Perak Turf Club - THE CHAMP IS BACK


Triple Group One winner and arguably Malaysia’s best galloper, TRUSON makes his racetrack return to Ipoh on Sunday as he enters another campaign targeting the Group races in coming months. He has not started since his dominant win in the Perak Derby carrying 60kg back in January. 


TRUSON, due to his high rating, will be lugging top weights for the duration of his career and no doubt he has an arduous campaign ahead if he is to maintain his high standards. The 6yo resumes with 4 kg claiming apprentice I Firdzriel in the saddle and despite previous wins over the sprint journey, he may require the hit out against a strong line up in Sunday’s Lilac Stakes (Enrich Stakes A) over 1200m.


TIDAL WAVE will start as one of the popular elects and looks hard to beat on recent performances. He drops back from his encouraging 4th in the G1 KL Tunku Gold Cup a fortnight ago when he raced on the speed. The statistics read well for the 6yo with 8 wins over 1200m and 2 wins from 3 starts at the track/distance. The 3kg claim for WK Lee should prove beneficial for TIDAL WAVE who will start as the likely favourite.


Another promising type resuming is the KL Chong runner, GREAT SCOTT who looked well in a trial last Tuesday week. The 6yo has not started since October and normally races well first up. His stable mate STAR QUALITY has been struggling to regain his best form in recent months but the multiple G1 place getter is expected to improve.

Former Australian galloper, D’GREAT SONG failed in its local debut at KL two weeks back but did win 4 from 12 in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales so obviously has ability. The 5yo mare was specked at long odds last start and with the light weight of 52kg, may be a genuine trifecta chance.

LUKE MAN broke his Maiden status at Penang in February prior to finishing 4th (4.5L) to the smart Mr Nevermind here over 1400m last month. The 4yo is capable of measuring up to this grade and did work well during the week.


BIG LIGHTNING lowered the colours of TIDAL WAVE down the straight course recently and possesses the handy record of 4 wins over the track/distance. The 9yo can atone for his last start failure when he was slow into stride in a Class 3 at Penang.

MIA, BRAHMS AND LISZT and THESE STREETS all have minor chances in what should be a keenly contested affair.

Date Added: 2018-04-20 10:17AM :: Last Updated: 2018-04-20 10:22AM