Te Akau Singapore Sunday Preview
13 Aug 2017
The 2015 Champion Singapore Trainer and Trainers’ Premiership winner, the Akau’s Mark Walker (who finished third on the 2016 Trainers’ Premiership) has trained 63 winners – including a winning table on Friday evening. He continues to dominate the Trainers’ Premiership – with a 21-win lead.
Sunday 13 August
5.20 p.m. R2 6 SHAMROCK – Vlad Duric; the leading Singapore rider is aboard this Helmut 3YO bought by David Ellis who debuts for the Fortuna team today at Kranji. He takes his place in the S$75,000 Restricted Maiden 2&3YO WFA 1000m on the polytrack, breaking from the inside gate (1) with 57kgs on his back. Facing only seven opponents, he is a really nice 3YO type – a top four chance.
6.25 p.m. R1 2 DISCRETELY RED – App R Zawari (a2); after a lovely debut effort for third in Singapore, over a distance not entirely suitable, this son of Redwood is second up in the Open Maiden WFA 1200m on the polytrack. With a handy draw (3) in this field where he carries 55.5kgs with the apprentice claim, he squares off against 12 other runners and with a distance to suit – another selected and purchased by David Ellis – he looks a top four chance.
7.30 p.m. R6 6 FIRST LIGHT – Vlad Duric; one of three rides for the stable today, the top jockey will steer this 4YO having his second Singapore start in this second Open Maiden WFA 1200m on the polytrack. A 4YO by Duporth, he ran a solid race for fourth on debut and in this field of 11, shapes as a realistic top four chance.
8.35 p.m. R8 4 NORTHERN KNIGHT – Vlad Duric; the successful combination of Duric/Walker, both leading their respective Premierships in Singapore, teams up again in the Class 4 1600m on the polytrack for the raffles’ team. The Sir Percy 6YO draws midfield, five of 10 and will carry 56.5kgs. He has been a touch disappointing this campaign but will be ridden more patiently to see if his performance improves.
9.45 p.m. R10 1 THE COSMOS – App R Zawari (a2); well over a nasty tooth extraction, this capable galloper bounced right back to winning form last night and looks to be competitive in the Class 4 1100m on the polytrack with 55kgs to carry and a lovely draw (4 of 11). He is in great form and presents as a top four chance.