Vincent Ho Chak-yiu faces a major battle to maintain the Tony Cruz Award for leading a local jockey in Hong Kong.
Ho has won prestigious honors in the last three seasons, but has separated Matthew Chadwick’s 44 winners twice, with only 11 remaining campaigns and Derek Leon Kathun just four wins over Ho. There is.
Ho’s achievements in this campaign are below the high standards he set for the last season, but he hopes his recent win will continue on Wednesday night in Happy Valley.
Ho has won three of the last four meetings and has made seven rides in the valley in an attempt to close the Chadwick gap.
The man, named after the local jockey award, supplied Ho with four mounts, but the combination of Cruz and Ho could oppose it, and runners seem to be struggling for shape. ..
When the Circuit Elite falls to a Class 5 company for the first time with a lavender handicap (1,650m), the duo’s best chances can come to the lowest grade.
The four-year-old is well behind his recent start and can replace the saddle Dylan Mo Hintun with Ho to shoot the winner’s fence.
Ho also rides You’re everything for the first time in the first section of a Class 3 color lily handicap (1,200m).
The five-year-old, who won the debut for a long time, seemed to have a bright future, but on the next four starts, despite being off at a single-digit price on every run. , The situation became even more severe.
He was able to find difficulty again when he took on the Drops of God of Variant Elegance and Inform, chasing four consecutive victories.
Apart from the Cruz-trained runners, Ho again teams up with veteran Hardley Sweats. He has shown signs of maintaining his abilities since returning to action in April.
A good second of his comeback was followed by a final fifth fast finish, and with a good draw in Stall 2 in the first section of the Class 4 Dandelion Handicap (1,200m), he was ready for a big run. rice field.
In the face of it, Ho may need some luck to add to his seasonal tally, and Chadwick stretches his lead with a complete book of nine rides at his disposal. May be possible.
The jockey picked up the mount with the street scream in the second section of the color lily handicap, which is Cruz’s best chance on the card.
The winner of his penultimate start, he finished a good third in his first attempt at a class 3 company since his last start in June 2020, but made a tough draw in Stall 10. It was handed over.
With a move that could prove to be crucial to the final destination of the Tony Cruz Award, Chinese ride on a Chinese monster that won the final start with a Class 2 Bellflower Handicap (1,800m). I replaced it.
Parton hopes that weight gain can give him more impetus for the title push.
This 7-year-old has never won this level, but has played six times and should be competitive again.
However, Leon has the best ride quality in a money catcher-shaped trio that takes on Chinese monsters.
He finished third with two legs in the four-year-old series, and Leon returned after Zac Purton led him to fifth, disappointed at Sha Tin Racecourse on his final start.