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Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 20th & 22nd July

A competitive field of local and international runners lined up for the Korean Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday, taken out by Skywalk.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 20th & 22nd July

A competitive field of local and international runners lined up for the Korean Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday, taken out by Skywalk.

Skywalk
Skywalk Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The James Peters-trained runner was coming off a modest effort in the Group 1 Lion City Cup, running 10th, and beaten seven lengths by the winner Lim’s Cruiser off a Kranji Stakes B win the start prior.

Given just under a month between runs, Skywalk relished getting back on the polytrack and settling just off the leaders from a widish draw, Vlad Duric was able to get the best out of the four-year-old over the concluding stages running out a half length winner of Rafaello in second with South Korean runner Today third.


Skywalk ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 94, three pounds above his previous best achieved when winning a Kranji Stakes B three runs back.

The son of Battle Paint has now won five of six starts on the polytrack and only two from 10 on the turf indicating he is a polytrack specialist and will stick to the polytrack feature races going forward.

Rafaello in second battled on very well over the concluding stages to finish second and ran to a rating of 92, five pounds below his second placing in a Kranji Stakes A the start prior.

Today who came across from South Korea with 10 wins from 13 starts settled third and looked left for dead at the top of the straight but fought on gamely for third and ran to a Timeform figure of 82.

On Friday night Tesoro Privado appreciated the drop in grade with a big three length win in the Class 3 over 1400m on the turf.

The Lee Freedman-trained runner had been freshened since running fourth to Mr Clint in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m), fourth in the Group 2 Thr Classic over this course and distance the start prior.

Settling up on the speed from barrier 7, the three-year-old gelding kicked clear in the straight to run out a dominant winner over Star Empire in second with Galileo’s Empire third.

Tesoro Privado who is building an impressive career record ran to a Timeform figure of 90, three pounds below his fourth placing in the Singapore Guineas and you would expect the Orpen gelding to have a decent future ahead.

Later in the night Special King secured his second win in a row when claiming the Kranji Stakes C (1100m) over Elite Power and Marine Treaure.

The three-year-old colt has been in outstanding form in recent times and ran to a new career peak Timeform rating of 84 beating Elite Power just under a length.

Making his way through the grades nicely, trainer Alwin Tan indicated he could find himself in a trophy race going forward.

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