Victory waiting to happen
It's always tempting to earmark griffins as horses to follow, given that they have their whole future ahead of them, and the run of Alex Wong Yu-on's Perfect Victory (21-1) in yesterday's juvenile is a case in point.
The three-year-old American-bred was having his first race start when working home stylishly for sixth behind the well-supported Par Excellence.
Beaten for speed early under Jimmy K. H. Ting, Perfect Victory looked to travel a little greenly in the early stages before finding his stride in the straight.
He was finishing best of all at the end of the 1,400 metres and would have taken a bigger part had he been ridden closer.
Despite that he looks to have a definite future and can be followed when he next steps out.
Later in the day there was a promising effort from the David Oughton-trained Marquee Universal (22-1) in the Class Three, 1,200-metre dash won by Yellow River.
The three-year-old International Sale graduate missed the start and encountered a chequered passage in the straight.
But he showed enough to warrant another chance before the season closes.