Wednesday, 11 July 2012
: Triple Crown winner Luen Yat Forever returned to the winning list after a two year absence with a strong win at Taipa over 1600 metres at Taipa's night meeting on July 6.
Ridden by French apprentice Charles Perkins Luen Yat Forever came from well back in a race run at hot speed to power home over Viva Ocho (Stanley Chin), with World Fortune (Fausto Durso) in third.
Luen Yat Forever had not won since winning the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Macau Gold Cup in August 2008.
The son of Honour's List campaigned in Australia over a 12 month period putting in some terrific performances which included a three quarter length fourth behind the super mare More Joyous in the G1 Toorak in October 2010, and a half length third in the same race in 2011 behind the New Zealander King Mufhasa.
Luen Yat Forever was coming off a last start second in the G1 Macau Gold Cup.
With the benefit of that run under his belt the now six year old looked in tip top condition when presented by trainer Steven Choi on Friday night.
The win was the second leg of a double for apprentice Charles Perkins who has been a revelation in the enclave since being licensed in mid January this year.
Perkins is in fifth spot on the rider's standings with 24 winners from his 132 rides giving him a win strike rate 18%, which ranks beside Fausto Durso.
Manoel Nunes has the leading strike rate of 21%.
Progressive three year old Good Racing from the Craig Marshall yard was the first of Perkin's winners when he donkey-licked his rivals with an easy victory in the Two and Three Year Old Handicap.
Good Racing's time was worth noting with the colt clocking 1.22 for the 1350 metres which was identical to the Class 2 & 3 taken out by the more seasoned Hero Winner.