As a jockey in Hong Kong, Douglas White did everything he could to win, but he never won the Hong Kong Sprint.
The 49-year-old, who is also the second Group One starter as a coach, has the opportunity to fix it on Sunday with Stronger, the first runner in the Hong Kong International Race.
After 13 rides in the sprint without a win, White knew how hard it was to win the race, but there was nothing but positivity about the four-year-old’s chances of getting into the race after digging. Inferno on Tuesday.
“It simply came to our notice then. It’s a pity he did not enter immediately, I had to wait until the last minute. That being said, he’s in good order, ”said White, who won the Mile at Glorious Days in 2013, the Akeed Mofid Cup in 2013 and Was with Indigenous in 1998.
With the replacement of Christoph Samilon, Zack Purton goes down the ride he already thought he had.
“The writing was on the wall last time [in the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint], He ran with a lot of aim, and the horse came out of that race in good shape.
“This is the only thing I have not succeeded as a jockey, so it would be nice to have a sprint as a coach. I hope the set is complete. ”
With last month’s one-and-a-half long Stronger finishing behind Hot King Pran, the winner of the Jockey Club Sprint, White believes the former John Moore-trained golfer has room to improve.
“He was one and a half feet tall, I don’t think he had a real fracture, he was held straight,” White said of Stronger, who bled after an interruption trial in July.
“He turns around as a three-year-old, does tough things, and gains weight. He had a very busy campaign last season and he had a few health issues that we seem to be dealing with.
“He’s a lot of upside down horse, he really started to set up, and in a short time he showed me how he developed mentally and physically.
The Gray Duo Classic Legend and Hot King Pran have locked Pierre-Charles Boud dot to drive Stronger, who jumped from Gate Four in a highly anticipated match.
Not only is White the only coach to ring first in Shaw Tin on Sunday, Jimmy Ting Koon-ho sends his first Group One runner in the form of an Amazing Star – promoted to another gallop sprint after the perfect match collapse on Monday.
“The first Group One runner is special, it’s a dream come true and I’m glad he got in,” Ting said.
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“If he runs well and draws gate two, it should be easy for him to get a good position, and I think he will run very close.”
Ting was able to snap the services of Hong Kong champion jockey Zack Purton, who was saddled with five of Zelding’s six wins in his career, due to Inferno’s lameness due to lameness.
“I was lucky to have Zack’s horse pulled back, so I wanted to ride him. He has already ridden this horse for five winners, so I think he’s the best jockey on this horse, ”Ting said.