Caspar Fownes is looking to continue his fast-start to the new season and is looking to leading jockey Joao Moreira to keep his hot streak going by booking the Brazilian for five rides at Happy Valley on Wednesday (14 October), including Green Luck (116lb) in the Class 2 High West Handicap (1650m).
“Joao’s (Moreira) riding really well at the start of the season, he got to work early in August and he was keen to ask me to ride a few in the morning,” Fownes said.
The pair have proven a hot combination with eight wins together this season and tomorrow’s midweek fixture sees the return of Moreira from a two-meeting suspension.
“He’s been very professional in his demeanour and the way he’s handled things and following up on horses,” Fownes added.
Fownes leads the trainers’ championship table with 14 wins, six ahead of Tony Cruz and Francis Lui in joint-second.
“I’m an easy guy to deal with, I always try to do the best by my clients,” Fownes said. “Hong Kong is a tough place because it’s a handicap system. There was a race the other day with six within half a length of each other and you’ve got to get things right because when you miss that opportunity, that’s your chance gone for the season – that’s how tight it is here.”