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Last Supper to show his class at Kranji

June 2024

Luke Middlebrook

Singapore racing continues on Sunday with a mixed turf and dirt 10-race card.

Promising three-year-old Last Supper is well-positioned to return to the winner’s circle this Sunday in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on the Polytrack.

A two-time winner from five starts, Last Supper likely found the competition too tough in the Three-Year-Old series, which led to his withdrawal from the Guineas after a 10th-place finish in the Classic.

However, the son of Grunt showed promise by finishing a solid fourth in the 3YO Sprint two starts ago. This form has held up well, as multiple participants from that race have gone on to succeed in Class 4.

Last Supper’s recent trial was impressive, indicating he is primed for a strong performance while stepping back to Class 4 this week, where he boasts a solid record with one win and a second-place finish from two attempts.

In the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1200m on the turf track, Tim Fitzsimmons-trained Ravalli should prove hard to beat in his second race in Singapore. Ravalli received significant market support on his local debut 29 days ago.

However, the blistering race tempo placed him at a disadvantage as he settled on speed, making his second-place finish a commendable effort.

Since then, he has trialled well, and with natural improvement should be tough to beat in a small field of seven in his second-up race. - iRACE magazine

 

BEST BET

Race 8 No 2 Last Supper

 

VALUE BET

Race 7 No 6 Forest Gold

 

JACKPOT

R312

Leg 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Leg 2: 3

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Leg 4: 6, 7

SINGAPORE RACE ANALYSIS – 16 JUN 24


RACE 1 
1st Pick: SACRED ORDER (6)
Waiting to break through here in Singapore, she’s been a promising mare with plenty of upside. Had her chance on multiple occasions and continues to perform well. Should see betting support now third up. Great record.

2nd Pick: DIAMOND RING (8)
Wasn’t disgraced last start and finds a similar race this week. Key booking with Daniel Moor taking the ride from barrier four. Could be the biggest danger to Sacred Order and he is very honest.

3rd Pick: WEBSTER (2)
Will be the expected leader in this. Last start he put in a credible run behind Cheerful Baby. Draws well in barrier three this week and can be competitive. Watch betting.

4th Pick: ROYAL COMMISSION (1)
Terrific record so far from this lightly raced 3yo. Hasn’t had the best of luck in the past but Nunes is booked to ride and gets an ideal barrier. Key player.


RACE 2

1st Pick: SPIETH HEROINE (10)
She’s been waiting to get her first win here in Singapore but has always finished behind one better on the day. Now comes up to 1600m and gets a perfect barrier. She will get back but should get every chance from barrier four.

2nd Pick: FLYING FIGHTER (4)
An honest horse, he is building a nice record in lower grades but has had excuses in the past. Nunes sticks aboard but draws out wide. Watch betting support.

3rd Pick: DRAGON BOSS (1)
His last two runs have been encouraging, stuck on well for a minor placing behind Combustion. He can kick up from barrier two and get into a handy spot. Okay.

4th Pick: SILVER WARRIOR (9)
Just fallen short in his last few performances. Needs to lift to another level to be competitive here but has shown some improvement and maturity. Key booking with Daniel Moor onboard.


RACE 3

1st Pick: RAVALLI (5)
Very progressive young horse for the Fitzsimmons yard, first-up run in Singapore was very promising but had some excuses when caught wide, should take natural improvement out of that. Should be respected in this.

2nd Pick: LIM'S BESTBREAKER (2)
Very progressive young horse for the Fitzsimmons yard, first-up run in Singapore was very promising but had some excuses when caught wide, should take natural improvement out of that. Should be respected in this.

3rd Pick: DANCING LIGHT (1)
He now drops down into class 4, last time he was in this grade he won well at a big price. He doesn’t have the strongest form on the turf over this distance but could be supported on race day.

4th Pick: STOP THE WATER (4)
Keeps performing well but he’s had his chance on multiple occasions. He will need everything to go his way and be up on speed to be competitive again. Should be right in the mix.


RACE 4

1st Pick: WINS EIGHT (2)
Has one of the strongest form lines in this race. Loomed up at the right time last start but wasn’t beaten far when finishing into a minor placing. He has great early speed over this trip and Daniel Moor now obtains the ride.

2nd Pick: HAPPY FRIDAY (6)
Great win last start, stormed home from near last and turned his form around. Needs a genuine speed but should get back from the outside gate. Got everything to suit last start but could find it hard to hold his form. Okay.

3rd Pick: MR HOOPER (7)
Huge run from this guy last start, hadn’t shown that improvement for a long time, the Richard Lim stable is in great form, and he could go close again. Awkward draw.

4th Pick: RIVER DRAGON (8)
Should take plenty of benefit from a low draw once again and will look to get back. Could figure. Watch betting.



RACE 5

1st Pick: GOLDEN MONKEY (1)
Great performance in the Group 1 Kranji Mile last start, finished third to Singapore’s best (Lim’s Kosciuszko). He was ridden further back and flew home from near last, he is a very honest horse and the proven competitor in this race. Won a recent trial.

2nd Pick: GHALIB (2)
The Al-Arabiya outfit are in tremendous form and have plenty of nice horses, Ghalib is no exception, he keeps raising the bar with each run. He will be the biggest danger to Golden Monkey after he finished third to Lim’s Saltoro in Kranji Stakes A grade last start carrying more weight.

3rd Pick: EJAZ (6)
Super consistent in class 3 and has shown improvement in his last two runs. He proved his capabilities last time out when winning on the Poly track for the first time over 1100m. Now steps up to 1400m and back onto the turf where he has a proven track record.

4th Pick: SO HI CLASS (5)
Can always surprise in a field like this, huge performance last start winning over 1800m in class 3 at a decent price. He is well suited in this race and is a great value play.


RACE 6

1st Pick: LONGEVITY (5)
He’s building a great record here in Singapore and has burst onto the scene. His last few runs have been impressive, and he is very strong over 1600m. Last start he was held up and wasn’t between far. Should go well this weekend.

2nd Pick: LIM'S PUNCAK JAYA (1)
Well supported late in betting last time around, won well on the Poly track and never looked like stopping. He’s improved immensely and should be competitive again.

3rd Pick: FREE AND HAPPY (3)
Solid win last time out, he was a long way back and only just won. He’s runs on the Poly track over this trip have been encouraging and he has a great turn of foot.

4th Pick: NATURE CHIEF (7)
He doesn’t know how to run a bad race, continues to front up with each run. Loves to roll forward and sit up on speed. Always a chance and could see betting support. Only one win on the Poly over 1000m.


RACE 7

1st Pick: TONY'S LOVE (4)
Won well last start over this distance, hit the line hard and relished the trip. He’s always been consistent in class 5 and will be supported on race day.

2nd Pick: A BETTER TOMORROW (2)
First time stepping up over 2000m and could be dangerous. He has been a great horse for connections and is very competitive in this grade. Will need to push forward from an outside gate but gets Curatolo onboard again.

3rd Pick: KHAO MANEE (8)
Wasn’t beaten far in his last couple of performances, need to go back and work on late, should have plenty of time to do that over 2000m and now comes onto the turf, great draw and should get a soft run.

4th Pick: PRIORITIZE (1)
Forget last start, got too far back in the run, and never came into the race but has a chance to win this. Comes out of an okay Poly track race two starts back and will have to go back from barrier ten.


RACE 8

1st Pick: LAST SUPPER (3)
Things didn’t go to plan in Three-Year-Old series, he comes back into class 4 and 1100m which should suit. He had a recent trial behind Sacred Buddy in a moderate time. He’s had a few weeks off now and should be fresh enough.

2nd Pick: GROOVY (1)
Last two runs have been excellent. Most recently finished fourth behind Per Incrown. The biggest concern is the weight. He normally finds it hard to hold his form.

3rd Pick: SURREY HILLS (2)
A noted front-runner in this grade, however, sat behind the pace last start and never came into the race. Not too far away from these and could go close.

4th Pick: PACIFIC ANGEL (4)
Has great sectional timing in class 4 and wasn’t disgraced last start behind Bransom. Watch betting.





RACE 9

1st Pick: CIANGO (1)
Can surprise in a race like this, will see plenty of betting support now dropping down into class 5. The first time he was in this grade he won. Should get plenty of benefit with a four-kilogram claim and perfect draw.

2nd Pick: SACRED GOLD (6)
Huge run last start behind Red Maned, continued to hit the line hard and should see out a strong 1200m. Now comes onto the turf and draws well in barrier six.

3rd Pick: CHEERFUL BABY (7)
Won his last two, a progressive 3yo with a handy record in recent past. Loves to roll forward and sit up on pace. Key booking with Bernardo Pinheiro sticking aboard and obtains a solid draw.

4th Pick: QUADCOPTER (3)
Not without a chance in this, hasn’t been as consistent in the past but last start was encouraging, prefers 1200m and can be a little hit or miss. Gets apprentice claims.


RACE 10

1st Pick: SACRED BUDDY (7)
A very progressive horse here in Singapore, he won easily last start in class 5 and will be very competitive again, now stepping back up to class 4. He has a terrific record and will be near favourite.

2nd Pick: PACIFIC COMMANDER (5)
Coming out of the Three-Year-Old series, wasn’t competitive and has been looking to get back into a winnable grade. He’s shown plenty of ability in class 4 and looks the biggest threat to Scared Buddy.

3rd Pick: FILIAL DRAGON (3)
Hasn’t been too far off the mark in this grade in his last couple of performances. Should have conditions to suit but does get back which could be a disadvantage over the shorter trips on the Poly track.

4th Pick: BABY TWINS (4)
Went into a strong novice race last time out and struggled to keep up the gallop. He is one of the smaller horses here in Singapore but has a big heart and loves to roll along. Coming back onto the Poly track this week, that’s where he does his best work.

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