Prebble rides a Treble at Shatin
Brett Pebble was a star at Shatin Sunday racing, completing an impressive hat-trick in fine form. The performance brought his tally to a total of 42 wins so far this season.
Prebble’s first winner came from the race 5 favourite, a 4 year old English gelding, Classic Energy, by Daylami out of a Kris mare, Divine Quest.
Trained by local trainer, Ricky Yiu, this was Classic Energy’s maiden win from his 12 starts in Hong Kong.
In a copy book ride, Prebble sat back in the early stages of the race. Starting to make his move on the bend, he swiftly charged forward and claimed the lead over the final 400m to beat Wong’s Success by 1.5 lengths.
Prebble’s 2nd winner came from the Group 3 race, the Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1400m). Hawkes Bay (Vettori x Nordico Princess) cruised home to win this HK$2.3 million event.
Trained by Australian trainer, David Hall, Hawkes Bay was resuming from a two month spell since the Hong Kong Group 1 –Hong Kong Cup (2000m).
Dropping back in distance and carrying the top weight of 133lbs, he was an outside chance at 9-1.
Prebble snatched victory by a neck from Gerald Mosse’s Express Win, bringing Hawkes Bay’s total prizemoney to HKD6.9 m(AUD1.3m).
Prebble’s third win came from the race favourite, Special K, a Bianconi gelding out of Oregon Seal by Oregon. This was his first win from 4 starts in Hong Kong, and was previously raced by Peter Moody as Biaseal in Australia.
By Chris Chan, Hong Kong