Zac Purton wants the Friday rains to hang around into Sunday (17 March) for Dark Dream but the folks at the Hong Kong Observatory are dashing his hopes with those sun-peeping-from-cloud forecast symbols.
The probability of a wet BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) appears to be slim.
“If there’s cut in the track, that’s what he’s looking for,” Purton said at a wet Sha Tin on Friday morning (15 March). “But I don’t think we’re going to get that.”
Dark Dream’s one Hong Kong win from four starts came on a wet track at the course and distance back in December. He demolished those Class 2 rivals, cruising to a four and a half-length success under Silvestre de Sousa.