Music Addition back to harmonious best
Trainer Me Tsui believes Music Addition can return to his best in the Class 2 Pottinger Peak Handicap (1000m) after pulling up lame last start.
“He’s come back to form, he was lame for one maybe two days, he’s back to normal,” Tsui said.
The ex-Australian has now won two races from five starts under Tsui’s care and the trainer is anxious to avoid getting involved in the sort of punishing battle for the lead that played an additional part in his defeat three weeks ago.
“It depends on the pace, I’ll leave this up to the jockey (Matthew Poon), if he needs to settle then he can do that,” Tsui said.
Tsui isn’t the only one expecting a fast-run race, with Little Bird’s rider Zac Purton also having queries about where to settle in the run in a race featuring at least five notable front runners.
“There’s a lot of speed, the intention is to lead, but I’m not sure if he will be able to do so on his own,” Purton said.
Harley’s hit and run mission
Martin Harley heads to the Valley on Wednesday with only one ride, but he remains optimistic that Sumstreetsumwhere will land the prize in the Class 3 Siu Ma Shan Handicap (1650m).
“This is my first ride for Peter Ho, I haven’t had a sit on him, but I’ve watched his replays and he was quite impressive when winning last start,’ Harley said.
“We’ll keep it simple, we should have a smooth passage from the draw (1) and hopefully get the chance to win again,” Harley added.
Harley has recorded just one winner so far in Hong Kong but has five G1’s on his CV and is determined to continue to work until he reaches a level of success that satisfies him.
The eight-race card at Happy Valley commences at 7:15pm, with the D’Aguilar Peak Handicap.