Vincent Ho delivered a glowing and succinct assessment of Golden Sixty’s form after the Hong Kong champion posted another dashing trial victory at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning (2 November), ahead of his race-track return later this month.
Pitted against seven rivals over 1200m on the All Weather Track, Golden Sixty cruised to a two and a quarter length in 1m 11.37s over Packing Victory and Super Dynamite to fuel Ho’s hopes the outstanding galloper can soon extend his unbeaten streak to 15 races.
“He felt great, he jumped really well, relaxed and hit the line nicely. He really enjoyed that,” Ho said ahead of Golden Sixty’s anticipated return in the G2 BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile (1600m) on 21 November at Sha Tin.
“Now we just keep him nice and happy and fresh with just some quiet gallops. I think both of us can’t wait – even him.”
Aiming for successive LONGINES Hong Kong Mile victories, Golden Sixty was asked for a more serious effort in today’s outing after cruising through two earlier trials – also over 1200m on the dirt on 19 October and over 1000m on turf on 5 October.
“Last season, I still asked him sometimes for an effort in track work if at the trials the weather wasn’t great. You don’t want to push and take a risk there if the conditions aren’t great,” Ho said. “Today was his third trial, it was a nice surface, so you can control it nicely. He felt good.”