Racing: Sweet show by Eclair Sensation

Racing: Sweet show by Eclair Sensation
Pint Sized Prince, with jockey Vagner Leal astride, staving off Eclair Sensation (outside) in Race 11 at Kranji.

Eclair Sensation, who has been running decent races recently, could knock in his fourth win from 20 starts when he takes on a moderate Class 4 field in Race 7 on Sunday.

The four-year-old from Mark Walker's yard drew attention with an outstanding gallop at Kranji on Wednesday morning.

With the very-popular Lisa Allpress in the saddle, the son of Street Sense reeled off the 600m in 37.6sec - finishing with what looked like a ton in reserve.

An Australian-bred, Eclair Sensation's last win was on Dec 1 when he beat Prince Gonski in tidy fashion.

Into the new year, he showed that he was running into his best form with eye-catching runs in his last two starts.

The first was on Feb 9 when, carrying lukewarm support - he was showing $71 for a win - he finished two and a half lengths behind Happy Money.

A month later, he again ran a good race, making lightwork of the 58kg to run second again - that time behind Pint Sized Prince.

In that race, over 1,100m, he charged home from near the back of the pack to finish three -quarters of a length behind the winner.

Eclair Sensation is topweight in Sunday's event but with apprentice R Shafiq in the saddle, he gets that important 1kg relief. That should help - as will the 1,200m trip.

On Wednesday's workout, he does look good to go.


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