Schoolmaster Malaysian Boleh full of good Grace this summer
Phil McEntee is not ruling out Malaysian Boleh stepping up to the plate at Brighton on his 100th career start on Monday, but is in any case looking forward to the eight-year-old giving his teenage daughter Grace a first winner this summer.
The Newmarket trainer said on Sunday: "We've kept him for my daughter Grace to ride as she has just got her amateur licence and she had her first ride on him when third in Jersey last month.
"Hopefully he can mark his 100th race tomorrow with victory; he's a course-and-distance winner, Nicola [Currie] gets on well with him and he ran a blinder the other day for her.
"He's a fun horse to have around the yard, teaching the two-year-olds, and is probably handicapped to win again on turf and he'll pay his way this summer."
Malaysian Boleh's only turf win came over course and distance just over two years ago on similarly good to firm ground and whatever he achieves in the apprentice handicap at Brighton, he will be on the turf more regularly this summer.
"There will be the Silks series races for him to be ridden in by Grace," added McEntee.
Malaysian Boleh started his racing life with Simon Dow, winning half of his ten career wins in the 36 runs he had for the Epsom trainer.
He was claimed after the last of those by Dan Gilbert and was trained by Shaun Lycett and then Brian Ellison, out of whose stable McEntee claimed him in March last year after a Wolverhampton win.
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