KUANTAN BAO may be late
into the game but he made it count when he scored a runaway win in the
Maiden - 1200m handicap here today.
Sold for A$18,000 as a
yearling, the Australian gelding landed in April last year but had to wait
for more than 14 months before making his racing debut today.
Ridden by Yan Weng Kuan,
the four-year-old was quickly out of the gate and led his rivals on a merry
chase, winning by two and a half lengths to pay a handsome RM74. The odds-on
favourite DEVIL BULL (RM6) was never in the hunt, finishing sixth.
LEMON LAW, meanwhile,
chalked up his fifth win in seven starts since last December, easily winning
the Stakes A set-weight event over 1200m.
The American gelding cost
just US$6,500 as a yearling and has improved by leaps and bounds since last
December when he was still racing in Class 4. He has now seven wins in 19