The Class 2 standout at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, the concluding Wong Nai Chung Gap Handicap (1200m) went the way of the Francis Lui-trained Convincible. That sealed a late double for Karis Teetan who also took the penultimate contest, section two of the Violet Hill Handicap (1200m), aboard the Ricky Yiu-trained Red Kylin, returned at 7.7.
“Luckily the last two races went my way,” Teetan said. “Red Kylin ran a good race down the straight at Sha Tin last time, he hasn’t had many runs this season and he was flying.
“Convincible has been running very well at Sha Tin, and he’s got lots of ability, but I think at this track he’s finding it easier,” he said of the 3.6 favourite. “He’ll now go into the break with confidence and I think he’ll come back stronger next season.”
As Convincible passed the post a neck ahead of the fast-finishing Archippus, close behind, Chad Schofield was pitched to the ground from Molly’s Jade Star. The track’s medical team was immediately on hand to treat the jockey, who fell right on the winning line, and he was taken to hospital complaining of neck pain.