Joao Moreira secured a treble aboard Champion’s Way, who won his fourth race on the bounce to remain undefeated for trainer John Size in the Class 3 Port Shelter Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 31 March).
“He looks like a good horse, it was a good horse’s task that he had today and he completed it,” Size said.
The Hinchinbrook three-year-old was forced to overcome a wide draw (12), top-weight duties (133lb) and a 10-point rise in the ratings, but he was up to the task as he went on to score by one-and-three-quarter lengths from Fat Turtle (129lb).
“That’s about all you can do, he had a heavy weight, wide gate and he did a bit of work the first 300m and he still managed to kick on,” Size added.
Champion’s Way will now move up to Class 2, but Size insists he will be taking one day at a time with the lightly-raced gelding.
“So we’ll have a look, see what’s on, see how he does at home, he’s had four races as a three-year-old, so in Hong Kong that’s a bit tough – but he hasn’t shown any sign of stress,” Size said.