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Nepean Well Placed In Singapore Debut

The Shane Baertschiger trained Nepean appears well placed to make a winning debut in Singapore when due to contest the final event.

Nepean Well Placed In Singapore Debut

The Shane Baertschiger trained Nepean appears well placed to make a winning debut in Singapore when due to contest the final event.

Formerly based in Australia under the care of James Cummings, Nepean Horseform displayed good ability in his four starts and has since been gelded.

Nepean broke through for his maiden at his second start, having only been narrowly beaten on debut behind the Team Hawkes trained Thaad Horseform.


Lining up at Randwick over 1400m, Nepean always appeared in firm control when winning easily under Glyn Schofield.

Thrown in the deep end at his next two starts, Nepean wasn't disgraced and appears very well placed in this Class 4 event.

Although it is never easy for horses to replicate their best form when on debut in a new environment, he has looked sharp enough in recent trials and appears to have acclimatized well.

From the middle draw he can adopt a forward position and while likely to be better over further, he certainly can sprint well fresh.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, Nepean holds a clear class edge over his rivals and if close to his best, he should prove very hard to beat.

The Cliff Brown trained Baffert Horseform has only been fair in two runs in Singapore, but has since trialled very well and remains under strong notice with Rodd aboard.

Baffert finished a close fourth in his Singapore debut before safely held behind Really Capable Horseform last start.

Since kept fresh (40 days), Baffert has trialled twice in the lead up and appears ready to rock and roll.

On his prior best form in Australia he is well placed and looms as a major threat.

The Michael Clements trained Stock Broker Horseform returned to form behind Northern Sun Horseform last start and has to be included in the main hopes.

A winner of five of his 50 starts, he has placed on a further 14 occasions and possesses a solid record over this trip.

Should get a lovely run from the inside draw and cannot be taken lightly.

Of the rest the James Peters trained Lim's Blast Horseform appears the next in line.

An eye catching trial winner in the lead up, he is more than capable on best form and has to be included.

Good luck and happy punting.

Racing And Sports



127105
R9 KRANJI AW 12 January 2018
CLASS 4 PREMIER 4, 1100m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. BAFFERT (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CLIFFORD IAN BROWN
MICHAEL RODD
56.0
$3.20
 
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - CANYONVILLE (NZ)
PREMIER RACING & FOREVER LUCKY STABLE
Apr 15, 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Wellington NSW, $100000, MICK PRICE, VIC
 
2nd  
9. PREFERRED (NZ)
6yo Gelding
DAVID MICHAEL HILL
O PLACAIS
53.5
$12.60
 
ELUSIVE CITY (USA) - MY KINDAWAY (NZ)
SECONDTONONE STABLE
3rd  
12. SURE WIN (NZ)
7yo Gelding
KOH CHOR YUNG DESMOND
CC WONG
52.5
$33.80
 
STRAVINSKY (USA) - DOWN VIEW (USA)
YOURSTOKEEP STABLE
 Jan 12, 2012 Premier Yearling Sale, psd$110,000 res$120,000
 
4th  1. LIM'S ELUSIVE (NZ)
6yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
R CURATOLO
57.0
$12.80
5th  4. LIM'S BLAST (AUS)
4yo Gelding
J PETERS
GLEN BOSS
56.5
$4.00
6th  6. MIKCAIPHO (AUS)
4yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
CS CHIN
52.0
$15.00
7th  10. SOUTHERN CHIEF (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MOK ZHAN LUN
BENNY WOODWORTH
53.5
$29.20
8th  8. INFERMO (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MOHD YUSOF BIN OTHMAN
Y SALIM
52.5
$42.20
9th  11. SUPER GENIUS (NZ)
4yo Mare
MARK WILLIAM WALKER
C K NG
50.5
$39.40
10th  7. STEEL CUTTER (NZ)
4yo Gelding
STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE
C GRYLLS
55.0
$31.80
11th  3. STOCK BROKER (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MICHAEL JOHN CLEMENTS
R ZAWARI
55.0
$9.20
12th  2. NEPEAN (AUS)
4yo Gelding
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
JOHN POWELL
57.0
$4.40


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