Trainer improves strike rate with double
A red-letter day for Andy Leung Ting-wah helped the trainer make a lie of his 2.2 per cent season strike rate as he recorded a double from just three runners. Leung took his season tally to seven with the pair - which included wins from the perennially disappointing Polygold and Longwah Rising - and went someway to improving his dismal strike rate. 'Polygold shouldn't be a Class Five horse, and I hope now he has this win under his belt he will be on his way up the ratings now,' Leung said. 'I must thank the owners for their patience with this horse because he is only small and can lose his confidence very easily, so he is not an easy horse to train. Longwah Rising likes the 1,400 metre distance at Sha Tin and today was able to get the right run from an inside barrier.' Leung's last winning pair came last May, when Daily Double and The Witch's Broom saluted on the same night at Happy Valley.