Pratt Street gets the gate he needs and our boy Craig’s on again
Owners spoiled in Singapore where costs are low and prizemoney high
Unlucky O’Reilly Bay worth a dollar next start
Lincoln Moonlight a black booker
Baertschiger calls time on old Lincoln Road
Our runners this week
Friday night at Kranji
Sunday at Kranji
News in brief
STREET UNLUCKY: Pratt Street was dead unlucky not to win at Kranji last night. Rider Craig Grylls was badly held up in behind the leaders down the stretch and flashed late on the rails when finally clear, pipped a nose and a short head.
ACE UP SLEEVE: Ace’s Wild will have one more trial before he resumes. The Swiss Ace three-year-old trailed the field home in his first trial back but trainer Shane Baertschiger says he was given only an easy gallop. “He’s never shown much in trackwork or trials but raceday he’s different. Both his runs as a two-year-old were quite encouraging - he was running on strongly from back in the field.”
CITY IMPROVES: Lincoln City ran an improved race for trainer Shane Baertschiger when sixth at Kranji last Friday night appreciating his first run on the grass.
NOISE FOR SILENT: Punters who followed our advice from Shane Baertschiger that Silent Prince would be suited by the trip and likely tempo at Kranji last Sunday were rewarded with a $6.80 place dividend when he closed late for third. Silent Prince will be tried next over 1800 metres in three weeks.
NOT SO LUCKY: Lucky Enough’s debut for Lincoln Farms was less than auspicious. Trainer Stephen Gray warned the gelding lacked ringcraft and was only there for experience and he was right - he jumped awkwardly and bumped a rival at the start then raced greenly throughout. The horse ran last and afterwards was showing signs of respiratory distress and was ordered to trial and be vet checked before next racing.