Alfred Chan was thrilled to bag his first Happy Valley win on his first night riding at the downtown venue (Wednesday, 3 July). The 10lb apprentice made all on the Michael Chang-trained My Ally (116lb) to take the Class 3 Pak Sha O Handicap (1650m) by a short-head from the fast-finishing Looking Good (119lb).
“It was very exciting, it’s a different place, it feels different with all the buildings around and the people so close to the track,” the rider said. “The horse is rock hard fit and performed very well.”
Ben So took his win tally to six when driving Precious Sweetie to success at odds of 2.1 in the Class 4 Sham Chung Handicap (1200m). Peter Ho’s charge outpointed Gunnar by a length and a quarter.