After a winter of lean pickings Matthew Chadwick enjoyed a Boxing Day feast at Happy Valley, wrapping up a double on the 42/1 longshot Litterateur in tonight’s (Wednesday, 26 December) Class 2 finale.
“It’s Hong Kong. What else can I say? It’s a merry-go-round, it’s as simple as that,” the former champion apprentice said after ending a barren spell stretching back to 10 November.
“I’ve been here long enough to know how it is. All you can do is ride your best and I don’t think I’ve been riding badly.”
Chadwick ended his 54-race winless streak when Polymer Luck delivered in the evening’s second contest, the Class 4 Uranus Handicap (1650m). It was the rider’s third success from 16 rides for first-season handler Jimmy Ting who, along with Litterateur’s trainer Richard Gibson, has continued to support the rider.