13 May Perak Racing Preview by Mark Lydeamore

Only a small field will line up in the high grade 1300m Zeus Stakes (Race 4) at Perak Turf Club this Saturday with local trainer, Kevin Coetzee represented with three of the six starers.

However, emanating from the PK Leong yard is YOU ROKK (3), who resumes from a short break and is rarely far off the mark when produced first up. Despite not winning for sixteen months, the small field will suit his style of racing as he possesses a sharp burst of acceleration and he’s won over this trip previously.

LIMS DASHING (5) has met with market support in recent efforts and is a definite chance of finally breaking back into winning contention.

Heavily backed into second favorite here on April 22, the ten year old flew home after a moderate beginning and is on queue for his first victory for the year.

STRONG ‘N’ POWERFUL (1) won that 1200m Ipoh contest and his chances will be enhanced if a wet track eventuates on Saturday. This six year old finished midfield in a tougher Supreme A race in KL since then but this is a weaker assignment as he attempts to make it two from two on the track.

DANCING RAIN (2) does not win often but should be at peak fitness following two runs this preparation. The gelding recorded an eye catching 3rd to the locally unbeaten Big Doctor at Penang a fortnight ago.

Even dual derby winner, D’GREAT TIMING (4) has been contesting harder races than this and can also improve despite not winning for two years.

Exdream (credits to Selangor Turf Club)

EXDREAM (1) looks to be ideally placed for a winning return in the 1100m Artemis Handicap. With a good record at Class 4, the seven year old wasn’t disgraced in finishing runner up to Cavalla Court, which has a good chance of going back to back in Race 3.

The recent form lines of BLAZE PEGASUS (6) are not overly inspiring but the horse has dropped to a winnable rating and can provide some each way value. The seven year old arrived on the local scene posting three wins from his first six starts midway through last year and will be hard to hold out if he recaptures his best form.

STRAP MARKS (4) returned to his best form when placed 2nd here on April

22 and last won on a 58 rating. He’s now descended to 53 points and is worth considering for the trifectas.

QUASAR (9) was only beaten 2.5 lengths after beginning awkwardly here a month back and gains a big advantage on the lightweight.

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