In the midst of another excellent season, Karis Teetan is confident Buzzinga can lay the foundations for a strong 2022/23 campaign when he jousts with some of Hong Kong’s most promising young horses in the Class 2 Pok Fu Lam Country Park Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday (25 June).
Pitted against Fantastic Treasure (135lb), Buddies (131lb), The Golden Scenery (130lb), Good Luck Friend (128lb), Master Delight (123lb), Navas Two (123lb), Winner Method (123lb), Beauty Live (121lb), Toronado Phantom (121lb) and Beauty Fit (119lb), Buzzinga (121lb) is looking to stamp his progress with a third win in five starts for Tony Cruz.
Rated 83 after two wins and two placings over Sha Tin’s 1200m course, Buzzinga is one of six gallopers in Saturday’s race chasing a High Achievement Bonus. The others are Master Delight, Navas Two, Winner Method, Beauty Live and Toronado Phantom.
Teetan is optimistic Buzzinga can scoop a HK$1 million windfall by succeeding at Class 2 level when rated 80 or higher before turning five with the step to 1400m.
“I feel that he’s definitely ready for a trip. Last time, (at) 1200 metres he had to keep working to keep up with the pace where at the 1400 metres, he has a chance to breathe and take his time and feel better about going into the straight,” the Mauritian said.