Aerovelocity (Zac Purton) holds off the competition as he sprints away to the line
The Bauhinia flag again flew high in the $1 million Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint (1200m) on Sunday when Hong Kong’s new sprinting star Aerovelocity accounted for a stellar international field to give the former British colony a fifth hurrah in the sprint feature since its inception in 2001.
It was déjà-vu at Kranji at many levels when Dan Excel stole a march on his rivals to snare the $3 million Gr1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) on Sunday.
For a start, it was the same white and black diagonal silks carried by the Shamardal seven-year-old that scooted off to an emphatic win in the glamour event for Hong Kong and his trainer John Moore last year.
Dennis Drier and his stable jockey Sean Cormack can get their 2015 KZN Champions Season campaign under way at Greyville today. The top combination are represented by the classy Jet Master filly Gathering Fame who looks a serious contender for top honours in the R135 000 Listed East Coast Cup.