'All credit must go to Brett and the owner'
Leading jockey Brett Prebble's judgment was both rewarded and penalised when the Almond Lee-trained Precision Magic claimed the Ruby Handicap (1,650m) on the all-weather track. Prebble recommended to Lee that he try the four-year-old on the more forgiving dirt surface, but despite enjoying the satisfaction of riding the horse to victory, Prebble was also suspended because of it. 'I've been suspended today because he laid in, when you ride him on the firm tracks you can feel the jar go through you,' Prebble said. 'I think this horse is better on soft going because he feels something in his legs. 'Today he was definitely more comfortable, but even this surface was a bit firmer than he prefers.' The win was the first of Prebble's quartet, but also cost him a two-meeting suspension and a HK$40,000 fine. 'All credit must go to Brett and the owner, they asked to try this horse on the dirt and it has paid off,' Lee said.