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Money Magnet to rebound

Friday, February 02, 2018

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While there's no trophy race being offered on tomorrow's 10-race programme, this should not prevent any spark from igniting as the fifth race, an Open Allowance event, will surely generate a lot of attention due to the competitiveness of the runners declared for battle.

Seven runners will face the starter in the three-year-old and upward event going six furlongs (1,200m) in which most runners have a sound chance of copping the prize money of $1.15 million.

The Supreme Racing Guide takes a closer look at each runner and their chances of taking home the bragging rights.

 

SHINING LIGHT — A winner on last in the class below in which he beat a good-looking field by one-and-a-half lengths over tomorrow's distance in 1:12.0. Now stepping up in class with some fitter and more seasoned runners to compete against, Shining Light will find repeating a tall order. He shound not be disgraced here.

 

SOY EL SEÑOR — Running some fair races, but six furlongs (1,200m) might be a little too short for him. Soy El Señor packs a strong turn of foot and his final rattle in the straight will surely him into contention here.

 

LITTLE BIG HORN — Very impressive in victory on last when defeating Loose Cannon and Princess Emanuelle at five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m) in a quick 1:05.3. Little Big Horn faces tougher opponents here and could be left behind when the runners enter the straight.

SIEMPRE BUENO — Ran a blinder on last when going over a mile (1,600m), leading for most of the way until he gave way inside the last 150m to finish fourth. Prior to that run, Siempre Bueno showed fighting spirit when he lost by a neck to Zephyr at five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m) in a quick 1:05.2. If he can reproduce that run, then Siempre Bueno will be in the winners' enclosure when this race is over.

 

SIR BUDGET — A very speedy sort who will more than likely be on the lead. Sir Budget comes in this race very fresh after his ninth-place finish in the Diamond Mile last December, but a winning run here is not likely.

 

MONEY MAGNET — Has been keeping better company than these and must be the horse they all have to beat here. Money Magnet, who is the youngest runner of the lot in here at age four, was just beaten by half length to Zephyr and Siempre Bueno in the recent St Catherine Cup. Money Magnet faces Siempre Bueno here; however, conditions favour the chestnut filly more. That day Money Magnet carried 56.5 kg (125 lb) to Siempre Bueno's 55.0 kg (121 lb), and tomorrow Money Magnet will go with 55.0 kg (121 lb) and Siempre Bueno goes with 56.0 kg (123 lb). Money Magnet will stalk her rivals and go by in deep stretch.

 

SIMPLY THE BEST — As fast as they come. Simply The Best will do her work on the headline and for sure will have a say in dictating the spilts, but not on the outcome of the race. Will find easier opponents soon.

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