Monday, 11 June 2012
: Trainer Gary Moore's four winners at Taipa over the weekend have taken him to 58 winners for the season and a handy lead over Alan Tam in the Macau premiership standings.
Moore, who is shooting for his sixth championship title, is seven ahead of Tam's (51) with K H Leong in third spot on 28.
The weekend kicked off for Moore with the much awaited debut of Sino Brilhante who lived right up to his wraps to cruise home in the maiden over 1050 metres on the sand on Friday night under Louis Corrales.
The two year old son of Good Journey had looked something special in two lead up trials and won untouched in a time of 1.02.7, a mark more suited to Class 3 then a maiden.
The gelding is a product of the Adelaide 2010 Magic Millions Sale, with Moore labeling him as good a prospect as his star sprinter Viva Pronto.
“My son James picked him out at the Adelaide Sale and as soon as he was put into work at the farm I knew he was going to be something special.” Moore said.
“Unfortunately he had an accident at the farm and lost the sight of his nearside eye which was extremely disappointed about as that prevented him from ever racing in Australia.
“He has a beautiful temperament though and that makes him the ideal horse for Macau and I rate him as good as any horse that I have bought here.”
Golden Star bounced back to form to lead throughout in the Class 1 over 1350 metres to give Moore his double for the night and also provide Louis Corrales with a double.
The son of Statue Of Liberty had not won since destroying his rivals in the G1 International Sand Premier Cup last November, and despite meeting most of his opposition on Friday night considerably worse at the handicaps showed great courage to fight on and win by a nose from the French import Amagansett (Manoel Nunes).
Golden Star has now won 13 races in Macau and over $5.5 million in prizemoney for owners the Macau Golden Club.
Consistent three year old Profit Treasure ridden by Stanley Chin broke through for a win in the Class 4 & 5 over 1200 metres on the turf Sunday to give Moore three for the weekend.
A product of the MJC's Subscription Tender Scheme Profit Treasure has not been out of a top three spot in his five starts to date.
“He is a very game horse, so consistent and Stanley (Chin) is riding superbly.” Moore said.
The aptly named Sure Win gave Moore his four for the weekend when the hot favorite bolted away with the last of the day the Class 3 over 1200 metres.
The win also made it a treble on the day for Stanley Chin to give him 48 winners for the season.
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