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STRALETA looks in good order for Saturday

STRALETA stepped up preparations for a strong claim in the race for fillies and mares over 1,400m at the Selangor Turf Club's final race meeting for the season with a smart workout at Sungei Besi yesterday.

Taken out by a track rider, the seven-year-old Australian mare by Stratum sprinted smartly over the final 600m to clock 39.6sec. She finished full of running into the back straight. The going was yielding.

Straleta, who arrived in November 2012 with two wins, four seconds and two thirds in 13 outings back home, has two wins, three seconds and two thirds in 15 outings. She last won beating Noble Four by a length in a Class 3 event over over 1,200m in good going in Kuala Lumpur in February.

Last time out, Straleta ran eighth to Ten Sense Win in the Royal Sabah Turf Club Goodwill Cup, a Cosmo B event over 1,400m in soft going in Ipoh last month.

Trained by Shane Edwards for Marco Stable, Straleta can give a tip-top showing on Saturday,

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SATURDAY

Chairman Guineas Trophy - 1,600m: Rebel Fury 37.9, looking well. Volpista 39.7, in good shape. Ave The Snip 39.4. Ocean Fantasy 39.1. Mr Ambassador (O'Neill) 42.7. Feisty Leo (Lou Ho) canter/38.2. Sister In Law 42.3, in good shape. Jackcorp Win 40.3.

Fillies & mares - 1,400m: Straleta 39.6, keenly. Say Stars (Nizam) 39.5. Trojane pace work.

Metro C - 1,300m: Tears To Diamonds canter/39.7. Lee Bank canter/38.3. Wild West Willy (Nizam) 38.9. Irish Coffee canter/45. Keepitconfidential cantered one round and then went better than Do Me A Favour (Benchmark 56 - 1,800m) in 38.5. Q Nine Max canter/362. Black Rain canter/36.7.

Metro C - 1,300m: Landing North canter/39. Q Nine Mystic and Q Nine Majestic (Class 5 - 1,400m) canter/38.8. Dr Indy 39.9. The Millionaire 38.4, looking fit. Fumio 39.5. Pitstop (O'Neill) 40.2.

Metro C - 1,300m: Super Good canter/38.9. Righteo canter/36.5.

Benchmark 56 - 1,800m: Bright Life canter/39.9. Funca (O'Neill) 40.9. King Faalcon (Denes) and Jet Cosmo (Class 5 - 1,400m) canter/36.4. Cavorting canter/37.9. Casino King (Sullivan) 40.7. Kim Ability (Lou Ho) canter/35.4. Big Surprise canter/38.2. Liberation Spirit 40.9.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Fledgeling canter/38.1. Plenty In Hand (SU Lim) 44.1. Darmore canter/43. Don'tcallme Uncle (Lou Ho) canter/42.1. Super Mix (SU Lim) 37.5. I Told You (Hanif) 38.3. Mystic Warrior canter/36.

Class 5 - 1,400m: New Classmate canter/39.7. Wenona's Legacy canter/40. Philip canter/39. Uptheante (SU Lim) 37.1. Rock And Stone (Hanif) 38.9.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Sagar's Express canter/38.6. King Of Seal canter/41.1. Bint Ward 44.1. Kim Salute canter/39.2. General G (SU Lim) 37.5, keenly. Amazing Grace (Lopes) canter/42.4.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SUNDAY AT IPOH

Class 4 - 1,200m: The Thinker 38.6. Bring It On (KT Cheng) 40. Canadian Lad 45.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Luck Success 39.9. Dawn Prospect (KT Cheng) canter/39.8. Miracle Pray 43.8. Silveron Wings 40.8. Marathon Lad 38.6. Mayweather 42.3. It's Only Money 40.2. More Than Words 40.7. Big Ego 42. Legal Lord 38.

Class 5 - 1,200m: Contented 40. El Comandante 40.8. Here Comes Thunder 41. Star Quality 40.9. Fly Kitty Fly 40. Saratoga (Wepner) 39.8. Luck Alot (Yan) canter/42. Suburban Secret 41.3. Super Coco 38.8.

Class 5 - 1,200m: Undoubtedly Clever 40.2. Washington Bay 41.9. Snatch Law 42. Vellfire (Shankar) 41.8. Speedy Tiger canter/39.8. Candy Crush 42.1. Si Bravo 40.2. Waverider 42.3.

Class 5 - 1,600m: Dirac (KT Cheng) 40.8. Audacious 40.9. Emperor Qian Long 43.8. Coil 38.9. Runforit 41. Excellent Goal canter/44.

Class 5 - 1,600m: Feared (KT Cheng) 40.8. Fire General 40. Happy Surpriser 40.2. Flying Kiss 40.8. Free Gift canter/39.8. Time To Shine 38.9. Kiwi Maestro 38.6. Mr Magic 41. Not Free Now 39.2. Tubay trot/40.7.

7YO's and above - 1,200m: Buena Vista 40. Flash Gordon 39.

Open Maiden - 1,200m: Classic Arrow 39.1. He Can Dance 39.9. Highland Falcon cantered two rounds before sprinting over 600m in 37.8. Nonemoredeserving 40.9. Great Prince (Chuah) 38.6. - NST.