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Lightning To Strike At Kranji

Emerging four-year-old Lightning Fast appears well placed to return to the winner's stall following an eye catching return last start.

Lightning To Strike At Kranji

Emerging four-year-old Lightning Fast appears well placed to return to the winner's stall following an eye catching return last start.

Lightning Fast
Lightning Fast Picture:Singapore Turf Club

Trained by Desmond Koh the son of Hard Spun has displayed plenty of ability and now looks to be back better than ever.

A winner of three of his seven starts, Lightning Fast Horseform has only missed the money once and is sure to improve sharply racing second up.


While on trial at the trip, he gives the impression it will suit and he appears well placed at the weights.

Having been heavily supported late first up, Lightning Fast looked to travel strongly into the race, before he just peaked on his run late.

Beaten just under two lengths, it was an eye catching run and certainly indicated that he is back in good order.

Last preparation Lightning Fast continued to improve with racing and if able to follow a similar progression this time around, he will no doubt make his presence felt.

From the rails draw he is expected to settle closer to the speed and should receive all the favours for apprentice rider CC Wong.

In six attempts aboard the gelding, Wong has placed in five including all three of Lightning Fast's victories.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, little separates the leading contenders, however happy to lean the way of Lightning Fast given he still looks to have plenty of upside.

The Ricardo Le Grange trained Cyborg Horseform has won three of his five starts in Singapore and remains a big watch fresh.

Cyborg is unbeaten first up and is unbeaten in his sole attempt over the trip.

While conceding weight to all of his rivals he is certainly more than capable and does have a touch of class on his side.

Admittedly he will be better over further, however with three trials under his belt he appears tuned up to perform well fresh.

Barend Vorster sticks aboard having ridden the four-year-old in all five starts and shouldn't be too far away from the inside draw.

If back to his best, Cyborg will certainly make his presence felt.

The Mark Walker trained Distinctive Darci Horseform was disappointing last start, however he is clearly worth another chance on best form.

Well supported to start favourite, Distinctive Darci failed to fire a shot when unable to springboard off his narrow defeat first up.

A winner of four of his eight starts, no question he is a talent and given the stable is setting him for grander goals, he can be forgiven for his below par effort last start.

Unbeaten third up, this is somewhat 'D' day for Distinctive Darci as he would want to be showing something in this field.

From the good draw he looks to receive a charmed run for Mosse and shapes as one of the hardest to beat.

Of the rest the Shane Baertschiger trained Aramco Horseform appears the next in line, dropping back to a more suitable trip.

An impressive winner two back at this course and distance, he can have his off days, but when right he rates well on best form.

Like the fact he has been kept fresh (30 days) and cannot be taken lightly.

Good luck and happy punting.

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109502
R9 KRANJI 19 February 2017
CLASS 3 3, 1200m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
12. ARAMCO (AUS)
4yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
DANNY BEASLEY
53.5
$3.20
 
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - EYE FOR FUN (AUS)
ARAMCO STABLE
Apr 14, 2014 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Grose Wold, $750000, SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN KHALIFA AL MAKTOUM, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 
2nd  
8. DISTINCTIVE DARCI (NZ)
3yo Gelding
MARK WILLIAM WALKER
GERALD MOSSE
55.0
$4.60
 
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - DISTINCTIVE LASS (AUS)
FAIRDEAL STABLE
3rd  
9. SUPER SIX (AUS)
6yo Gelding
LETICIA ANNE DRAGON
T SEE
54.0
$64.20
 
KAPHERO (AUS) - ELLEXCELL (AUS)
 LETICIA ANNE DRAGON
4th  1. CYBORG (ARG)
4yo Gelding
RICARDO LE GRANGE
BAREND VORSTER
57.0
$4.00
5th  6. VON KRUMM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
JOHN POWELL
55.5
$39.40
6th  3. GRAND CROSS (AUS)
4yo Gelding
J PETERS
RIZUAN SHAFIQ
56.5
$9.40
7th  7. AWESOME (NZ)
4yo Gelding
YEOH KHENG SOON SONNY
ALAN MUNRO
55.0
$63.60
8th  14. DARSHINI (GB)
5yo Gelding
MOHD YUSOF BIN OTHMAN
I AZHAR
52.0
$109.60
9th  10. EXCEED EXPRESS (NZ)
5yo Gelding
LAURIE KEVIN LAXON
GLEN BOSS
54.0
$16.00
10th  13. JUSTICE FIRST (GB)
5yo Gelding
MOHD YUSOF BIN OTHMAN
C K NG
50.5
$259.00
11th  11. HIMALAYA DRAGON (AUS)
6yo Mare
YEOH KHENG SOON SONNY
I AMIRUL
52.0
$36.40
12th  5. LIGHTNING FAST (AUS)
4yo Gelding
KOH CHOR YUNG DESMOND
Z ZURIMAN
54.5
$11.80
13th  2. CONFLIGHT (AUS)
4yo Gelding
TAN HAI WANG
OSCAR CHAVEZ
56.5
$8.40
14th  4. PIONEER SEVEN (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MOK ZHAN LUN
BENNY WOODWORTH
56.0
$99.40


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