Oscar Racing Stable’s Mr Hopkins, looks formidable to score a back-to-back victory in the Class 3 event over 1600m in Race 6 at Selangor Turf Club today. Shane Ellis trained six-year-old grey by Mastercraftsman was in rear position most of the journey and made a determined bid in the run home to beat Selangor Star at the post last month. Jockey R. Shafiq has been elected to ride Mr Hopkins again the combination looks hard to beat.
Trainer Simon Dunderdable’s First Dance, deserve another chance in the Class 4 (A) event over 1300m in Race 5. The eight-year-old by Onemorenomore last outing had a rough passage at the early part of the race and ran on gamely in the run home to finish seventh to Trinity Spirit in a Class 4 (A) event over 1400m at this course last month. Brazilian Jockey Jose De Souza takes the ride on First Dance and the pair holds a strong chance to greet the judges this time out.
Trainer Shane Edwards Shenbao looks well prepared and should break the ice in a Class 5 (A) event over 1300m in Race 2. The five-year-old mare by Pour Moi ran a fair fifth to Barker Road Kid last outing over 1200m last month. Jockey R. Shafiq will take the reins on Shenabo and is the best bet of the day.