Newly-licensed Tan Eng Peow, 43, made a winning start as
a trainer when his first runner LOOKS GOOD ran out a handsome winner in
the Wishes Come True Stakes (Class 5 - 1250m) at Sungei Besi here today.
Just dropped a class after being unplaced in his four
starts, LOOKS GOOD, ridden by Nuqman Faris bin Rozi, settled fourth on the
fence behind outsider MONDAY who set the pace.
LOOKS GOOD was closing the gap on the leader on the
inside of horses passing the 400m when his path was closed by LIM'S UNIQUE
who made a swift move at this stage.
Nuqman then had to ease and switch out for a run. When he
eventually got clear, LOOKS
GOOD immediately opened up nicely and swept past the LIM'S UNIQUE and MONDAY to win by two
The veteran Australian galloper won two races in
Singapore and had picked up one win each for trainer Lawson Moy and Malcolm
Thwaites before his recent transfer to Tan, who was a former assistant to Thwaites
before bring granted stables by the Selangor Turf Club.
"I am happy to start a new chapter in my career this
way," said Tan who started out as a syce in 2007 and worked his way up
to stable supervisor, then assistant trainer under various
trainers in that time.
"I was confident LOOKS GOOD would win because he has just
been dropped a class."