16th October 2019
Shining Ace has been a slow burn but the Price Bloodstock-sold four-year-old is putting it all together very nicely these days, racking up his first victory for the new season at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.
The son of Testa Rossa had always shown some ability in his trials then didn’t manage to win until his seventh start, however that is all well behind him – his Class 3 victory midweek was his third win in his last five starts and took his prizemoney to within sight of $2.5 million.
“He’s very honest and he has the speed to put himself into his races and give himself a chance,” said trainer John Size. “Tonight he had a good draw and because of that speed his jockey, Karis Teetan, was able to use the draw well. He got a fairly soft run in the box seat and then the horse applied himself well when the time came.”
Shining Ace now has a record of 3 wins and another four first four placings from his 11 starts and has won at both Sha Tin and now Happy Valley.
“That gives him a few options and and horse that tries as hard as he does should be able to find more opportunities,” Size said.