It was a fairly uneventful morning in Singapore with most of the international horses getting some work done while the afternoon saw the barrier draw hosted by the Turf Club.
Photographer Cedric Lane was trackside this morning and caught a few shots of the international contenders.
Balmont Mast probably recorded speed work for the local clockers, but they missed him as his gallop on the outside rail got quite quick as it progressed, even spraying some onlookers with Polytrack.
He remains quirky in the morning but is genuine and all seems in good order. With a barrier in nine for the KrisFlyer Sprint, the Irish trainee should be able to settle in a good tracking position behind the speed, most of which is drawn to his inside.
Sterling City looks well, despite the barrier draw out in ten. Owner Gary Ling Kay Wah was hoping for gates three, four or five, but settled for the outermost barrier.
While not to his choosing, Sterling City managed a perfect trip in Dubai under Joao Moreira who will need to work his magic, crafted so well in Singapore over the years.
Tokei Halo (pictured) and Side Glance both worked over the turf course this morning, the former going in 36.5 and the latter in 34.4, both doing it quite well. Si Sage, two days after turning in speed work on grass, was given a maintenance gallop on the green stuff.
Last year’s winner Military Attack continues to look in tip-top form, galloping two circuits of the Kranji Polytrack. He will negotiate a trip from barrier ten out of twelve, having done the job from four a season ago. Medicean Man and Smoking Sun both galloped on the Poly with no issue, the former under the watchful eye of trainer Jeremy Gask, while the latter’s connections arrived and were present for the barrier draw. Pascal Bary, trainer of Smoking Sun, identified this race last year as a main goal, and the Niarchos racing manager Alan Cooper reiterated the Prix Ganay was a prep to get to this spot.
Below, find the fields for the two races, run on Sunday in most locales.
KrisFlyer International Sprint (G1) – 1,200 metres – turf
#1 – Lucky Nine (B Prebble) – barrier 2
#2 – Sterling City (J Moreira) – barrier 10
#3 – Captain Obvious (O Chavez) – barrier 8
#4 – Zac Spirit (A Munro) – barrier 3
#5 – El Padrino (D Beasley) – barrier 7
#6 – Goal Keeper (B Vorster) – barrier 6
#7 – Balmont Mast (C O’Donoghue) – barrier 9
#8 – Medicean Man (D Oliver) – barrier 1
#9 – Emperor Max (Z Purton) – barrier 5
#10 – Slew Of Lode (J Powell) – barrier 4
Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) – 2,000 metres – turf
#1 – Military Attack (J Moreira) – barrier 10
#2 – Dan Excel (T Berry) – barrier 1
#3 – Tokei Halo (H Shii) – barrier 9
#4 – Johnny Guitar (B Vorster)- barrier 6
#5 – Side Glance (J Spencer) – barrier 7
#6 – Mull of Killough (D Oliver) – barrier 3
#7 – Smoking Sun (S Pasquier) – barrier 11
#8 – Limario (P Dobbs) – barrier 12
#9 – Wild Geese (K A’Isisuhairi) – barrier 2
#10 – City Lad (KB Soo) – barrier 8
#11 – Tropaios (Z Purton) – barrier 5
#12 – Si Sage (D Flores) – barrier 4