A Karis Teetan late-season cameo highlighted a rain-drenched Happy Valley meeting on Wednesday night (9 June) as the ‘Mauritian Magician’ posted a four-timer while Me Tsui revelled in a treble, crowned by Harmony And Rich’s success in the Class 2 Castle Peak Bay Handicap (1000m).
Teetan dominated proceedings with a double for Tsui (Happy Tango and Telecom Smart), while also teaming with David Hayes (Red Majesty) and Caspar Fownes (Sky Gem) to boost his season’s tally to 72 wins.
Tsui’s decision to tackle Class 2 for the first time with Harmony And Rich was vindicated when the track and distance specialist powered clear under Matthew Chadwick in 56.66s to collect a High Achievement Bonus of HK$1 million in addition to the HK$1.254 million winners’ purse.
The bonus is available to owners of horses with a minimum rating of 80 who win a Class 2 race or above before turning five.
The I Am Invincible four-year-old has won three of his past four starts over the 1000m dash at Happy Valley, each time with Chadwick in the plate.
“He’s surprised me a little bit. I thought he might be a chance, but not win like that. The jockey’s riding manner really helped the horse. He just got going early and didn’t worry about anyone else – the horse really responded to that. It gives the horse confidence,” Tsui said, taking justifiable satisfaction from his first treble since October, 2018.