Aussies Dominate Hong Kong International Meeting

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Red Belly Sports

Australian trainers and jockeys have dominated the Hong Kong International meeting at Sha Tin.


Hong Kong based trainers John Moore and John Size combined for six winners, while jockeys Zac Purton and Tommy Berry both rode doubles.


Moore trained four winners, including Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) victor Dominant, which was ridden by Purton.


Moore’s other winner were Flagship Shine, Let Me Go and Able Friend.


Size, Hong Kong’s leading trainer, won the Hong Kong Mile (1600m) with Glorious Days, and was also successful with Glorious Sunday.


The only Australian galloper at the meeting, Linton, was a well-beaten 13th in the Hong Kong mile.


The John Sadler trained 7-year-old gelding will be now be transferred to Italian trainer Marco Botti to campaign in Dubai.


Champion Japanese sprinter Lord Kanaloa romped to a dominant 5 length victory in the Hong Kong Sprint (1200m), and will now head to stud.


Purton’s victories on Dominant and Aerovelocity have given him a 21 race lead in the Hong Kong jockeys premiership, as he looks to break South African Douglas Whyte’s 13-year stranglehold on the title.


Berry was victorious on Let Me Go and Able Friend.