An eight race programme will be staged at Perak Turf Club on Sunday commencing at 1.50pm. A simulcast coverage will be televised from Singapore (11 Races) and Hong Kong (10 Races).
The Cosmo D (Race 1) has attracted a small field but looks a tricky race to gauge with 5 of the 7 runners racing in very good form.
Former Perak Derby winner, CARBON COPY returned to winning form for the first time in 18 months last Sunday and apprentice, S Saddam retains the mount. The 8yo has won 3 times at the mile and will carry 3.5kg more compared to his last run.
GLORY AGE was very impressive in winning at Penang on Christmas day as he easily accounted for PISCES JET (3rd) and CARBON COPY (4th), who both finished 4.5+ lengths behind the winner. GLORY AGE looks ideally placed at the weights, especially with the 4kg claim for apprentice CK Khaw and looks hard to beat again.
PISCES JET has not missed a place in his past seven starts but will have to contend with the top weight of 58kg. Premiership jockey Jose De Souza has ridden the 5yo in all of its 3 career victories and will maintain the mount on Sunday.
American bred mare, STREET TEASE showed a return to form when she flew home from last to run 2nd over 1400m on Monday. The 7yo has won on numerous occasions up to 1700m and looks a chance if there is a genuine pace set early.
I’M A GENIUS has not disgraced in two Class 4 appearances recently since winning a Class 5 race here in November. The 6yo was runner up to handy performer, Halo Inspire last start and the galloper formerly known as Hardcore Rock looks one for the trifectas.
TURF GUIDE: (2) PISCES JET (5) STREET TEASE (1) GLORY AGE
MARK LYDEAMORE: (1) GLORY AGE (5) STREET TEASE (3) CARBON COPY
The Good Health Handicap (Race 7) will see the return of promising galloper OKI OKI back to the race track after a 3 month spell. The 5yo has been plagued with minor injuries throughout his career, hence only 8 starts to date for 3 wins and 2 placings. The lightly raced performer should go well fresh and has been sharpened up with two trial wins in recent weeks.
BERCHAM has been a model of consistency with 10 placings from his past 11 starts (2 wins) and despite dropping back to the 1200m journey, should not be left out of calculations.
XAVIO has won first up previously and trialled well against OKI OKI at Ipoh on December 27. The 8yo was runner up to OKI OKI back in October and should prove to be a formidable rival in the 1200m contest. CLASSIC KING has been racing well in Class 4 company, coming off five placings in a row and should run well again with the apprentice claim. V RESPECT U broke its Maiden tag in Penang and rises in class while former Singapore galloper, NORTH ATLANTIC ICE will strip much fitter following his first Malaysian appearance in KL last month.
TURF GUIDE: (5) BERCHAM (7) CLASSIC KING (8) LUCK A LOT
MARK LYDEAMORE: (1) OKI OKI (5) BERCHAM (7) CLASSIC KING