Deep Field’s HK Star Sky Field Wins Again

Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 1

Deep Field has made a big impression in Hong Kong with a string of promising winners and one of his most impressive winners last season was Sky Field, who went on his winning way at Sha Tin on Thursday.

The Caspar Fownes trained four year old gelding posted his third win in a row when lugging 60.5 kg to a three-quarter length win in the Class Three handicap over 1200m.


“He’s still learning as you can see – it could have all gone wrong with his inexperience,” trainer Caspar Fownes said.

“Hopefully he keeps learning because he needs to start to settle down a bit more in the middle of the race if he’s going to be a top horse, but hopefully he does that with experience.”

Sky Field gave the strong impression that a step into Class 2 next time will be well within his scope, as only once did Moreira need to lift his whip.

Sky Field wins three on the trot at Sha Tin - image HKJC
“I’m not worried about Class 2 – he’ll probably get six points for the win which will take him to 86, which is a nice weight as he’ll go up in class but down in weight,” said Fownes.

“When they slackened up the pace it was very easy for him to get on the bit and he wanted to be a little bit keen and over-race but he came back to Joao in the end and he did his job nicely.

“Even though he’s only won by three parts of a length it was a good effort – I’m very happy with it. He’s just going to have to learn to be a bit more tractable mid-race – he’s a horse with a big engine but he just needs to learn to start to chill, he’s a great horse for the future but obviously for this season we have to see how high we can take him – you never know,”

A $175,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase from the Trelawney Stud draft for Mr D Kwan, Sky Field has three wins and a second from five starts and is the fifth winner from Laravissante, a half-sister by O’Reilly to Hong Kong Group I winner The Duke.

Deep Field stands at a fee of $55,000 at Newgate Farm this spring.



Race Result - Shanghai Hcp (C3) 1200m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 1:08.93
Sky Field
T: C Fownes J: J Moreira 60.5
4g Deep Field (AUS) x Laravissante (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $175,000
V:Trelawney Stud Ltd
B: Mr D Kwan
Keep You Warm
T: K W Lui J: A Badel 52.5
4g No Nay Never (USA) x Dacio (USA) (Harlan's Holiday (USA))
Take What You Need
T: D Whyte J: K Teetan 55
5g Fast 'n' Famous (AUS) x Sequential Charm (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
High Rise Soldier
T: K W Lui J: Z Purton 56
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Tara From The Cape (USA) (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,000,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd
Master Albert
T: W Y So J: V Borges 52.5
7g Magic Albert (AUS) x Kate Of Clonmel (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book $75,000
V:Helden Park Stud, Lochinvar
B: Aquanita Racing
Hongkong Great
T: C S Shum J: M Chadwick 59
5g Lookin At Lucky (USA) x La Sinverguenza (CHI) (Scat Daddy (USA))
T: K H Ting J: M F Poon 52.5
4g El Roca (AUS) x Go Kate Go (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $80,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Upstage Bloodstock / Parklea Thoroughbreds
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