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EVERTRUST shines in winning workout

EVERTRUST stepped up preparations for another victory in the Antelami Handicap for Class 4 horses over 1,300m on Sunday with a smart workout at Batu Gantong yesterday.

Taken out by a track rider, the four-year-old Australian gelding by Blackfriars, warmed up with a round of cantering exercise on the sand track before switched to the galloping track to clock 38.9sec for the final 600m.

The going was heavy.

Evertrust, who arrived unraced in April last year, has two wins, two seconds and a third in 12 outings to date. He went two up in October, beating Sea World by a nose in a Class 4 event over 1,400m in good going in Kuala Lumpur and clocked 1:23.8.

Last time out, Evertrust tried to make all the running, but was beaten into second spot by Speed Star in a Class 4 event over 1,400m in soft going early this month.

Trained by Dr Tan Swee Hock for Evertrust Trio Stable, Evertrust looks ready to go one better this weekend.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SATURDAY

Class 4 - 1,700m: Winning Line canter/pace work. Messi (Zairi) pace work, in fine trim.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Paling The Best (Eirwan) canter/45. Halim's Gift (Razali) canter/41.4. Slow work: The Tiger.

Class 5 - 1,700m: World Superman (Jasmin) cantered one round and then went better than Pocket Ace (Class 5 - 1400m) in 37.7.

Class 5 - 1,700m: Slow work: Marylebone Park.

Open Maiden - 1,200m: Scottie canter/40.5, looking ready. Multi Wealth (M Leong) canter/pace work. Slow work: Alex Five-O.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SUNDAY

Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Gold Cup

Malaysia Group 1 - 2,000m: Nil.

Rated 65 & above - 1,700m: Sir Rally canter/42.4, in good shape. Slow work: Balotelli (Zairi), looking well.

Benchmark 73 - 1,400m: Wind Of Success (Yusoff) canter/39.7. Barrier practice: Birthday Gift 36.7. Lemon Law canter/pace work, looking fit. Slow work: Shaolin Soldier.

Class 4 - 1,300m: Barrier test: Wojcinski (Eirwan) 37.4. Slow work: Baby Polo (Eirwan), looking well.

Class 4 - 1,300m: Evertrust canter/38.9, in fine trim.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Ace Amigo 42.8. Barrier test/practice: Liuzzi 37.7. Good Code (Shafrizal) 36.9. Slow work: Mr Whyte (Eirwan) and Providence.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Mr Lucky (Yusoff) canter/39.7. Hang Tuah (CK Ng) went better than Small Tiger in 43. Barrier test: Cizen Brother (Shafrizal) 37.7. Slow work: Smarty Eye, looking well and Good Meaning.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Astroheat (Shafrizal) 38.1. Key Largold finished three lengths clear of D'Ultimate (Class 5 - 1,400m) to clock 41.3. Slow work: Tuxedo Urchin. -NST.