Previously undefeated Katak will hope to put a frankly disastrous Singapore debut behind him when he reappears in the G1 Raffles Cup over 1600m at Kranji tomorrow.

Formerly trained by Piet Steyn, he finished stone last on his comeback run a few weeks ago after over a year in transit.

But that was over an inadequate 1200m from a wide draw on the polytrack, which he was trying for the first time

The Potala Palace entire now lines up in Race 11, which coincidentally is off at 11am SA time.

But he has drawn badly again – 11 of 12 – and looks up against it in this weight-for-age event, particularly given the rushed nature of his prep. 

Lim’s Lightning is accepted as being the best middle distance horse in Singapore, and is widely tipped for top honours. 

And while a shock win may be way too much to hope for, all SA racing fans will at least hope to see Marsh Shirtliff, Guy Shirtliff  and Bryn Ressell’s star running on into the money. 

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