Hong Kong Casper Fauness-trained Tova Senor returned to Qatar on Sunday after taking a stunning win in the HK$3.9 million (S$658,000) Group 3 Centenary Vase Handicap over 1,800m on Hugh Bowman’s beautiful ride. going now.
Following Zebrowski’s win in 2022, Tova Señor, who had a back-to-back race win at Founess, won Running Glory and Car In Star by 3/4 lengths at Shatin in 1’48.37.
It wasn’t his optimal distance, so the win was first-class. His two previous successes in Hong Kong were over 2,000 m and 2,400 m, the Queen Mother Memorial Cup in Group 3.
“It was a really strong performance. It’s probably not the best distance for him, but he ran a really nice, even pace, which I thought was money catcher’s style,” Bowman said.
Money catcher takes the lead. Ka Ying Star sat in the back. Senor Toba stalked the pair.
Bowman clicked gray on the home straight.
Running Glory moved up 116 pounds for second place. Ka Ying Star was 131 pounds.
“He showed in his trials last week that he is going to be doing well today. It’s great to be able to pull the race apart like this,” said Fownes.
Senor Toba will travel to Doha, Qatar on Thursday to challenge for the Group 1 HH The Amir Trophy over 2,400 meters at Al Rayyan on 18 February.
There, Ma reunites with four-time Hong Kong champion Joao Moreira.
The Czar of Russia, trained by Douglas White, will also participate in the same race.
After Qatar, Faunes targets Tova Senor in the 2,400 m Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan, Dubai on March 25. -HKJC
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