Karis Teetan reached a new personal best at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 27 February). The Mauritian ace bagged a double to take his season’s tally to 54 wins, two more than his previous Hong Kong peak achieved in the 2017/18 campaign.
“It’s good to get it,” he said. “I had some decent chances tonight and I just needed things to go my way. It’s been a great season and I really appreciate the help from everybody.”
Teetan edged to a new high when Wah May Princess led, kicked and held off The Show to take the Class 4 Shing Yip Handicap (1200m) by a head. That made it two wins on the bounce at the course and distance for the 2.5 favourite.
The jockey, second in the premiership, doubled up when Brave Legend swung wide off the home turn and charged down the stands’ side to win the Class 3 Hung To Handicap (1650m) at odds of 6.5. Both wins came for trainer Tony Cruz.
“I won on those two horses for Tony and they both came here off good starts last time,” Teetan said. “It’s nice to ride for a big stable too, it makes the job easier. I just try to ride as many winners as I can. I don’t set targets, I just keep pushing and focusing; look forward and keep the ball rolling.”