Fine trial by Raise No Doubt
Seven-year-old clocks fast time at yesterday's trials
If you are keeping count, it's been 16 months since RAISE NO DOUBT trotted into the winner's enclosure for that picture-taking session.
And he's too good a horse to be winless for so long.
Well, if you are a fan of the multiple winner, you'll be pleased to know that he is still the same galloping machine that you remember.
Raise No Doubt was in his element at the trials yesterday morning and, on that showing there must still be more wins to come from seven-year-old.
Derreck David was on the reins when the Stephen Gray-trainer turned up for his 1,000m tune-up and the result was never in doubt.
After clearing his chute in style, Raise No Doubt commenced to give his six rivals a galloping lesson.
He led them to the first turn and was way in front when they straightened for the run home.
Order Of The Sun and Rafaello tried to make a race of it over the concluding stages but Raise No Doubt was never in any danger of being caught.
With David doing the steering, he went on to win by almost three lengths, clocking an impressive time of 59.38secs.
Keep an eye on him the next time he goes to the races. An eighth win doesn't look to be too far away.
Yesterday's Kranji barrier trial results
1 D'Don (I Saifudin)
3 Dontlookdownonme (V Duric)
4 Pure White (M Zaki)
5 Sandtop (A Munro)
6 Bounceback Ability (D David)
7 Prime Turf
Margins and time: ½, 2¾, 5 ¼, shd, ½, 4 (1min 01.12sec)
1 Raise No Doubt (D David)
2 Rafaello (N Juglall)
3 Order Of The Sun (CC Wong)
4 Fortune Winner (M Ewe)
5 Jelly Bean (M Kellady)
6 Keepitup (M Nunes)
7 Lim's Samurai (Duric)
Margins and time: 2¾, shd, ½, 3¼, 2¾, 2 (59.38)
1 Faithfully (David)
2 Sun Scraper (Wong)
3 Danzeb (O Chavez)
5 Golden Kingdom (Juglall)
6 Blue Diamond (O Placais)
7 River Fortune (C Grylls)
8 Gold Faith (Duric)
9 Gingerman (M Rodd)
Margins and time: Ns, 3¾, 2¼, 1¼, ½, ns, 2¼, 2¼ (1:00.43)