Do not treat Class 5 horses like second-class citizens at Kranji.


𝐀𝐭𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲

His classmates from Class 5, Qaidoom and Intrepid, also do well in yesterday's training at Kranji.

Don't treat them with contempt.

Living for the "Golden Monkeys," the "Kosciuszkos," and the "Lightnings" is acceptable.

But it is improper to show contempt for the inferior gallopers.

Yes, please remember the Class 5 trial participants. They are the workhorses in our industry and deserve our appreciation.

Four of the 11 races on Sunday have been designated for these less prominent lights. clap for them as they start out trotting.

And here are three recommendations if you're not sure where to spend your money.

Check out Intrepid, Qaidoom, and Atlantean.

They have each won 10 races, with Atlantean being the most "accomplished" with six victories from 54 starts.

Atlantean, a member of the trio who made an impression on the training track at Kranji yesterday morning, was trained by Alwin Tan for the Hwa Yi No. 3 Stable.

The son of Dick Turpin was in a pleasant galloping mood because he had stablemate Bizar Wins for company.

He gave his stablemate a few lengths of a headstart when they set out from the 600-meter mark before reeling him in and eventually defeating him in that quick gallop.

Atlantean, ridden by Koh Teck Huat, the rider who had won his previous race, clocked a quick 37.4 seconds for the distance on the Polytrack.

The now seven-year-old, a winner as recently as June, has recently been running quite strong races.

In fact, he actually missed out on his sixth career victory on July 9 only last month.

On that particular day, despite not having the best of luck in the race, he finished well to place second behind Cizen Lucky, who won by a nose.

Atlantean is a trustworthy 1,200-meter sprinter. His victories have all come over that sprint distance.

He will enjoy the weather on Sunday because it is where he feels most at ease.

Following that is Qaidoom.

She competed in Class 5 Division 1 and ran the 600 meters with two stablemates in 38.6 seconds.

Ibrahim Mamat, a trainee jockey, was riding.

Around this time last year, Al Rashid Stable's trainer Michael Clements sent her out for her debut race.

And what a debut it was in the end.

Hakim Kamaruddin was in charge of Qaidoom, who immediately moved to the front and remained there to support the $10 price.

In the end, she triumphed by more than three lengths.

Despite the fact that Qaidoom is still a novice, her last two starts saw her start as the favorite.

She placed in both races, coming in second to Yes One Ball in late April and fourth to Snip in May, when she made her final start.

She will compete on Sunday in her ninth race. Clements has her running smoothly after her dash on the practice track.

The second Class 5 racer that attracted my attention on the practice track was Intrepid. Her 600-meter time was 42.3 seconds. The rider in the saddle was Vlad Duric.

Intrepid competes from Tim Fitzsimmons' yard wearing the Buffalo Stable's recognizable colors.

She won a Class 5 race over 1,400 meters in March, and she has been competing in Class 4 company since April.

However, she only dropped down into Class 5 last month. On July 17, she finished a smack-up fifth in the race won by Russian Twist while being ridden by Daniel Moor.

Intrepid is seen as having a great chance on Sunday and should have progressed successfully.


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