|Australian jockeys Dwayne Dunn and Shane Dye have
regained top form in preparation for Sunday's Group One The Hong Kong Gold Cup.
Both riders, who are firmly entrenched in the top ten on the
jockey's table, rode winners at last night's meeting in Hong Kong.
Dunn, who grew up as a child on Kangaroo Island and started
race riding at Ceduna, won the second race on the seven event card.
He rode home Mega-Fighter to win the Yiu Wa Handicap over
1650 metres. The galloper had a length and a half break at the finish.
Mega-Fighter, an Australian bred son of the ill-fated
Marscay, is trained by former brilliant Sydney preparer John Size.
Later in the program Shane Dye also got into winning form
when he guided Orlando Flyer to victory in the Sports Handicap, also over 1650 metres.
Orlando Flyer, an Australian bred son of Last
Tycoon is trained by Lindsay Park's director David Hayes.
Hayes is currently in second place on the trainer's
premiership behind former brilliant jockey Tony Cruz. Fellow Aussie John Size is in fifth
place with 25 wins and his strike rate is by far the best of the resident trainers.
The race for top honours for trainers by rank of prize
earnings sees Hayes on top with HK$31,279,725 as compared to Cruz's HK$24,346,170.
Riding honours at yesterday's meeting went to Felix Coetzee
with a winning double. He is now just one win behind the leader Douglas Whyte. Weichong
Marwing is in third place with 33 wins - one more than Shane Dye. Dwayne Dunn is in sixth
place four behind Robbie Fradd (25 wins).
Other winners on the program were the Aussie bred gallopers
Happy Life (by Desert Style), Viking Dancer (Danehill) and Classic Jester (Rory's Jester).
The other two winners were by stallions who stand in Australia but were sired in the
Northern Hemisphere. They remaining winners were Rising Index (Marju) and Noble Boy
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