Jockey happy to repay key supporter Ferraris with timely winner

Andreas Suborics recorded a timely winner on David Ferraris-trained Jolly Spring yesterday ahead of today's crucial licensing committee meeting. "It was great to repay David, who has been a supporter of mine," Suborics said, before reflecting on his season. "The three months at the start of this year, when everything I seemed to ride was at 100-1, it was tough and I'm not sure I can go through it again. I haven't changed my riding style recently, it's just been that I've been riding better chances. It is a tough environment, but all you want is a fair opportunity." Andrew Hawkins

Cruz hopes 'low grade horse' might make it to Class Three

Tony Cruz has hopes that Class Five winner Fantasticlife might make it into Class Three one day - but he admits that it might be wishful thinking. Fantasticlife (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) won his way back into Class Four with a gritty short-head win over Magical Beam, but Cruz is looking to next season for any further progress. "Look, he's a low grade horse in anyone's book, but he's won two races now and so now we tackle Class Four," he said. "He is only three and maybe he's still improving, and maybe he can make his way up to Class Three, but let's get a win in Class Four out of the way first." Andrew Hawkins

Calming Class Five stayer down secret to success, says Lee

Almond Lee joked that "sucking up" was the main reason Win Chance had found form after the stayer snared his second Class Five win in three starts yesterday. Win Chance has been a model of consistency over staying trips at Sha Tin since transferring to Lee's yard, and the trainer said it was about taking time to calm him down. "A lot of my winners have been similar - they've just needed a lot of time and work," Lee said. "This horse, he'd run his race before he got out onto the track. It meant a lot of sucking up to him, really. Any trainer knows that to win, you need a happy horse." Andrew Hawkins

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