Flying Tourbillon (130lb) earned his fourth win from 22 starts over 1200m at the city track, taking the night’s final race, the Club Street Handicap, and became Yiu’s 700th Hong Kong winner.
“I am glad to get my 700th win tonight and the good draw and fast pace were really key to the success,” said Yiu. “He is a Happy Valley specialist over 1200m and I would not be surprised to see him win again at this ideal trip.”
“He was twice unlucky with the draw and rode him for luck, tonight we were positive straight away with the nice draw and had a clear run – the horse did the rest,” added Rispoli, who bookended the card following a first race win aboard John Size-trained Zero Hedge.
Yiu reflected on a career that has included preparing some of Hong Kong’s finest sprinters. “Over my 20 years of training, my greatest achievements included Fairy King Prawn, Sacred Kingdom and Amber Sky bringing plenty of joy to their owners. The quality of Hong Kong race horses is now better and better, and looking to the future, I hope I can continue to source more horses of good quality for my owners.”