Trainer AB Abdullah’s Ground Attack caught the eye with an impressive workout at Selangor Turf Club this morning.
Taken out by a track rider, the six-year-old by Wanted did a canter and then strode out fluently over 600m in 37.6 seconds on a tight hold.
Last outing, Ground Attack finished a creditable second to Walking Thunder over 1200m early this month at this course.
Looks well prepared, Ground Attack should re-enter the winning list in the Class 4 (A) event over 1300m at the Special New Year Day race meeting on Friday.
Class 3 – 1400m (Card 1): Premium Rush did two rounds trot and then galloped keenly in 38.9 seconds. Billion Sense did a canter and then strode out fluently in 36.8 seconds, First Precinct did a canter and then went on a hit out in 38.8 seconds, Chino Dinero did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work, Magnum King cantered first and then galloped keenly in 37.5 seconds, Good News did a trot and a canter, Larson cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 36.8 seconds.
Class 3 – 1400m (Card 2): God Helps Me did a canter and then strode out in 38 seconds, Sacred Tonic cantered first and then reeled off a good turn of speed in 36.6 seconds, Splendor did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work, Lim’s Casino did an impressive barrier practice, ran the last 600m in 36.5 seconds, Lim’s Pershing cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 37.2 seconds. Moment Of Justice did two rounds trot and then galloped keenly in 38.3 seconds.
Keng Mak Mak and Southern Man did a trot and a canter. Fighting Warrior cantered and then sprinted smartly in 37.2 seconds. Magic Seventy Two did a barrier practice gallop the last 600m in 36.7 seconds.
Class 4 (A) – 1300m (Card 3): Peer Gynt did a canter and then strode out very well in 38.7 seconds, looking very fit. First Dance did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 36.8 seconds, Blood Royal cantered on the first lap and then galloped keenly in 39.4 seconds, Winged Foot did a canter and then strode out fluently in 38.9 seconds, Jabbar did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 39.4 seconds, Steel Cutter did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work, Touch The Clouds did a trot and then went on a hit out in 41 seconds.
Class 4 (A) – 1300m (Card 4): Lisboa Star cantered one round and then strode out keenly in 36.8 seconds, Elite Remarkable did a canter and then galloped smartly in 37.5 seconds, Rakama cantered one round and then sprinted in 41.7 seconds, Northern Knight did a trot and then strode out fluently in 38.4 seconds, Big Bus went fast in the straight. D’Great Duchess did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work.
Class 4 (A) – 1300m (Card 5): Thank You Boss did two rounds trot and then was restrained to do pace work. Redoubt did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 36.9 seconds. Taffetas did two rounds trot and then galloped in 39.2 seconds, I Am The Boss cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 40.4 seconds. Super BB did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work.
Class 4 (B) – 1300m (Card 6): Gassur cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 37 seconds, Happy Box Six did a canter and then strode out fluently in 39.2 seconds, Rainbow Fish did two rounds trot and then was hard held to do pace work, Tauboss did a trot and then sprinted smartly in 42.8 seconds, Fardus cantered first and then galloped keenly in 37.7 seconds, Super Hard went first on a canter and then sprinted smartly in 38.9 seconds.
Class 4 (B) – 1300m (Card 7): Billy Mojo did a canter and then strode out fluently in 38.4 seconds. Sena Seventeen cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 36.5 seconds, Street Blade did a canter and then was hard held to do 43.6 seconds, Golden Kingdom cantered first and then strode out smartly in 38.6 seconds, Gordon G did a canter and then went on a hit out in 40 on a tight rein.
Maybe did a canter first and then was restrained to do pace work.
Class 5 (A) – 1600m (Card 8): Condado cantered first and then was tested in 41.5 seconds, Silent Prince was given a barrier practice gallop the last 600m in 36.5 seconds, Nassim did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 39.4 seconds, Wonder BB did a canter and was restrained to do pace work. D’Great Swift did a canter and then galloped keenly in 39 seconds, Introit did a canter and then strode out smartly in 38.8 seconds. Jarl did a canter and then was restrained to do pace work. Elite Conqueror did a canter on the first lap and then strode out in 39.9 seconds.
Mr Connery did a canter and then strode out smartly in 39.33 seconds. Berlinetta did two rounds trot and then sprinted smartly in 38.3 seconds.
Class 5 (A) – 1600m (Card 9): D’Great Magic did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 39.5 seconds. M Seven cantered first and then strode out in 41.5 seconds, Uluru did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 40.9 seconds, Ghost Bay was given a canter and then sprinted fluently in 40 seconds on a tight hold, JJ Star cantered and then strode out smartly in 41 seconds, New Sensation did two rounds trot and then galloped keenly in 36.9 seconds, Orion cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 41.2 seconds, Zilfikar did a canter. Golden Craftsman did a canter and then galloped keenly in 40.5 seconds, Verglatica did a barrier practice covering the last 600m in 37.6 seconds.
Trinity Honour did a trot and then sprinted smartly in 42.8 seconds. Lim’s Battle galloped in the straight.
Class 5 (B) – 1600m (Card 10): Commodore Lincoln cantered two rounds, Lim’s Keyway did a barrier practice and ran the last 600m in 36.5 seconds. Tin’s Machine, Snaggle Puss and Mr Miura did a canter and then was restrained to pace work in separate workouts.
Bullish Luck did a trot and then strode out smartly in 38 seconds.
Open Maiden – 1300m (Card 11): Global Army and Isle Of Sky did a canter and then was restrained to pace work in separate workouts. Rocket Pegasus did a barrier practice and did a gallop in the last 600m in 36.8 seconds. Muhen did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 38.5 seconds. Sleepy Joe cantered first and then sprinted smartly in 39 seconds, Sena Sixtynine galloped on the straight. Nasseb did a barrier test and ran the last 600m in 36.6 seconds. Bamsi Bey did a canter and then sprinted smartly in 39 seconds.
The going was yielding. All workouts were done on the sand track.