Harry’s ready to rev it up in 2014

Harry’s ready to rev it up in 2014
The other “horse’’: Champion apprentice A’Isisuhairi “Harry” Kasim on his Kawasaki Z800.

SINGAPORE - He came at us like one of those monsoons which, each year, lashes the coast of his home state of Kelantan in Malaysia.

He was as unrelenting and he was in a hurry.

A'Isisuhairi Kasim had to make up for lost time.

He was 27 when the 2013 season began and he had just been granted a licence to ride at Kranji. The chase was on.

He had been honing his skills in New Zealand, where he had ridden 82 winners from 1,100 rides. Not bad for a kampung boy.

But "Harry" Kasim - as he was affectionately known - had heard tales of Kranji and was eager to get right into the heart of Singapore racing.

How were we to know then that, in less than a year, his name would be carved into the annals of local racing.

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