Chris So’s exciting youngster Classic Unicorn (116lb) will aim to build on his impressive debut win when he takes his place in the Class 3 Members Cup Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 7 July.
The three-year-old showed immaturity first time out but his talent shone through as he cruised to a comfortable two and three-quarter length win.
“He’s a young horse and even you can tell he’s just a baby, he still has to learn,” So said at Sha Tin this morning, Friday, 5 July.
“He still needs to learn and in his trial he seemed alright, but when he’s put under pressure he doesn’t know yet. For now, he won’t go for 1200 metres, the straight is easier for him, he has a lot of speed and he doesn’t need to worry about figuring out the turn.”
Classic Unicorn arrival as an unraced New Zealand import with two barrier trials under his belt and So has been impressed since day one.
“That’s why after the first trial here, I gave it to the champ (Zac Purton) to try,” So revealed. “We knew the horse even when he trialled in New Zealand, he won by 12 lengths, we saw the replay of the trial – we know he has a lot of speed.”