Yam and Cheung in money
HONG KONG owners Sunny Yam and Alex Cheung were in the money yesterday when their three-year-old filly Adeewin won the Group Two A$175,000 Champagne Stakes (1,200 metres) at Moonee Valley, writes Graeme Kelly.
Sent out the 9-4 second favourite, Adeewin led throughout to defeat the 15-8 favourite La Baraka - ridden by former Hong Kong jockey Brent Thomson - by a head.
'La Baraka was going to beat her a few times over the last 100 metres but she just kept fighting back,' trainer Bob Thomsen said.
'I'd say she's top-class and she'll keep on winning races.' The victory lifted Adeewin's career record to five wins, a second and two thirds from her nine outings for prizemoney of A$350,565.
Thomsen, who is based at Randwick, says he will now return Adeewin to Sydney.
If everything goes according to plan, Adeewin will have her next start in the Group One A$300,000 Flight Stakes (1,600 metres) at Randwick on October 4. After that, Thomsen will decide whether to return Adeewin to Melbourne for the Group One A$300,000 Thousand Guineas (1,600 metres) at Caulfield on October 15 or other rich feature races during the spring carnival.