Joao Moreira’s season ignited with a bang this Sunday (8 September) at Sha Tin as the Brazilian ace opened his account with a treble.
“This is what every jockey wants to do, fortunately we were able to make it today, I hope that’s not it – there is more to come,” the former champion jockey said.
Moreira, who drew a blank on opening day last week, kicked off his three-timer with Fortune Happiness (133lb) who ran away with the opener. His second win came aboard maiden galloper Dollar Reward (121lb), and he wrapped up his haul aboard Silver Fig (122lb) in the Class 3 Seymour Handicap (1200m).
“I knew I would have better rides when it came to the second and third meetings, so I didn’t panic, I knew I was doing the proper job and I was talking with as many trainers as I could. They were kind enough to support me with good rides and I’m very pleased and glad to be able to kick off, there is plenty more to come,” he said.
Of the trio, Silver Fig was the quality standout, impressing both Moreira and trainer Tony Millard with his Class 3 triumph.