Apprentice Cheah Wei Wen had his
biggest day at the races when he booted home three winners at Sungei Besi
All his three winners READY TO SEVEN LUCK, TIGRESS and MOONGATE LIGHT were
trained by his master, Richard Lines.
READY TO SEVEN LUCK crossed over from Singapore with a record of one win and
five placings at Kranji. The Alamosa gelding was placed four times in his
first seven starts in Malaysia before making the breakthrough today, leading
all the way to win by 2 1/2 lengths in the opening event.
TIGRESS is another former Singapore galloper who had a win and four placings
in 19 runs at Kranji before joining Lines early this year.
She finished third in her Malaysian
debut just last week after settling in midfield. She jumped out in front and
was the early leader before easing back to second, then challenge for the
lead again passing the 200m.
There was high hopes for the mare as her owner had paid A$130,000 for the
daughter of Uncle Mo at the Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale.
MOONGATE LIGHT, winner of three races in 20 runs at Kranji, created a mild
upset when he romped home by 3 3/4 lengths in the Class 3 - 1300m handicap
in his local debut.
The son of Bachelor Duke was lightly raced in New Zealand with two placings
from five starts at three and four before landing in Singapore where he also
contested the EW Barker Trophy in the past two years.
Trainer Lines himself had a superb afternoon after
saddling two more winners, STRAP MARKS and HARVEYWALLBANGER, both ridden by
Khaw Choon Kit.
STRAP MARKS had a promising start to his career in
Singapore where he won twice in his initial five starts in 2019. But after
finished last in two runs last year, he was dispatched to Lines and had an
unplaced run last April before the enforced break in racing.
HARVEYWALLBANGER has now scored
five times, including one in Singapore. Khaw had scored twice on the Casino
Prince gelding previously while still an apprentice before he was promoted
to senior jockey this year.