The title battle between John Size and Frankie Lore Fuchuen was a gift that we will continue to give this season, but even after that, some history will be born.
Never before has a trainer landed more than 75 winners during the season and didn’t win the premiereship. This will change soon.
The double at Sha Tin last Sunday took Lore to the 83 winners of the campaign, outperforming the size of the former boss who won 78 in 79 meetings.
With nine fixtures left, it’s not impossible to assume that both trainers can check for more than 90 winners.
Given that the size is 94 and holds the record for the most winners of the season, they are enormous, even considering the fact that the number of races is gradually increasing with each campaign.
If Rho maintains his advantage, he will bring back his first trainer title in his fifth season as a handler.
He has already landed 18 winners over his previous personal best of 65. This is the mark that landed in three of the four seasons he completed.
The success of the size will see him take his twelfth title and break the deadlock with George Moore for the most premiership in Hong Kong racing history.
After winning four consecutive crowns between 2015-16 and 2018-19, Size was forced to wait for the historic 12th gong, with Ricky Iu Poonfi and Casper Founds in the last two. It was a success in the season.
If the size is to raise the trophy, the next few meetings will be shaped as important – he can’t afford to stare into a 6 or 7 win deficit with the same amount of meetings remaining.
Rho saddles 11 runners in Sha Tin on Sunday, and of course has a chance, but admits that he needs to peg back the deficit, which has increased from 1 to 5 in two spaces, and puts the kitchen sink in the agenda. The meeting seems to be throwing.
The 67-year-old saddles Beauty Tycoon, Tuchel, Brilliant Way, and Erimo’s hot opportunities, goes heavy-handed to a Class 3 amethyst handicap (1,600m), and saddles Tempest Express, Hit The Shot, and Leading Fortune. .. Two functions of the card.
On the Group Three Premier Plate (1,800m), sizes send Champions Way and Excellent Proposals, and Lucky Express, Silver Express and Blaze Warriors make up veteran hands in the Group Three Premier Cup (1,400m).
Lucky Express has won in the distance to the course and his name, but Silver Express and Blaze Warrior appear to be able to enter the contest with a minimum weight of 113 pounds and produce powerful performances from good draws. ..