Trainer Richard Gibson unearthed a good money spinner for the stable following an encouraging fourth by Jazzy Feeling in the Shum Shui Po Handicap (1,000m) at Happy Valley.
Owned by his current connections, while conditioned by Matthew Dunn in Australia, Jazzy Feeling was put to test in a trio of trials between February and June for two wins, and performed well in his two jump outs at Sha Tin and the Valley last month.
With a solid grounding, the three-year-old was the pick from the paddock with Tim Clark aboard. Jazzy Feeling was niggled along to hold a position third from the rear and along the inside after breaking cleanly, straightened one off the fence with five lengths to make up, switched at the 250m, dipped inside True Courage at the 100m and was overpowered in the final few metres by Croesus for a placing - a half-length off the winner True Courage.
The Australian-bred is a son of Brave Warrior stallion Show A Heart and Danasinga mare Swinging Feeling.
Show A Heart was a multiple Group One winner of the Caulfield Guineas (by disqualification), T.J. Smith Handicap, Stradbroke Handicap and Toorak Handicap and has sired six winners - three on the all-weather track from 10 local performers.
Swinging Feeling is a three-quarter sister to Singalong, New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year in 2001, and half-sister to Fire Song - a double sprint winner - and seven-time winner Dancing Song.
Sporting some talented pedigree at a mile and under, Jazzy Feeling should open his account over a 1,000m to 1,400m on both turf and dirt at Sha Tin when coming into his own and will also relish soft going.
Owners Anthony Chow Wing-kin and Michael Tong Hing-yuen have had plenty of success from six others starters, including Towering Feeling, Majestic Feeling, Splendid Feeling and Sharema Feeling, and Jazzy Feeling looks another good prospect to fly their silks.