Jockey Alvin Ng arrived at Happy Valley for one ride and left with one winner as California Aspar took the second section of the Class 4 Hamilton Handicap (1200m) on Wednesday evening.
It was a maiden Hong Kong success for the former Irish galloper, as well as a first win this season for Ng, who most notably partnered LONGINES Hong Kong Cup aspirant Time Warp to three straight victories at the end of last season.
Alvin Ng brings up his first win of the season aboard California Aspar in the second section of the Class 4 Hamilton Handicap.
“He jumped well and ended up in front, because no one else wanted the lead,” Ng said. “Eventually, there was a little bit of pressure but I let him stride through and he seemed to really enjoy that.
“It’s great to get a first win this season.”
California Aspar was the first of two winners for trainer Tony Cruz, who also took the feature Class 4 St Andrew’s Challenge Quaich Handicap (1650m) with the Dylan Mo-ridden Multigogo.
Racing returns to Sha Tin on Sunday (26 November), where the highlight is the Class 1 Chevalier Cup (1600m).