One (Elusive City x Beautiful Unicorn) has made his name as a trailblazing galloper, notching five
wins two seasons ago, all from the front. After rising to a peak rating of 108
and competing at the Dubai Carnival last term, Chris So’s charge finds himself
back down in a Class 2 contest at Happy Valley on Wednesday night at the course and distance for the first time
since the latest of his wins back in June, 2016.
second start back in Class 2 now, his rating (103) has dropped a bit and I think
Happy Valley suits him better because the straight is shorter than at Sha Tin,”
One finished fifth under apprentice Matthew Poon in an all-weather Class 2 at
the distance on 3 December.
up well after his last run. He’s not an easy horse to ride. The kid did a good
job last time but he’s not easy, so that’s why we put Nash (Rawiller) on this
time,” So said.
“He has a
good draw (two) and he has really good gate speed but there’s a lot of early
speed in the race and that could be a problem. If we can control the speed I
think he has a good chance. It’s always better if he leads.”
12-runner class standout also features on-pace runners Sea Jade (124lb) and
House Of Fun (132lb), as well as last start winner Born In China (131lb) and
the consistent pair Mr Genuine (121lb) and Archippus (131lb). Verbinsky
(118lb), Blocker Dee (117lb) and Super Lifeline (115lb) complete the line-up.
Fabulous One was sold for $26,000 from Trelawney Stud's 2013 NZB draft. -HKJC