Lucky Swayness had a $ 1 million finish in Sha Tin on Sunday as he successfully completed a pulsating duel with Navas 2 in a Class 2 Bees River Handicap (1,400m).
Both the winner and the runner-up were chasing the first Class 2 win followed by a HK $ 1 million high achievement bonus.
Exciting 3-year-old Lucky Sweynesse took a sneak peek and kicked straight, then scooped up a bonus and a winner’s check of HK $ 1.3 million, and then held badly from a fast finish runner-up.
Lucky Swayness defeated Matthew Poon Minfai, who was raising the 29th winner of the season. He was happy to be able to ride a horse for the first time and enter the winner’s enclosure.
“He is a young and improving horse and needs more racing experience to learn how to calm down. He will be a better horse,” Poon said.
“Today he was a little overraced and a little green, but for the first time he went to class 2 and at 1,400m, I think his performance is great.”
Lucky Swayness is Manfred Mann Carreon’s yard, the second best horse after the 99-rated Trillion victory, and he is the next to win the first attempt over 1,400 meters. Increases the chances of aiming for the 4-year-old series. Man is looking forward to the season.
“We needed to give him the opportunity to prove himself in Shatin,” Mann said. “I knew I had a chance, but it’s hard to win because he’s racing in class 2. It’s my first time to cross 1400m and my first time in Shatin, so he has some. There was a challenge.
“He’s only three years old, so I think he’s still improving. I’ll see what happens to him.”
Lucky Sweynesse’s connection had more than a year left to claim a HK $ 1 million bonus, but he needs a horse to win Class 2 before he turns five. It fails with the narrowest margin.
Trainer Richard Gibson emphasizes the importance of bonuses in preparing for the race and may ruin what his runner escaped after delaying things under Alexis Badel.
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After missing a kick from Stall 1, Navas Two raced in the last place until straight, but his afterburner kicked in and his powerful finish burst couldn’t involve the winner.
Despite that disappointment, Badel rode a Super Oasis in the afternoon to win the Class 3 Yellow Cloud Sports Training Center Handicap (1,600m) and succeeded when the victory was shared among nine jockeys. Was there.
Only Karis Teetan, who is currently in the process of suspending two meetings, will ride two or more winners on the Royal Agility of the Hong Kong Handicap Class 5 Education University (1,400m) and the respectable Alcari of the Class 3 Cantonese profession. I got it. Sports Handicap Research Institute (1,000m).