A strong undercard supports a trio of Group 1 contests on FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin (Sunday, 25 April), highlighted by a host of emerging talents across the programme, including the gifted Courier Wonder, who puts his unblemished record on the line in the Class 2 FWD Insurance My Legend Handicap (1200m).
A winner of his first three starts, the first two by a combined eight and three quarter lengths, the speedy son of Sacred Falls is looking to rack up a quartet of triumphs when he faces off against 13 rivals in this weekend’s dash.
Stepping into Class 2 for the first time, the 88-rater will look to exhibit Group-race potential when he tackles a hot field including Duke Wai, Winning Dreamer and the G3-winning Explosive Witness, all of whom boast better credentials on paper.
“I know he’s up in class and it’s going to test him, especially because there are a few decent horses around him but I have a lot of faith in this horse, I think he is far away from the rating I believe that he will one day achieve,” said jockey Joao Moreira.
Representing championship leading trainer John Size, the prodigious three-year-old kicked off his career rated 52 as an unraced PPG (Privately Purchased Griffin), before his remarkable rise through the grades hurtled him to within reach of a triple figure rating.