Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Saturday, 28th May 2022

Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Saturday, 28th May with selections & information on all the contenders.

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RACE 1

MR BIG BROTHER – Only a one-time winner here in Singapore but has been catching the eye of late in recent starts. Beaten 1.2 by Hyde Park last start coming from back in the field. This looks strong enough form to be a main player here.

TAKHI – Last start was returning from a bleed and was a tad unlucky late in the race. Whist making late ground, he was starved for a run at a crucial stage, happy to forgive.

WHAT YOU LIKE – Been doing enough at the trials ahead of a return. Keep safe.

CITY GATE – Broke through for maiden win last start. Should improve off that run and needs to be respected.

RACE 2

DIXIT DOMINUS – Strikes a suitable restricted maiden field and has both the fitness and experience on his side this weekend. Must include.

FLASHFAST – Boxed on strongly to run second behind a maiden galloper who had been promising to win one. Ran a strong last sectional time and gets Nunes back aboard. Big contender in a small field.

NINEONEONE – Draws the inside barrier and gets Hakim aboard. Has shown glimpses of ability in a few starts and gets his chance to pick up some prizemoney here.

REY ELVIS – Finished a long way back at his debut start. Should gain plenty of experience from that run and horses naturally improve off that.

RACE 3

SESON – Comes into this race just two points higher than his last win. That was on the turf, but his stats show he can pounce on both surfaces. Might have found a suitable race to collect another win.

BIONICS – Caught the eye when placing last start behind Win Win. That was seven days ago so stable confident on the quick backup can get that much awaited win. Watch any market moves.

OUR PINNACLE – Finds himself in a very open race and the weaker division of this race. With a bit of luck from the barrier he could find himself in the mix. Very rarely does he not collect a cheque in these conditions.

CRYSTAL SIXTY – Still yet to win after six attempts here in Singapore. But his form lines have been solid behind some handy gallopers and not being beaten too far in those runs. Each way claims here.

RACE 4

MAGNIFIQUE – Has had five runs track and distance and has never run out of the top four placings. Last start led them up in first run at class 5 and was run down beaten just over a length. Big chance.

WAWASAN – Wide without cover last start and had no luck going down by less than a length. Prolific non-winner but always runs a good race and finds an easier field here.

OLYMPIA – Solid win last start but does meet tougher opposition. Still must respect the winning form here as a lot of other runners haven't seen the winning post in quite a while.

FIGHTING HERO – Beaten a nose last start in maiden company. Yet to win in nine starts now but last start was promising enough to include in the exotics.

RACE 5

CITY HALL – Strikes his third race off the bottom weight of 50kg. Last start was caught wide without cover and closed off to run a solid third. Meets the right race wo win off the minimum weight and mark at career start number 26.

QIJI AUSTON – Should lead this field up and be the one they are chasing at the turn. Could kick away if it gets an easy time of it in front.

SIRIUS – This son of Tivaci finds his way back to maiden company for career start number seven. Yet to run a hole but finds the easiest race it's contested since starting.

GOLDEN TIGER – Trial was solid enough ahead of his 14th start in Singapore. His only place to date has come over the track and distance, could place here once again.

RACE 6

FREE FALLIN' – Drops back in class where he meets the same conditions as his last win back in July of last year. His runs his year haven't been that impressive but finds himself in easier waters where he can figure.

GOLD KINGDOM – One of the kings of class fives here in Singapore. Likes to get back and round the field up off a solid tempo which he should get here. Yet to win at this distance but when placing he isn't far away.

KSATRIA – His one and only win came over 1800m on this surface so you know the distance won't be a problem. Had a steady trial in a small field in preparation for this so must be considered an each way player.

HOSAYLIAO – Draws the inside gate and should have the run of the race. Caught the eye running third to Resurgence over the mile and at his best can figure here.

RACE 7

NO MORE DELAY – Classy galloper who has now switched stables to KY Young. A lot to like about his win in Novice grade last start and this is a rise against older gallopers, but he is certainly a promising type.

FIRST BOWL – Very consistent this galloper in recent months. Ran a very bold second in torrential rain and showed his toughness in those conditions. Watch for any betting support.

BOY XANDER – Has been mixing his form since his return after a long break three runs ago. Rider not happy with him in final stages and has since trialed well. At his best he must be considered if he turns up on race day.

I AM SACRED – Drops back in grade after having one run in a higher class. Two of his three wins have come on this surface and should show plenty of speed to make his presence felt.

RACE 8

MAGNIFICENT GOLD – Stays in this grade after just being defeated on the line when looking the winner everywhere but the post. Should have the right run and another win wouldn't surprise here.

SUN ACE – Led throughout to just hang on from the fast-finishing Magnificent Gold and they look set to do battle again. Rises in weight but should find the front again and give them something to catch.

MYSTERY POWER – Having his second start in this grade this weekend. Has been catching the eye in recent runs when getting back and finishing strongly. Should get the tempo he wants and don't dismiss his chances here.

MELODY FAIR – Lightly raced four-year-old who has nice form figures in maiden grade and faces older gallopers for the first time. Could be a surprise winner running first time in class five. Watch any betting moves.

RACE 9

LIM'S UNIQUE – Beaten a length last start despite coping some minor interference in the straight. Should find himself just off the pace and finds arguably an easier field than last start.

SUPERMAX – Last start was found to be lame and still put in a massive run regardless. Complete forgive, expecting a similar run this time around.

RETALLICA – Promising win two starts ago from this son of Magnus. Last start to be fair was disappointing back up against div 1 company. Strikes div 2 company again, must consider.

DESPACITO – Ugly watch last time out due to a poor exit from the starting stalls. Only went down three lengths in the end despite shifting out in the straight. Five-time winner in Singapore, a must include in this grade and division.

RACE 10

SHEPHERD'S HYMN – Has found it hard to greet the judge for some time now but finds himself in a very winnable race. Has been placed multiple times over the mile and the extra distance should suit here.

AXEL - He has really bounced back to form since his win two starts ago. Has nice stats on this surface and only needs to run up to his previous few starts to figure in the finish here. Big watch.

TONY'S LOVE – Proven galloper in a lower class but comes into this on a lightweight and a stable that is in form. Has one minor placing to his name over this course and distance.

KING LOUIS – Finding it hard to win again at this stage of his career. Finds a small field and opposition he can give a shake to if he is at his best. Multiples player.

RACE 11

DANCING LIGHT – Impressive three-year old from our leading stable. Had to rise up against older company last start and did it in easy style. He has bigger aspirations on the horizon.

ABLEST ASCEND – Speedy galloper who drops back to class four where his last victory came last September in the same conditions. Should find the front and at his best could give them something to catch.

KISS YOUR SONG – Although he only has the one win to his name over this distance, his minor placing stats are very impressive. He doesn't win all that often but when he doesn't, he isn't too far away from the winner.

YES ONE BALL – Rises in class after a strong win in class five. If he can break quickly from the start, he could be a surprise finisher with a lightweight advantage. Don't dismiss him here.


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