Lucky Dapper shows good form
LUCKY DAPPER, the only horse to go against the clock at Kranji yesterday morning, is worth an each-way bet in Race 8 on Sunday.
Taken out by race-jockey Nooresh Juglall (above), the Patrick Shaw-trained five-year-old took it easy over 600m in 43sec. He looked fit.
The bay New Zealand-bred gelding has had 25 starts for a win, eight seconds and six thirds.
Before finishing fifth last time out, he came close to scoring his second win. That was on June 29 when he led until being caught on the line by Gypsy Magic over 1,100m on the Polytrack.
The bang-in-form Juglall has been aboard the gelding in his latest two starts and should know his mount inside-out by now.
Since Lucky Dapper is not meeting a strong lot and his jockey is riding on the crest of a wave, racegoers can consider having a solid each-way bet.
Trainer Michael Clements' pair in Sunday's Race 7, CELESTIAL STAR and ZENA, went fast in the straight in their winding-up work.
RAPTURE, his runner in today's Race 1, also sped up the straight, looking well.
In Kuala Lumpur, BIG SUR wound up preparations for his third win, in tomorrow's Class 5 event over 1,300m in Race 10, with a smart workout at Sungei Besi yesterday morning, reported NST.
Taken out by a track rider, the five-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding by Spartacus cantered one lap and then shaped well in 42sec for the final 600m.
The going was good.
Big Sur, who arrived unraced in February 2012, has two wins, four seconds and four thirds in 27 outings.
He went two-up in April, when he beat Little Rainforest by half a length in a Class 5 event over 1,500m in yielding going in Kuala Lumpur.
Last time out, he ran sixth to Illusionist in a Class 5 event over 1,600m in good going in Kuala Lumpur in June and was four and a half lengths behind the winner.
Trained by Richard Lines for Goodsir Stable, Big Sur can have a strong say with only 51.5kg on his back tomorrow.
CONFRERE, engaged in the same race, cantered and then clocked 43sec.
They were the only two horses sent against the clock yesterday.
LITTLE MAN (Race 6) looked well when allotted pace work.
These horses looked well when doing slow work:
EASY AHEAD (Race 3), METALLICA (Race 4), DARING SHANI (Race 8) and GHOST CRY (Race 9).