The Perak Turf Club will be hosting its final race meeting for the 2018 season culminating with the RM250,000 Group One Coronation Cup where 16 candidates will be contesting for the major prize on Sunday. The feature contains three previous Group One winners plus a number of progressive gallopers who have risen through the grades in recent weeks and should prove to be competitive at the lighter weights.


Carrying the top weight of 60kg, MR NEVERMIND will start as one of the popular elects as he steps up to the mile for the first time in his career. The 6yo was dominant in the G1 Penang Sprint Trophy back in July and produce a big finish to score first up over 1200m here last month. The talented galloper will have to break the weight carrying record since the race’s inception back in 1985 but he has the class to overcome that obstacle.

READY TO ROCK is racing in career best form and made it 4 straight wins with a victory in the 2000m G1 Piala Emas Sultan Selangor on October 7 and will prove to be a worthy adversary. The 5yo will be partnered once again by Jose De Souza, who has ridden two previous winners of this prestigious race.

READY TO ROCK defeats RISING GLORY in the G1 Piala Emas Sultan Selangor

RISING GLORY caught the eye finishing a head 2nd to READY TO ROCK in the KL feature before protesting unsuccessfully against the winner. Trainer BT Lim has trained two Coronation Cup winners and the 6yo gelding will give the stable a god run for its money.


ORDER OF THE  SUN has won 2 from 5 in the country and is a genuine chance following his 6th in the Piala Emas from the outside barrier (16). G1 Selangor Gold Cup winner, STICK SEEKER did not disgrace either in the same race either when he closed off well from a rearward position to run 5th, 4.5L from the winner.


Contesting his first group race, L’APPRENTI SORCIER is yet to miss a place in 8 local starts and gains a big weight advantage carrying 53kg. MULTIBLUE SHARK, with 3 wins from his past 4 outings, and NAZIR filled the quinella in an Enrich Stakes A race last Sunday and are both lightweight chances despite the sharp rise in grade.


Trainer, Frank Maynard has never tasted success in the Coronation Cup but will have the biggest representation with four starters in the Group One. BRAHMA CIRCUS has been a consistent performer for the stable but has also been blessed by 3 pole draws in 5 local starts. The 7yo won’t have that luxury on Sunday when he has to jump and search for his own luck from the car park draw. Despite failing in the G1 Piala Emas, stable mate TIGER BAY is a longshot chance following a hat trick of wins in August and September.

Date Added: 2018-11-16 04:16PM :: Last Updated: 2019-01-04 11:27AM