Aldo Domeyer has made a rapid advance since arriving in Hong Kong at the start of May and he annexed his first Hong Kong treble when the promising Not Usual Talent took the finale at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 3 July.
“I thought I had a pretty fair card and could go well but I didn’t expect it would go as well as it did. From five rides I had three winners and two places, so it all went accordingly,” the South African rider said.
Domeyer’s treble on a rain-affected track followed a double at Sha Tin on Sunday – his third brace since his arrival – and took his running tally to 13 from 92 rides.
“I thought I’d take my chances the way the going was today: horses with bad draws, just sit them in, and horses with good draws, just hold my position. Things worked out quite nicely, I just timed my runs and here we are!” he said after Not Usual Talent had capped earlier wins on Showing Character and Sparkling Dragon.
“You can’t expect things to have gone as well as they have but it’s just started clicking. The more time I’ve spent here, the more comfortable things have become and the more I’ve started to understand the tracks and the pace of things.
“If you do the right things, often the results start improving,” he continued. “I’ve watched Joao (Moreira) and I’ve watched Zac (Purton) and they often trust their instincts on these tracks – I think it’s vital that you do”