It's now four wins in nine starts
for VULCAN since moving to Malaysia early this year, after notching one win
each season for the past three years in Singapore.
The Per Incanto gelding was placed in his only run in New Zealand before
coming to Singapore and it is in Malaysia that he is now thriving.
After two wins in Class 4 earlier,
the seven-year-old created a big upset when he bagged combined Classes 2 & 3
race over 1200m at Sungei Besi three weeks ago.
VULCAN proved that the win was no fluke when he stepped up to win the Class
3 - 1275m sprint on the No. 2 track at the same track today.
Installed favourite this time, he quickly took command
after the jump and led his rivals on a merry chase to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
"I'm very happy with VULCAN's win," said jockey Clyde
Leck. "The only worry I had was him having a slow jump but he flew out of
the gates and went straight to the front which was the plan."
"I just reserved his energy as well as I could and in the
straight, he responded with plenty. I believe he will continue to improve as
he has shown plenty of class in his last two starts."
"Gutsy Win. Got to the front and never looked like he
will be beaten," said trainer Charles Leck who is also father and master of
"Good win for Clyde to wrap up a splendid season in
style. I am very proud of him in winning both the senior and apprentice
titles in such a fashion. From a 4kg claiming apprentice at the start of the
season down to just 1-kg claim after riding 72 winners during the year.
"Not many jockeys have achieved six
winners in a day but Clyde has done it three times this year, apart from
riding five winners twice. A splendid record coupled with the fact that he
has not been suspended for careless riding in his two years of riding.
Something to remember for a long time."
It's a double for Clyde in the final racing day of the
2022 racing season as one race earlier, he also scored on SMART RACER for
Leck senior finished the season in second spot with 73
Trainer Cheng Han Yong drew a blank
today but he has already wrapped up his first championship with 87 winners.