Very often, it pays to comply with class droppers. One such horse to notice is final Saturday’s quartet hero Jason Ong’s King Zoustar.
The coach of the second has introduced the six-year-old Australian-bred again to successful form for a tilt at tomorrow’s $30,000 Class 5 Division 1 occasion over the Polytrack 1,200m in Race 5 (2pm) at Kranji.
After eight begins in Class 4 for a win, a 3rd and two fourths, he’s again in Class 5 as one of many three topweights carrying 59kg.
A five-time winner from 40 begins – 4 over the Poly 1,200m together with one in Class 4 – the chestnut gelding put his fingers up along with his spectacular trial success final week. He adopted it up with a great hit-out on Wednesday.
Main jockey Manoel Nunes was on board on each events.
I used to be very impressed that I’ve made him my best choice.
Nunes additionally likes King Zoustar’s preparation however the three-time Singapore champion famous the small however sturdy area.
“He trialled good. He additionally had a great piece of tempo work on Wednesday. I’m proud of him, however I’m apprehensive about his weight – 59kg on his again,” stated the Brazilian, who has streaked to an enormous lead within the premiership desk with 35 winners, 17 forward of Australian Danny Beasley.
“I gained’t say my horse is certain to win, however he ought to run a great race. He labored properly and Jason Ong’s secure is flying.”
Nunes added that it is perhaps a small area of solely 9 horses, however it’s a aggressive one. He can solely maintain his fingers crossed.
“After all, we’ve bought to respect among the horses right here, like Beer Backyard. He gained impressively final week, though the 1,000m was too quick.
“Knight Love, this horse additionally drops a category. Northern Solar, he’s very constant and ran a great race final time.
“Helushka could discover it a bit quick however he ran second the final two begins. Tremendous Six gained his race final begin and, Circuit Star, I rode and gained on him final time.
“Hopefully, my horse can run properly.”
Nunes sounded extra sanguine about last-start runner-up Siam Royal Orchid, my greatest wager (see preview and race card in The Sunday Instances tomorrow).
The Michael Clements-trained four-time winner misplaced to Large Tiger by only a quick head on March 19 however is assembly his conqueror on 1½kg higher phrases.
He has additionally drawn higher – in Gate 1, in comparison with Gate 9 final time.
“He’s positively the one to beat. Hopefully, his draw will assist us. Final time, I had a nasty draw. I needed to push him right through,” stated Nunes.
“Really, the Polytrack, typically draw one is sweet, however typically additionally dangerous. It is because should you’re caught inside, it’s a must to let the horse come from behind.
“However, in case your horse doesn’t have a great flip of foot, it’s a bit difficult. However I hope this won’t be the case on Sunday.
“The horse is in good kind. I additionally anticipate him to run a great race. In all probability my hazard needs to be First Bowl and Large Tiger, who beat me final time. However I’ll carry 1kg extra and he has 2½kg extra. Hope we will change the place.”
All in, Nunes has secured 9 good rides tomorrow.