Aldo Domeyer isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. The South African only touched down in the city two days ago and already he has his first Hong Kong brace in the bag.
“Two wins on my first night, I couldn’t ask for much better!” he said.
Prance Dragon (130lb) carried the jockey to a momentous first in race five – section two of the Class 3 Cheung Sha Wan Handicap (1200m) – just half an hour after his debut ride at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 1 May). Arcada delivered the double in the finale, section two of the Class 3 Hung Hom Handicap (1650m).
“I think it matters that the first winner is in the winner’s box. I couldn’t ask for a better start and let’s hope it continues,” he said after nicking the spoils on Prance Dragon, by a short-head from Loving A Boom (125lb).
“I heard some notorious things about Happy Valley, about the course catching you out, but I just played it on merit and it seemed to pan out quite well. I must say the horses I rode here were in very nice condition so credit to Mr. Millard for that,” Domeyer said.