Jockey Vincent Ho brought up a milestone with his 200th Hong Kong winner aboard Me Tsui’s unbeaten three-year-old Ugly Warrior in the Class 3 Waterloo Handicap (1200m) on Sha Tin’s all-weather track.
Ugly Warrior had won his first two starts comfortably over the same course and distance, but the son of Swiss Ace produced his most impressive effort yet, racing clear by two and three-quarter lengths.
“Of course, I am delighted to have ridden my 200th career winner, but I’m especially excited that it came aboard this horse, because he’s good,” Ho said. “I think he might be a new dirt star in the making.
“The best thing is, he has a great mind-set – in the mornings he is so relaxed, but in races, he looks a different horse. He is so professional in his races.
“I know his rating will go up again, but I would expect him to be very competitive again next time out.”