President’s Choice shoots for three

President’s Choice. Photo: HKJC

The Michael Chang-trained President’s Choice (Redoute’s Choice) will shoot for a hat-trick of wins this Sunday as he contests the Class 3 Pak Sha O Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin.

“He’s won two nice races, he’s a nice little horse – his last win was very gutsy,” said jockey Karis Teetan who partnered President’s Choice to both of those wins.

Since his arrival to Hong Kong, the Redoute’s Choice gelding who was sold out of Riversley Park’s 2017 Ready To Run draft, has bagged two wins from only four starts and a 13-points ratings rise in the process. But this time he faces Class 3 for the first time.

“Going up in class now, with a light weight, it will be difficult but it will definitely give him a chance, going up in class is always a tough test for them,” Teetan said.

The four-year-old has drawn wide his last two starts, though this time will break from gate one.

“I think he likes to be ridden just where he is comfortable, he’s not the biggest horse so he can’t be chasing them around or doing all of the hard work because he won’t be able to handle it,” Teetan said.

“He’s only a young horse and a small horse, so next season he’s going to be even better. On Sunday we’ll know where we are with him – whether we need to step up him further. It’s going to be a good test for him, with the light weight and good draw.”

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