Two of Hong Kong’s potential contenders for Dubai World Cup night test their credentials on Sha Tin’s all-weather surface this Saturday (12 January) as Elusive State and Fight Hero line up for the Leighton Handicap (1650m).
Connections of reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation were glowing in their praise of the New Zealand-bred gelding after his barrier trial on Tuesday.
Witness Hunter will attempt to wrap up a hat-trick when he takes on seven fellow young guns in the Griffin Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin’s pre-Christmas fixture on Sunday, 23 December.
Star Australian jockey Zac Purton extended his lead in the race for another Hong Kong Premiership with a brilliant five-timer at Sha Tin on Sunday which took his career haul in Hong Kong to 900 wins.
Comin’ Through, Australia’s lone representative at the International meeting at Sha Tin, has finished unplaced in the Hong Kong Mile won by Beauty Generation in scintillating fashion.