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Singapore Racing – Weekend Review – Celavi Roars In Merlion Trophy

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The Michael Clements trained Celavi bounce back in a big way on the weekend when taking out the Group 3 Merlion Trophy.

CELAVI winning the MERLION TROPHY GROUP 3
CELAVI winning the MERLION TROPHY GROUP 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

A disappointing (if you backed her) fourth in her return, Celavi displayed good improvement second up when virtually leading throughout in the feature event.

A winner of four of her last five starts she is clearly trending the right way and capped off another great season for the Clements' stable.

At her best when able to find the front they elected to take a sit first up which looked to work against her.

On Saturday Louis-Philippe Beuzelin had different ideas when pressing forward from the wide draw.

The Leslie Khoo trained Fame Star did hunt through along the inside and held the lead briefly before Celavi took over passing the 800m.

Travelling well into the straight, Beuzelin held her as long as possible before asking for the supreme effort inside the 300m.

Fighting off Fame Star shortly after she held a decent margin to the line to score by just over a length.

Stablemate Starlight was unable to wear her down but still worked home well to grab second, landing Clements the quinella.

Now rated 101 by Timeform, Celavi equalled the mark achieved by Excelling who won the race last year.

Star galloper Spalato remains the highest rated winner of the event when winning by just under four lengths in 2016.

Rated 123 it's a quick reminder of just how talented he was and how we were robbed of one of our stars with the son of Elusive City struggling with injuries not long after.


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Kranji

Saturday, 27th November 2021

10
16:30
(local)

MERLION TROPHY GROUP 3 (SGG3)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
SGD $110,000
1200m ALL WEATHER STANDARD
10
16:30
(local)
SGD $110,000
1200m STANDARD

MERLION TROPHY GROUP 3 (SGG3)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 11. CELAVI (AUS) 5yo M
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) - IN HARMONY (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.00
56.0kg
CELAVI STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 10. STARLIGHT (AUS) 4yo G
HEADWATER (AUS) - ZALILA (NZ)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.60
57.5kg
PSM RACING STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 3. FAME STAR (USA) 6yo G
TWIRLING CANDY (USA) - FANLIGHT FANNY (USA)
SIMON KOK
L KHOO
$25.60
57.5kg
TOAST TRUSTS & KADIMA STABLE
4th 6. GOLD STAR (AUS) 6yo G
REDENTE (AUS) - SHEBANG (AUS)
C C WONG
T FITZSIMMONS
$14.20
57.5kg
5th 2. KHARISMA (AUS) 5yo G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - COMMAND MORE (AUS)
MARC LERNER
STEPHEN GRAY
$3.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

6th 5. NOWYOUSEE (NZ) 7yo G
O'REILLY (NZ) - FABULIST (NZ)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
KS TAN
$17.60
57.5kg

Sales Information

7th 7. SACRED REBEL (AUS) 7yo G
SEPOY (AUS) - PANDORO DE LAGO (IRE)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
J TAN
$34.60
57.5kg

Sales Information

8th 4. LIM'S DREAM (AUS) 6yo G
DUPORTH (AUS) - SAUNTER (AUS)
DANNY BEASLEY
D MEAGHER
$13.20
57.5kg

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9th 1. GRAND KOONTA (IRE) 6yo G
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - WRONG KEY (IRE)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
J PETERS
$6.40
57.5kg

Sales Information

10th 9. WEBSTER (NZ) 8yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - ASAWEB (AUS)
KOH TECK HUAT CHARLARD
D MEAGHER
$71.40
57.5kg

Sales Information

11th 8. ARION STAR (NZ) 6yo G
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) - OPTIONS (NZ)
R ISKANDAR
KY YOUNG
$53.20
57.5kg

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