Super Fortune has eyes on a hat-trick
Trainer Alwin Tan's prize in the pack, SUPER FORTUNE, is not done yet. Two in the bag - and from just two runs - he is in good enough condition to make three on the trot on Sunday.
That, after the son of Mossman put in a terrific show on the training track yesterday morning.
Ridden by Olivier (The Conductor) Placais, Super Fortune was never off the bit when running the 600m in 36.5sec. He was paced by a stablemate who is not entered for the weekend's races.
On that show, the question is: What's not to like about the four-year-old?
Nothing, really. And why not? Well schooled from four trials, he gave his rivals a galloping lesson on debut - coming off the best seat in the house to win going way by almost two lengths.
That was over the 1,200m on the turf. His time for the trip was 1:10.66sec - easing up as his jockey, Placais, felt he had no more use of the "baton".
That was in Class 4 on July 14. Three weeks later - on Aug 6 - Super Fortune, who was promoted to Class 3 after that tearaway victory was again sent out over the now-familiar 1,200m trip.
And again, like he did on debut, Super Fortune won it like a good horse.
However, as Placais will say, it was a hard-fought affair.
Sent down the middle of the track, Super Fortune looked to have his work cut out for him when Caorunn refused to surrender.
But Placais, whip in the left, kept asking his mount for an effort and Super Fortune duly obliged - getting home over the final 50m to nail Caorunn to the wall. His time for the 1,200m? An improved 1:09.92sec.
Mision accomplished, now comes the big test. Caorunn seeks revenge.
Last-start winner Julius Caesar waits in the wings. As too Lim's Shot who is gunning for his hat-trick.
It will certainly be a dash for the cash and Super Fortune should be right up there at the only place which matters on a racetrack - the finish.
The reigning champion trainer, who prepares Super Fortune, could also have a good day on Friday.
Two of his runners - LIFE IN GAMBLE (Class 3 Div 2) and MYSTIC MASTER (Open Benchmark 67) - went together to return 34.7sec for the 600m.
At his last start, Life is Gamble lost the plot even before the "off" when he played up and broke through he gates. That put him off his game and he beat just one home.
He is better than that.
A run prior, he led his rivals on a merry chase, made every post a winning one before cruising in by over three lengths in a Class 4 event. It was just his third Kranji start.
He meets some good ones on Friday but should be right up there when the big guns start firing.
As for Mystic Master, he's as reliable as they come. Indeed, he has been out of the top four just three times in 15 starts - which speaks loudly for his ability and fighting spirit.
Still a colt, his two victories were put together in July and September last year. That said, his last-start third behind Mighty Conqueror on Aug 11 was good stuff and, with the benefit of yesterday's hit-out, he should be ripe and ready for another winning effort.
Gallops by horses running on friday
Class 3 (1) - 1,400M: Bring Money Home (Aslam) 37.4. Big Man * (Powell) 36.5. Major Tom * (Shafiq) 39.3. Ancient Warrior * (Shafiq) 38.8. Show Far Show Good (David) 38.3. First Precinct (Dellorto) 41.6.
MONDAY: Chopin's Fantaisie * (Toh) 36.6. Eclipse Splash * 36.7. Dan The Man (Beasley) 42.8. Gariza 36.5.
Class 3 (2) - 1,400M: Solaris Spectrum 42.9. Mr Crowe * (Duric) canter/37.3. Mr Fatkid * 38.9. Lim's Reform * (Grylls) 37.7. Life Is Gamble * (John) 34.7. Storm Trooper (David) 38.9.
MONDAY: Anonymous * 35.9. Chalaza 37.5. Guilty Pleasures 37.7. Awatere/pace work. Lim's Reform/pace work.
Open Benchmark 67 - 1,000M: Star Genius * (Duric) 39.6. Champagne Rein (Zawari) barrier practice/36.1. Mystic Master * 34.7. The Wind (Saifudin) 39.6. Rum N Raisins/gallop. Solitaire 40.3.
MONDAY: Marine Treasure * (Kellady) 37.7. Luminiff Lad 43.4. Himalaya Dragon * 35.1.
Class 4 (1) - 1,200M: Bao Shan Magic (Zawari) 38.1. Draco (Rodd) 37.7. Bigdinero 38.6. Asprey (Duric) 35.8. Black Magic/pace work. Lim's Archer (Kellady) canter/38.5. Deadline Day (Placais) canter/40.1. In Bocca Al Lupo (Jailani) 45.5.
MONDAY: Keltic Karma 36.9. Royal Fortune * (Saifudin) 38.4. Asprey/pace work.
Class 4 (2) - 1,200M: Soldado (Kellady) 37.5. Lucky Giant * 36. Dante's Reprieve * (Rodd) 38.7. Sacred Surfer (Grylls) 40.4. Xiong Fong * (John) 36. Lim's Ripple (Aslam) canter/40.7. Power Lin (Placais) 42.3. Shoot Up High (Saifudin) 40.5. Big Guardian 36.6.
MONDAY: Moritz Eclipse 37.7. Elise * (Beasley) 40.6. Class 5 - 1,200M: Ocean Master 36.8. Prince Ferdinand 37.9. Let's Talk Now (Munro) 37.9. Nova Ranger (T See) 40.8. Turquoise Son canter/41.4.
MONDAY: Sugartime Jazz * (Chavez) 35.3. Lucky Boy 38.5.
Initiation (1) - 1,400M: Nova Classic (Nunes) canter/36.8. Sahaba * (Chavez) 41.1. Athena * (Rodd) 37.7. Silent Prince (Shafiq) 36.8. Queen Of Queens 34.9.
MONDAY: Best Dream 41.8. Captain Jamie * (Juglall) canter/37.1. Ultimate Killer 38.8.
Initiation (2) - 1,400M: New Sensation (Powell) 44.6. Lightning Hero (Kellady) canter/37.3. Phan Nee Star (Zuriman) 37.5.
MONDAY: Dune Saga (Chin) 44.3. One Force (Vorster) canter/36.5. Iffragal * (Krisna) canter/36.5.
GALLOPS BY HORSES RUNNING ON SUNDAY
Open Benchmark 97 - 2,000M: Perfect P * (Krisna) canter/37.1. Song To The Moon * (Vorster) canter/37.1. Arhat * 38.3. Iron Man * (Vorster) canter/36.3.
Kranji Stakes C - 1,200M: Secret Mission (Aslam) 37.8. Super Fortune * (Placais) 36.5. Justice Day 38.3. Goodfellas (Woodworth)/pace work.
Open Benchmark 67 - 1,000M: Al Green 37.8. Conflight * (Chavez) 36.6. Dragonhead 36.1. Queen Roulette * (T See) 40.2.
MONDAY: Elite General/pace work. Dragonhead 38.
Class 4 (1) - 1,400M: El Don (Boss) 40.4. Murrayfield (Duric) 37.7. Siamese Cat * (Vorster) canter/35.2. Majestic Empress * (Krisna) canter/35.2. Reddot Rising * (Boss) 38.7. Happy Baby 39.1.
Class 4 (2) - 1,400M: Taramea (Amirul) 40.4. Situation * (Juglall) canter/35.7. Letitgo (Duric) 40. Taichi Belt (Amirul) 38.8. Yulong Holy Praise (John) 36.6. Funkadelic 38.8.
Novice - 1,200M: Southern Spur * (Duric) 38.7. Super Ball * (Koh) 36.1. Leonardo (Woodworth) 37.4. Safeer * (Chavez) canter/35.7. Mokastar * (Juglall) 36. First Choice (Saifudin) 34.9. Evil Speedo * 38.8.
Class 5 - 1,700M: Smart Master 35.6. General Conatus 39. Super G 41.5. Percius (Boss) 40.4. The One (Salim) 42.1.
MONDAY: Over Easy (Aslam) 37.9.
Class 5 - 1,100M: Lim's Stardom (Placais) 36.5. Flying Shadow (John) 35.7. Kubera's Chief (T See) 39.3. Cool Cat 37.5.
Open Maiden - 1,200M: Amiability * (Duric) 36.9. Divergent (Toh) 38.8. Around The World 40. El Tordillo (Woodworth) 42.7. Victory Cat 41.3. Six Empire * (Chavez) 36.6.
Restricted Maiden - 1,200M: Mighty Phoenix 37.2. Basilisk (Placais) 37.5. Conatus G 44.8. My Gold * (Nunes) 37.6. Satellite Rocket 38.3. Super Denman (Juglall) 36.5. Make U Famous 37.7.
MONDAY: Big Wave (Ng) 38.8.