'RANK' looks all set to rise to the occasion

RICHARD LINES: Trainer of Rise Up The Rank. FILE PHOTO

RISE UP THE RANK can make it a back-to-back success in Saturday's Class 4 event over 1,400m at the Selangor Turf Club's one-day November meeting, going by his workout at Sungei Besi yesterday.

Taken out by a track rider, the five-year-old Australian gelding by Oratorio warmed up with a round of cantering exercise and then followed up with a sharp sprint over 600m in 39.1sec.

The going was good.

Rise Up The Rank, who arrived in July last year with a win and a third in six outings in Australia, has a win in 10 outings. He finally broke through in his last outing, beating the speedy Perfect Predator in a Class 5 event over 1,100m in yielding going in Kuala Lumpur last month. He clocked 1:05.9.

Trained by Richard Lines for The Rank Stable, Rise Up The Rank can strike again with only 52.5kg on his back up on Saturday.


Metro C - 1,100m: Mr Ambassador 35.9. Straleta (Lou Ho) 37.2, looking well. Landing North canter/38.9. Won't Stop (AK Lim) 39. Irish Coffee (Yap) canter/38.2. Polygraph (Lou Ho) 37.4, keeping form. Mr Epic and Salahaddin (Metro C - 1,400m) 38. Super Guru (AK Lim) 37.6.

Metro C - 1,400m: Only One canter/40.3. Longma 37.1, keenly. Bring More Money (Chung) 41.9. Octalert (Nizam) 37.9. Barrier test: Be Sure (SU Lim) 34.6, impressively. Super Fabulous (Aizat) 35.6.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Samurai Phoenix canter/37.3. Rajah Brook 39.1. Storm Hero 38.1. Rise Up The Rank canter/39.1. Kim Albert pace work. Slow work: Illusionist.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Pure Kemistry 38.9. Big Thing canter/40.6. Slow work: Positive Thinking. Go It Alone and Valentine Baby worked in the back straight.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Wenona's Legacy canter/40.5. Don'tcallme Uncle (Yap) and Blazing Dragon (Class 5 - 1,300m) canter/41.2. Dark Express canter/37.7. Amped 41.9. Twelfth Avenue (Lou Ho) canter/36.5.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Plenty In Hand (SU Lim) 40.5. Kim Salute canter/40. Gold Card canter/38.8. Haha Babe and Storm Hero (Class 4 - 1,400m) 38.1.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Pasha Khan (Denes) 40.8. Prince Of Paupers and Well Beyond (Yap) worked in the back straight.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Jetpot 39.8. Toshi Toshi 41. Due Home (Lou Ho) 39.2. Speed Power canter/40. Kingship Admiral canter/38.1. Barrier test: Jai Extreme (De Souza) 36.

Class 5 - 1,700m: Desert Soul 40.1. Opportune Time canter/39.7. Slow work: Secret Approach.

Maiden - 1,500m: Philip canter/39. Barrier test: Make It True 35.9. Henosis worked in the back straight.

- NST.