30th Oct 2016

Price Bloodstock product Cash Courier has taken longer than expected to break through for his first win but he did on Sunday at Happy Valley and trainer Manfred Man is hoping the gelding will take some confidence from it.

Aided by an inside draw and the powerful riding of Brazilian jockey Silvestre de Sousa, Cash Courier arrived near the line to win by a neck and broke through in Class Five at his 23rd attempt in Hong Kong after he had promised to score off a much higher mark in Class Three.

“He has been disappointing, no doubt, but his style doesn’t help him as he gets so far back in the field,” said Man. “Today he had barrier one and didn’t have to go around any other horse – it’s a big advantage at Happy Valley anytime and a bigger advantage when they’re in Class Five. It doesn’t look strong form but it should give him more confidence. He did carry some weight and maybe he can win in Class Four if he gets the right field and the same great ride.”