Erupt To Blow-Up, In The Japan Cup?
Welcome to our weekend international horse racing preview. With Friday coming to an end, there’s plenty for fans of overseas racing fans to look forward to.
The G1 Japan Cup (Sunday, Tokyo) doesn’t feature many European raiders but Francis-Henri Graffard’s Erupt will be representing France and has a chance of at least placing. Kitasan Black, Gold Actor and Yoshito Yahagi’s Real Steel look the most-likely runners to trouble the winners enclosure though. There are also 11 races at Kranji (Singapore) on Sunday.
Samurai Blade To Cut Loose?
Meetings are taking place at both Kenilworth and Turffontein, on Saturday in South Africa. Turffontein’s card is particularly strong and the G1 Summer Cup tops the bill. Saratoga Dancer and Ten Gun Salute both have strong claims, although Australian import Samurai Blade looks the most-likely winner. That’s if rain hasn’t scuppered the gelding’s preparation. There are also 8 races taking place, over the water in Mauritius (Champ de Mars).
Terravista To Win The Winterbottom?
2 Listed events are scheduled at Eagle Farm (Australia), on Saturday. Private Secretary looks to have a big chance in the Colin McAlpine Memorial Classic, while Cylinder Beach will carry plenty of punters’ hopes in the Recognition Classic. There’s even better action at Ascot, where Terravista and Malaguerra will be amongst those entering the stalls for the the G1 Winterbottom Stakes.
New Zealand’s racing (Saturday) is at Wanganui and Ellerslie. Doni Prastiyou will be on-board Emily Monk, in Ellerslie’s G3 Eagle Technology Stakes. That race follows the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial.
Big Races In India, France & Macau
Indian racing fans will be eagerly anticipating the G2 Bangalore Guineas (Saturday). Star Nijinsky, Shan Ben Aari and Watchmyscript should all go close.
The card at Bordeaux-Le Bouscat (Saturday, France) is topped by the Listed Grand Steeple Chase, a 3m 2f encounter that will feature both Gorvello and Vieux Morvan.
In Macau, the feature race at Taipa (Saturday) will be the G2 Autumn Trophy. Pak Lok Angel, Grand Double Win, More Than Happy and Central Station should all find friends in the market.
Further trot and gallop meetings are being held in Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Brazil, Turkey USA and Canada, over the weekend. You can bet on all of these races, right here at RaceBets.com!