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Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Saturday, 25th November 2023

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Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Saturday, 25th November with selections & information on all the contenders.

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LIM'S ZOOM – Gets back to class 5 where he has a spectacular record. The last three times he has dropped back to this grade he has been victorious and the stable will have him primed again here.

RICH FORTUNE – Gains a start here although drawing wide for Kellady. His form has been solid this season including two wins and four minor placings at his most recent five starts. Don't overlook him.

BIG GREEN HAT – Was tough to the line at his last outing behind Zygarde when beaten 1.5 lengths. Nunes booked to take the ride again and should get a good run from the inside barrier.

THE SHADOW – He will likely settle back from the wide draw as he is accustomed to, but he will be hoping for strong early speed to attack the line late. Watch for any betting support.


LIM'S BIGHORN – First starter by Better Than Ready for the strong Meagher stable. Looked sharp winning a trial by 3.8 lengths recently and has had three trials since October. Will be fit and ready.

SMART GAMBIT – Gets a nice draw in barrier 3 for Ronnie Stewart who is riding in good form. This horse was a bit green down the straight last run but stuck it out well behind Lonhro Gold last week.

ANIKI – Vlad Duric booked to ride as he drops back to Open Maiden grade after being beaten 4.6 lengths behind Win Win at class four level. There could be strong money for him late and one to follow.

STOP THE WATER – On debut here for Steven Burridge fresh off a trial win back on the 2nd of November. Finished second in a trial at Hawkesbury before getting on a plane to Singapore. Looks a speedy type.


BIG DAY – Gets in on a low weight for Harry Kasim and draws positively in barrier 3. He has two wins and nine minor placings at the distance. Could be a nice each way play against this field.

MY BOSS – He has been mighty impressive winning three of his last four starts including a minor placing in that other start. He is going up in the weights and has done plenty of racing in the last two months so keep him safe.

SEAMLESSLY – Wouldn't be surprised to see him jump and dictate the pace from the wide barrier he has been dealt. If you go off his performance two starts ago, he can figure in the finish here with Duric booked.

FIREWORKS – He is always dangerous at this distance, but his last run was well below par for him. If he can bounce back, then his best will see another win for this tough gelding. Has carried big weights in the past and won.


THUNDER – From five starts at the track and distance he has two wins and two minor placings which shows he is right in this. Tough middle-distance galloper who has been a good money spinner for the stable.

SUPER BOWL – Not the most ideal draw in barrier 11 for Nunes so he has options to push forward or go back. Plenty to like about his run last start when making up good ground late.

KSATRIA – Comes out of the race taken out by In All His Glory earlier this month. Will carry no weight after the claim for Jamil and that will play a big part in his chances here.

ROCKY – Had no luck at his most recent start where he copped a heavy bump and was forced to race wide throughout the event. That was his worst performance in his last six starts so give him another chance here.


WEDNESDAY – He will carry the lightweight of 46kgs after the claim from Rozlan. His form has been okay since his win four starts ago and has since finished second in a fitness between runs trial. This gelding won't feel anything on his back.

MAZE – Consistent in his last five outings including three second placings at this level. Duric will take the ride from barrier four and will be well supported in the market.

HAPPY FRIDAY – Interesting booking seeing Nunes take the ride on this four time winner. He is a tough horse to follow but Nunes will need to get him out of the barriers to figure.

DIAMOND RING – Will look to press forward from a wide draw like he did last start being beaten just under half a length. From our leading stable and he looks to be an exotics player.


JIN SAKAMOTO – His first few starts have been solid including three minor placings from his last few outings. After Seows claim he will carry 52.5kgs and looks like he will appreciate the step up to 1600m.

GREEN STAR – This now ten-year-old gelding is second up with Duric booked to take the steer. He was super first up hitting the line to be beaten 1.5 lengths behind Super Convince. Has won at this trip in the past.

LIM'S BESTBREAKER – There are a few negatives in his corner including a wide barrier and no winning stats at 1600m in his career. Form is solid at 1400m, and his best will see him around the mark.

ELITE JUBILATION – This former UAE trained four-year-old comes here second up and rises sharply to the 1600m. His one career win was recorded at 1500m in Beverley in the UK.


SUN PALACE – Gets back to class five where he recorded his last victory back in June. Stable apprentice takes the ride, and he has won on him in the past. All three of his wins have come at this trip.

RED MANED – He was tough finishing second behind Pacific Victory where he had to do plenty of work from a wide barrier. Duric will be looking to save as much energy as he can from barrier one.

HARDCORE – This four-time winner makes his class five debut after 36 career starts. He has shown glimpses of hope a win is near at class four and will appreciate racing at lower company.

CROWN DANCING – He will be one of the speed influences in the event where he gets to carry 50kgs. He will look a threat at some stage down the straight but can be left a sitting duck.


FORTUNE STAR – Gets a gun draw in barrier two for Vitor Espindola who will look to position up in the first few around the first bend. Yet to win at the distance but thrives on this surface.

BLUE IDOL – He will need plenty of luck from a wide barrier so Duric will have to be at his best to navigate a smooth path for the five-year-old. He was brave last start in similar conditions.

KHAO MANEE – He will have to get back from the wide draw and look to make a sweeping run. He has been difficult to tip on top but is more than capable of running into the money. Woodworth goes back on.

CENTURION – He is racing in terrific form at his last three outings over distances ranging from 1000m to 1600m. He will be aided by a lightweight for a claiming apprentice.


SURREY HILLS – This talented gelding has been knocking on the door to win a race this season including four solid minor placings. Wide draw is a concern and will need plenty of luck to score but he has the ability.

ALWAYS TOGETHER – Up and coming type Polytrack sprinter who is building a strong profile this season. Won't have to do much work as he settles back and look for him to be storming home late again.

NIMBUS STAR – It was a nice performance to be beaten just under three lengths behind Bransom last start. This race isn't as strong on paper, and he will be aided by a good position early in the run from barrier four.

AUGUSTANO – First up this weekend since June where he was beaten two lengths behind Cosmic Dancer. Looked sharp finishing second to recent winner Taling Pling at his most recent trial.


LIM'S CRAFT – Gets in well at the weights as he returns to class three off the back of a fourth placing at class four level. His course and distance stats are strong including (16:4-0-1) and a recent trial win. Big watch on him here.

ASIF – One of three Burridge runners who has started his career in terrific style. The distance is a question, but he looks an improving type. Keep him safe.

REIGNITE – Got back to winning ways last start over 1200m on the Polytrack surface. He has never won past six furlongs in his career but has proven form in class three in the past. One for each way players.

RAMBO – Talented type who was good finishing fourth to the in-form Bestseller on Cup Day. It was a firm surface that day and he will appreciate the sting out of the ground with some recent rain.


LAST SUPPER – Exciting three-year-old who has to take on the older and more experienced gallopers. First up from his maiden win back in August where he was ultra impressive. Looks a horse for the future.

FROM THE NAVY – Rises two and a half kilograms from his win on Cup Day where he was good to the line for Ronnie Stewart who retains the ride again this weekend. He can continue that winning form here.

TRIBUTO – Plenty to like about his run last start behind Axel where he was one of the quickest sectional recordings of that race. Will carry no weight and watch for him to be running on.

CHARMINTON – Not the most ideal draw in barrier 12 after scratchings so he will need plenty of luck. He has strong course and distance stats that include two wins and three minor placings so that cannot be ignored.

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