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Slew Of Lode flies on seeing daylight

Promising galloper SLEW OF LODE looked like he was running into dead ends in the $75,000 Class 3 race over 1,200m on Sunday, but a timely split between runners saw him sprout wings inside the last 200m to lock in his second win from only three starts at Kranji in impressive style.

Ridden by his last-start winning partner, John Powell, the Argentine-bred four-year-old looked to be caught in a pocket after being tucked away in fourth on the rails.

Euro Zone (Corey Brown) was being hailed the winner after he came from the rear to hit the front at the 200m, and the gaps were still not appearing for the $11 favourite.

But hopes in the Patrick Shaw and Fred Crabbia camp were brought back to life when the miraculous path opened up, with Powell needing no second invitation to dive through.

In a few bounds, the son of Lode zoomed through to easily outsprint Euro Zone and score by a neck.

The two-time winner over the mile back home clocked a smart 1min 10.38sec for the 1,200m on the long course.

Shaw admitted to sweating buckets before his charge extracted himself from his precarious berth.

"I honestly didn't think he could get a run," said the South African conditioner, who had Crabbia by his side at the winner's stall.

"He looked a little flat-footed as well, but Johnny kept trying and he put his head down for the win.

"Johnny kept the ride as I never change a winning jockey and he's ridden him a treat again, though he did give us some nervous moments.

"On his last win, I was quite confident he could win today, but I have to say I was a bit hesitant to run him on grass today, but he needs to get the runs.

"He should not have lost first-up when he lost by a nose. I will stick to sprint for now, though he's won over the mile back home.

"I don't have any big plans for him. I will just find a similar race and let him go through his grades."

KUALA LUMPUR WEIGHTS AND RATINGS SUNDAY

C3 1600m

777976 Goldsmith 57 (73) (7nzg I Ismadi-MAS)

5265-- April Rain 55.5 (70) (7nzg PK Leong-Zainal O Alang Zainal)

2-1671 Carbon Copy 55 (69) (5nzg S Cook-Virago)

26 Lee Bank 55 (69) (5eh M Sukri-Lee)

708-03 Silveron Wings 54 (67) (6nzg Evelyn Seet-HM Loy)

-10245 Good Flying 53 (65) (6ag David Miller-PG Tey)

182212 Horizon Lad 52.5 (64) (5ag Evelyn Seet-Horizon)

3310-9 Money Is King 52.5 (64) (5ag PK Leong-KK Yee)

-22789 Joyful 52 (63) (5nzg KK Loh-SUB)

692163 Big Rock 51.5 (62) (6ag S Edwards-Daniel Lee)

167--6 Rough Day 51.5 (62) (5ag KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

815424 Miracle Pray 51 (61) (4amm P Pereira-Hudson)

C4 1600m

-439-5 Wiener 57.5 (60) (6ag PK Leong-SJ Jaya)

09907- Silveron Warrior 56.5 (58) (4nzg Evelyn Seet-Mdm WS Chay)

1-12 Street Tease 56.5 (58) (4irem P Pereira-Hudson)

- Reward For Effort 56 (57) (4nzg PK Leong-Halo)

1-6--0 Magic Baby 55.5 (56) (6ag K Coetzee-K Coetzee)

014614 Claybury 55 (55) (3ag KL Chong-Squire)

53103- Right Timing 54 (53) (4amh P Pereira-Hudson)

1-2359 Rocket Express 53.5 (52) (6nzg I Ismadi-MAS)

99600- Casper 52.5 (50) (5mg S Shanmugam-SL Soon)

0-64-1 Undoubtedly Clever 52.5 (50) (6ag N Azman-Rise Again)

039113 Legal Lord 52 (49) (5nzg PK Leong-Zainal O Alang Zainal)

1381-6 El Jeya 50 (45) (4amg P Pereira-Hudson)

-90173 Golden Handshake 50 (45) (4ag KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

0-6-8 Thunder Wind 50 (45) (4amh P Pereira-Hudson)

C5 1200m

510389 Bring It On 57 (43) (6ag PK Leong-Mdm Sarah Tang)

882 Magical Ten 56.5 (42) (3af KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

709-90 Excellent Goal 56 (41) (7nzg KF Wong-Kelvin's)

31-440 The Tiger 56 (41) (4ag S Shanmugam-SL Soon)

8072-0 Berni Dancer 55 (39) (4amm P Pereira-Hudson)

0-0400 Handsome Bachelor 54.5 (38) (6nzg KP Hoy-Interchem)

900052 Awesome Gale 53 (35) (4amm P Pereira-Hudson)

-060-0 Record Time 52.5 (34) (5ag K Coetzee-CW Ng)

00005- Waverider 51.5 (32) (4nzg S Cook-Mdm K Riya)

--496- Freehold 50.5 (30) (6amh I Ismadi-MAS)

C5 1200m

5-9881 Delta Wing 57 (43) (5ag S Cook-Griffin)

30-857 Speedy Tiger 57 (43) (9ag KF Wong-Purple Rain)

70-5-4 Belwins 56.5 (42) (7ag I Ismadi-MAS)

--9420 Amped 55.5 (40) (5am S Edwards-Millennium)

541769 Luck Treasure 55 (39) (4ag N Azman-Interest)

9-0097 Fachero 53.5 (36) (5amg P Pereira-Hudson)

005356 Scott Free 53 (35) (4nzg PK Leong-Virago)

020110 Tuxedo Urchin 53 (35) (7ag S Shanmugam-SG Ong)

0809 Forbes Candidate 52.5 (34) (3ag KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

-28--- Well Nature 52 (33) (5ag K Coetzee-K Coetzee)

936545 Heard The Latest 51 (31) (7ag PK Leong-KK Yee)

C5 1200m

003506 Ninetyfive Power 57 (43) (6nzg KP Hoy-Arlay)

78-432 Fire General 56.5 (42) (10ag PK Leong-Lee Soon Hock)

3---0- Storming Joe 56 (41) (4amh P Pereira-Hudson)

0-374 Star Quality 55.5 (40) (3ag KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

07-852 D'Creator 54.5 (38) (5ag K Coetzee-HY Leong)

5-0690 Si Bravo 53.5 (36) (9ag KK Loh-PBTC)

0-7208 Super Wine 53 (35) (4nzg S Edwards-Henray)

4--33- Houston Rocket 52.5 (34) (5amg Peter Lee-Kannappah A/L Raju)

60--07 Ninetyfive Rocket 52 (33) (5ag Evelyn Seet-N'five Emperor)

5852-7 Jai Extreme 50* (28) (7amg K Coetzee-CW Ng)

0-33-6 Full Power 50* (27) (8ag KF Wong-Purple Rain)

C5 1200m

031007 Lee Dancer 57 (31) (5mg PK Leong-Lee)

-40670 Hong Kong Kid 56.5 (30) (4amh P Pereira-Hudson)

070692 Silent Judge 56 (29) (4amg P Pereira-Hudson)

8-4430 By Invitation Only 55 (27) (4ag KL Chong-Lucky Nine)

30-794 Dusky Maiden 55 (27) (9nzm K Coetzee-K Coetzee)

233-44 Money Not Enough 55 (27) (6mg Peter Lee-Super King)

651862 Rumpelstiltskin 55 (27) (5ag I Ismadi-MAS)

005--6 Shadow Wind 54 (25) (9nzg KF Wong-Purple Rain)

07208- Githan 53 (23) (8ag K Coetzee-Mangaatha Racing)

47-05- Not Free Now 53 (23) (4ag S Cook-Loyalty's)

30-0-- Lucky Comet 50* (14) (5nzg KK Loh-Yuyi)

IPOH WEIGHTS AND RATINGS SATURDAY