Kuala Lumpur : 17 July, 2022

Three months ago, apprentice Clyde Leck stole the show on Tunku Gold Cup day when he booted home five winners, PRESTO, GAMESTONKS, LEADING CELLIST, MAIDANZ BEAUTY and SMART WARRIOR.

Clyde, who is in his second season in the saddle, was then riding exclusively for his father, trainer Charles Leck, who is also his master.

With the young lad accepting outside rides for the first time today, Clyde managed to better that achievement and set a new personal best record with six winners at Sungei Besi here today.

Clyde made all the running to score on favourites MENTAL and NAUGHTY KID in the first two races.

His first-ever ride for trainer Simon Dunderdale turned out to be a winning one as he piloted GOOD FIGHT, another favourite, to win a Class 4 – 1300m handicap.

More good news followed for the new partnership when Clyde and AWESOME STORM combined to take the Metro A set-weight event over 1100m.

Clyde then sprang a mild surprise when OBSIDIAN beat the favourite MISE EN GARDE to win the second last event, before scoring on the favourite DRAGON RYKER in the final race in the 12-card programme.

“I am elated with today’s result. Achieving five winners in a day prior to this, I thought that it would be really difficult to top it off,” said Clyde.

“I have done it with six winners today with plenty of luck and support. I would like to express how grateful I am to the owners and trainers, especially Simon Dunderdale and his owners who believed in me although I am a fairly new apprentice.

“And I would also like to thank the Selangor Turf Club Apprentice School for nurturing us apprentices to be the best version of ourselves.

“I will definitely remember this day for eternity and I hope I can continue garnering support from more trainers and owners.”

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