Joao Moreira and Zac Purton, who were attempting to win the championship, were unsuccessful, therefore it was left to Hong Kong's third-ranked jockey Karis Teetan to win the riding competition on Tuesday night at Happy Valley with a double.
Even though Teetan is nearly 60 winners behind Moreira and Purton, he is currently 23 in front of Matthew Chadwick in fourth place and has already won 72 races overall thanks to his recent double.
With only a few games left in the season, Teetan stated, "It's wonderful to have a double. It's been a long season." "A double gives you a little additional oomph to round up the season.
It's difficult without the help of the owners and trainers. I must express my gratitude and hope that it will continue.
When Dragon Kingdom won the Class Four Rumsey Handicap's opening section, Teetan was the first to the post (1,200m).
The four-year-old took the lead early in the race, pulling away from his competitors by a couple of lengths, and he never let it go. He defeated Durham Star, who finished second quickly after drawing poorly in stall 12, by a length.
Just 30 minutes later, Baby came in strong to win section two of the Class Four Hollywood Handicap, and Teetan was back in the winners' circle (1,650m).
Jimmy Ting Koon-runner, ho's who had been maintaining a decent position slightly behind the speed for the majority of the race, made a strong late charge to overtake Purton atop E Legend inside the final 100 meters.
Ting now has 29 victories for the season, just two below the number from previous term. This was Baby's first victory of the season but his fourth overall for Ting.
Other races that night saw My Ecstatic easily win the Class Three Jervois Handicap as Frankie Lor Fu-chuen continued to get closer to winning his first trainers' championship (1,650m).
After increasing his distance this season, My Ecstatic has now won three of his last four races and will move up to the edge of Class Two competition following this triumph. He is another winner who made the entire field.
In the quest to win the Tony Cruz Award for best local jockey, Derek Leung Ka-chun, who is trailing Chadwick and Vincent Ho Chak-yiu, rode My Ecstatic.
Last night's results included all three of the competitors, with Owners' Star winning the Class Five Wing Lok Handicap to keep Chadwick's three-win advantage over Ho (1,800m).
With his most recent victory coming in October 2019 under Neil Callan, Chris So Wai-runner yin's has gone a very long period without a drink.
You'remyeverything, who continued to advance with a nice victory in the Class Three Hillier Handicap, was one of the most promising winners on the card when Ho hit on him (1,200m).
The Tony Cruz-trained horse continued to run well under Ho, sailing up the inside for a half-length victory and his third victory in just seven Hong Kong starts.
He will now compete against athletes in Class Two, and he is someone to watch closely in the upcoming season.
Gorgeous Vitality, who was sent out as a heavy favorite for the Class Three Cleverly Handicap's last race (1,000 meters), never challenged and came in fourth place behind the remarkable Equaletta Blitz, who built on his recent success with a sizable victory.