Coolmore sires continued their strong form in Hong Kong after the worldwide breeding operation’s past and present residents produced the winners of half of the 10-race card at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tale Of The Cat (Storm Cat – Yarn, by Mr Prospector) sired the first winner of the meeting when Honour List (Tale Of The Cat – A Real Dool, Proper Reality) claimed Tak Ku Ling Handicap (1200m). Ultimate Winners made it two from two for Coolmore sires when the four-year-old claimed the Nam Kok Handicap (1000m).
Former Coolmore Stud stallion Hawk Wing (Woodman – La Lorgnette, by Val de l’Orne) sired the winner of the South Wall Handicap (1600m) when Cai Bao In (Hawk Wing – Dazzling Park) posted a 1-3/4 length before Antonius Pius (Danzig – Catchascatchcan, by Pursuit Of Love) gelding All Victory (Antonius Pius – River Princess, by Victory Prince) easily won the Carpenter Handicap (1200m).
Way May Star (Fusaichi Pegasus – Skates) made it four winners for Coolmore-sired gallopers when the three-year-old won the Hau Wong Handicap (1400m).
Coolmore mainstays Danehill Dancer (Danehill – Mira Andonde, by Sharpen Up) and Encosta De Lago (Fairy King – Shoal Creek, by Fairy King) are prominent in the Hong Kong sires’ standings. Danehill Dancer is third on the General Sires’ list while Encosta De Lago sits a place lower.