Tong leads them on a merry dance as gelding scores fourth upset on trot

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am


It was the fourth upset winner in as many races when Happy Cha Cha grabbed the all-weather track Class Four mile, but it was a moment to savour for jockey Jacky Tong Chi-kit, who celebrated accordingly. Happy Cha Cha is making a habit of sharp form improvements - he finished 12th and sixth before his win in February, then ninth and 12th at his next two, before winning in April and yesterday's heroics were prefaced by a 14th and a 13th. That was of no matter to Tong, who punched the air like he'd won the Arc, securing a double that instantly increased Tong's wins this season by half, after he had led to win the Class Five dirt sprint on the Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained Dashing Ace.