Youngster is the Connoisseur's Pick after becoming first to hit century
The only group status afforded the win by Connoisseur's Pick in the Fortune Room Handicap was the significance of it for a particular group of former apprentice jockeys, with Derek Leung Ka-chun beating his peers to 100 career victories. Leung, Keith Yeung Ming-lun and Ben So Tik-hung all started riding as apprentices together in the 2008-09 season, and Leung's copybook use of an inside gate on the Peter Ho Leung-trained Connoisseur's Pick in the lower grade staying event made him the first of the three to hit triple figures yesterday. 'This time he got a good draw and the pace was slow, and he could finish,' Ho said. 'Derek deserves his success - he has good hands, good balance and he is a patient jockey.'