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French raider Smoking Sun lands in good order

Following a busy morning at the Kranji international stables which welcomed six overseas horses in the wee hours of Saturday, it was a much quieter affair later in the afternoon when French galloper SMOKING SUN arrived after an incident-free flight from Brussels.

Entered for the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup on Sunday, the five-year-old bay stallion is the ninth foreign entrant to have arrived for the two International Group 1 glamour events, the other being the $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint over 1,200m.

This is the first time Smoking Sun is competing outside of Europe, where he has compiled a handy record of five wins and five placings from 13 starts.

He did not look any worse for wear when he came off his pallet despite the two-hour delay coupled with the 12-hour journey.

"C'est bon (It's good), c'est bon. That's what his grooms told us when we asked them how the trip was," chuckled Dr Dan Shaw, of the Singapore Turf Club veterinary department, who was on hand at Changi Airport to receive Smoking Sun.

"He arrived very nicely and was very perky. It was a good trip, no turbulence and smooth all the way through. Other than that bit of delay, which was due to air traffic control, everything's fine. There's nothing else to report on him.

FIRST TIME

"I understand this was his first time flying and he's done everything right for his first time. He ate well and was well-hydrated. He had no issues with the flight."

After Dr Shaw submitted Smoking Sun to the usual preliminary routine check-up on the tarmac and the immigration paperwork was all sorted out, the US-bred entire was led onto the float to be wheeled over to the Kranji stables to join the rest of the foreign runners.

While Smoking Sun is making his first trip to the Far East, his trainer Pascal Bary is certainly familiar with these surroundings.

The French handler saddled Gloria De Campeao to an unexpected victory in the SIA Cup in 2009 and almost made it back-to-back wins with the Brazilian stayer, only to lose lost by a half-length to Lizard's Desire in the 2010 edition.

By Smart Strike out of Burning Sunset, Smoking Sun is owned by the Niarchos family, one of the most famous horse breeders and owners in Europe.

Among their notable horses are Bago (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2004) and Divine Proportions (Prix de Diane in 2005).

Smoking Sun, who will be ridden by regular partner Stephane Pasquier, has already been successful at Group level.

After returning from a four-month spell, Smoking Sun has had two outings this year.

He took out the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt over 2,000m on April 6 in impressive fashion, donning blinkers for the first time.

He then finished fourth behind Cirrus Des Aigles in the Group 1 Prix Ganay over 2,100m on April 27.


C’est bon (It’s good), c’est bon. That’s what his grooms told us when we asked them how the trip was.

— Dr Dan Shaw

Last foreign entry will arrive tomorrow

The final foreign entry for the Singapore Airlines International Cup (2,000m) and KrisFlyer International Sprint (1,200m) is scheduled to land tomorrow.

Ireland's BALMONT MAST and MEDICEAN MAN arrived from London early this morning, and Japan's TOKEI HALO is scheduled to land at Changi Airport tomorrow at 5.15am.

Balmont Mast is trained by Edward Lynam, who is bringing his charge back for another crack at the KrisFlyer after his creditable fourth behind Hong Kong's Lucky Nine last year.

Medicean Man, trained by Jeremy Gask, is a regular Dubai campaigner who ran a close-up fourth to Hong Kong's Amber Sky in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint over 1,000m in late March.

The Hisashi Shimizu-trained Tokei Halo, who finishsed second in last year's Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Cup over 2,000m, will contest the SIA Cup.

4-D

Sun 11/05/14

FIRST SECOND THIRD

8341 0750 7245

STARTERS

0192 1133 1852

2969 3518 4313

5853 9615 9808

9994

CONSOLATIONS

1324 2086 3530

3839 4320 5511

6025 6035 6721

9368

 Race 1 C5 (LC) 1400m

6 INDIAN ROCK 56 (19-7) I Azhar (12) 3 6 1 (550) -

9 THE SENTINEL 55.5 c 53.5 (88-27) I Fadzlei (3) 5 3 2 (440) 2.75

2 BRASH SON 58 c 54 (40-13) AM Aizat* (10) 2 2 3 (493) Ns

1 AMONGST THE STARS 58 c 54 (44-15) M Hanif* (8) 6 4 4 (435) Hd

Winning stable: Cat Racing. Trainer: BT Lim. Time: 1min 25.40sec (Going: yielding). Forecast: $131. Tierce: $1476. Quartet: No winner ($2800 jackpot carried forward to next race). P Forecast: $35 (6-9), $46 (9-2), $19 (6-2). Trio: $269. Quadro: $1632. Course scratchings: 15:Darmore 16:Maiboy Lollipop 

 Race 2 C5 (LC) 1400m

2 FAIRBORN 58 c 57 (19-8) R Burnett (4) 1 1 1 (455) -

6 I TOLD YOU 55.5 c 51.5 (56-15) M Hanif* (2) 6 3 2 (442) 3.25

1 BOWEN BOY 58 c 54 (18-7) KP Lim* (3) 4 4 3 (458) Hd

12 TARAMIS 53 c 53.5 (81-21) Jose De Souza (8) 7 8 4 (493) 0.75

Winning stable: Gemini. Trainer: F Maynard. Time: 1min 24.60sec (yielding). Forecast: $36. Tierce: $271. Quartet: $2517. P Forecast: $13 (2-6), $12 (6-1), $6 (2-1). Trio: $42. Quadro: $108.

 Race 3 C4 (SC) 1100m

4 COOL AND MANLY 55.5 c 53.5 (13-5.10) I Fadzlei (4) 2 1 1 (519) -

7 HEART BY HEART 53 c 52 (363-65) S Sani (5) 8 7 2 (446) 7

5 LONGMA 55.5 (47-13) Y Aify (3) 4 3 3 (472) Nk

3 TROJANE 56 (22-10) L Allpress (7) 7 6 4 (490) Nk

Winning stable: Osman. Trainer: BT Lim. Time: 1min 03.90sec (yielding). Forecast: $392. Tierce: $10291. Quartet: No winner ($5556 jackpot carried forward to next race). P Forecast: $75 (4-7), $80 (7-5), $16 (4-5). Trio: $462. Quadro: $489. Course scratching: 12:Conquistador 

 Race 4 C4 (SC) 1100m

6 ANAK PUJUT 52.5 (57-16) S Salee (7) 1 1 1 (490) -

9 BUKIT SUBANG 50.5 c 49 (164-36) MM Firdaus* (3) 6 6 2 (454) Nk

7 OUR FRIENDLY DIVA 52.5 (120-25) K Eirwan (11) 10 9 3 (436) Hd

11 CERIUM 50 (123-29) L Allpress (5) 5 4 4 (503) 0.75

Winning stable: Leo Eighty Two. Trainer: Bonny Ng. Time: 1min 04.80sec (yielding). Forecast: $265. Tierce: $1840. Quartet: No winner ($17974 jackpot carried forward to next race). P Forecast: $58 (6-9), $71 (9-7), $34 (6-7). Trio: $375. Quadro: $1077. Course scratching: 13:Bukit Bintang 

 Race 5 OP (SC) 1100m

Malaysia 3Y Championship H1

3 SILVER DOLLAR 56 (14-7) Jose De Souza (5) 2 1 1 (472) -

4 JERAM EASY 56 (16-6) LL Tai (7) 5 3 2 (474) Hd

2 TOM THE CRUISER 56.5 (104-20) K Eirwan (9) 7 6 3 (468) 1.25

11 Q NINE MASTER 54.5 (243-45) I Azhar (4) 10 9 4 (463) Hd

Winning stable: Hippocrates. Trainer: F Maynard. Time: 1min 05.30sec (yielding). Forecast: $7. Tierce: $139. Quartet: $1687. P Forecast: $4 (3-4), $9 (4-2), $10 (3-2).

Trio: $30. Quadro: $214. Course scratchings: 8:City Of Sails 12:Serengetti Star 

 Race 6 OP (SC) 1200m

Malaysia 3Y Championship H2

2 SMART PEOPLE 57 (47-9) Lou Ho (1) 1 1 1 (530) -

9 ACE SURPRISE 54.5 (23-8) MM Firdaus* (2) 3 3 2 (547) Hd

1 CLAYBURY 57 (122-20) J Shankar (5) 6 4 3 (426) 0.5

4 HOT ARISTOCRAT 56.5 (9-6) Jose De Souza (4) 2 2 4 (491) 1.25

Winning stable: CY Lim. Trainer: F Maynard. Time: 1min 11.60sec (yielding). Forecast: $26. Tierce: $1131. Quartet: $5661. P Forecast: $9 (2-9), $11 (9-1), $26 (2-1). Trio: $112. Quadro: $27. Course scratching: 3:Q Nine Mystic 

 Race 7 METRO C (SC) 1400m

Mitavite Cup

7 OCEAN FORTUNE 56 (166-37) Y Aify (2) 1 1 1 (458) -

11 MYSTIC FIGHTER 55 (29-9) I Azhar (11) 10 9 2 (508) Nk

1 NOBLE FOUR 58 (91-27) L Sofhan (1) 3 4 3 (467) 1.5

2 CALIFORNIA CAT 57 (18-8) L Allpress (13) 5 5 4 (546) 0.75

Winning stable: Unlimited. Trainer: SB Tan. Time: 1min 24.40sec (yielding). Forecast: $212. Tierce: $5806. Quartet: No winner ($4536 jackpot carried forward to next race). P Forecast: $72 (7-11), $26 (11-1), $102 (7-1). Trio: $462. Quadro: $903. Course scratching: 15:Not My Fault 

 Race 8 METRO C (SC) 1400m

Mitavite Energiza Stakes

5 JACKCORP WIN 56 (24-8) Jose De Souza (12) 9 5 1 (474) -

10 FOX TREASURE 54 (54-11) LL Tai (2) 3 3 2 (476) 1.5

4 Q NINE MAX 56 (15-8) I Azhar (4) 5 6 3 (540) 1.5

6 HELLO GOOD BUY 56 (71-17) L Allpress (10) 10 10 4 (552) 2

Winning stable: Jacky & Adrian. Trainer: Tony Yeoh. Time: 1min 24.50sec (yielding). Forecast: $35. Tierce: $1012. Quartet: $9658. P Forecast: $15 (5-10), $19 (10-4), $11 (5-4). Trio: $181. Quadro: $197.

 Race 9 C4 (SC) 1100m

2 ZENIDEKKA 57 c 55 (21-8) I Fadzlei (10) 3 3 1 (506) -

8 DELTA WING 52 (25-11) J Shankar (2) 6 4 2 (436) 2.75

9 MASQUERAIN 52 (88-22) Lou Ho (5) 1 1 3 (528) 1.25

4 MONTANA GREEN 56.5 c 52.5 (18-7) M Hanif* (3) 8 2 4 (460) Shd

Winning stable: Lishaan. Trainer: J Brink. Time: 1min 05.30sec (yielding). Forecast: $15. Tierce: $349. Quartet: $2004. P Forecast: $7 (2-8), $23 (8-9), $25 (2-9). Trio: $100. Quadro: $95. Course scratchings: 1:Last Man Standing 13:Super Fabulous 14:Danick Of Time 

YESTERDAY'S KUALA LUMPUR RESULTS

YESTERDAY'S AUSTRALIA (SUNSHINE COAST/KALGOORLIE) RESULTS

RACE 1 (SUNSHINE COAST)1st 7 Tulla Touch ($8-$5.10) 2nd 9 Fallforme ($12) 3rd 4 That's Jerry ($16) 4th 6 Special LieForecast $18 Place Forecast (7-9) $7, (4-7) $9, (4-9) $13Tierce $132 Trio $36 Quartet $342 Quadro $24 Scratchings: 5 Turiff, 8 Twisted MountainRACE 2 (KALGOORLIE)1st 4 Little Missy Tide ($9-$8) 2nd 7 Wind Spirit ($15) 3rd 2 Paths Of Victory (No 3rd dividend) 4th 1 Modo Mio Forecast $12 Tierce $77 Trio $18 Quartet $127 Quadro $5 Scratching: 6 What Do I StandforRACE 3 (SUNSHINE COAST)1st 2 Mr Ahlberoni ($17-$7) 2nd 1 Live And Lurid ($12) 3rd 4 Viv's Vegas ($8) 4th 13 Chateau De CruixForecast $24 Place Forecast (1-2) $15, (2-4) $10, (1-4) $12 Tierce $167 Trio $21 Quartet No winner ($388 jackpot carried forward to next race). Quadro $28 Scratchings: 3 Nearctic Chiller, 5 Cat's Miaow, 10 Good Two DreamRACE 4 (KALGOORLIE) 1st 5 Diamond ($59-$13) 2nd 8 Miss Corningstone ($6) 3rd 6 She's Gaga ($7) 4th 7 Cool MaggieForecast $65 Place Forecast (5-8) $15, (5-6) $10, (6-8) $5 Tierce $437 Trio $25 Quartet No winner ($4662 jackpot carried forward to next race). Quadro $34 RACE 5 (SUNSHINE COAST)1st 3 Meteorologist ($14-$6) 2nd 10 Custer's Reward ($12) 3rd 4 Pop 'N' Scotch ($10) 4th 6 Nik Nik Forecast $39 Place Forecast (3-10) $11, (3-4) $7, (4-10) $13Tierce $287 Trio $40 Quartet $4406 Quadro $105 Scratchings: 1 Rocbolt, 7 Somerset LassRACE 6 (KALGOORLIE)1st 7 Car Park ($56-$11) 2nd 8 Gina Gina ($17) 3rd 1 Airglow ($7) 4th 5 Don't Tempt MeForecast $229 Place Forecast (7-8) $25, (1-7) $5, (1-8) $11Tierce $1044 Trio $51 Quartet No winner ($1868 jackpot carried forward to next race).

Quadro $102 Scratching: 2 Screaming Plum

RACE 7 (SUNSHINE COAST)1st 3 Elite Echelon ($15-$7) 2nd 6 Indiana Heart ($16) 3rd 10 Deadly Dennis ($11) 4th 13 Kutcher Forecast $35 Place Forecast (3-6) $12, (3-10) $8, (6-10) $11 Tierce $245 Trio $39 Quartet No winner ($2716 jackpot carried forward to next race). Quadro $225 Scratchings: 4 Hakakuna, 5 Smart Huss, 9 Star Pass, 11 White Rain

RACE 8 (KALGOORLIE)1st 9 Latavia ($86-$26) 2nd 3 Ripping Yarn ($9) 3rd 10 Tully Dayo ($23) 4th 11 Whimsical GirlForecast $129 Place Forecast (3-9) $28, (9-10) $59, (3-10) $38 Tierce $10290 Trio $848 Quartet No winner ($6866 jackpot carried forward to next race). Quadro $2203 Scratching: 6 Battle PactRACE 9 (KALGOORLIE)1st 4 Casino Gleam ($27-$12) 2nd 3 Master Beckett ($10) 3rd 11 Desert Rock ($24) 4th 5 Two Strong Hearts Forecast $44 Place Forecast (3-4) $13, (4-11) $42, (3-11) $39 Tierce $1404 Trio $283 Quartet No winner ($18104 jackpot carried forward to next race). Quadro $1624

RACE 10 (KALGOORLIE)1st 8 Hussation ($26-$9) 2nd 3 Wookah ($26) 3rd 10 The Key Cutter ($18) 4th 5 Big JoshForecast $75 Place Forecast (3-8) $23, (8-10) $10, (3-10) $24 Tierce $787 Trio $98 Quartet $3553 Quadro $184 Scratching: 4 Noble ParkRACE 11 (KALGOORLIE)1st 2 Haul In ($15-$7) 2nd 7 Hallowell Fever ($11) 3rd 6 Prince Charming ($39) 4th 9 Slam MasterForecast $24 Place Forecast (2-7) $11, (2-6) $32, (6-7) $21Tierce $1014 Trio $105 Quartet No winner ($1392 jackpot carried forward to next Australian meeting). Quadro $256 Scratching: 12 Bonsoleil