Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 19th April 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 19th April 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Friday, 19th April 2019

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Friday, 19th April 2019 with selections & information on all the contenders.

Kranji. Picture:Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images


SIAM WARRIOR (3) – An interesting newcomer for James Peters, formerly with Godolphin and James Cummings in Australia where he won twice over 1200m. He certainly caught the eye in a recent trial, when finishing powerfully in third (not extended) and finds a race that might not take much winning on local debut.
SUPER SIX (4) – Beat a subsequent winner last time out in the shape of Ottawa and has now taken his record to seven wins from 69 starts here and will give bold show and the selection most to think about here.
ASTRA (9) – Up eight points for a Class 5 win last time by 3 ¾ lengths and given he is still lightly-raced, he should be open to more improvement for an in-form stable. Can easily make the frame here.
SUN SPEAR (5) – Broke his maiden status over 1600m in Australia for Mick Price. Has trialed well here and although he may want further in due course, it would be no surprise to see him sprint well first time out.


WELL DESERVED (1) – Has done enough in three starts so far to suggest he can win a race of this calibre and ‘Team Hardwicke’ are in great form. One to beat.
STAGESHOW (6) – Ran home well behind a runaway winner last time out and that was a nice step-up from his debut performance. Another run like that should see him involved in the finish to some degree.
GLAMOROUS (3) – Slightly better on the turf and over further but this isn’t the strongest maiden ever run and may well get away with a couple of factors against him. Place chance.
I AM INVISIBLE (4) – All three runs to-date have been fair and can sneak into the money here and isn’t the worst to include in the quartet. 


FIRST CHOICE (1) – Top weight. This Lee Freedman-trained galloper has had a nice break since his last run in January and did finish second in a trial on April 9 behind the mighty War Affair. It will be a big ask under top weight but the fact it looks an open race, he may be worth taking a chance.
MACH (4) – A Kranji D stakes winner last time out when making all under Noh Senari. This will be a first try on the surface, so there is a bit taken on trust, but he has some decent form in the book and is one of the more interesting runners in the race.
YULONG FAST STEED (6) – Would be a good chance to make the frame judged on the pick of his form but must show a bit more this time around.
SOLDADO (2) – Resuming and is dropped in class. Will enjoy the services of the new rookie who burst onto the scene with a riding double at his debut last weekend, Riduan Abu Bakar and his four-kilo allowance. Last of three wins recorded over course and distance in November. Keep safe, especially from barrier No 1.

TAVITO (2) – Finds the perfect race here. Back into Class 5 off an acceptable run in stronger grade last start. His last win was over this distance on the same surface. There looks to be good speed upfront, he can settle midfield, pull out and finish over the top of them.
DARCI’S BOY (6) – Did a good job first-up and will be fitter here. Looks the main danger.
KUBERA’S CHIEF (4) – Goes best on the Polytrack and is better suited here after running on turf last start. From barrier 3 he should get his chance.
GRIDIRON (8) – Is not hopeless here and should be at decent odds. Will appreciate the tempo upfront and will run on in the straight, could fill a placing.

MY BIG BOSS (5) – Goes well fresh. Has had a little break since running third to Copacabana in February and has since had a trial (eighth) to leave him right for this return to action. He has a touch of class (third in Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe) and can prove too good for his rivals in this.
DAVID’S SLING (3) – Off since last October when winning over slightly further and is now five points higher here. His trial recently looked good and has conditions to suit. A leading contender.
RED DAWN (2) – Last won almost two years ago to the day off only a one-point lower mark over the course and distance. He has needed some help from the assessor in recent times and has now received it. Should find this much less demanding than some of his runs this year.
WHISTLING WIN (1) – Not the biggest in the world and has never carried more than 55kgs to victory, he is, however, a Class 3 at best and is now back in class 4 and should find this slightly easier, but the big weight is the concern.


ELITE POWER (4) – Mark Walker’s five-year-old has been in great form of late and his latest victory has taken a couple of boasts since with both Golden Flame and Invincible Ryker winning since then. Fifth in a recent trial behind War Affair and goes extremely well fresh. Strong winning chance.
NIMBLE (3) – Four out of four in Singapore and continues to progress very nicely, has won on the surface and looked very good on the turf last time when successful. There is not much between him and Elite Power and those two should fight it out.
AUGUSTANO (5) – Last in a trial behind War Affair (not knocked about) and is an interesting runner back on the Polytrack with a nice racing weight. Can be the value play in the race.
MOKASTAR (6) – Third in latest trial and is only two points higher than his last win, which came in this grade. A tough little horse who should run well off his current mark judged on his run behind the selection in early March.


THE BIG EASY (3) – Free-striding galloper who has shown plenty of ability in a relatively short career. Will roll to the front from the middle draw and take beating. Expect bold showing.
SIERRA CONQUEROR (10) – Was going to resume for the new stable before having a mishap at the gates last start where he was subsequently scratched. Has since trialled well so must be considered as a winning factor.
IT’S GOT IT ALL (8) – On debut in Singapore. Brings respectable credentials from Western Australia where he has done the majority of his racing on-pace. Monitor parade/market.
KISS YOUR SONG (5) – Will strip fitter for this affair third-up. Rider will have options from the draw and is capable of figuring if the race is run to suit. In the mix.


STREET PARTY (4) – The James Peters team are in excellent form in the last couple of meetings and this three-year-old could well prove the way to go in this contest. A strong finishing third last time out on this surface, he has saved his best for the Polytrack and the step-up in trip looks ideal.
MIGHTY EMPEROR (1) – Pushed out to land a recent trial in 61.70 seconds, he would not inspire too many punters on recent form but he is a seven-time winner on the Polytrack and judged on his last run on the surface back in late January when second in a Kranji C off a mark of 70, he must be respected.
BEBOP (7) – Just the one win in 23 starts but has run some nice races recently, he needs a bit to go right for him but the fact he is in good form will stand him in good stead.
SUN GENERAL (5) – Yet to win in 10 starts at Kranji so far but off his current mark of 57, he looks nicely enough treated and is more than capable of a bold show.


CALCULATION (2) – A winner of his first two races and was then found wanting in a couple of Class 3 races off this mark (65), his latest trial was better than it looked and with the new rating scale in place, he finds a nice opportunity to win again.
FLAUNT (8) – Broke the maiden tag on his latest start and had My Miracle behind him in third (winner since), he would need to take another step forward but can run a good race in a race of this nature.
FRIENDSHIP (4) – The last time we saw this fellow in a Class 4, he was successful off a mark of 59, he is another now benefitting from the rating changes and finds himself in calmer waters here. Expect an improved effort.
MY MIRACLE (10) – Easy winner in a very weak race last time out over the course and distance and on that form would look a place chance at best here.
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