Gentle Breeze has now won three of his last four races after striding two and three quarter lengths clear of his rivals in the Class 3 Lockhart Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley last night, Wednesday, 6 November.
“It was a big race, he was still quite well-handicapped by the looks of it so hopefully he doesn’t go up too many points,” jockey Matthew Chadwick said of the Ricky Yiu-trained five-year-old.
Play To Win was the evening’s longshot winner. Benno Yung’s charge lifted late for jockey Derek Leung to take section 3 of the Class 4 Harbour Handicap (1200m) at odds of 55/1.
Neil Callan got the job done on another old-timer, the David Ferraris-trained Kiram, in the Class 4 LAWASIA Cup Handicap (1650m). The eight-year-old enjoyed a sweet run from gate one, tracking the leader, and galloped unchecked for a game rail-running third win at his 57th start.
Wonderful Tiger took 28 runs to nail his first Hong Kong win but the Chris So-trained five-year-old made it two on the bounce at start 29. Karis Teetan produced the 12/1 shot from the tail with a relentless wide run down the straight to land the Class 5 Fleming Handicap (1650m).
What A legend broke his maiden at the ninth attempt with a comfortable two and a quarter-length score in the opener, section two of the Class 4 Harbour Handicap (1200m). The win took Umberto Rispoli to three for the term and put trainer Jimmy Ting on nine.