Patience finally pays off for Shum

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 October, 2010, 12:00am

Lions' Fortune repaid connections patience with a long-awaited victory at his 23rd start for trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing and jockey Douglas Whyte. 'They've waited patiently for this win, he's a six-year-old having his first victory, but Danny has got him going well,' Whyte said. 'His action can feel a bit short at times but right now his action and temperament are very good.' Lions' Fortune was well supported when dropping to Class Five in his first-up run, but was beaten into third behind Kimberley after peaking on his run on September 18. 'First-up he wasn't disappointing, he just ran out of fitness,' Whyte said. 'He stripped fitter today and ran right to the line, but I think he'll handle Class Four now because he's feeling stronger all round.' Lions' Fortune beat Bayview Greyslew by a half-length, with a head further back to Danesouth.