SINGAPORE - With three wins on the trot, Flash Gift looks a shoo-in for his fourth success in Friday's Class 3 sprint over the 1,100m.
He caught the eye of many at Kranji on Tuesday morning when taken out for a spot of work by jockey Greg Cheyne.
Sent over the 600m, he clocked 36.5 sec - while travelling nicely on the bit all the way.
A four-year-old American bred, Flash Gift has been a real gift for his owners, Saratoga Stable.
He opened his winning account on debut when he blitzed an Initiation field by almost four lengths over the 1,100m on the Polytrack. That was on June 3 last year.
Three weeks later, and over the sharper 1,000m he again gave his rivals plenty to think about when he careened away in a Class 4 event to beat Soul Commander by three parts of a length.
He got his hat-trick in August when, although laying 200m from home, he still summoned enough to beat Running Tall by two and a half lengths over the 1,200m. That race was also on the Polytrack.
That was his last race and if you have any doubts as to what the 11-month lay-off might have done to him, dispel those thoughts. He looked to be in mint condition on the training track and he has only to carry it over to the racetrack to get his fourth win in a row.
Right now, he looks more than capable of doing just that.