Racing: Harry's the man

Racing: Harry's the man
LUCKY GREY: Tiger Master staving off Chinese Culture (centre) and The Rude Warrior (outside) to give leading apprentice A’Isisuhairi Kasim the final leg of his treble in Race 7 at Kranji yesterday.

Friday night was the spectacular Joao Moreira Show, with the three-time Singapore champion achieving an unimaginable eight from-eight record at Kranji.

On Sunday, although the highriding Brazilian continued his winning ways with two winners from 10 rides, the hype was on leading apprentice A'Isisuhairi Kasim.

Affectionately known as "Harry" Kasim in his early riding days in Australasia, the in-form 28-year-old booted home three winners to come within a nose of equalling a record of another kind.

The Kelantan-born, Kranjibased rider is now just one winner short of Benny Woodworth's Malayan Racing Association record of 56 winners by an apprentice in 1995.

The treble has brought his Kranji total to 52 winners and his MRA tally to 55 with his three winners in Kuala Lumpur last month.

He was the only other rider to have won a race on Friday, in the claiming riders event on Real Steel. Moreira sat out that race.

Interestingly, all three of A'Isisuhairi's winners yesterday led all the way.

After sitting out the first three races, he started his day with a bang aboard the David Koktrained newcomer MAC VOLKS in Race 4.

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