Brazilian jockey Vagner Borges ended Hong Kong racing’s longest run of outs in emphatic style at Sha Tin on Sunday, taking out the Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) aboard Sight Success.

Less than two hours after ringing up a century of winless rides in a dry spell that dated back to October 1, Borges speared the John Size-trained Sight Success to a maiden Group success.

“It’s been quite tough the last couple of months without riding winners, but I keep working hard and I am hoping to ride more winners before the end of the season,” Borges said.

“I’m very happy. I want to thank Mr Size very much. The horse has been very consistent and he got the job done.”

Sight Success looked the form horse in the race after finishing second to Wellington in last month’s Group One Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m) – crossing the line just three-quarters of a length adrift of the victor under Frenchman Christophe Lemaire – and was sent off favourite, however his backers pocketed a juicy $6.55.

Drawn perfectly in barrier 14, Sight Success was able to follow the outside rail and after settling just off the leaders, he ran home in 22.32 seconds to see off Rewarding Together by a neck.

“He’s a good horse – a simple horse to ride – he just needed to be in the right race like he was and he was able to win,” said Borges after saluting aboard Sight Success for the fourth time.

“He has a lot of ability and I believe the horse will improve even more. I believe he can go higher.

Sight Success wins the Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy at Sha Tin on Sunday.

“The draw was very important, there was a lot of speed in the race and we were able to sit handy and then when I asked the horse, he responded really well.”

Size, who was stuck at home with Covid-19, was pleased to see Sight Success make the most of the suitable conditions and hopes his six-year-old can hold his form until the Group One Centenary Sprint Cup (1,200m) on February 5.

“He ran well. It was run to suit him and he was drawn in the right place with his old jock on, so everything was good for him,” said Size, who is hoping to be back on track at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

“He’s always thereabouts no matter what race he’s running in, he runs a good race and puts himself in the finish. It’s just a matter of how his condition holds up,” Size added about his charge’s chances of notching a first Group One success in the Centenary Sprint Cup.

Vagner Borges gives Sight Success a pat after their Bauhinia Sprint Trophy victory.

Pierre Ng Pang-chi’s Duke Wai and the Caspar Fownes-trained Sky Field finished in a dead-heat for third, a length and a quarter behind the winner.

Fownes discussed his hopes of a Dubai raid with Sky Field in the lead-up to Sunday’s contest and is keen to run his star sprinter on Super Saturday at Meydan on March 4 and in the Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1,200m) on Dubai World Cup night on March 25, should everything go to plan in the Centenary Sprint Cup.

“It was a great run, he’s in good nick. Carrying top weight there against some good sprinters, he’s shown where his heart is,” Fownes said.