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Walker Runner To Continue Winning Form At Kranji

Distinctive Darci hard to beat in the Kranji Stakes A.

Walker Runner To Continue Winning Form At Kranji

Distinctive Darci shapes up as a strong chance when he lines up in the Kranji Stakes A over 1000m on the Polytrack on Sunday.

Distinctive Darci
Distinctive Darci Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The Mark Walker-trained runner returned to the winners circle with a nice one length win over Nova Missile in the same company last start (1200m) and looks well suited again today off that effort.

With Vlad Duric back on board, the four-year-old gelding will need a little bit of luck from the wide draw but if he can find some cover in the second half of the field he will be getting to the line very strongly.


Most recent effort over the 1000m trip came when runner up to Nova Swiss in a Kranji Stakes A late last year and is rarely too far away in these sorts of races.

Running to a career peak Timeform figure of 96 last start, if Distinctive Darci Horseform can run up to that level again today he will certainly be very hard to hold out in this field.

Autumn Rush Horseform did not have a great deal of luck last start when caught wide in a Kranji Stakes B, tiring late to finish midfield.

Form prior to that was very good when winning a strong Class 3 over this C/D, running on very well from back in the field.

With four wins from his 12 career starts, The Steven Burridge-trained runner still looks to have improvement to come and is very lightly raced for a five-year-old.

Should get a very nice run from barrier 2 today and if he can run up to his previous best he is not without hope against these down in the weights.

Al Green Horseform has been racing better than his recent form suggests and should appreciate the drop back to the 1000m for this where he has a solid record.

Last time the Stephen Gray-trained runner lined up over the 1000m on the Polytrack was when winning a Kranji Stakes B four starts back, returning a career peak Timeform figure of 90.

Won a recent barrier trial in preparation for today and with Glen Boss on board down in the weights expect a very strong showing in this.

Constant Justice Horseform rounds out the main chances with five of his seven previous wins coming over the 1000m dash.

Willing to forgive his last start effort when beaten a long way behind Distinctive Darci in a run that was too bad to be true when in the market.

Won his start prior to that over this C/D in a Kranji Stakes B, returning a Timeform figure of 94 and that will be good enough to be very competitive in this field.

Won a recent barrier trial and from the inside draw should be right around the mark.

Good luck!

Racing And Sports




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R7 KRANJI AW 15 April 2018
KRANJI STAKES A KS A, 1000m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. DISTINCTIVE DARCI (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MARK WILLIAM WALKER
VLAD DURIC
57.0
$3.00
 
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - DISTINCTIVE LASS (AUS)
FAIRDEAL STABLE
2nd  
9. AL GREEN (ARG)
5yo Gelding
STEPHEN GRAY
GLEN BOSS
53.0
$4.40
 
EXCHANGE RATE (USA) - ALL NIGHT DYNA (USA)
ST GEORGE STABLE
3rd  
7. RAISE NO DOUBT (AUS)
7yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
NOORESH JUGLALL
55.5
$20.80
 
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - EXTREMELY (AUS)
MAPLE STARS STABLE
 Jan 12, 2012 Sydney Classic Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $25000, DARBY BLOODSTOCK, NSW
 
4th  5. CONSTANT JUSTICE (AUS)
5yo Gelding
MOHD YUSOF BIN OTHMAN
C GRYLLS
55.5
$10.00
5th  11. ANONYMOUS (AUS)
6yo Gelding
J SAIMEE
CC WONG
50.0
$20.40
6th  10. AUTUMN RUSH (AUS)
5yo Gelding
STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE
WH KOK
49.0
$15.00
7th  1. OLYMPIC ANTHEM (NZ)
7yo Gelding
J PETERS
MICHAEL RODD
57.0
$5.80
8th  8. FORTUNE WINNER (ARG)
6yo Mare
LETICIA ANNE DRAGON
M EWE
54.5
$48.40
9th  6. GRAND CROSS (AUS)
5yo Gelding
J PETERS
I AMIRUL
53.5
$22.00
10th  4. SPANISH BAY (AUS)
6yo Gelding
J PETERS
O PLACAIS
57.0
$39.00
11th  12. DREAM COMES TRUE (NZ)
4yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
51.0
$70.00
12th  3. LINCOLN ROAD (NZ)
6yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
MATTHEW KELLADY
57.0
$6.00


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