Perak Turf Club - GRAND CROSS ON TARGET FOR HAT TRICK

GRAND CROSS ON TARGET FOR HAT TRICK


Punters will have the luxury of many wagering opportunities this Sunday where a marathon card of eleven races will be staged at PRTC commencing at noon. The simulcast meeting will be coming through from Hong Kong with ten races from 12.15pm.

 GRAND CROSS

The high grade event is the Orchid Stakes (Race 6) and local trainer Kevin Coetzee has the best chance of collecting the major prize with a genuine three pronged attack from his inform stable. The camp’s highest rated performer, GRAND CROSS looks on target of posting the hat trick with the top weight of 60.5kg following his successive wins on home turf. The 7yo is a fast beginner, proven weight carrier and is adaptable to any track condition. If anything, the gelding will prove harder to run down if a wet track prevails.

 STAR GENIUS

Promising mare and stable mate STAR GENIUS is perhaps racing a fraction below her best form but has the track record for a winning return. The mare was placed in two group races last year and was narrowly beaten here on Derby day, going down by a short head to longshot, MAGIC CITY.


MAGIC CITY winning from STAR GENIUS and PENDRAGON PRINCESS on Derby Day

MAGIC CITY was unwanted in the market when scoring that day and has been labelled as the Turf Guide special for Sunday. The 6yo was always rearward and showed no interest at Penang last start but with 55kg looks well placed at the weights.

 MAGIC CITY

TEN EMPEROR (formerly Tom King), was first up for the SB Tan stable when finishing 5th in the same race won by MAGIC CITY on January 12, beaten 3.5 lengths. The 5yo also has early gate speed  and should settle on pace and gain a handy run despite the barrier nine draw.

 TEN EMPEROR

PENDRAGON PRINCESS, the remaining Coetzee representative, has genuine early pace also but is also likely to take the trail behind the leaders for apprentice SN Shiva, who rode the mare to a 3rd placing behind MAGIC CITY two starts back.

MACARTHUR drops back to his best distance having posted his four career wins at 1200m in his 26 start career. The 6yo was placed in a strong Class 3 contest at KL a fortnight ago and with 52kg, has the big weight advantage on most of his rivals.

BLACK AND WHITE was placed behind GRAND CROSS two starts back prior to failing from a wide barrier in Penang last start. On best form he looks a definite trifecta chance while SILVER WIND can improve on recent form and did start second elect in betting markets when finishing unplaced to GRAND CROSS on Derby Day.


Date Added: 2020-02-14 04:17PM :: Last Updated: 2020-02-14 04:20PM