Looks Good for new trainer Tan Eng Peow
KUALA LUMPUR: Jan 23, 2023
Newly-licensed Tan Eng Peow, 43, made a winning start as a trainer when his first runner LOOKS GOOD ran out a handsome winner in the Wishes Come True Stakes (Class 5 – 1250m) at Sungei Besi here today.
Just dropped a class after being unplaced in his four starts, LOOKS GOOD, ridden by Nuqman Faris bin Rozi, settled fourth on the fence behind outsider MONDAY who set the pace.
Nuqman then had to ease and switch out for a run. When he eventually got clear, LOOKS GOOD immediately opened up nicely and swept past the LIM’S UNIQUE and MONDAY to win by two lengths.
The veteran Australian galloper won two races in Singapore and had picked up one win each for trainer Lawson Moy and Malcolm Thwaites before his recent transfer to Tan, who was a former assistant to Thwaites before bring granted stables by the Selangor Turf Club.
“I am happy to start a new chapter in my career this way,” said Tan who started out as a syce in 2007 and worked his way up to stable supervisor, then assistant trainer under various trainers in that time.
“I was confident LOOKS GOOD would win because he has just been dropped a class.”
|WISHES COME TRUE STAKES|
|CLASS 5 – 1250M|
|3||LOOKS GOOD||EP Tan||R Nuqman||
|(9 b.a.g Court Command – Augustina by Stravinsky)|
|7||Lim’s Unique||L Moy||I Fikri||
|12||Monday||SY Lim||HS Gill||
|4||Nova Factor||CC Ooi||MM Firdaus||
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