SINGAPORE - Brave Sister stepped up preparations for her maiden victory in Sunday's Achievement Handicap, a Maiden event over 1,000m, with an impressive trial at Ipoh on Tuesday.
Taken out by jockey Djulkifli Naib, the five-year-old Australian mare by Lago Delight easily beat stablemate Space Invader (Class 5 - 1,000m) in a 600m trial to clock 38.8sec.
The going was good.
Brave Sister, who arrived unraced in July last year, showed plenty of speed in her debut last month when she set the pace before going down by a neck to Ghost Speedy in the Stormvogel Handicap for Class 4 horses over 1,300m in heavy going in Penang.
Prepared by former champion trainer Kevin Coetzee, Brave Sister has benefited from the run and should go one better on Sunday.
Workouts by horses entered for Sunday
Class 4 - 1,600m: Good Recommend 37.9. Martel 36.7. Belwins (Amirul) 40.9. Luck Dragon (Tham) and Fiery Gambade (Lou Ho) 34, both in fine trim. Halo Inspire trot/39.8. Berni Dancer 44.1. Champagne Needed (Yap) 35.8, keenly. K-Pop (Amirul) pace work. Casper (Suhairi) pace work.
Slow work: Si Bravo (Lou Ho).
Class 4 - 1,600m: Carbon Copy 39.2, looking well. Coffeeshop Gossip 43.7. Double Ransom (Yan) trot/39.1, looking fit. Undoubtedly Clever (A Kumar) 34.6, impressively. Horizon Lad (Yap) 34.5, fighting fit. Rocket Express 44.3. Ali Baba, From Zero (Chua, Class 5 - 1,000m) and I Wish (CK Tan, Class 5 - 1,000m) trot/37.9. Mersing (Wepner) 39.4. Surprise Strike (Yan) trot/40.9. Big Ego 43.9. Eastern King (BN Kumar) pace work. Slow work: All Good (Lou Ho) and Ten Sense Win, looking well.
Class 5 - 1,000m: Bercham (Yan) and Handsome Bachelor (Class 5 - 1,000m) canter/39.1. Bring It On trot/41.9. Heart By Heart (Wan) and Blue Delago (Class 5 - 1,000m) canter/43.7. Papatol 34.6. Planck Time (Suhairi) went better than Hollywood Boy (Class 5 - 1,000m) in 38.7. Eastern Hero 39.1. Githan (Djulkifli) 44.1. Oil Town Captain (Woodworth) and Dirac (Maiden - 1,000m) trot/41.6. Smiley Face trot/35.8. Blessingindisguise, It's Only Money (CK Tan, Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy - 1,200m) and Nothing To Lose (Chuah, Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy - 1,200m) trot/42.4. Barrier practice: Sea Butterfly 34.5.
Slow work: Happy Surpriser.
Class 5 - 1,000m: Good Gift 44.1. Bale 44. Houston Rocket 38.1. Small Tiger, Luckynumberseven (Maiden - 1,000m) and Incredible King (Class 5 - 1,000m) galloped together with Small Tiger and Luckynumberseven clocking 36 while Incredible King dislodged trainer Wong Kong Fatt. Lord Collari finished slightly behind Grand Ello (Yusri, Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy) in 34.9. Dusky Maiden 40. Gift's Dawan canter/36.8. Moving Forward trot/pace work.
Slow work: Time To Shine and Feared (Woodworth).
Class 5 - 1,000m: Prince Islander (Yusri) and Paddy's Park (Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy) trot/35.9. Jai Extreme 38.1. Space Invader and Brave Sister (Maiden - 1,000m) 38.8. Kiwi Maestro (Wan) trot/38.9. Lee Dancer and Lee Spur (Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy) 40.4. Tuxedo Urchin and Lady Killer (Suhairi, Class 5 - 1,000m) 37.9. Money Not Enough (M Leong) trot.36.8. Barrier practice: Rolls Can Hardly (Wepner) 35.6. Golden Times (Yap) 35.7. Fachero pace work. Slow work: Here Comes Thunder and Excellent Goal.
Class 5 - 1,000m: Chinese Street 40.9. Fire General trot/42.7. Money Is Queen trot/40. Full Power 44.8. Perhaps 35.8, Thundershock (Tham) 38.1. Barrier practice: Freehold 35.7. Utah Pardner 36.3. Will Power pace work.
Slow work: Diamondindruff and Georgie Boy (Tham).
Class 5 - 1,000m: Thrill Seeker 41.8. Golden Partner (A Kumar) 36.2, in good shape. Banchory trot/38.3. Essentially Cool (CK Tan) and By Invitation Only (Chuah, Maiden - 1,000m) trot/38. Barrier practice: Rumpelstiltskin (Amirul) 35.7. Blue Centre 36.1. Very Stylo pace work.
Slow work: Shadow Wind, Release, Mr Certain (Suhairi), Lucky Comet and Hyper Power.
Maiden - 1,000m: Euro Fighter trot/37.9. Christopher 41.9. Perfect Town (Lou Ho) and Don'tcallme Uncle (Class 4 - 1,600m) canter/42.6. Unity Star 40. Honestly Speaking trot/41. Barrier practice: Awesome Gale (Suhairi) 36.1. Racing Man canter/pace work.
Slow work: Deputy Law and Lee Choice.
Inglis Ready2race Sale Oct 3 Trophy Trophy - 1,200m
3YO's only (WFA): Hong Kong Kid 44.1. Empress Giok 38.1. Amazing Brother (Yap) 35.8. Triple One D'Best (M Leong) trot/41.9. Propitions Gold (Yap) 35.5, keenly. Bomb Cha Cha (Wan) and Candy Crush trot/39.7. El Comandante trot/43.1. Full Meaning trot/40.9. Good Child 44.1. Kuantan Hill (Wepner) canter/38.1. Smart People (Haswindy) trot/42. Happy Flying trot/43.1. Unique One 44. Barrier practice: Storming Joe (Suhairi) 37.7, looking forward. Thunder Wind 37.7. Combined Power (Tham) 34.7. Audacious trot/pace work. More Than Words trot/pace work.
Slow work: Noblesse Oblige and Star Quality.