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Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 1st and 6th of January

A recap of Singapore racing on the 1st and 6th of January, highlighting key performances and horses to follow.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 1st and 6th of January

Good competitive racing kicked off the New Year with the Steven Burridge trained Absolvido a key stand-out in the final event.

Absolvido
Absolvido Picture:Singapore Turf Club

An impressive winner in November, Absolvido Horseform  returned from a 39 day break and proceeded to take a good step forward when too strong over 1200m.

A noted backmarker, Absolvido adopted his usual tactics towards the rear in what was a win that had to be seen to be believed.


If one simply paused the race at the turn, you would have given Absolvido little chance.

Drifting wide around the turn, Absolvido gave his rivals a big start, before really knuckling down and savaging the line down the outside.

A key sectional star, Absolvido returned a new career peak and is clearly a five-year-old trending the right way.

Only lightly raced, Absolvido has now won three of his nine career starts, including three minor placings.

Absolvido improved six pounds to return a Timeform rating of 75+ and creates plenty of interest moving forward.

In his maiden preparation we saw Burridge stretch him out to the mile, breaking his maiden status over 1400m.

This preparation, he has been kept to 1200m and is expected to improve further when stepped up in trip.

Over the shorter trips, he is forced to settle a long way back, however when stepped up beyond 1200m, he may be able to adopt a more forward position.

Regardless, his closing splits are very impressive and if able to replicate them over further, there certainly appears more wins in store for the son of Rip Van Winkle.

Earlier in the program the Mark Walker trained Federation Horseform  did a great job when breaking his maiden status in the second event.

Formerly trained by Team Snowden, Federation placed in two of his four starts and while no match for My Dreamliner Horseform in his Singapore debut, he clearly relished the step up to 1200m last Tuesday.

Ridden by Vlad Duric, Federation settled just off the speed before railing up on the turn to take the lead entering the straight.

Displaying a good turn of foot, Federation proceeded to draw clear of his rivals, racing away to score by 2.5L.

Improving five pounds on his Singapore debut, Federation remains open to further improvement based on his prior best form in Australia.

Only lightly raced, he appears set for a handy career in Singapore and should only improve further both on the turf and up in trip — he is a must for your blackbook.

Racing And Sports



147304
R10 KRANJI AW 1 January 2019
LUCKY STABLE STAKES CLASS 4 4, 1200m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. ABSOLVIDO (NZ)
5yo Gelding
STEVEN BURRIDGE
S NOH
56.0
$3.20
 
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - DIAMOND ROCK (AUS)
PREMIER RACING STABLE
2nd  
6. SILVER SKY (IRE)
5yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
SAIFUDIN ISMAIL
57.0
$6.60
 
FROZEN POWER (IRE) - MERRY MOON (IRE)
FORTUNE STABLE
3rd  
13. DYNAMIC GENERAL (AUS)
5yo Gelding
J O'HARA
NOORESH JUGLALL
53.0
$14.20
 
SEPOY (AUS) - CAIGUNA (AUS)
 DAVID KOK TEIK WAI
4th  3. SUPER DENMAN (AUS)
4yo Gelding
RICARDO LE GRANGE
BAREND VORSTER
58.0
$6.00
5th  7. HIDDEN PROMISE (NZ)
6yo Gelding
MARK WALKER
T SEE
55.5
$49.40
6th  9. EL CHAPO (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
VLAD DURIC
55.5
$13.20
7th  10. WARRIOR KING (NZ)
4yo Gelding
BRUCE MARSH
N ZYRUL
52.0
$40.20
8th  4. ANGEL HALO (JPN)
5yo Gelding
HIDEYUKI TAKAOKA
MARC LERNER
57.5
$15.40
9th  8. YULONG FIRE (IRE)
4yo Gelding
DAVID KOK
BENNY WOODWORTH
56.5
$87.60
10th  11. LUCKY BOY (AUS)
6yo Gelding
KY YOUNG
C K NG
47.5
$49.20
11th  2. COPACABANA (NZ)
5yo Gelding
CLIFFORD BROWN
MICHAEL RODD
58.0
$2.80


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