Champion’s Way maintained a perfect start to his career and made it two Valley wins in three weeks with an easy success under Zac Purton. John Size’s gelding continued to thrive across town at Sha Tin and ended the 2018-2019 season with six wins from seven starts before being honoured as Champion Griffin.
Star shines in Million Challenge
Another young Size improver excelled at the city track as Country Star landed the popular Million Challenge series. The Starcraft gelding ended the season with five successes to his credit over the Valley’s tricky 1200m track and claimed the $650,000 first prize for most points accrued in races of Class 3 and above.
Size strikes back in trainers’ title battle
July produced a crucial chapter in a gripping battle for the trainers’ title at the Valley season finale. John Moore drew level with Size on 74 as Magic Legend took race seven but his old rival responded by winning the final two races with True Grit and Tornado Twist. Moore saddled another winner on the final day at Sha Tin but Size captured two to seal his eleventh championship.
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