Badel is back

Alexis Badel

Alexis Badel arrived back in town before last weekend’s Sha Tin meeting and he bagged the first win of his winter contract aboard Unicornbaby in the Class 4 Panasonic 4K TV Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 9 November). The Frenchman overcame gate 13 and delivered the Richard Gibson-trained 26/1 shot for a neck victory.

“Badel gave the horse a fantastic ride,” Gibson said. “It’s great to have Badel back in Hong Kong because Hong Kong is a better place with him.”

Reeve’s Muntjac claimed a first win at his eighth outing to give trainer Dennis Yip his third win of the campaign. Umberto Rispoli drove the four-year-old to repel rivals by half a length in the Class 5 Panasonic Steam Oven Handicap (1800m).

Enfolding had finished second in five of his most recent seven starts but the Caspar Fownes-trained five-year-old nailed his first win at the 17th ask. Zac Purton produced the gelding with well-timed momentum to take the Class 4 Panasonic Double Mineral Nanoe Hair Dryer Handicap (1650m).

Purton made it two when Blastoise, from the in-form David Ferraris yard, took the Class 4 Panasonic R32 Refrigerant Air-Conditioner Handicap (1600m). And the champion jockey sealed a treble when Splendour And Gold took the Class 3 Panasonic IH Cooker Handicap (2000m) to give the Yip stable a double.

The Benno Yung-trained Super Junior dashed to a third career win down the 1000m straight. Derek Leung has been in the plate for each of the six-year-old’s victories, going back to February 2017, and today urged him to a neck score in the Class 3 Panasonic Justfit Thermo Ventilator Handicap (1000m).

Leung bagged a double when the Chris So-trained Lakeshore Eagle took the finale, the Class 3 Panasonic Japan System Kitchen Handicap (1400m).

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