Perak Turf Club - IPOH PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEKEND

IPOH PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEKEND


Two days of racing have been scheduled at PRTC this weekend and the 1600m Dato Yeoh Cheang Lee Memorial Trophy will headline the eight race card on Saturday.

Two winners from last weekend, AL VALORE and TILSWORTH FREDDIE are both coming off impressive performances and both are major chances again this weekend. AL VALORE is back to his best form following two runs since a bleeding attack in May. The 6yo was devastating last Sunday when he defied the racing pattern for the day by sprinting from last at the 400m mark to win an Enrich Stakes A race in the soft going.

TILSWORTH FREDDIE is currently racing in career best form and was dominant at his first try over the mile when he led all the way in a Cosmo C race here last Saturday. The 7yo has answered every challenge as he rises through the grades and is on target for 4 wins in succession.

GREAT SCOTT will be suited by the smaller field and wasn’t disgraced last start finishing 5th to AL VALORE from a wide barrier. The 6yo has a good record on wet tracks and a return to winning form would not surprise.

STREET TEASE is an ultra consistent mare who has been competitive at this level for several months now and looks a big chance at the weights and the apprentice claim. The 7yo mare is coming off four placings in a row and deserves a share of the major prize.

Another mare who should improve is the KL trained TAFFETAS, who is a proven Class 3 performer and will appreciate the small field. SISTER IN LAW was slightly disappointing here last week but was placed here last month while handy type, DROGBA has changed stables and has won 2 from 2 at the track and distance.  

The main event on Sunday is the 1200m Cruyff Stakes (Race 6) and talented 3yo RELAU STAR will be striving to maintain his unbeaten record as he faces his toughest test to date. Weighted at 52kg, RELAU STAR has won 3 from 3 and is capable of measuring up to his older rivals in the contest.

 RELAU STAR

SEA WORLD will be hard to beat on current form despite dropping back sharply in distance. The statistics for the 7yo can play against his chances as he has never won over 1200m in 8 tries and has never placed in 4 starts at the track. However, on current form he has to be included in the chances.

Recent G1 Piala Emas winner, TRUSON returns to his home track and can improve on his most recent performance. The 6yo is dropping back sharply in distance but is versatile and does adapt quickly to any race distance. He has won 3 at the 1200m and will be competitive again.

THESE STREETS wasn’t disgraced at his first up run in KL and has been working well at the track this week. EATON’S GOLD will be produced second up from a short spell and looks an outside chance while MIA is the likely leader and should ensure a genuine pace throughout.


Date Added: 2017-10-13 12:21PM :: Last Updated: 2017-10-13 12:25PM