Mighty Giant sealed a fifth consecutive win with an impressive performance in the Class 2 Argyle Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday, 24 October, which had trainer Ricky Yiu eyeing Group 1 targets.
“There’s every possible chance he’ll run on International Day because there could be no overseas runners,” Yiu said, referring to December’s HK$95 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
The smart chestnut broke evenly from gate 10 under Zac Purton, who mustered his mount forward to settle close to the speed. Mighty Giant hit the front at the 200m mark and kept smart rivals at bay for a neck winning margin.
“He’s an honest horse, he gets up there and makes his own luck and he’s a fighter – he’s a winner,” Purton said of the five-year-old.
The win sealed a treble for Purton, who earlier in the afternoon had ended a 33-ride winless streak stretching back to 11 October.