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Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Saturday, 9th July 2022

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Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Saturday, 9th July with selections & information on all the contenders.

Kranji.
Kranji. Picture: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

RACE 1

FAST AND FEARLESS – Returned to the winner's stall under a great ride from Moor last start. Remains at the top of the ratings for this grade and he only rises half a kilogram in weight. A lot lines up for him.

ELLIOT NESS – Having just his second start in this grade for the in-form Logan stable. Must not forget he was a course record holder when winning his maiden at this distance in April of last year. He has the ability but needs to reproduce it.

GOLDEN DASH – Drops back in distance to a more suitable trip for this Argentinian bred speedster. Shows plenty of speed from the barrier and should be in a prime position when turning for the judge.

BIZAR WINS – Showed quick speed at his last start to finish fourth over this distance. His best performances in his career have come at this distance. One for the exotics.

RACE 2

TRIDENT – Really caught the eye finishing on the heels of stablemate Charminton last start in this grade. Should show plenty of improvement from that and should be near favorite.

MARIANA TRENCH – Settled just off the speed last start to go down half a length behind Flashfast. Seems to appreciate the distance and holds good form lines for this.

WATERY – Drops back to maiden grade after contesting a hot group three race last start. Should appreciate racing against maidens and gets his chance in this.

DRAGON TYCOON – Lining up for start number nine and has been hitting the line nicely at his last few starts. With a solid tempo up front he could be one of the runners finishing off strongly.

RACE 3

SUN ELIZABETH – Honest mare who rose to the occasion recording her sixth career victory over a course and distance she really thrives on. Meets a limited field and at her best she can go back-to-back.

TOM CAT – Makes his class five debut with some nice performances in class four level earlier in his career. Won't be long before we see him back in the winner's stall in this grade very soon.

INFINITE WISDOM – Another runner having his class five debut this weekend. Going back through his form he was runner up in a group three race as a juvenile and his best ability should see him figuring in this.

MYSTERY POWER – Don't let his last two placings in this grade fool you. He has only been beaten a few lengths at those two starts and with a good solid pace in the race he can finish off strongly.

RACE 4

LIM'S PUNCAK JAYA – Comes into this off two second placings. Last start was given a nice ride but just beaten by the fast-finishing Melody Fair who has since finished second up in grade. That form should be solid enough to win this.

IBEX – Steps back up in distance where he has recorded a minor placing on this course before. Finished off strongly and should be suited by the conditions.

MISSILE RAIN – Having his second start at the mile. Showed plenty of early speed and should adopt similar tactics. Beaten two lengths behind Melody Fair and can finish closer this time around.

BRIGHT ERA – On the quick backup from last weekend where he was a fast finishing second placing. If he can handle the backup, he should go close.

RACE 5

FIRST BOWL - Returns to pet distance deep into the preparation as fit as can be. Has been racing in such consistent form and at 1200m, he gets his chance to strike this weekend.

WECANDO - Made good ground last start with a light weight to run a solid fourth. Gets in well at the weights again, must be considered as a threat.

ILLUSTRIOUS - Returns to preferred surface after two sub-par turf performances. Cannot be left out of the numbers when racing on the poly at this grade.

ARION SUCCESS - Returning for first up since early February. Struck victory last start down in class 5 and returns class 4 company again where he will be more evenly matched.

RACE 6

FIGHT TO VICTORY – His run two starts ago behind Galaxy Star should be good enough form for this field. Has since won a trial in good time and looks a big danger against these.

MY BOSS – Copped a bit of a bump after the start when runner up behind Anpanman last start. Hit the line strongly for a minor placing. A little bit more luck will see him go one place better.

ANPANMAN – Returned a winner last start and it was a while between drinks for this runner. Came from well back in the field and had the momentum at the finish. Holds a good course and distance record over this combination.

ATLANTEAN – Racing in great recently with a win and a minor placing. Worked his way up off our lowest rating and falls into the weaker division of this race. Holds strong claims.

RACE 7

HARD TOO THINK - Finally gets out to a suitable distance. Should be getting a strong 2000m here to set the tone for a big second half to the year. Hard to beat.

TRUMPY - Has been enormous in his last few starts, closing off exceptionally well despite having no luck in the straight. If they set a genuine tempo in the race, look for him to be closing in late.

TOP KNIGHT - Like Trumpy, he requires a solid tempo up front. Last start win was very strong, and it was great to see him return a winner again in Singapore. Tough customer that cannot be underestimated.

CIRCUIT MISSION - Solid win last start beaten the eventual Stewards Cup winner in Relentless. Should that form hold up, he looks a big chance her this weekend and has trailed since that last run.

RACE 8

DIAMOND RING – Looks to have the best form in recent runs in this line up. Four starts over this course and distance have resulted in a win and a minor placing. The one they need to beat.

DECRETO – One of the veteran gallopers who boasts a very good course and distance record including five wins and ten minor placings from thirty-three attempts. Finds the easier division and gets a chance.

SUPERSONICSURPRISE – Lightweight contender with half of his career wins coming at this course and distance. Has earned nearly half a million dollars in prizemoney and can figure in the placings.

LIM'S WISH – Lightly raced four-year-old who hasn't been too far away in his last few starts. Should show good gate speed and put himself in a leading position early on.

RACE 9

FIREWORKS - Closed off in superb fashion in his return to class 4 to run third beaten just over a length. Did enough to consider here as a major player in the field.

EAGLE EYE - Was a long way off them last start which seems to be his racing pattern but once again, made up a stack of ground late when the whips were cracking. Will require a rolling tempo up front but could flash late from the back again if he gets it. Keep safe.

STRAIGHT N ARROW - Formerly Shepherd's Hymn who is now racing in new interests. Has been a frustrating horse to follow in recent months but always runs near the winner so must be considered again.

LIM'S CRAFT - Scraped into the top four last start in a blanket finish. Has been beaten less than two lengths his last two starts and comes out of races where the form has stacked up, respect.

RACE 10

ONE WAY TICKET - Last two wins have been nothing short of classy and despite the rise in distance again, another strong win wouldn't shock for his new stable.

ADIPSON - Could be argued that this horse was a tragedy beaten last start, didn't get out in time and the jockey was suspended for his race manners whilst finding a run. Going well enough to win here.

SUPERLATIVE - Last start ran 5th beaten less than a length in a blanket finish. Has trialed since, respect.

SILKARDO - Coming through same form lines as Superlative. Gets well off them and charges home so requires a hot tempo. Despite having plenty of chances to win already, he has been showing enough to entertain in exotics.

RACE 11

GOLDEN MONKEY - Winner of the lead up 3YO Sprint in superb fashion. Should only improve here and despite the rider change, looks to be tracking along beautifully.

SILENT IS GOLD - Streak of wins came to an end in behind Golden Monkey last start. Still ran a solid race and looks the logical danger to the favorite one again.

MAJOR KING - Only seen at the races once which ended up being a debut win. Over-raced and still won on raw ability. Trial suggest he has matured, look for a forward showing this weekend amongst stronger company.

NO MORE DELAY - Hasn't really shown his best form since being sold to new connections. Has now come over to the care of Richard Lim, hopefully we can see him race at the high quality we know he possesses.

RACE 12

SHANG CHI - Solid on speed victory last start proving he is the real deal in class 4 company. Carries extra weight but strikes a division two field again.

REVOLUTION - Raced wide most of the journey due to the very wide gate last start and still closed off to run second. Hard to knock recent form, a must include.

PALETAS - Another who had no favors last start and really felt the pinch late in the race when the pressure was put on. Drops back to the 1200m poly where he has only missed the top three once in five attempts and has trialed well since his last run.

KING ZOUSTAR - Has run well in his two runs back up in class 4. A narrow runner up two starts back and ran well in behind Shang Chi who he faces again this start much better at the weights. Respect.


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