Racing: Simple Pleasures wins easily

Racing: Simple Pleasures wins easily
John Powell riding Simple Pleasures to victory in Race 2 at Kranji.

Simple Pleasures, who bled in his last start, is coming back nicely in his bid to resume racing.

A fortnight ago, the Shane Baertshigertrained four-year-old finished second to Danger Money in his first trial since his four-month spell.

On Thursday, the bay New Zealand-bred by O'Reilly showed improvement to take the fourth of six trials at Kranji. He won it impressively.

Ridden by John Powell, he led early and then had Don Inaki for company passing the 600m mark. He kicked ahead again on straightening and went to the post by three lengths without raising a sweat.

He clocked 1min 00.79sec, the fastest of the morning.

The going was good, but it drizzled in the final trial.

Simple Pleasures started his Kranji career promisingly.

After finishing third in his debut on Sept 28 last year, he won his subsequent two starts over 1,200m on turf in good times. He clocked 1:10.02 and 1:10.33.

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