Shane: It’s not the right race for Darci’s Boy - he needs further on the turf
Lincoln Farms’ pair won’t feature in Friday’s polytrack racing
Watch this trial and you’ll see why Shane says Darci’s Boy can run a bold race on Friday night
Baertschiger newcomer trials nicely but he’s not big on O’Reilly’s Dancer on Friday
Really, what next? Miracle Time stumbles out of the gates and is eased out of race
Young South African hoop takes the reins on unlucky Miracle Time on Sunday
Vets operate on Cru Bourgeois to fix fractured bone and prognosis good
Ultrasound too murky but vets hoping not to have to operate on Cru Bourgeois
Stewards inquire into gate incident at Kranji and order X-rays for battered Cru Bourgeois
Cru Bourgeois has thrived and Gray’s expecting to crack the bubbly on Sunday
Our runners this week: How our trainer rates them
Friday night at Kranji
Race 4: Darci’s Boy
6.50pm NZ time
“It will be too short for him - he’s a miler - but it was the only race for him. If he can get up outside the leader, he’s a small chance but he won’t be as fresh as the other day.’’
Race 8: O’Reilly’s Dancer
8.55pm NZ time
“We’re using this as a trial because he needs the run. He doesn’t handle the polytrack and he’s coming back to 1800 metres. We went forward on him last time but we’ll ride him quieter on Friday and see if he can handle the track.’’
News in brief
ROCK ME COUGHING: Trainer Stephen Gray didn’t pay up for Rock Me Easy to race this weekend as planned after the horse coughed a couple of times following his gallop on Tuesday. He is being treated with antibiotics and should be OK to run in three weeks.
MOONLIGHT WANES: A veterinary exam of Lincoln Moonlight failed to find anything amiss after he ran only sixth, four lengths from the winner on Friday night. The horse blundered on jumping, had to be eased off heels soon after, then was forced to race three wide throughout. Rider Matthew Kellady reported the horse raced keenly and tired noticeably in the run home.
SO LONG SAINT: Saint Lincoln will be sold to Malaysia after bleeding for the second time. The five-year-old won two of his 14 starts in Singapore for earnings of S$45,911.
MORE RAZZ: On The Razz enjoyed a roll in the sand before showing his first bit of sparkle at Kranji, running on well from last at the 300 metres to finish seventh. The 1000 metre trip was far too short for the son of Magic Albert, who is out of a Zabeel mare, but he is being fitted for a 1400 metre event in January.