Aiming for the top of the DBS x Manulife Million Challenge leaderboard in the final two races at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, the relationship between Excellent Peers and Yo Beauty headed to Zac Purton and back to Antoine Hamelin respectively. .
For the first time this season, Parton will take over the reins from Hugh Bowman on Frankie Lo Huchuan’s Excellent Pears in the first section of card closing for the Class 3 Tin Rock Handicap (1,200m). Runner-up to Nordic Dragon on December 21st.
The champion jockey, who experienced a rare barren Sunday afternoon at Sha Tin, had ridden Excellent Pears before, but it was Law’s last semester before taking the speedster from Ricky Yu Poonfai.
Hamelin will also make two starts on the Dec. 21 program after rating Tony Cruz’s Yeo Beauty leading all the way. Hamelin said on January 11th that Armor He was a Yo Beauty pilot when the Eagle turned the tables on speed in his sprinter, taking on Cruz’s indentured apprentice rider, Angus Chung Yik-lai. will be replaced.
Excellent Piers and Yeo Beauty placed third in the Million Challenge with 42 points each, trailing Casper Founds-trained Nearly Fine (53 points) and Cruz-prepared Street Scream (45 points) with 8 in the remaining two meetings. Got points.
With 15 points awarded to the winners of the Happy Valley contest in Class 3 and above from September 14th to February 8th, Excellent Piers and Yeo Beauty will have a chance to be at the forefront on Wednesday night.
The match against Tinlock Handicap’s Excellent Pia was not only his 135-pound impost and wide gate, but also the last-start winner, Jamie Richards-trained Armor Eagle, who represents the Cruz stable and is making his Hong Kong debut. Outgate, and the only horse to win four times. Gold Gold Baby prepared by Francis Louie Kinwai in this season’s Happy Valley.
Among Yo Beauty’s competitors in the second section of the Tin Rock Handicap are Sugar Sugar, Fownes-trained final start winner and first to compete in this grade, Lor’s Happy Valley specialist Adios , has a progressive 3-year-old prepared by John Size. speedster how deep is your love
Matthew Chadwick, meanwhile, has 17 wins this season, including two Happy Valley victories at Excellent Piers and three city circuit successes at Street Scream.
The Jockey Club’s medical staff has approved Chadwick for track work from Wednesday and trials from Friday so that he can race in the February 8th programme.
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Chadwick was kicked out at the Sha Tin trial on December 13 by three-year-old galloper Plentiful (then at Richards stables, now a member of Pierre Ng Panchie’s team) who was out of the race. was injured by