Luckyme says it all for the yard

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing broke a frustrating run of 63 outs with a well-orchestrated plunge on Luckyme in the Nathan Handicap (1,800m). The horse was heavily backed throughout the quinella pools before being hammered in the win and place markets, with the win price crumbling from more than $200 to finish at $85 when the gates opened. Apprentice Kevin Leung Ka-wai was under no illusion as to what he was meant to do, and pulled the whip on the Chief Bearheart gelding to drive him to the lead from barrier 12. 'The horse has shown no speed lately and in his previous races he has struggled, so we tried our best to get a good position,' Shum said. 'Kevin pulled the whip and got him across to lead and once he got there, his weight allowance did the rest and the horse was able to go on with it.' Shum's last winner was New Idea on November 18, but the long-awaited drought breaker was worth waiting for.