Deep Field Sprinter Goes Five from Five

Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22

At Sha Tin on Sunday exciting Deep Field gelding Winning Dreamer kept his record at a perfect five for five when scoring a stylish win over 1200m.

Winning Dreamer goes five for five - image HKJC

Trained by Frankie Lor, Wining Dreamer scored an easy length and a half win over 1200m in his first start in Class Two company.

“The handicap conditions made it easier for him, he was helped with gate one, too, and he’s still a young horse so this race has helped him – his first in Class 2 – he just needs time to improve,” said winning rider Vincent Ho.

“He’s still a bit hot but he settled a bit more today: he’s still got plenty to learn but I’m happy with him. Once he picked up, he let down so well and he stayed on really strongly to the line. When they accelerated, it was different for him because the pacing is different in Class 2 than what he’s been used to so far but he did it nicely.”

His trainer Frankie Lor did not rule out a tilt at the four-year-old-only Hong Kong Classic Mile in January, but acknowledged that such a test may come too soon and would be stretching the Deep Field gelding’s stamina to the limit.

“He keeps improving so I’m happy. In the straight, usually he can come past the horses quickly but because it’s Class 2 now he needed time to pass the front runners. We need to look at the programme and see if we stick to 1200 or go to 1400 metres. It’s exciting,” he said.

A $300,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for Tartan Meadow Bloodstock / Mr Peter KS So from the Haunui Farm draft, Winning Dreamer is a half-brother to stakes-winner Ocean Jewel.

He is the fourth winner from Group III placed Markisa, who is also the grand-dam of Group winners The Real Beel and Catch Me.

A member of the illustrious Eight Carat (GB) family, Markisa is a half-sister to Group I winner Shower of Roses and daughter of Group I winner Marquise.

With his oldest progeny just four year-olds, his sire Deep Field is proving highly  successful in Hong Kong with six winners from 15 runners.

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



Race Result - Penfold Park Hcp (C2) 1200m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 1:08.14
Winning Dreamer
T: F C Lor J: C Y Ho 55.5
4g Deep Field (AUS) x Markisa (NZ) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $300,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Tartan Meadow Bloodstock / Mr Peter KS So
Duke Wai
T: P D O'Sullivan J: K Teetan 58.5
5g Per Incanto (USA) x Swan Lake (NZ) (Green Perfume (USA))
NZB National Weanling Broodmare and Mixed Sale - Weanlings $40,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Hallmark Stud/Suncroft Bloodstock
Beauty Applause
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 55.5
5g Stratum (AUS) x Easy Step (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Lomar Park Stud, Werombi
B: John Foote Bloodstock
All In Mind
T: A S Cruz J: N Callan 55
4g Deep Field (AUS) x Isabel Street (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $75,000
V:JK Farm
B: Mark Newnham Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $46,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Ric Wylie Bloodstock
Sunny Boy
T: W Y So J: T Piccone 54
6g Star Witness (AUS) x Hilton Head (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Bury Management
California Rad
T: A S Cruz J: M Chadwick 58
4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Radharcnafarraige (IRE) (Distorted Humor (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Asian Bloodstock Services Ltd
Highly Proactive
T: K W Lui J: V Borges 55.5
5g Coats Choice (AUS) x Blue Blond (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Winning Method
T: C S Shum J: A Badel 56
4g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Out Of Egypt (USA) (Red Ransom (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $160,000
B: Ohukia Lodge
Shining Ace
T: J J Size J: A Hamelin 60.5
5g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Dance Idol (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd
Mr Croissant
T: W Y So J: H N Wong 55.5
5g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Surreptitiously (GB) (Machiavellian (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $105,000
V:The Oaks Stud
B: Mr SF Ritchie
Saul's Special
T: C W Chang J: M L Yeung 52.5
7g Charge Forward (AUS) x Cortina Gal (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Oakland Park Stud, North Jindong, WA
B: Mt Hallowell Stud
T: Y S Tsui J: C Wong 54
6g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Colorado Claire (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $850,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: K W Lui J: Z Purton 59.5
5g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Quality Impulse (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Daandine Stud Goomburra Qld
B: Stanley Chin Racing
Beauty Amigo
T: D A Hayes J: Alex Lai 52.5
6g Kodiac (GB) x Hurricane Emma (USA) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
Stallion Parade
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