SIGHT SPIRIT, CARROLL STREET, ALL BEAUTY
27th Dec 2021
Price Bloodstock was playing Santa Claus and delivering the presents at the Sha Tin holiday meeting on Monday, with a winning treble at headquarters for three different trainers.
John Size-trained Sight Spirit continued a brilliant season for long term client Tam Wing-kun when he delivered his second impressive win over the Sha Tin 1400m to go with wins by Sight Success and Sight Hero this campaign already in the familiar brown and white colours.
“He had a nice draw, got the ideal run behind the leader and he did that very easily,” said Size. “By the looks of that win, he is going to measure up in Class 3 next time and he might even run a little bit further than 1400m as well. He’s doing a good job.”
Carroll Street has been doing a good job for some time under Douglas Whyte and his first appearance In blinkers landed the four-year-old’s fourth win from 8 starts, pushed his prizemoney close to $3.5 million and had trainer Douglas Whyte predicting there is more to come.
“He needs a few things to go right but what won him the race today was the ride – Blake Shinn gave him a super ride,” Whyte said. “He got a bump out the gates and he didn’t panic. He took him to the outside rail, he followed the right horse and he popped the question when he wanted it and the horse gave him what he can do. We know what Carroll Street can give you.”
Although Carroll Street has won all his race on the straight 1,000m course, Whyte does think there is a future for him over further.
“The straight gives him options, gives him a bit more space and the tempo seems to suit him. He’s still raw and immature mentally and I think that’s half the reason the straight is probably better for him at this stage,” Whyte explained. “Once the penny drops and he gets comfortable around the turn, though, I think he’s going to be a better 1200m horse.”
Frankie Lor was the trainer as Price Bloodstock wrapped up the meeting with a smart victory by another four-year-old, All Beauty.
“He hasn’t had everything go right for him in his first two starts this season but Vincent Ho gave him a great ride today and the horse was strong at the finish of the 1400m. He is still learning and we have not seen the best of him yet,” Lor said.