Old friends Shum and Chin join forces to score low-grade win
Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing called on old friend and Macau-based jockey Stanley Chin Kin-ming to ride his Class Five winner Planet - a horse he called 'limited' - in the opening race. 'Stanley and I worked together for Ivan Allan,' Shum said. 'He was an apprentice here for Ivan and I was Ivan's assistant trainer. Four years ago I bumped into him in Ireland and I promised him a ride in a Hong Kong Derby, but we couldn't get a permit. So when the owner asked if I could use Stanley, who was in town for the feature race, I said, 'Of course'.' Shum wasn't so kind with his words for the five-year-old Planet, however. 'He is just limited, maybe we can get another win out of him in Class Five,' he said.