Singapore Racing: Betting Guide

The team at Punting Form deliver an expert betting guide to Singapore Racing, including recommended resources and what to look out for in one of the fastest growing racing regions in the world.

For more of these guides and resources to help with your betting, check out the Betfair Hub.


Feature Race Reports

Singapore Racing Reports are exclusive to Betfair Australia and Punting Form.

With the increased growth of Singapore Racing, Betfair in partnership with Punting Form will provide race reports for Friday’s and Sunday’s.

The reports are a data-driven approach to identifying patterns in past performances and understanding the historic strengths typically required to win a particular feature race.


Best Racing Information

The Singapore Turf Club (STC) Website is the best source for local news stories whether they be pre-race, post-race or on raceday. There’s plenty of articles & interviews featuring local trainers & jockeys discussing their recent & upcoming runners.

The STC provide video programming which covers the local racing scene in detail. There are several English speaking shows which are a great starting point for those who are new to betting in Singapore such as:

  • Full replays of all barrier trial sessions (of which there are plenty)
  • ‘Winning Workouts’ covers trackwork sessions pinpointing upcoming runners to follow
  • ‘Track Talk’ an informative preview show featuring selections & news hosted by the racecallers/presenters covering the current days meeting

The website also contains all the usual racing information required to find a winner, simply click on the Racing section link to access form tools such as:

  • Race Cards & Results including replays
  • Gear Changes
  • Stewards Reports
  • Suspended Jockeys
  • Pre-race veterinary reports
  • Jockey & Trainer premiership standings
  • Barrier position statistics
  • Horse body weights (actual weight together with the + or – difference between starts)

Handicapping Information

Handicapping in Singapore is based on a merit system using ratings, these ratings similar to the Australia system are adjusted between starts.

Click here for a full explanation to familiarise yourself as this is a very important part of the punting puzzle in Singapore.


Track Layouts

Although there is only one official racetrack in Singapore there are three different track types.

  • Track # 1A – Long Course (Grass) Circumference 2000m
  • Track # 1B – Short Course (Grass) Circumference 1800m
  • Track # 2 – Poly Track (Synthetic) Circumference 1500m

For a more detailed description including training tracks, learn more here.


Best Form Guides

Puntingform contains all the information you require to back a winner in Singapore. From speed maps to speed figures they also provide individual runner sectional times for all meetings. Without doubt the sectional times feature gives Puntingform an edge over the other form services.

Racing And Sports also provides coverage of Singapore racing, they have race & barrier trial replays incorporated in the form for each runner together with video comments if you’re time poor & don’t have the hours to watch all the replays.

Also, you can click here to search any horse or trainer by name to access their individual career records, this is an easy to use tool which will save countless hours. To locate simply click the link below.


Jockeys and Trainers

There is quite an international flavour amongst both the jockeys & trainers in Singapore. Whilst Australia is well represented there is a strong local & overseas contingent & through the years most countries who have any sort of racing industry have supplied participants to Singapore. Jo Moreira made his name in Singapore before heading to Hong Kong.

It pays to keep a close eye on the premierships on a regular basis, as we know jockeys/trainers can have good & bad runs however the Australian pair Vlad Duric & Michael Rodd who have fought out the riding title over the last couple of seasons seem to consistently ride winners, they are generally riding the better horses which is a big help, often a change of rider with either of the pair taking over is a very positive sign their horse is ready to win.

Also keep an eye on strike rates, this is a reliable indicator of how both the jockeys & trainers are tracking on a runners to winners ratio.


Style of Racing

Singapore racing is not dissimilar to racing in Australia, they race mostly on grass and the better jockeys will attempt to get their horses to settle early saving them for the final drive to the line, race tempo is the main decider in most races.

The Long Course Races (Track 1A) with the 600m straight gives horses who can produce big strong finishing efforts their chance, the long run home often sorts the weak from the strong, if you are using the Puntingform sectionals be sure to seek out those runners with strong closing sectionals for races run on this track type.

Races run on the Polytrack (synthetic) surface can favour on pacers who can skip away early in the straight and open up a break over their rivals, we see many more horses settling close to the lead rather than back in the field win races on this track type.


Weather

Hot & steamy…always! There is no official rainy season in Singapore which receives around 2300mm of rain per year (average).

On most days there is an afternoon storm which can certainly affect the track condition when racing on the grass surface, although the going never seems to get to any worse than Soft it can be wise to avoid placing your bets too far in advance. The Polytrack surface handles rain well as most synthetic tracks do.


Social Media

A great source of information in this day & age. Listed below are some sites well worth following.

TWITTER ACCOUNTS

Singapore Turf Club @SGTurfClub

Racing Singapore @racingsingapore

Kranji Broadcast TV @KranjiBroadcast

Nicholas Child @NJC_Commentator (Racecaller/Form Analyst)

Dan Cobby @dan_cobby (Racecaller/Form Analyst)

Luke Marlow @MarlowLuke (Racecaller/Form Analyst)

Larry Foley @Kranjiracing (Form Analyst)

iRace @IRaceSG (Racing Publication)

Steve Levar @SteveLevar (Editor iRace)

FACEBOOK

Singapore Turf Club 

YOUTUBE

Nicholas Child Racing TV

Singapore Turf Club


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