Karis Teetan sparkled with a midweek treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 11 November, which took him to joint-second place in the jockeys’ championship and maintained the early season pressure on the ‘big two’ of Zac Purton and Joao Moreira.
“It’s going well, you always appreciate the support and days like this, I just need to put my head down and keep working,” Teetan said after he sealed his three-timer with victory aboard Namjong Plus in the Class 3 Kennedy Town Handicap (1650m).
The Mauritian ace’s fourth treble this season saw him draw level to reigning champion. Purton with 23 wins, while Moreira sits nine clear of his rivals with 32 wins.
Teetan capped his three-timer with a double for trainer Me Tsui, as Namjong Plus held off the fast-finishing Reel Bizzy. The seven-year-old sealed his sixth Hong Kong win at his 26th start.
“I thought he was knocking on the door – he deserved the win,” Teetan said.
The Zacinto veteran stepped away cleanly from the inside draw to hold a position close to the speed on the rail before peeling out at the 400m mark to take over with 100m left to play out.