Arazi King one to watch

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 September, 1998, 12:00am

TRAINER Alex Wong Siu-tan has made some astute purchases in recent times and Arazi King (99-1) goes right to the top of that list after an eye-catching effort behind fellow debutant Ho Ho in last night's Class Four third event.

The athletic chestnut son of two-year-old superstar Arazi was a clear last out of the gates under Jackie C. K. Tse and ran greenly for most of the 1,400 metres.

But when Tse asked for an effort at the turn, Arazi King responded with a sizzling turn of foot, eating up the ground in the straight to finish just five lengths off the winner.

It was a run that said 'follow me'.

In the same event, there was a gritty effort from David Oughton's promising griffin graduate Bravissimo (19-1). Alan Munro had him worse than mid-field in the early stages and he met interference twice down the back before delivering a sizzling finish to fill the frame.