Te Akau Singapore Friday Preview
10 Aug 2018
Te Akau horses racing at Kranji racecourse in Singapore, where 2015 and 2017 Premiership winning trainer Mark Walker has recorded 34 wins, 38 second and 37 third placings since 1 January – including a Group 1 quinella in the Charity Bowl to add to the season’s two Group 2 victories. He currently lies third on the Trainers’ Premiership.
Friday 10 August 2018
10.50 p.m. R2 4 Axel (3 g Darci Brahma – Josephines Fortune) – Mohamad Firdaus (a1); draws barrier four of 12 in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden 1200 metres on the turf and carries 51.5kgs. The son of multiple Singapore Champion Sire has pleased in training, is ideally drawn and is weighted to rate a top four chance.
11.20 p.m. R3 8 Storm Trooper (7 g Tavistock – Shock) – Razali Zawari (a3); draws barrier 10 of 11 in the $60,000 Class 4 1400 metres on the turf and carries 53kgs. The blinkers go back on and ridden positively, he rates a top four chance.
1.25 a.m. R7 2 Ancient Warrior (6 g Iffraaj – Nuance) – Vlad Duric; draws barrier eight of 11 in the $80,000 Class 3 1200 metres on the polytrack and carries 56.5kgs. He meets a stronger field than first up when finishing second, but has been kept on the fresh side and thus presents as a top five chance.