Fresh off his record-setting success aboard Golden Sixty in Sunday’s (12 December) G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m), Vincent Ho is quickly turning his attention to Wednesday’s (15 December) eight-race card at Happy Valley as he looks to maintain the momentum with seven rides at the city circuit.
With 10 wins under his belt since the start of November, Ho is engaged to partner Party Warrior in the finale – Class 3 Venus Handicap (1200m) – buoyant of further development from the lightly-raced talent when he gets the leg-up for the fourth time on the 63-rater tomorrow night.
“He has potential – since I first rode him he was always still very green, especially in his first few starts and sometimes he was a little bit unlucky but I don’t think there are any concerns regarding his ability; he’s raced a few more times now, so that’s helping him too,” Ho explained.
A four-year-old son of Contributer, Party Warrior boasts three second placings and one win from six starts in Hong Kong – a triumph he landed last-start over the course and distance under the hands of Zac Purton.
“He’s still immature, so he has room to improve for sure, which is the main thing,” Ho said. “It’s a tough race and we’ll see how it pans out but he should run well.”