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Faltaat Son Wins Malaysian Sprint Trophy
NZ's Westbury Stud stallion Faltaat (Mr Prospector-Epitome, by Summing) recorded a major southeast Asian success when NZ-bred 6YO gelding Jeram New Village (Faltaat-Encarta, by Westminster) "emerged as the newest star on the Malaysian racing scene after powering to a 2.75-lengths victory in Malaysia's richest sprint race of the year, the RM1million (NZ$375,000) weight-for-age Gr1 Astro Wah Lai Toi Sprint Trophy (1400m) at the Penang Turf Club," reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Former Western Australian trainer Frank Maynard junior trained the quinella, also preparing Australian-bred runner-up Leon (Lomond Bay-Aspen Rose). Jeram New Village was sold from his NZ stable as an untried 3YO & commenced his racing career in Malaysia in mid 2003 on a winning note, scoring on debut at Selangor over 1100m; since then he has scored a further 5 wins from just 10 starts prior to the weekend Gr1 victory.