Three-year-old 'has some potential'

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 October, 2009, 12:00am

Jockey Gerald Mosse was pleasantly surprised to find the Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained Leading City less of a handful in his races than in his training. Leading City had been runner-up to boom sprinter Royal Flush at his debut last season, and Mosse said the three-year-old 'has some potential' after getting the benefit of an inside draw at his third start, and first for this term. He came away to win clearly over what Lee said would eventually be an insufficient 1,200m for the staying-bred gelding. 'He is very green but not as green today as he is in the mornings,' Mosse said. 'When you ride him in trackwork, you would think he has never been to the races at all. Barrier one helped him, with the rail next to him all the way, and he has some potential.' Weichong Marwing (Super Pepper) managed to earn the runner-up position as well as a careless-riding ban. Marwing will commence the suspension today and miss the next two meetings.