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'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.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR 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.