Shum expecting bigger things from promising youngster

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 October, 2011, 12:00am


In-form trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has high hopes for inexperienced four-year-old Scarlet Camellia, who was a tough winner of a Class Three over 1,400m. Derek Leung Ka-chun was positioned three back the fence from gate one on the winner, normally exactly where you want to be on a favourite drawn one. But, with winners coming from wider, the jockey had to get urgent and chart a path in the closing stages to ensure victory. Shum said the manoeuvre added a degree of difficulty to the win, which took Scarlet Camellia's career record to an impressive two from three. 'He is a nice horse, but he is looking for more ground,' Shum said. 'What he did is not an easy thing for a horse to do at his third start.'