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Singapore Kranji Race Preview – Sunday, 12th May 2024

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Singapore racing best bets, race analysis looking at the full Singapore card Sunday, 12th May with selections & information on all the contenders.

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SIRIUS – He can be competitive in this race. Hit the line well last start over this trip. He was a little green in the straight and didn't get a real crack at them. Can continue his good form and should get a good run from the barrier.

PACIFIC SCOUT – Got the maiden out of the way last start in open company. Will more than likely be on speed from the inside gate and the Pacific Stable are in terrific form.

TAX FREE – A veteran in class 5 that never runs a bad race. Should benefit from the short spell and gets Curatolo onboard. He had a recent trial which was okay.

RED MANED – Speedy type who should press forward from his alley and has run some promising races in the last few months. Can box on at the end in this grade.


FLYING FIGHTER – He will be one of the biggest dangers in this considering a lot of these horses are coming out of the same races. He finished second to July last month and the Burridge stable are in great form. Nunes aboard.

SACRED GOLD – Just beaten by Pacific Scout last start in the same class as Flying Fighter and had plenty of pressure in the straight. Okay.

LOVER BOY – Best performance to date was last time out in the same race behind July finishing third, completely missed the start and run on late. Will be in with a chance again here.

WINS EIGHT – Huge run last start sitting up on speed and being run down late. Will be the obvious speed influencer and should get every chance over this trip. First time on the Turf and drawn wide.


BOSS HENG HENG – Scratched at his most recent outing and was a well fancied pick that day so giving him another push with a positive barrier draw in barrier two for Woodworth to steer.

FATE TO WIN – Not sure why he went back last start but he is a much better performer when ridden on the speed and has a great record over this course and distance. Expect late money support here.

FEARLESS WARRIOR – Looked sharp in his trackwork with Nunes in the saddle who has ridden him in the past but lines up in a very moderate rated race to give himself a chance.

RAGING RABBIT – Two minor placings from his last three outings shows he is moving forward, and a race of this depth is right in his spectrum. Needs to handle the one-week backup but trainer must be happy with him.


SMART STAR – Had a horror run sitting three deep in a field of six over 2000m last start and casting a plate too. Had more excuses than anything in that race and still ran second. He is tough and goes well on both surfaces.

MESMERIZING – Having his third start for the new stable and held his own to the line last weekend behind the lightweight and favorite Free And Happy. Should be up there early in the run and be strong.

ERUPTION – Just his second start on the Polytrack in his nine-start career. He boasts two wins and three minor placings as he steps up to the distance for the first time. Could be just what he is looking for at this point of his career. Nunes on a plus.

LIM'S PUNCAK JAYA – Looking for some form resurgence from this three-time winner who was beaten a long way behind Hasten last outing. Hasn't fired a shot when ridden quiet so maybe a forward showing early will help him find form. Don't discard him here.


CONTARELLI – He's had some issues in the past and hasn't had the best luck, but he can break through under these conditions. Drops down into weaker grade with weaker competition in comparison to class 4. Obtains a good barrier and could go close.

PACIFIC STAR – He won well last start over 1400m and stormed home from near last. Staying in the same class should help and he will see plenty of support. Will look to run on late. Watch betting.

GEOBELS GLORY – Similar case to Contarelli, drops down to class 5 and will find this easier but he was disappointing most recently over the shorter trip in class 4. He's looking to step out over more ground and can bounce back here.

MY DETERMINATION – In the same race behind Pacific Star finishing second, lead the field with a strong tempo and continued to box on. Tough competitor and can measure up again.


MASTER PLAYER – Put in a great run last start on the turf behind Commander Jones. He struggles to hold form but could be a big player in this weaker field.

SHEESH – Good win most recently over the longer distance on the Poly track, lead most of the way and never look like slowing down. Comes down to 1200m which could be too sharp for him. Apprentice claims.

BEN WADE – Nice run last time out, peaked on his run and boxed on well. He will see support and should be up on pace again. Nunes onboard from barrier three. Going well.

SABAH WIN – In the same race behind War Warrior finishing fifth. Didn't have a lot of luck and could be a value chance in this.


NIMBUS STAR – Two strong minor placings with his most recent minor coming at this distance behind Te Akau Ben who was just too strong in the finish. Draws well in barrier two and should take up the running and give them a scare.

CREATIVE DREAMS – Professional place getter who continues to run well. Holds his own in this grade and broke his maiden along with five minor placings at this course and distance. A win wouldn't shock here.

AXEL – Champion jockey Nunes gets back aboard this ten-time winner for the first time since November last year where they saluted over this distance. Last few starts have been plain, but he has a way of bouncing back at big odds. Nice each way play here.

COMMANDER JONES – Gets in well at the weights and sits one point away from being in class five. Talented type who will be winning again very soon. Quartet filler.


MAY – Will be near favourite in this. He's been racing in class 4 company for a little while now and ran a huge race finishing second two starts back over 1200m on the Poly track. Should be fitter now had three trials before coming into this race. Great barrier.

PACIFIC SONIC – A hard horse to measure up in this race. Performed okay over the sprint distances in class 4 and didn't show much when he dropped down into class 5. Ran a most improved performance last start and could repeat in this grade.

WAR WARRIOR – Last start winner over this trip on the Poly track and flew home from the back of the field thanks to a great ride. Not without a chance in this race. Value play.

SUMMER WIND – Had some excuses most recently and should appreciate coming back into class 5. Last time he was in this grade he won well. Could surprise.


STREET CRY SUCCESS – The long-awaited class five debut has arrived and will be a key player here. In form Ryan Curatolo has been booked and this six-time winner will want some rain to help his chances.

A BETTER TOMORROW – This former Western Australian trained gelding has found form since winning his maiden back in March. Two strong minor placings since that win shows he is training on well.

LIM'S FUJI – Caught the eye flying home for third last start behind Super Baby showing he is looking for further ground. The Meagher and Lerner combo are flying and looks a big player in this.

GALAXY BAR – Not seen in this grade since October last year where he saluted over 1400m. Yet to win at this distance but ran a strong second in his two attempts. Watch for betting.


GOLDEN BROWN – Consistent without winning recently and gets plenty of advantages from barrier three. Ryan Curatolo takes the ride for the first time and looks a real top three player.

PACIFIC PADRINO – Two nice runs since joining the Meagher stable from Australia. Should strip much fitter third up and Woodworth retains the ride. Watch any late money for these Pacific Stable runners.

HOLE IN ONE – Currently sits as first emergency but should there be a scratching, he will be a huge chance off this mark with Nunes booked to ride. Brings great form lines from his career.

ATLANTE LEGEND – Doesn't win all that often but when he does it's usually at big odds. Should settle nicely early from the positive draw and wasn't too far away from the impressive Pacific Vampire. Quartet player.

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