In the doubles at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, Frankie Lor Fuchuen won five wins over former boss John Size in the Trainers Championship race.
The title is Rho, who loses in the remaining nine meetings of the 2021-22 season, but the trainer has not yet given himself the opportunity to dream of his first crown.
“I’m always working hard to win the title,” Lor said. “My old boss is really a top trainer and I really have to keep working hard.”
Rho didn’t win late on the Sha Tin card, but his first win in the afternoon was worth the wait, and All Four St. Paul had the most valuable race of the day with a Class 2 Mount Cameron Handicap (1,600m). I picked it up.
Victory can prove to be crucial in the title race. Lor’s runners fought the strong challenge of size-trained Bourbonaire after a great home straight fight and won the short head.
All St. Paul were showing signs of a return to form the final start, and Galloper was great by Matthew Chadwick, who sat right behind the final runner-up before hitting in the final 100 meters. I was given a vehicle.
“He’s a regular front runner and is in class 2 in a lightweight, small field. I thought we might lead,” Lor said.
“But I told the jockey that he could sit second if someone else led and the jockey did everything right. The time was pretty late and he was brave at the finish.”
Warm favorite Galaxy Witness was sent off for $ 1.4 as he tried to extend his undefeated streak to 5, heading home without missing a chance and lining up with Front 2 in the middle of the straight, but faded out on his first attempt. And finished in 3rd place. 1,600 meters.
The two premiership leaders teamed up later in the meeting when Lor’s Keefy broke through in Hong Kong for the first time under João Moreira.
Moreira got a good position in the middle of the game due to a difficult draw at Stall 14. A 3-year-old player kicks his rivals straight and is a quarter of the length of a runner of another size with a simple 2 and escape route.
Rho is pleased with his youth’s performance and has high ambitions for him next season.
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“He did a good job,” Law said. “The first start of the season was over 1200m and I finished in 4th place. The last start was 2nd place and I won this time.
“I was very worried about the draw at Stall 14, but Joao was on board and he handled it very well for me.
“I think there’s still more improvement. He’s been promoted to class 2 now and he’s only 3 years old, so I hope to see him in the 4-year-old series next season.”
Magicman is five away from his main rivals in the jockey championship, with only one winner on the card, both Brazilian and Zac Purton.