Second heat promises to be a thriller
The second heat of the 2019 Malaysia 3YO Championship series to be staged in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday may have attracted only 10 entries, but it promises to be a keen contest with some very talented youngsters in the line-up, including four last-start winners.
American-bred Selangor Star (Niagara Causeway – Juncture by El Prado) has been improving with each run. After finishing third in his debut, he ran second to Forsa Eclipse and stepped up on that run to win his next outing easily in March.
So just how will the trio measure up against each other this time, given that Kante has not raced for five months and Forsa Eclipse is resuming after a three-month break.
The other entry with a previous win is Team Winner (Husson – Romona Miss by Reset) who was also placed twice in four starts. His success, however, was noteworthy as it was achieved in a weight-for-age Novice race against older horses last October.
The gelding was then given a let-up and ran third on resuming before finishing down the field in the first heat held in Ipoh on 21 April.
King’s Order (Niconoise – Miss Bambay by Danewin), who finished third in that race, is in the line-up again this Sunday.
Magic Eclipse (Rip Van Winkle) showed promise by finishing third in Open Maiden company in his debut in March and is sure to improve from the run.
Adding to the mix this Sunday are three horses who will be making their debut: Ichika Bachika, Broke In London and Gloria Maris.
The final heat of the 2019 Malaysia 3YO Championship will be held in Penang on 9 June and the Perak Turf Club will stage this year’s Final with RM200,000 in prizemoney on 30 June.
For more information, please visit the respective club’s websites: