Looks like a BEAUTIFUL CHOICE for Charity Cup
Versatile Malaysian-bred BEAUTIFUL CHOICE stepped up preparations for a strong claim in the Charity Cup, an Enrich Stakes A Plus event over 1,800m on Sunday with a sparkling workout in Ipoh yesterday.
Taken out by leading apprentice Tham Kin Chong, the eight-year-old by Super Istana warmed up with a round of cantering exercise and then sprinted over 600m in 38.6sec. The track was soft.
Beautiful Choice has an incredible record of 11 wins, 10 seconds and four thirds in 41 outings. He captured the 2012 Charity Cup series over 1,800m in 2012.
Beautiful Choice last won when he beat Triple One D'Best by a neck in an Open event over 1,600m in Penang in August.
Last time out, he ran third to Stormy Bruce in an Enrich Stakes A event over 1,300m in Penang in heavy going.
Trained by Wong Kong Fatt for Beautiful Choice Stable, Beautiful Choice can have a say despite carrying 59kg.
WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SATURDAY:
Class 4 - 1,200m: Big Bit Coin (Amirul) 37. Intention trot/40.5. Barrier test: Marathon Lad (Suhairi) 38.1.
Class 4 - 1,600m: Luck Success trot/39.4, looking well. Horizon Lad trot/43.3. Mayweather trot/40.7. Legal Lord trot/40.5.
More Than Words trot/40. Boyce Avenue (Yusri) trot/40.1. Joyful (Tham) 44.1. Claybury trotted one round and then went better than Past Imperfect (Cosmo B - 1,400m) in 39.8. Barrier practice: Glory Age 38.5.
Class 5 - 1,400m: No Time To Wait 40.1. Big Ego canter/pace work.
Class 5 - 1,400m: Dirac (KT Cheng) 38.9, impressively.
Class 5 - 1,400m: Slow work: Chinese Street (Shankar) and Buena Vista.
Class 5 - 1,800m: Kiwi Maestro (Tham) went better than Night Shadow (How Yang, Class 5 - 1,400m) in 38.9. Time To Shine two rounds pace work.
WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SUNDAY:
Coronation Cup (set-weight) Malaysian Group 1 - 1,600m: Slow work: Stormy Bruce (Wepner), keeping form.
Enrich Stakes A Plus - 1,800m: Beautiful Choice (Tham) canter/38.6, impressively. Iwa Antilia (Tham) 40.2.
Cosmo B - 1,400m (set-weights): Hohoho trotted one round and then went better than Nothing To Lose (Class 4 - 1,200m) and Star Quality (KC Wong, Class 4 - 1200m) in 39.9. Nature Is Nature trot/pace work.
Class 4 - 1,200m: Belwins 42.1.
Class 5 - 1,400m: Great Prince (Chuah) trot/42.7. Barrier test: El Jeya (Wepner) 38.1.
Slow work: Bercham (Chew), Royal Green and Admiral Delight.
Open Maiden - 1,400m (WFA): Runforit canter/40.3. He Can Dance 39. Canadian Lad pace work.
Slow work: Waverider. - NST.