Hong Kong Report

5 June 2003

It was a top night for kiwi bred horses in Hong Kong last night with wins in 5 of the 10 race card.

Stealing the show was Cheerful Fortune (Kashani x Crystal Jet) who took out the final race of the evening the Chuk Yuen Handicap (Class 2, HK$1,000,000, 1200m) in fine style finishing 2 � lengths clear of the rest of the field.

Trained by Andy Leung, Cheerful Fortune is a graduate of New Zealand Bloodstock's 2001 Select Colts Sale where he was purchased for $38,000 by Grand Harvest Stud. He was sold through the draft of Highview Stud.

Also taking home a Class 2 win was another kiwi bred runner, Lucky Owners (Danehill x Miss Priority). The three year old was 1 � lengths clear when he crossed the line in the Lok Fu Handicap (HK$1,000,000, 1600m). The three year old is trained by Tony Cruz.

Keeping up the NZ winning streak was Sean Woods trained, Tamar (Volksraad x Startune) who won race 9 on the card the Ping Shek Handicap (HK$700,000, 1600m) a short head over another NZ bred runner, Wealthy Treasure (Felix the Cat x A Little Fun).

Race 7 was also claimed by a kiwi with Great Commander (Jetball x Tisolde) taking home the win in the Shek Kip Mei Handicap (HK$570,000, 1200m). The three year old is trained by Mr Ivan Allan and won the race by � length.

Earlier in the evening Woodborough 4YO, Green Vacation (out of Hope Chest) scored in the So UK Handicap (HK$570,000, 1400m) ahead of fellow kiwi Magnificent (Centaine x Strone).

Trained by Sean Woods, Green Vacation is a graduate of the 2000 Festival Select Sale where he was purchased by Mr Bruce Marsh of Manawatu for $24,000.

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