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Distinctive Darci To Relish Polytrack Outing

Distinctive Darci hard to beat in the Kranji Stakes A (1200m) in Singapore

Distinctive Darci To Relish Polytrack Outing

Distinctive Darci looks well placed to return to the winners circle when he lines up in the Speedy Cat 2013 Kranji Stakes A (1200m) on the Polytrack.

Distinctive Darci
Distinctive Darci Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The Mark Walker-trained runner put three solid wins together all on the Polytrack before running ninth in the Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on the turf last start behind Lim’s Cruiser.

Going back on the Polytrack today where he has won nine of 15, placing on a further four occasions, Distinctive Darci Horseform will be very hard to hold out in this company.


Vlad Duric remains on board and there was a lot to like about his win in the Group 2 Merlion Trophy two starts back when getting the better of Countofmontecristo Horseform and Lim’s Cruiser.

From barrier 3, the four-year-old gelding should be around midfield and expect Duric to unleash him at the right time and get the better of his rivals today all of whom have not reached the heights of Distinctive Darci in recent times.

Royal Ruler Horseform won well first up in a Kranji Stakes B (1100m) on the Polytrack and you would expect him to come on from that effort.

The Ricardo Le Grange-trained runner is another galloper who is better performed on the Polytrack and looks ready to progress to the Kranji Stakes A.

Royal Ruler does his best racing over this trip with a very handy record, the only concern having not won from four previous second up efforts, placing on two occasions though.

Likely to push forward from the good draw to settle on the speed and you would expect the six-year-old gelding to be in this a long way.

Kratos Horseform was disappointing when well backed in a Kranji Stakes B (1100m) last start, leading throughout before not even firing a shot in the straight.

Goes up to the 1200m today for the first time which is a slight concern as he appears to be a much better horse over the 1000m dash.

Expect a better showing today but will need to show significant improvement to get the better of Distinctive Darci.

Wimbledon Horseform returns from a spell and looks best of the rest with a handy record when fresh previously, placing in five of his six outings.

Will get a nice run off the pace from the inside draw with Daniel Moor on board and would not be surprised to see him in the finish.

Good luck!

Racing And Sports



135381
R5 KRANJI AW 10 June 2018
SPEEDY CAT 2013 STAKES KRANJI STAKES A KS A, 1200m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
4. JUPITER GOLD (AUS)
4yo Gelding
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
O PLACAIS
55.0
$5.20
 
CONGRATS (USA) - CONTENTED (AUS)
JUPITER GOLD STABLE
Jan 15, 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $130000
 
2nd  
1. DISTINCTIVE DARCI (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MARK WILLIAM WALKER
VLAD DURIC
59.5
$2.60
 
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - DISTINCTIVE LASS (AUS)
FAIRDEAL STABLE
3rd  
9. AUTUMN RUSH (AUS)
5yo Gelding
STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE
WH KOK
49.0
$10.80
 
KEANO (NZ) - ROSALBA (AUS)
 EZ STABLE
4th  5. ROYAL RULER (USA)
6yo Gelding
RICARDO LE GRANGE
NOORESH JUGLALL
55.0
$4.80
5th  8. KRATOS (NZ)
4yo Gelding
KOK TEIK WAI DAVID
Z ZURIMAN
51.0
$21.20
6th  2. WIMBLEDON (AUS)
6yo H
J PETERS
DANIEL MOOR
58.0
$11.00
7th  11. FLAK JACKET (AUS)
7yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
MATTHEW KELLADY
52.0
$13.60
8th  10. MIGHTY CONQUEROR (NZ)
5yo Gelding
KY YOUNG
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
52.0
$56.40
9th  6. ABSOLUTE MIRACLE (AUS)
5yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
T SEE
53.5
$58.80
10th  3. SPEEDY DRAGON (USA)
6yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
JOHN POWELL
58.0
$7.20


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