Larry says, "Some progressive types will head to the start of this Class 4 mile and none more so than SIAM ROYAL ORCHID who looks due to knock in his second career win at his seventh career start. The Shamus Award 4YO showed enough at his first campaign to have a crack at the Group 1 Guineas in May and while outclassed in top 3YO company, his two runs this campaign have been very good and he should be hard to hold out with Louis Beuzelin on-board. OCEAN CROSSING is another progressive 4YO that looks due to win a race like this after having excuses not to finish closer from a wide gate over the mile last start. The Australian-bred has drawn awkwardly again (gate 10) but Vlad Duric is in fine form and he will be hard to hold out under hard riding late. SUN FORMATION - another lightly raced Australian-bred 4YO - is yet to run a bad race at five career starts and given he had traffic excuses at a crucial stage in a similar affair last start, he should play a part with more luck in running from gate 1. Of the others that can win without surprising, LIMíS RAY got back from a wide gate over 1400m last start and was not fully tested through traffic in the straight, so he has plenty more to offer, while CENTURIAN also looked to have plenty in hand at his most recent outing and will add value to exotics. SPIRIT OF BIG BANG is also worth a market watch but this field is much stronger than the weak maiden field he faced last start, SUPER TYCOON and SILENT PRINCE both placed in this company last start and should be competitive, while RUNMINDERBINDERRUN and ARCHIE are not impossible down in the weights. Betting Strategy - SIAM ROYAL ORCHID win."
|RACE 3: LANTAU ISLAND STAKES CLASS 4 (2) - 1600M COURSE B (SC) (TURF TRACK) TIME: 14:10 PRIZE MONEY: S$50000 (4)|
|No.||Last 5||Horse Name||EA||Gear||Jockey||Trainer||Bar||Rtg||Wt||Stars||Pre-race Comments|
|Selections - 3, 4, 6|
|1||37100||BILLY BRITAIN||APP F YUSOFF-3||S GRAY||11||63||57.0||*||Will enjoy the step up to the mile but prefer on the Poly.|
|2||70753||SUPER TYCOON||SR||B VORSTER||R LE GRANGE||2||62||56.5||**||Was battling early before best work late to place last start and pay to follow.|
|3||13032||SIAM ROYAL ORCHID||B, TT||L BEUZELIN||M CLEMENTS||7||61||56.0||***||Promising type who just missed last start over 1200m and should handle the mile. Can win.|
|4||13142||OCEAN CROSSING||B, TT||V DURIC||DL FREEDMAN||10||60||55.5||***||Wide gate costly last start when running on strongly and goes close here with more positive ride.|
|5||74676||CENTURION||SR||CC WONG||KS TAN||6||58||54.5||**||Looked to have some in hand when best work late last start in similar affair. Keep safe at value.|
|6||31244||SUN FORMATION||B||J AZZOPARDI||D KOH||1||58||54.5||***||Lightly-raced 4YO who had traffic excuses last start and can win with gate 1 a bonus.|
|7||221||SPIRIT OF BIG BANG||D MOOR||M CLEMENTS||12||57||54.0||**||Drawn wide and didn't beat a lot when breaking maiden status this trip last start but won well enough to keep safe.|
|8||34157||LIM'S RAY||R WOODWORTH||S BURRIDGE||9||52||51.5||***||Excuses when not tested to the wire over 1400m last start. Had some in hand and goes close with luck in running.|
|9||880*3||SILENT PRINCE||B||JP VAN DER MERWE||S BAERTSCHIGER||5||51||51.0||**||Improved performance last start when placing after traffic issues. Can follow on that effort.|
|10||75801||JUPITER DRAGON||TT||A COLLETT||H TAKAOKA||4||50||50.5||*||Won in Class 5 last start and will find this much tougher.|
|11||*1396||RUNMINDERBINDERRUN||B||K A'ISISUHAIRI||S GRAY||13||48||50.0||**||Love to see in easier company but ran on well through traffic last start in similar affair so keep safe.|
|12||6*910||SILVER JOY||B, TT||APP N ZYRUL-3||J ONG||8||46||50.0||*||Won in Class 5 two back and that looks his caper.|
|13||49227||ARCHIE||B||I SAIFUDIN||J SAIMEE||3||44||50.0||**||Eligible for easier but placed this company three starts back over the mile and will work into this late.|
BB - Blinkers for the first time
PP - Pacifiers for the first time
B - Blinkers
BRS - Blinkers on the right side
BLS - Blinkers on the left side
P - Pacifiers
BP - Blinkers and Pacifiers
BP1 - Blinkers and Pacifiers for the first time
TT - Tongue Tied
WK - Winkers
VIS - Visor
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