collector unplaced in the Dubai Turf

Hearts skipped a beat in the Singapore camp when Debt Collector started to improve in his customary style at the half-mile of the US$6 million Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) on Saturday,

Quechua fails to see out two miles in Dubai Gold Cup

The Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan got off to an inauspicious note for Singapore after its first runner Quechua finished out of the placings in the US$1 million Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup (3200m) on Saturday.

No joy but plenty of mud for Rodd in Godolphin Mile

Michael Rodd’s warm-up ride in the US$1 million Group 2 Godolphin Mile (1600m) turned out to be more of an early mud bath than anything else for the Kanji-based Australian jockey.

Wide post is the way the cookie crumbles for Summers

Less than a year ago, little-known trainer Chad Summers and his father were only registered as the owners of Mind Your Biscuits, but things were about to change very quickly.

Nova Swiss A Class Above

Star three-year-old Nova Swiss tasted his first defeat in the Merlion Trophy last start, but appears well placed to return to the winner's stall in this evening's Group 3 Singapore 3YO Sprint.

Friend or foe, Moreira just mindful of rising Debt in Dubai Turf

Champion jockey Joao Moreira has always treasured the friendship ties he has made in Singapore, probably even made stronger after he left for Hong Kong in 2013.

Duric gets back on top with double

Jockey Vlad Duric’s Frday riding double aboard Grand Cross and Poseidon saw him tie with fellow Australian Michael Rodd on 18 winners at the top of the ladder.

Blinkers sharpen up Grand Cross again

Trainer James Peters reckoned Grand Cross needed a couple of runs to warm up after the blinkered-gelding scored pretty comfortably in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Friday night.

Singapore has another Wildcard in Golden Shaheen

Singapore racing fans will be glued to their TV sets for two Dubai World Cup races on Saturday night, but they may want to know there is actually a third race they should look out for.

Dundonnell far from done deal in Shaheen but Fownes hopeful

Hong Kong trainer Caspar Fownes is confident Dundonnell is peaking at the right time for the US$2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen (1200m) on dirt on Saturday.

Geroux hopes to outgun an Arrow

Florent Geroux is a name only a fistful of Singapore racegoers may have heard of or seen on a racecard.

Bayu Well Placed To Go Back To Back

The Stephen Gray trained Bayu broke through for a deserved maiden win last start and appears well placed to go back-to-back in the final event at Singapore this evening.

Quechua better than ever, says Shaw

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but in Ricardo Le Grange’s case, it may well be that and one step further - improvement.

Brown glad he listened and Debt is now ready for Dubai

If it were for him, trainer Cliff Brown is quite adamant he would not have travelled Debt Collector to Dubai in the wake of his last run when the trip suddenly hung in the balance – but he said two persons made him change his mind.

Darci aiming for Distinction

After knocking in four wins on the bounce last year, Distinctive Darci has not greeted the judge yet in three runs this prep, but trainer Mark Walker is hoping he can find his way back to the winner’s enclosure this Sunday in the one that matters.

Khoo takes another spin with Queen Roulette

Trainer Leslie Khoo said it was always the plan to give Queen Roulette a warm-up run first before tackling the $250,000 Group 3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m) next.

Beasley picks up lightweight ride on Lim's Cruiser

With jockey Vlad Duric unable to ride light, it is fellow Australian jockey Danny Beasley who will stand in for his colleague aboard EW Barker Trophy winner Lim’s Cruiser at his comeback race in the $200,000 Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) on Sunday.

Boss ready to unleash the beast in the Count

Big-race jockey Glen Boss is not scared to use colourful terms when talking up his horses.

Juglall booked on Nova Swiss in 3YO Sprint

Nova Swiss has a new jockey, with Nooresh Juglall saying the “lucky” appointment fell his way as he was available in the $250,000 Group 3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m) on Sunday.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 17th and 19th of March

The Steven Burridge stable continued it's good form last weekend with emerging three-year-old Lim's Ripple saluting on Friday night.

Debt Collector, Quechua have travelled well to Dubai

Singapore raiders Debt Collector and Quechua landed safely in Dubai on Saturday afternoon, and while they have yet to come out of quarantine, they have pleased connections with the way they have settled in.

Cavallo brings up 10th win in style

Good old Cavallo turned up again with his trademark acceleration to score a resounding win in the $100,000 Open Benchmark 97 race over 1100m on Polytrack on Sunday.

Oxbow Sun shines after three top picks are scratched

Trainer Desmond Koh described the late scratchings of three well-backed runners in Race 7 as a “freebie” handed on a silver platter after his unfancied charge Oxbow Sun went on to make all on Sunday.

Four-timer vaults Nunes to Top 3

Champion jockey Manoel Nunes showed that class never dies after he won at his first four rides on Sunday, with four more rides still to come.

Al Green turns luck around to score maiden win

Relative newcomer Al Green scored an all-the-way win at his sixth start on Sunday, with trainer Stephen Gray now looking at testing the gelding on Polytrack next.

Hard riding pays off for Darci's Boy

Longshot Darci’s Boy sprang a major upset in the $35,000 Open Maiden race over 1400m on Sunday, but trainer Bruce Marsh said he did have a hunch he was not without qualities.

Queen's Seven a lucky card for the Davids

South African jockey Derreck David wanted to ride at least one winner as a nice send-off present for his parents before they fly back home next Thursday – and his wish was granted with a win from Queen’s Seven in the Lucky Last on Friday night.

Turquoise King saved from the sticks

Trainer Mark Walker joked that if Turquoise King did not win at his first test over 1900m, he would send him to New Zealand to race over hurdles.

Kellady the one-ride Hero

Jockey Matthew Kellady made his only ride at the Friday meeting count when Hero I Am came from behind to post a brilliant win in the $60,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m.

Lim's Ripple heading for spell after win and only two runs

Lim’s Ripple looks to be another smart sort in the making for the Lim’s Stable after he scored second-up in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Friday night, but trainer Steven Burridge still believes he needs more time to come right.

Yeoh found his Amazing Man for the job

Trainer Sonny Yeoh paid big compliments to Michael Rodd after Amazing Man finally visited the winner’s circle at his 13th start on Friday night.

Queen Roulette To Fly Fresh

The Leslie Khoo trained Queen Roulette appears well placed to make a winning return when due to contest the third event at Singapore this evening.

Lim's Samurai draws sword again

The road to the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge for promising Japanese-bred Lim’s Samurai hits the ground running in the $60,000 Open Benchmark 67 race over 1200m on Sunday.

Peters hoping for Day to cool off

Shock debut winner Deadline Day beat one home in a barrier trial on Thursday, but connections including his winning partner Olivier Placais were still happy with the run.

Quechua's quest for Dubai gold begins after last spin

Dubai-bound stayer Quechua has completed his pre-departure plans after he ticked the last box with a barrier trial hit-out at Kranji on Thursday.

Play it again, Sam

Two years ago, jockey Sam Subian was wondering what the future held for him if the meagre support he was getting did not improve dramatically.

Hello Michelle To Break Through

The ever consistent Hello Michelle appears well placed to return to the winner's stall when due to contest the third event at Singapore this evening.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 10th and 12th of March

The Steven Burridge trained Chalaza proved most impressive on Friday night and was clearly one of the standout performances of the weekend.

Wonderful looking to stretch hot run

The longer an unbeaten run keeps going, the more paranoid one tends to get about the next run seeing it come a cropper – but trainer Shane ‘Stretch’ Baertschiger has a different spin for Wonderful’s hot streak.

Kuah expects more from better-behaved Decreto

Trainer Kuah Cheng Tee put Decreto’s debut win down to raw ability, but said better things should be in the offing after he noticed a sharp improvement in his mannerisms since.

Gray Cruising into busy mode as stars gear up

Trainer Stephen Gray has had a fairly quiet start to the season, but things have picked up since, and will probably get busier in the coming weeks as his stable stars come rolling out.

Brown confirms Debt Collector will run in Dubai

It was touch and go for a while, but Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Collector is a definite starter in the US$6 million Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan on March 25.

Autumn Rush leaves rivals behind again but by smaller gap

Progressive individual Autumn Rush rounded up a perfect Sunday for trainer Steven Burridge by bringing up a three-bagger.

Magstock steams home from last

Promising stayer Magstock rocketed home with a flying finish to take out the $80,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1600m on Sunday.

Cyborg rises again

Talented sprinter-miler Cyborg made a welcomed return to the winner’s circle when he claimed the $100,000 Open Benchmark 83 race over 1200m on Sunday.

Regal tussle as Lim's Royal downs Red Duke

The well-supported Lim’s Royal produced a late burst through a sardine-packed situation close home to land the prize in the $65,000 Initiation race over 1400m on Sunday.

Major Tom is right on the money again

Favourite Major Tom did not let his punters down with a gallant win in the $75,000 Novice race over 1400m on Sunday.

Stronger Premier Fighter fires up at comeback

Patience is a golden virtue in racing and Premier Fighter was yet another classic example of that adage on Sunday.

Cyborg To Strip Fitter Second Up

An encouraging return last start leaves the Ricardo Le Grange trained Cyborg well placed to return to the winner’s stall at Singapore this evening.

Pioneer Seven lands shock win

Race 7 on Friday night sent shockwaves at Kranji when $692 rank-outsider Pioneer Seven went all the way to show his 11 better-fancied rivals a clean set of heels in the $80,000 Class 3 speed dash over 1000m.

Team Baertschiger-Powell at the double

Trainer Shane Baertschiger and jockey John Powell combined for a race-to-race double with Sacred Army and Preditor on Friday night.

Quieter riding tactics pay off for Chalaza

Jockey Danny Beasley has always had a bit of time for Chalaza from Day 1 and it showed in his effusive post-race appraisal after they recombined for a second win on Friday night.

His name is Copacabana and he is a showboy

Trainer Cliff Brown saddled two leading hopes in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden 2YO & 3YO race over 1200m on Friday night, and duly obliged - even if it was not quite the result predicted by most.

TH Koh thankful for new lease of life

Success begets success and in Singaporean jockey Koh Teck Huat’s case, also a licence to ride until the end of the year.

Athena To Return A Winner

The Cliff Brown trained Athena has displayed plenty of ability in her short career to date and appears well placed to make a winning return in Singapore this evening.

Burridge not falling into Autumn Rush yet

Trainer Steven Burridge is pouring a bit of cold water on the buzz around Autumn Rush in the wake of his last-start romp, but hopes a short break will keep him on the fresh side for another bold showing this Sunday.

Azhar hopeful Mighty Conqueror can atone

Veteran jockey Azhar Ismail is advising not to put a line through Mighty Conqueror even though he misfired at his last start.

Zip A Dee Ooh's and Aah's less likely second-up: Khoo

A hush fell over Kranji when noted stayer Zip A Dee Doo Dah turned in a bottler of a finish to score first-up in a sprint race, but trainer Leslie Khoo for one said he did not fall off his chair.

Double Major in Shafiq's sights

Former Singapore champion apprentice jockey Shafiq Rizuan seems to have a spring back in his step these days.

Kranji boys' overseas training right on track

It’s a fact that apprentice jockeys have been in short supply at Kranji since a large chunk left for other shores to hone their craft, but the temporary setback is only a small kink when stacked up against the greater good of boasting better homegrown jockeys in Singapore one day – and such benefits are already being reaped.

Alibi pleases at comeback barrier trial

Promising galloper Alibi is ticking all the right boxes as he gears up for his campaign towards the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - Jupiter Gold Upstages Debt Collector

The Group 1 Singapore Guineas now appears a foregone conclusion following Jupiter Gold's effort to upstage Debt Collector on Friday night.

Glen out to show who is Tom's Boss

Kranji-based hoop Glen Boss is looking forward to his ride aboard Tom Melbourne in the A$1.5 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington this Saturday, though it may be his booking in the earlier race, the A$1.25 million Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) that is giving him a slightly bigger buzz.

Baertschiger books lightweight Frenchman for Aramco

Trainer Shane Baertschiger holds Aramco in high esteem but will still see how the promising sprinter comes through Sunday’s assignment before mapping out any loftier plans.

Renewal of jockey and apprentice jockey licences

The Singapore Turf Club has renewed the licences of the following jockeys and apprentice jockeys for various periods of time.

Alwin Tan lands fourth Merlion Trophy with Infantry

Champion trainer Alwin Tan’s love story with the Merlion Trophy is giving no signs of letting up after he captured the sprint feature for the fourth time with Infantry on Sunday, even saddling the quinella for good measure with even-money favourite Nova Swiss a close second.

The Capital punishes rivals at first Kranji outing

With an overseas racing history that reads a 2100m winner in Ireland, two starts in Group 2 and Group 3 races over 2400m and 2700m before being shipped over to Singapore, The Capital would not have been a popular pick if lined up in a 1200m Polytrack race first-up at Kranji.

Brown has Gilt Complex going even on Polytrack

Trainer Cliff Brown gave due credit to owner Graeme Mackie after Gilt Complex stepped up to the plate to land the $80,000 Tuxedo Moon 2011, a Kranji Stakes C race over 1700m on Polytrack on Sunday.

Cadet scores by small space

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange was a bit stumped by Cadet’s last start when he returned with breathing issues, but after backing off the Captain Sonador three-year-old, the patience he showed was rewarded manifold two months later.

Rodd teams up with Tan for first win

The surprising record that Singapore champion trainer Alwin Tan and leading jockey Michael Rodd have never combined for a win was finally set straight on Sunday.

Takaoka and Munro strike Gold with Jupiter

Arriving on course, there was most definitely a buzz surrounding Race 6, a $125,000 Open Stakes race over 1600m.

Meagher's first 2017 winner, Believe It Or Not, not out of turn

After an impressive start to his training career in 2016, trainer Daniel Meagher has had a quiet time of things in 2017.

Mr Spielberg back in action in Merlion

Trainer Laurie Laxon is back feeling reinvigorated from his annual New Zealand holidays – and hoping his horses will feel the same way this weekend, especially the resuming Mr Spielberg.

Powell back on the Road

Due to the low weights Lincoln Road had been getting of late, heavyweight jockey John Powell had to pass up the ride, but the once-lethal pairing will reunite as the Polytrack specialist runs in the $350,000 Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m) this Sunday.

Nova Swiss Ready For Biggest Test

Talented three-year-old Nova Swiss faces his stiffest test this evening, but still appears well placed to take out the Group 2 Merlion Trophy.

Debt Collector To Continue Winning Sequence

Star galloper Debt Collector returned in a big way last start and is out to stretch his winning sequence to nine this evening in Singapore.

The General idea is to snag another Big race

Nooresh Juglall is looking forward to riding another feature winner for Thai owners Falcon Racing Stable this Sunday, but said The General has a hard act to follow in Big Brother.

Swiss ace tasked to keep Nova on a roll

French jockey Olivier Placais admits to feeling a little bit of pressure as he takes over the reins of the undefeated Nova Swiss at his sixth start, which will incidentally be his first Group assignment on Sunday.

Takaoka hopes Jupiter won't be spaced

Trainer Hideyuki Takaoka knew all along Friday’s Open Stakes race over 1600m was the target race of Kranji’s colossus himself, Debt Collector, but still kept his rising star Jupiter Gold on course for the head-on collision.

Daad’s The Way to go after racing

Old marvel Daad’s The Way may have called it a day from the fast and furious pace of life as a racehorse, but fans will still be able to see him strut leisurely onto the tracks on racedays.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 24th of February

Just the sole meeting in Singapore over the weekend with the unbeaten Countofmontecristo one of the stand-out performances on Friday night.