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meeting preview for sun jan 26, 2020

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Social racing doesn't get much better than the Chinese New Year meeting in Singapore and a cracking card on Sunday won't disappoint punters.

Obviously the Fortune Bowl is the highlight of what is a good card and the race doesn't disappoint the occasion with some of Singapore's best credentialed horses challenged by some of Singapore's most progressive.

WAR AFFAIR and COUNTOFMONTECRISTO top the ratings but it's the latter who gets to carry 1kg less (56kg) and that counts for plenty given the form "The Count" was in last year, which included a Group win over 1200m.

But while COUNTOFMONTECRISTO has the runs on the board at this level - he placed another three times at Group level including the Gold Cup in 2019 - two horse's to follow in 2020 in GRAND KOONTA and GINGERELLA will keep things interesting.

GRAND KOONTA was in rare form in 2019 and showed he is up to handicap Group level when just missing in the EW Barker in November.

The now 5YO (Irish-bred) has drawn wide for this in gate 13 but with 52kg he looks a leading chance and may give Alysha Collett a bright start to the Lunar New Year.

GINGERELLA stamped her Group credentials with a solid run in the Lion City Cup at WFA level back in May - her last run in 2019 - and returned to racing earlier this month with a good win, albeit in Class 2 Company.

She has plenty of upside with that run under her belt and may be the lightweight danger and give Apprentice M Nizar an early career highlight.

The chances don't stop there with the likes of BOLD THRUSTER likely to come in for strong support, while WHAT'S NEW is perhaps the most underrated horse in Singapore and should figure.

Best Bets: (CHALAZA race 4, win), (ROCKET STAR race 8, win), and (GINGERELLA race 9, value).

Bankers for Jackpots: Race 7 (1, 2, 5, 10 and 12), race 8 (4, 5, 7 and 11), race 9 (2, 3, 5, 8 and 13), race 10 (1, 2, 3 and 4).

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Good luck and see you in the forum!

-Larry

race: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 all cards

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race 1: year of the rat stakes class 5 - 1100m (polytrack) time: 13:00 prize money: s$30000

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3 - MY BOSS - Ran on super this trip in Class 4 last start to be in the winning mix and hard to hold out here.

1 - HEART OF COURAGE - Looks due, blinkers and pacifiers help and can win this.

2 - MISS MICHELLE - Got tired late last start so back to 1100m a good move and very forward run expected.

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race 2: prosperity stakes class 4 - 1200m (polytrack) time: 13:30 prize money: s$50000

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1 - SIAM ROYAL ORCHID - Drawn wide but just lost a two horse battle last start with good support and can win this.

2 - LONGHU - Placed after being ridden quiet from wide gate last start. Expect more forward run from gate 5 and can win.

6 - YULONG GREEN - Yet to win in Singapore but always in the mix and goes close with luck from wide gate.

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race 3: abundance stakes class 5 - 1600m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 14:00 prize money: s$30000

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5 - HIDDEN PROMISE - Ran on well last start, loves the mile and hard to hold out.

1 - AMAZING CHOICE - Drawn wide but significant drop in Class and gets blinkers added. Can improve and win over a suitable trip on turf.

6 - MR ROCKWELL - Hard to fault form, gets the favours from gate 1 and will look the winner at some stage late.

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race 4: good luck stakes class 4 - 1400m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 14:30 prize money: s$50000

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1 - CHALAZA - Foot on the till since dropping to Class 4 and hard to hold out over 1400m with handy 2kg claim.

2 - RESTRAINED - Did himself no favours in bolting group last start but senior hope helps and can figure at value.

3 - MADE IN RUSSIA - Ran on very well last start and 1400m on the turf looks ideal with blinkers to visor.

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race 5: gong xi fa cai stakes class 5 - 1100m (polytrack) time: 15:00 prize money: s$30000

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4 - SPUR ME ON - Ran second in a weak one this trip last start but this looks no harder and gets his chance from gate 1.

1 - SUPER EMPEROR - Has been disappointing since dropping to Class 5 but this race is weak enough to improve.

10 - THOTH WARRIOR - Tough to follow but better than most on his day and should go close from gate 2.

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race 6: windfall stakes novice - 1200m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 15:30 prize money: s$75000

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8 - MR MALEK - Resuming after giving some handy maidens a lesson over this trip and track at start two. That form has been franked and very hard to beat.

1 - AFALONHRO - Bolted in when breaking Maiden status last start and looks more than up to this Company.

6 - BUURAQ - Ran on super late last time out after a bad start. Will have admirers back on winning surface.

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race 7: macau jockey club trophy kranji stakes b - 1600m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 16:00 prize money: s$85000

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2 - CIRCUIT MISSION - Pulled up lame in Group 3 last start over this trip and has been freshened. Better suited here and should be prominent.

1 - TESORO PRIVADO - Fitter for recent outings and steps up to suitable trip. Can go forward and be hard to run down.

12 - VITTORIA PERFETTA - Run down late last start. Improving and has the speed to overcome gate.

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race 8: joy and happiness stakes class 4 - 1400m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 16:35 prize money: s$50000

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7 - ROCKET STAR - Freshened with good trial after placing behind two good ones in Group 3 Saas Fee over 1200m. Blinkers off over 1400m looks a good move. Can win.

5 - CATCH THE TIGER - Disappointed on poly last start after good win over 1200m on poly when resuming. Won Maiden at this trip and from good gate should be prominent.

11 - WHISTLE GRAND - Ran on to place last start over 1600m following Maiden win this trip. Should get a good run throughout.

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race 9: fortune bowl group 3 - 1400m course a (lc) (turf track) time: 17:10 prize money: s$175000

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2 - COUNTOFMONTECRISTO - Freshened after bold effort in Singapore Gold Cup. Races well fresh, has won twice at the trip and with Michael Rodd to ride must be respected.

8 - GRAND KOONTA - First up after just missing from wide gate in EW Barker. Poorly drawn again but Alysha Collett stays on and will be hard to hold out on the back of a good trial.

13 - GINGERELLA - Fought hard to win on poly over 1000m in Class 2 when resuming after bold effort in Lion City Cup. Will be improved and is quality but yet to be tested at 1400m.

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race 10: success stakes class 4 - 1200m (polytrack) time: 17:45 prize money: s$50000

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3 - SUPER POWER - Freshened and drops in grade with solid trial under his belt. Placed over this trip three starts back in Class 3. Can show up with Michael Rodd to ride.

1 - BEAU GESTE - Has been disappointing but drop in grade helps and last win was this Class and distance on Singapore debut. Tongue tie and 4kg claim help.

2 - LIMITED EDITION - Close up in similar races at past two outings in this grade. Poorly drawn but gets blinkers and Vlad Duric.

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