WINNER’S WAY & SUPREME WITNESS & EIGHTY EIGHTY
12th September 2018
Price Bloodstock is almost keeping pace with the race meetings in the new Hong Kong season, with three wins from four fixtures after Supreme Witness and Fifty Fifty added to their records this week.
Winner’s Way won the opening day feature race but it was smaller fish that did the job for Price Bloodstock this week.
Supreme Witness kept the Price Bloodstock record intact with owner Archie da Silva when he broke through in Class Five at Sha Tin then Eighty Eighty added to his deceptively good record at Happy Valley.
Eighty Eighty is one of those horses who gets the job done without ever really exciting the fans and his three-quarters of a length margin at the Valley was his “widest” win yet after photos in the other two but he now has a record that reads 8 starts for 3 wins, 3 seconds and $2.6 million in prizemoney.
“Eighty Eighty is no superstar but he is consistent, he is always there and from a good draw, Zac Purton had him in the right place and it worked out,” said trainer Chris So. “He is a very genuine, honest horse.”
Karis Teetan was aboard when Supreme Witness broke his maiden in Class Five but trainer Tony Cruz said he thought the gelding could win in Class Four when he returns to that class now.
“He is tough and slow maturing and he did a good job after he had to work hard in the middle of the race,” he said.