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Circuit Land Set To Break Through

The Lee Freedman trained Circuit Land is in career best form and appears well placed to break through at Kranji this evening.

Circuit Land Set To Break Through

The Lee Freedman trained Circuit Land is in career best form and appears well placed to break through at Kranji this evening.

Circuit Land
Circuit Land Picture:Singapore Turf Club

Due to contest the ninth event, the Group 3 Colonial Chief Stakes [1600m], Circuit Land drops back in trip after only being narrowly beaten in the Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup [2000m] last start.

Game in defeat with the big weight, Circuit Land Horseform has been a distinct model of consistency and appears very well placed under the conditions of the race tonight.


Since transferred to Singapore, Circuit Land has placed in five of seven attempts, three of which were in Group 1 company.

Although racing well over 1800m and 2000m at his last two starts, his best form is at a mile, with four of his five career wins.

Having taken on the best of the best in recent starts, this is a big drop back in grade and he certainly looks to get his chance.

His best form leaves him with a clear edge over his rivals and he has drawn to receive all the favours for Placais.

Although yet to ride the seven-year-old, Placais has a great record with the Freedman stable, overall striking at 22% from 55 rides.

One must always take notice when Placais legs aboard for the champion trainer.

Bad luck appears his biggest danger, though it would be surprising to see him not get his chance from the middle draw.

Expect Placais to be fairly prominent early and with clear air on straightening, he should prove very hard to beat.

The Alvin Tan trained Maximus Horseform really impressed winning last time out and shapes as the main danger.

Only relatively lightly raced, he has won seven of 17 attempts, including four of his last 10.

He surprised a few over 1100m last start and it's hard seeing take a backwards step racing third up — clearly trending the right way and has to be respected.

Singapore Guineas winner Forever Young Horseform hasn't won for some time (490 days), but is more than capable when right and has to be kept safe in his return.

Of the rest the consistent Nova Strike Horseform appears the next in line.

On debut for the James Peters stable, Nova Strike has never missed the money on the polytrack, winning six of 10 attempts.

Michael Rodd appears a key booking and he has to be included.

Good luck and happy punting.

Racing And Sports



145986
R9 KRANJI AW 9 December 2018
COLONIAL CHIEF STAKES , 1600m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
8. MAXIMUS (USA)
5yo Gelding
TAN HAI WANG
T SEE
55.0
$3.20
 
LEMON DROP KID (USA) - IMAGINE (USA)
IB RACING STABLE
2nd  
2. CIRCUIT LAND (USA)
7yo Gelding
LEE FREEDMAN
O PLACAIS
58.0
$2.80
 
MIZZEN MAST (USA) - STORM DOVE (USA)
NGO TAI TAK
3rd  
3. DISTINCTIVE DARCI (NZ)
5yo Gelding
MARK WILLIAM WALKER
VLAD DURIC
58.0
$10.00
 
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - DISTINCTIVE LASS (AUS)
 FAIRDEAL STABLE
4th  12. SARAAB (ARG)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL JOHN CLEMENTS
BENNY WOODWORTH
52.0
$45.40
5th  6. MCGREGOR (AUS)
8yo Gelding
MICHAEL JOHN CLEMENTS
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
56.0
$34.20
6th  11. SKY ROCKET (NZ)
5yo Gelding
STEPHEN GRAY
BAREND VORSTER
52.0
$4.80
7th  9. FOREVER YOUNG (USA)
4yo Gelding
CT KUAH
I AZHAR
54.0
$14.20
8th  10. ROBIN HOOD (NZ)
7yo Gelding
TAN HAI WANG
M EWE
54.0
$24.20
9th  5. BLUE SWEDE (NZ)
8yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
MATTHEW KELLADY
56.0
$54.80
10th  7. MIGHTY KENNY (AUS)
6yo Gelding
RICARDO LE GRANGE
NOORESH JUGLALL
56.0
$10.20
11th  1. VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL (NZ)
7yo Gelding
D LOGAN
CRAIG GRYLLS
59.0
$45.60


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