An Effortless win in store for season's final race
Final day of the 2016 Singapore racing season
Fresh from a four-and-a-half-month spell last start, EFFORTLESS nearly rewarded his supporters with a juicy $35 win payout.
The Shane Baertschiger-trained four-year-old Australian-bred charged home, just to find the $9 favourite and front-runner Super Warrior safely home by half a length in the Class 4 event over the flying 1,000m on the Polytrack.
It was a great effort by the two-time winner, considering that he was trapped wide after jumping from the outer-most barrier in the field of 10, while Super Warrior had the advantage of the shortest route home after breaking from gate 2.
With improvement, an inside barrier and an extra 100m, Effortless should zoom home first in what looks a pretty weak field in the last race tomorrow, final day of the 2016 racing season.
But don't expect the same payout. You should be happy if the consistent bay gelding does not start at single digit.
For the forecast, couple him with leading trainer Alwin Tan's Rainbow Royal, who has been running genuine races.
In his last five starts, Rainbow Royal has scored twice and finished second once -all over the Poly 1,100m. You can ignore his last start when he tracked the speed before finishing ninth. The winner Lightning Fast is an up-and-coming horse.
The other top bet in the bumper card of 12 is PEACH BOWL in Race 5, the Open Maiden event over the Poly 1,700m.
Although he has yet to win from four Kranji outings, the Steven Burridge-trained four-year-old Aussie-bred finished close behind on all occasions.