Karis Teetan is still on cloud nine after a memorable five-timer at Sha Tin on Sunday and the “Mauritian Magician” is hoping a summer spell at Conghua will help Gunnison (126lb) give Mr Lumieres and company all the trouble they can handle in the Verbena Handicap at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.
Teetan, who partnered leading sprinter Mr Stunning to a cosy trial success on Tuesday (9 October) morning, described Sunday as “my most memorable day so far in Hong Kong” before turning his focus to how Gunnison has progressed in an eight-race career since joining John Size.
He said: “Horses who have been coming down from Conghua have been running very well this season and it could be good for Gunnison as he was running very well towards the end of last season and he will love it if there’s lots of speed in the race.
“He’s going to be flying if he gets his head down in the straight – and the jockey wants to keep things rolling, too!”
Wednesday night’s eight-race card starts at 7.15pm with the Class 4 Begonia Handicap (1800m).
Gunnison, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club