BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Furore caught the eye, running on for third in a dirt track barrier trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning under Grant van Niekerk. Frankie Lor’s charge has not been seen in action since finishing a disappointing 10th in the Gr.1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) in April.
“I just wanted to give him a little bit of a chance and then run on,” the South African
jockey said. “They went quite slow early on so he was a bit keen but he finished off pretty good and I’m very happy with him. He travelled and he finished off so he’s quite fit and he’s a really nice horse to be on.”
The five-year-old is expected to return to action in the Gr.3 Cleberation Cup Handicap (1400m) on 1 October, when he will likely meet Hong Kong high-weight Beauty Generation.
Furore, a son of Pierro, was sold out of the 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale when consigned by Haunui Farm.