After a one and a half month recess, racing returns to Perak Turf Club this weekend with 18 races to be decided over the two days.

Saturday’s program is predominantly a class 5 card with the exception of Race 6, the 1400m Carabao Stakes for the open maidens where the KL Chong trained mare BOLD PASSION will be looking to break the perennial bridesmaid tag. Penang visitor MODRIC will also be hard to hold up after its fast finishing 4th on its home track last start as it starts to live up to his early trial form. ROSES FOR ME showed glimpses of ability during its first preparation and will come off a 3 month break while DETERMINETOSTRIKE has met with betting support in the past and is a likely contender.

Sunday’s program of ten races contains several higher graded events plus the usual sprinkling of Class 4 and 5 contests.

In Race 6, local 8yo galloper JUST NAME IT is in career best form as he searches for 4 in a row with top weight of 59kg, the weight he carried to his recent Penang victory. RA FORCE should improve on the downgrade and THE JEUNEYMAN showed a return to his best form with a narrow 2nd in KL two weeks ago. LUCKY COIN notched the hat trick of victories before failing here at the last meeting while BRISTOL DIAMOND has looked impressive in his past two wins.


The scratching of L’APPRENTI SORCIER has robbed some interest from the 1400m Enrich Stakes A where MULTIBLUE SHARK looks hard to beat 2nd up from a spell. The Coronation Cup place getter caught the eye with a fast finishing 3rd in a Cosmo A at Penang recently. BLACK AND WHITE and GREAT SCOTT were both unplaced in that same race last month but are proven performers at this level and are worthy trifecta contenders. WORLD HARMONY is also working back to better form and may show up if the track is wet.

The 1000m Cushman Stakes (Race 9) sees the return of smart 4yo RELAU STAR, who strikes a number of experienced and hardened competitors which are racing in good form. Two time G1 place getter, D’GREAT CONQUEROR makes his comeback after joining the Richard Lines camp recently and goes well fresh as a rule. GRAND CROSS possesses an abundance of early pace and cannot be left out of calculations despite the outside barrier draw. The 6yo ran an excellent 4th in the G1 KL Tunku Gold Cup a fortnight ago. SILVER WIND has been competitive at this level and looks a genuine chance at the weights from the good barrier. Following a long hiatus from racing, former G2 winner TITANIUM wasn’t disgraced in the Penang Cosmo A and should strip fitter from that performance while CROWN STAR is aiming for the hat trick from pole position.


Date Added: 2019-04-12 04:05PM :: Last Updated: 2019-04-12 04:13PM