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Straleta shows pace in testing gallop

Last-start winner Straleta showed further headway in her workout at Sungei Besi yesterday and looks ready for a back-to-back win in the Metro C, a set-weight event over 1,200m at the Selangor Turf Club's one-day March meeting on Sunday.

Taken out by a track rider, the six-year-old Australian mare by Stratum warmed up in the sand ring before running the final 600m in 43.9sec. The going was good.

Straleta, who arrived in November 2012 with two wins, four seconds and two thirds in 13 outings in Australia, has already scored twice and finished third once in six outings. She went two up when he beat Noble Four in the Wilayah Silver Bowl for Class 3 horses over 1,200m in good going in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.

Trained by Shane Edwards for Marco Stable, Straleta is still in winning form and should strike again on Sunday.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED IN IPOH FOR SATURDAY

Class 3 - 1,600m: April Rain 37.6. Silveron Wings (Azhar) trot/37.9. Horizon Lad (Yap) 37.6, keenly. Money Is King canter/41.6. Joyful 40.4. Rough Day trot/44. Carbon Copy (Shankar) canter/36.8.

Class 4 - 1,600m: Wiener (Shankar) 40.8. Silveron Warrior 41.8. Claybury trot/43.8. Undoubtedly Clever (Azhar) canter/41.8, keeping form. Legal Lord (Shankar) 41.8. Golden Handshake trot/41.6.

Class 5 - 1,200m: Waverider (Shankar) canter/38.1. Handsome Bachelor (Yan) 41.8. Freehold 37.

Class 5 - 1,200m: Delta Wing (Wepner) canter/38.2, keeping form. Tuxedo Urchin (Wepner) 38.7. Urchin (Wepner) 38.7. Well Natural 38.6. Heard The Latest (Yusri) 38.8. Houston Rocket (Wepner) 36.7, keeping form.

Class 5 - 1,200m: Ninetyfive Power (Yan) 39.3. Si Bravo 39.6. Ninetyfive Rocket canter/39.9. Jai Extreme canter/38. Star Qualiy (Chuah) 39.6. Si Bravo 39.6.

Class 5 - 1,200m: By Invitation Only trot/44. Dusky Maiden 38.6. Money Not Enough (Khoo) 40.2. Not Free Now (Wan) canter/38.1. Lucky Comet 42. Barrier test: Hong Kong Kid 38.8. Rumpelstiltskin (Azhar) 37.8. Shadow Wind 37.8.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED IN KUALA LUMPUR FOR SUNDAY

Metro C - 1,200m (set weights): Mystic Power (HS Gill) canter/42.1. Straleta 43.9, in good shape. Super Guru 40. Endless Luck 42.2. Excuse My Friends canter/38.1. Ocean Present finished slightly behind Don't Snore (Class 5 - 1,800m) to clock 37.1.

Metro C - 1200m (set weights): Landing North canter/37.5, looking fit. New Power (Burnett) canter/38.7. Ocean Fortune 41, keeping form. Easy Job (SU Lim) 34.9, impressively. Mystic Vision canter/39. The Bank canter/41.1.

Class 4 - 1,100m: Laser Guided canter/38.5. Birralee Road (Hanif) 38.9. Q Nine Mystic canter/39.6. West Two canter/37.9. Billy Boy canter/38.9. Glory Star canter/40. Sister In Law 40.4. Barrier test: Jet Ace (Denes) 35.7, keenly.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Only Thumbs Up canter/42.2. Qi Power canter/37.9. Higgs Boson (Ganeesh) 40, in good shape. Blazing Steed and Rushey Green (Class 5 - 1,800m) 37.9. Kobe Top Gun (Bukhari) and Cerium (Ganeesh, Class 5 - 1,300m) 39.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Raffles Pegasus (Ganeesh), Keepitconfidential (Class 4 - 1,100m) and Haha Babe (Class 5 - 1,300m) 35.9. Mystic Fighter (HS Gill) canter/38.6. Two Wolves 35.1. Sagar's Express canter/38.1.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Cavorting canter/40. I Told You (Hanif) 39. Gold Star Princess canter/38.9. Twoeighto (Low) 38.3. Such A Good Time (Amin) canter/38.2. JP Regis (Denes) canter/37.5. Fox Call canter/38.1.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Admiral Delight (HS Gill) canter38.4. Amazing Grace (Low) canter/38. Red Eastern canter/38.1. Storm Through canter/38.2. Kim Diva (Amin) canter/36.9. Goldhill Winner canter/38.3.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Red Carpet (Low) canter/44.1. Amped (Nizam) 41.1. Biggest Chief (AK Lim) canter/40.9. Buena Vista canter/41.7.

Class 5 - 1,800m: Desert Soul (Burnett) canter/40.1. Track Hero canter/40. Fox Demand canter/41. Conundrum cantered one round and then went better than New Power (Open - 1,200m) and Salfordf Star (Class 5 - 1,300m) to clock 38.7. - NST.