23 Jan 2022
Price Bloodstock’s Pins Prince has quickly established himself as a solid tradesman in Hong Kong racing, landing his second win from five starts at Sha Tin on Sunday and keeping his perfect earning record.
The four-year-old has the successful breeding cross in Hong Kong of the stallion Pins and a mare by O’Reilly, and has brought home a prizemoney cheque at all five starts to date.
Given a great ride by Joao Moreira, Pins Prince’s win was similar to his debut performance, sitting just behind the lead before going to the front in the final 200m and holding off late-finishing rivals.
The big difference this time was that he did it carrying the top handicap weight of 133 pounds and the win pushed his earnings towards $1.5 million in stakes, with more to come.
“You have to like a horse with his attitude,” said trainer John Size. “He puts himself in the race then gives you everything he has got and those are qualities that win races. Although he didn’t win by any margin today, he did have the big weight so I feel he’s going to be competitive now going up to Class 3 where he will drop down in the weights again.”