Ricky Yiu Poon-Fai

Another outside shock inside seven days

PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 02 November, 2009, 12:00am

The season took more than 100 races to have its first 100-1 victor in Packing Winner last Sunday in the Sha Tin Trophy, but it was a mere eight races later when Fortune Winner became the latest centurion in the Lok Wah handicap yesterday. Fortune Winner (Jacky Tong Chi-kit) was successful over 1,600m at the longest of his seven starts in New Zealand before arriving, and this time trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai stretched him out to 1,800m in his longest assignment so far here. 'He is by Keeper so I was sure that the distance would suit him better than the two races at 1,400m and a mile before this,' said Yiu after the gelding led and refused to yield at just over 101-1. 'I gave him a small chance. I wasn't sure if the likely tempo would be in our favour or not, but the horse jumped a lot better today and was able to get up with the lead, so then the tempo helped him and he only carried 115 pounds.'