Seasons Wit stacked on extra issues than all bar two Jamie Richards-trained gallopers within the Kiwi handler’s first Hong Kong marketing campaign, and the sprinter will search to assemble it 4 Glad Valley 1,000m wins in a row when he begins his 2nd time period on Sunday.
Imported from Australia with one victory and 4 placings from his 5 runs for the Victoria-based group of Anthony and Sam Freedman, Seasons Wit made his Hong Kong debut for Richards on a neighborhood mark of 63.
Part a bundle begins over Glad Valley’s minimal distance underneath six-time Hong Kong champion rider Zac Purton next, Seasons Wit’s score is 23 issues upper following his 3 frame-filling early efforts and next hat-trick of Magnificence 3 triumphs.
The Magnificence Two Kwangtung Handicap Cup (1,000m) will probably be Seasons Wit’s first day out this time period. Richards recognizes his speedster, poised to hold 120 kilos as a result of Purton has knowledgeable Jockey Membership stewards he intends to weigh out one pound above his mount’s allotted impost, faces a tricky task.
“He’s up to Class Two now, and there’s nowhere to hide out there,” Richards stated. “He’s in just right circumstance. He’s had two trials at Conghua at the turf, and one at Sha Tin at the filth. He ignored the kick in his terminating trial. He wouldn’t need to do this on Sunday.
“He’s had a nice summer break. He’ll improve with the run, but we’ve tried to get him as fit as we possibly can because there aren’t many of these sorts of races.”
Amongst Seasons Wit’s 8 Kwangtung Handicap Cup competitors are fellow Glad Valley dash consultants Kurpany and Whizz Child.
Kurpany boasts 4 city-circuit successes – two over the shortest shuttle – and Whizz Child poised the Magnificence Two 1,000m observe report when he banned the clock at 55.89 seconds terminating future.
Richards will saddle 4 runners at this time period’s best weekend Glad Valley assembly – August Moon, Flash Level, Seasons Wit and 6th While – with the last 2nd up within the Magnificence 3 Zhaoqing Handicap (1,200m) nearest flashing house for fourth over the similar path and distance underneath Vincent Ho Chak-yiu terminating day.
The most important climber within the scores for Richards terminating season, 6th While has received 4 of his first 11 races for the Kiwi mentor – one over 1,400m and 3 over Glad Valley’s 1,650m – to skyrocket from 41 to 74.
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“I thought his run the other day was very strong, and we’ve given him a bit of time between runs, which he enjoys,” Richards stated. “It’s only early in the season, and I’m mindful of stepping him up in distance too quickly. We’ll give him one more spin over 1,200m, and hopefully, he should be competitive.”
Purton, who’s on a Hong Kong dropping streak of 27 rides since he urged Taj Dragon to victory at Sha Tin on October 15, will soar enroute Seasons Wit and 6th While.