Shane Ellis trained Affleck lived up to the expectations of his track work preparations when coasted home to win the main feature event of the day – the Sports Toto Supreme Challenge Cup. The eight year-old by Battle Paint was out in flash to take the lead and stave off the late challenge from Showboy and stablemate Mr Crowe to win. Keep a close watch, more wins are in store for Affleck.
Mr Hopkins should be heading for better company after an impressive win in Class 4 (A) event over 1400m in Race 5. The six-year-old by Mastercraftsman was well handled by Jockey R. Shafiq who tucked along the rails most of the journey and cleared from rivals in the run home to beat Master Jiangmen.
Sacred Tonic (no 2)bears watching next time out after running second to First Precinct in Class 3 event over 1200m. The five-year-old by Pour Moi showed up well but found the winner a shade too good at the closing stages of the event.
AB Abdullah trained Aljawhara (no 10) deserve another chance after got beaten at the finish by The Dogger in Race 7. The four-year-old mare by Reward was well up with the pace and came a bit too late in the run home to catch the winner. Keep a close watch on Aljawhara.
Trainer MW Teh’s Me No Marsh Mellow broke the ice in fine fashion in the Open Maiden event over 1200m in Race 5 on Saturday. The five-year-old by Gingerbread Man has a potential to race in better company judging from the win beating Unshadowed General.
Keep a close watch on Chika Chan (All white, red cap)after finishing a very good second to Astra in Race 8. The newcomer, four-year-old by Magnus, was up with the pace but could not sustain that effort to win.