Versatile Jack pops up in smart workout

Three-time winner JACK stepped up preparations for another victory in Sunday's Class 5 event over 1,400m at the one-day Perak Turf Club's August meeting with a dashing trial in Ipoh yesterday.

Taken out by a track rider, the six-year-old Australian gelding by Candy Lad trotted one round and then easily beat stablemate Luck Dragon (Tham, Class 4 - 1,600m) in a 600m trial to clock 36.5sec. The going was soft.

Jack has already recorded three wins, five seconds and three thirds from 33 outings. He went three up last month, beating Power Shaft by a length in a length in a Class 5 event over 1,100m in good going.

Last time out, Jack ran fourth to Darmore in a Class 5 event over 1,300m in Kuala Lumpur early this month.

Trained by Nor Azman, Jack is in good shape and should have a strong say on Sunday.


Cosmo D - 1,400m: Stormy Bruce canter/40.1, looking well. Halo Inspire trot/39.9, in fine trim. Nothing To Lose and Its Only Money trot/40.9, both in good shape. Dawn Prospect (Yan) went better than Ninetyfive Rocket (Class 5 - 1,400m) in 37.2. Ba Li Ba Dancer (Wepner) trot/40. Truth Prevails and By Invitation Only trot/41. Barrier test: Excellent Goal 36.8.

Class 4 - 1,000m: Slipa Vista trot/40.9. Hello Sayang (KC Wong) trotted one round and then went better than Beyond Wealth (Chin) in 40.8. Star Quality (Chin) and El Comandante (KC Wong, Class 5 - 1,000m) trot/40. Bring It On trot/41, looking well. Big Bit Coin (Amirul) and Rumpelstiltskin (Clasas 5 - 1,000m) trot/41.5. Barrier test: All Good 36.6.

Class 4 - 1,600m: Joyful trot/41.4. Money Is King (Chuah) canter/37.4. Blue Hills (Wepner) canter/41.1. Barrier test: Doctor Wu 36.7. Past Imperfect trot/pace work. Prince Islander (Shankar) pace work.

Class 5 - 1,000m: Don'twastemytime (Wepner) trot/40. Anak Carabao trot/41. Glorious Geronimo and After Me (Class 5 - 1,400m) trot/39.7. Admiral Delight 44.1. The Tiger 40.1. Barrier test: Free Gift 36.8. Snatch Law canter/pace work.

Class 5 - 1,000m: Belwins (Amirul) and Flash Gordon 38.9. Ozzy (Wan) canter/37.2. Luck Treasure (Tham) trot/39.6. September Gold and Forbes Candidate (Chin, Class 5 - 1,400m) trot/40.4. Full Power canter/40.1. Barrier practice: Shadow Wind 36.8.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Glory Age pace work/43. Jack trotted one round and then went better than Luck Dragon (Tham, Class 4 - 1,600m) in 36.5. Speedy Tiger canter/39.9. Fire General (Wan) trot/38.8. Runforit 41.1. No Time To Wait 45. Racing Man 37.7. Fiery Gambade trot/38.8. Scott Free (Shankar) trotted one round and then went better than Chinese Street and Waverider (Class 5 - 1,400m) in 40.5. Diamond Flame (Shankar) trot/39.9. Barrier test: Paddy's Park 36.9. Bomb Cha Cha (Wan) 36.6.

Class 5 - 1,400m: Dirac (Wan) trot/38.3. Eastern King canter/43.4. Coil (Shankar) trot/42.2. Good Gift canter/39.9. Houston Rocket 41.4. Will Power trot/44.1. Candy Crush (Wan) trot/39. Feared (Wan) trot/39.4. Buena Vista 38.9. Moving Forward canter/42. David Dynasty trot/pace work. El Jeya pace work. Flying Kiss pace work.