Trainer Francis Lui Kin-wai had long given up on Lucky Bubbles looking anything like a Group One sprinter but if Sunday’s stirring Group Two Premier Bowl win is any indication the rising star will be one soon enough.
Brett Prebble is an Australian jockey who first moved to Hong Kong in 2002, having already won two Melbourne premierships. For many years, he was Douglas Whyte's arch-rival, finishing second in the jockeys' championship six times, including a narrow loss on the final day in 2009-10. In 2010, he was the first jockey to ride six winners in a day, a feat since accomplished by Whyte and Joao Moreira. He has been associated with Hong Kong stars like Bullish Luck, Sacred Kingdom, Cape Of Good Hope and Lucky Nine.