SDS Delight After Winning Hong Kong Cup

SDS Delight After Winning Hong Kong Cup

British Champion Jockey Silvestre de Sousa executed a fine front-running ride on the Frankie Lor-trained Glorious Forever, to land the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday.

In what was a tough weekend for the Brits', De Sousa was promptly away on the 4yo Glorious Forever, who was taking on his full brother - Time Warp, with Zac Purton in the saddle happy to let De Sousa roll on in front.

Glorious Forever appeared to be finding plenty on the turn for home and won it from the front, to record a double for Lor, after he trained Mr Stunning in the main sprint race.

Time Warp was unfortunately denied second on the line, by the fast-finishing Japanese horse Deirdre, with Sungrazer a length further back in fourth.

(Credit: Racing Post) De Sousa said: "I won the battle for the first 300 metres and after that he was in the money.

"I was going so well at 800 metres I thought if anyone was going to take the race off me, it would have to be one of the Europeans. Everything was in my favour with the draw and everything went to plan,"

Lor added: "It's amazing. For me I think this is my dream. I talked to Silvestre yesterday and I said if he jumped well, get the lead."

(Racing UK)