Chad Schofield is looking to cash in on the final two race meetings of the 2020/21 Hong Kong racing season when he makes his return this Sunday (11 July) at Sha Tin after being sidelined for the past three fixtures with chickenpox.
Joao Moreira will be crowned this season’s champion jockey in Hong Kong after a suspension to Zac Purton ruled the Australian rider out of the final two race meetings.
Conceding the 2020/21 Hong Kong trainers’ championship is clearly Caspar Fownes’ to lose, John Size is optimistic Drops Of God and Blaze Warrior can preserve flickering hopes of a 12th championship when the emerging pair spearheads the trainer’s quality entry at Sha Tin on Saturday (26 June).
With the Stewards’ Cup just around the corner and the Singapore Derby not too far behind, trainer Mark Walker admits the thought of testing those waters with the in-form Savvy Command has crossed his mind, but remains guarded about his chances of making the cut.
In a season marked by the emergence of brilliant young talent, Joao Moreira is confident Drops Of God can continue his advance through the grades with success in the Class 3 Lai On Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (6 June).