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Racing Digest, October 29, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 October, 2012, 3:46am

I wouldn't be getting too excited yet, says Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick copped a two-meeting suspension for his ride on Rocket Proud in race five, but at least left with a victory after first-starter Seasons Star took out the opening event. Chadwick played down Seasons Star's success, saying the Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old may have won a weak race. He won by a three-quarter length, beating Fabulous November. "It was a funny race, he held his own, but the time was only average - and that was on a track that was running fast," he said. "He is still young though, and still needs to grow a bit. He looks like a decent sprinter. We'll see what happens in the future, but I wouldn't be getting too excited yet." Michael Cox

 

Lui feels like a king after notching his first win

Apprentice Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin notched his first winner after box-seating on the heavily punted King Of Reason for boss Ricky Yiu Poon-fai in the last, but the youngster isn't resting on his laurels. "I want to keep improving," he said. "I need to get better at taking a spot when I jump, in the first 200m I need to be concentrate on where I need to go to. But most of all, don't think too much. My boss hasn't put too much pressure on me and I've had a lot of wide draws so I wasn't worried about getting my first winner." Lui said he was happy to win on King Of Reason, who was backed from more than 20-1 into 9-1 late, because he had worked extensively on the horse in the mornings. Michael Cox

 

Size's sprinter still showing poor barrier manners

An early-career barrier mishap have clearly left some mental scars for The Peak, and while the gutsy sprinter was reluctant to load and will need to trial to the stewards' satisfaction before racing again, the issues didn't affect his on track performance. John Size's sprinter sat three deep with no cover, bringing up his fourth win in five starts, making amends for being beaten as a favourite last start and overcoming an unsettling pre-race wait when stablemate Moneymaker was withdrawn after becoming fractious in the stalls. "He had a terrible experience in the gates, so it has been a hell of a job for him to even go in," jockey Douglas Whyte said. Michael Cox

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