Racing

Kuala Lumpur & Ipoh trackwork

REAL MEAN stepped up preparations for a comeback win in tomorrow's Class 4 event over 1,100m in Race 6 with slow work at Sungei Besi yesterday.

Taken out by race-jockey Jose De Souza, the four-year-old Australian-bred gelding by Real Saga cantered one lap on the sand track and pulled up looking fresh and fit.

The going was yielding.

Real Mean, who arrived unraced in January 2013, has three wins, three seconds and a third in 17 outings.

He went three-up last October when he beat Big Rock by one and a quarter lengths in a Class 4 event over 1,500m in yielding going.

Last time out, Real Mean ran second to Luwak Coffee in a Class 4 event over 1,400m in good going and was two lengths behind the winner, who clocked 1min 24.0sec.

Trained by Richard Lines for Goodsir Stable, Real Mean looks ready to go one better tomorrow.

Fast work was done on the No. 2 grass track and sand track while slow work was confined to the sand track.

WORKOUTS BY TOMORROW'S KUALA LUMPUR RUNNERS:

Race 1: Slow work: Jai Ho (Burnett), looking well.

Oasis Charm and Costamialot worked in the back straight.

Race 2: Slow work: Wenona's Legacy, Amped and Fledgeling (Lopes).

Conquistador and Mystic Warrior worked in the back straight.

Race 3: Let It Rock pace work.

Slow work: Magic Baby (Lopes).

Lonesome Me (Low) worked in the back straight.

Race 4: Slow work: Oriental Spirit (Nizam), Mission, Ramifications and What A Snip (Burnett).

High Tensile worked in the back straight.

Race 5: Slow work: Chateauneuf Dupape, Sam The Man (KP Lim), looking well, and Yes Club (Lou Ho), looking fit.

Race 6: Slow work: Super Good, Real Mean (De Souza), looking well, and Rajah Brook (Nizam).

Swiss Bank and Fumio worked in the back straight.

Race 7: Slow work: Speed Power, looking well, Twist Oliver, Good Good Luck, Bukit Subang and Go It Alone.

You Never Know (SU Lim) and Super Jetset worked in the back straight.

Race 8: Slow work: Colourful Romance, looking well, Alacarte and Plenty In Hand (Ganeesh), looking fit.

Sagar's Express worked in the back straight.

WORKOUTS BY IPOH SUNDAY RUNNERS (GOING: YIELDING)

Race 1: Slow work: Nelson M, Contented, Astronaut Man (Wan), Night Shadow, Scott Free (Shankar), Track Mac and Waverider (Shankar).

Race 2: Slow work: Right Timing, Bring It On (Wan), After Me, looking well, Twelfth Avenue, Great Prince (Chuah), Cerium, Admiral Delight and Brite Lites.

Race 3: Slow work: Luck Success, Joyful, Blue Hills, Nature Is Nature (Wan), Movie Goer, One Cut Above, Glory Age, looking well, Candy Crush, in good shape, and Legal Lord, in fine trim.

Race 4: Slow work: Delta Wing, El Comandante, looking well, Fly Kitty Fly, Babajee and Hollywood Boy.

Race 5: Slow work: No Money No Talk and Berni Dancer.

Race 6: Slow work: Audacious, Kiwi Maestro, Great Geronimo, Thunder Wind, Georgie Boy and Happy Surpriser.

Race 7: Slow work: Empire Bay, Little But Fierce (Yan), Why Like That, looking fit, Its Only Money, Uncle Glory and Brave Sister.

Race 8: Slow work: Neverunconditional, La Quinta, keeping form, Beyond Wealth, Big Ego and Awinisawi. -NST.