Singapore racing continues on Saturday (18 March) for a 12-race turf and dirt fixture at Kranji Racecourse.
Highly promising four-year-old GENERAL COMMAND is primed to complete a hat-trick of wins when he returns to Kranji in the $70,000 Class 3 Handicap over 1200m on turf.
GENERAL COMMAND had previously competed in quality races in Australia, where he scored once and was placed three times from 10 starts. The son of Shalaa has wasted no time since starting his local racing career this year, winning both starts by a combined margin of three lengths to date, showing that he is much better than his Class 4 rivals and looking bound for something better.
GENERAL COMMAND has since trialled impressively and despite rising to Class 3 for the first time this week, his untapped potential should be more than enough to make up the class gap and he can keep his unblemished local record intact.
Elsewhere, the Stephen Gray-trained TRIBUTO can score an overdue win when he lines up in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on turf.
TRIBUTO has yet to miss the frame from six starts thus far, of which two were in Australia. The Capitalist four-year-old was unlucky not to win his last start when he travelled three-wide throughout without cover, but still let down well in the straight to check into second, going under by a head over this track and distance.
As the second highest rated horse, TRIBUTO is ideally placed under this week’s Weight For Age conditions. With four-time Singapore Champion jockey Vlad Duric remaining in the saddle, he can prove hard to beat with even luck in running.