Karis Teetan was in the spotlight with his LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship triumph at Happy Valley two weeks ago and tonight (Wednesday, 18 December) the Mauritian ace sparkled again with a treble.
The rider drew on a mix of seasoned savvy, determined physicality and buoyant confidence to notch his eighth, ninth and 10th wins for the month, taking his tally for the term to 29.
“It’s pretty good,” the rider said. “You always have to work hard in this place if you want to keep riding the winners and that’s what I always plan to do.”
The three-timer was all the more laudable for the fact that two of his wins came from the outside draw, gate 12, a disadvantage on the C+3 course when the rail is positioned at its farthest point from the inner.
“Going into the race, I thought maybe I could get across but he was a bit out at the first turn,” Teetan said after sealing the treble on Highly Proactive.
The four-year-old shrugged off inexperience and a wide passage to take the Class 3 Venus Handicap (1200m) by three quarters of a length at only his third Hong Kong start.