It has been a long and patient waiting game for thoroughbred racing to eventually return to Perak Turf Club and the two day meeting this weekend will provide a feast for local racing enthusiasts with a nine card on Saturday and twelve races on Sunday.

There have already been eight Malaysia race meetings conducted between the Penang and KL turf clubs since the enforced covid break and Ipoh returns to the fold for the first time since the 23rd of February.

Saturday’s program will be highlighted by the 1200m Goodwill And Unity Stakes where former Singapore G3 winner, MR HANKS makes his race track return. The 6yo has posted one win from nine starts for trainer Shane Ellis and has not started since finishing runner up behind smart mare Aljawhra in December last year.


DOCTOR GINGER resumed in impressive fashion with a dominant display leading throughout in a class 4 contest at Penang three weeks ago. This will be his toughest assignment to date but has previously scored second up.


GOOD NEWS wasn’t suited by the wide barrier on a leaders biased track when resuming at KL recently. However, the 10yo has won 4 times when produced second up from a spell and his best record is over the 1200m journey.


ASTRA, who posted a winning hat trick earlier this year, was placed in class 3 company last start and is lining up for the new stable. SILVER WIND was narrowly beaten by handy sprinter Grand Cross two starts back and has been working well at the track for his resumption to racing. DESIRE SKY can also improve on his first up failure.

Promising type GOLD SKY BILLION created a big impression when winning on debut and looks hard to beat in the 1000m Progressive Society Handicap (C4). The 4yo made an immediate impact when he ploughed through the heavy going in Penang last month to lead all the way and looks a genuine chance of defying the class rise. The race contains plenty of early pace with the likes of SO THE THING and SAND BANK likely to roll forward and contest the lead. LUKE MAN had been trialling well in KL prior to his placing in Penang from a wide draw and should break through at Class 4 level very soon. LADY LAKSHMI, a Class 5 winner earlier this year, will strip fitter from her first up performance and looks well weighted with the apprentice claim.

Local trainer, Kevin Coetzee will have a two pronged attack with his high grade performers GRAND CROSS and LAUS DEO in Sunday’s highlight event, the 1200m Together Towards Success Stakes (Race 10).


LAUS DEO was game in defeat after utilizing his early pace to lead in a 1200m contest at KL a fortnight ago before he was claimed on the line by progressive type, Be Safe. The 9yo has a good 2nd up record and looks one of the major players. Stable mate GRAND CROSS notched a winning hat trick prior to the break but received little luck in KL two weeks back when unable to find the lead and raced without cover throughout. The 8yo was far from disgraced finishing 4 lengths behind the winner in a strong Supreme A contest.

TANNHAUSER won the Charity Cup here in November and has won 2 from 3 on the Ipoh circuit. The 7yo also possesses a record of 3 wins from 7 starts when produced first up from a spell so is definitely one to watch. BUENOS AIRES doesn’t win too often but is very competitive at this level and is always worth putting in the trifecta. WHITE CHIN has been an improver in the past twelve months and was heavily supported when finishing 3rd behind Be Safe in Penang last start. The six year old has previously won at the track and distance and can surprise at value.









Date Added: 2020-08-14 03:54PM :: Last Updated: 2020-08-14 04:08PM