where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2024-02-05 04:22:06  
World's Best Sprinter Gets Rider Change after Purton Jocked off

In the recent turn of events, the decision to replace Zac Purton with James McDonald for the upcoming Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup stems from a combination of factors. Purton's successful history with LUCKY SWEYNESSE, boasting 11 wins in 17 rides, including three at the Group One level, adds an intriguing layer to this change.

The move appears to be prompted by LUCKY SWEYNESSE's recent sixth-place finish in the Group One Centenary Sprint Cup, where the horse was found lame in its right front leg. Seeking a shift in fortune, trainer Manfred Man's approach to James McDonald, who has prior experience with LUCKY SWEYNESSE, suggests a strategic move to enhance the horse's performance.

Analyzing the Centenary Sprint Cup, LUCKY SWEYNESSE faced challenges in the slow-run race, impacting early sectionals. However, the horse finished strongly, demonstrating potential in adverse conditions. This decision may seem tough on Purton, given the circumstances, but the unpredictable nature of racing often calls for strategic adjustments.

The upcoming Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup promises an exciting chapter in Hong Kong's horse racing, with McDonald having a significant opportunity to make an impact. We'll be monitoring the developments closely.

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Hong Kong
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    galaxy patch shines in group 3 premier plate victory22 hours ago

    Galaxy Patch displayed his incredible speed once again at Sha Tin on Sunday, June 23, securing a d...

    View | Add Comment
    rebel's romance makes hong kong history 2024-05-26

    Rebel’s Romance, hailed as a “real international superstar” by jockey William Buic...

    View | Add Comment
    romantic warrior reigns supreme in record-breaking fwd qeii cup triumph2024-04-28

      In a display of sheer determination and unwavering spirit, Romantic Warrior once again etche...

    View | Add Comment
    invincible sage roars to victory in g1 chairman's sprint prize2024-04-28

    In a stunning display of speed and skill, Invincible Sage claimed victory in the prestigious G1 Chai...

    View | Add Comment
    voyage bubble sets on hk mile and the champ2024-04-28

    Ricky Yiu is gearing up Voyage Bubble to challenge Golden Sixty once more, aiming for victory in the...

    View | Add Comment
    ho ho for ho, as jock return in style 2024-04-14

    Vincent Ho, thrilled after securing his first double in nearly three months at Sha Tin on Sunday, is...

    View | Add Comment
    world's best sprinter suffers major injury blow2024-04-08

    Lucky Sweynesse has suffered a major injury post his stunning victory in Sundays Spring Cup win at S...

    View | Add Comment
    bowman now on lucky sweynesse 2024-03-27

    Hugh Bowman has secured the ride on Lucky Sweynesse for the upcoming Group Two Sprint Cup, making hi...

    View | Add Comment
    massive sovereign wins a smart hong kong derby 2024-03-24

    Massive Sovereign, formerly known as Broadhurst when trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland, stol...

    View | Add Comment
    big guns drawn wide for hk derby 2024-03-21

    Helios Express’ bid to match the towering feats of Rapper Dragon and Golden Sixty with a clean...

    View | Add Comment