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Schofield Jnr’s Happy Double

Winners keep rolling for SA-born rider

Chad Schofield completed an accomplished double at Happy Valley on Wednesday to maintain the good recent form that has seen him hit the mark at each of the last five race meetings.

And, for the second Wednesday night in a row, the jockey produced a peach of a front-running ride. This time he rolled the Jimmy Ting-trained Shadow Breaker to secure the lead in the Class 4 Yue Wan Handicap (1800m), set ideal fractions and maintained a strong gallop to the line to ensure the four-year-old a first win at the eighth attempt.

Chad wins the opener on Shadow Breaker (Pic – HKJC)

“He’s a horse that always works well but he’s only had a couple of runs for Jimmy and his racing had been quite disappointing in comparison to his work,” Schofield said.

“Tonight we planned to be midfield with cover but he jumped really well – he was quite positive and eager to get on with it from the gate so I let him stride. I didn’t really back it off the whole way round, it was a strong gallop and to the horse’s credit he kept running.”

Schofield was on the mark again in race six, the Class 3 Hing Wah Handicap (1000m), thanks to the John Moore-trained Larson. The three-year-old broke his Hong Kong duck at the eighth attempt, having won two from two in Australia.

“It was a very good win – I only picked the ride up on Monday – but he came here an extremely fit horse and he was a pleasure to ride. He pinged the lids and once he got outside the leader he spat the bit out, relaxed, and when I pressed the button he went again,” Schofield said.

Ricky Yiu went to 47 wins at the top of the trainers’ premiership – one ahead of Lui – thanks to the determined run of Focus in the Class 4 Yiu Tung Handicap (123lb). Karis Teetan drove the Per Incanto four-year-old to hold the late thrust of runner-up Electric Lightning (118lb).

Hong Kong racing continues at Sha Tin on Sunday, 12 April.

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7 comments on “Schofield Jnr’s Happy Double

  1. terry reilly says:

    spell his name properly please so poor on sporting post side

    1. Editor says:

      c corrected
      So poor

  2. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Excellent. Happy for the Schofield family. I will always see them and Lloyd family as South Africans. So nice to see the cousins doing well, following in Dad’s footsteps…
    Chad and Jaden. Glyn and Jeff’s wife’s were regular visitors with the kiddies at the old BBQ restaurant with a view over track, supporting the husband’s, 2 brother in law’s

    Aah, Scotsville, The best track in Africa 🤟, by far

    Happy Easter Mr Editor, staff and All posters 👍

  3. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Mr Ed on the subject of spelling….

    I must say since joining and interacting on this website, my English, horse race knowledge etc has improved dramatically or is it drastically. Jy weet wat ek bedoel.

    I picked up on words like invective, brouhaha, eletist to name a few… Even tried to use it in conversation with other boertjies…

    I can still get better on MR, tipping and actually winning

    Like the late Pik Botha used to say – I say this categorically …. This one thx to auto spell on the boss’s pass me down phone 🤔

    LoL , true story my grandsons se Ma is Engels, so they asked Oupa how to say or pronounce Pienaar so it sounds English. I said boys, that one Oupa doesn’t know …

    1. Editor says:

      Brilliant, Cecil 🙂

  4. Stewart says:

    Come on Terry tell Mr Pienaar its brothers in law Jeff Lloyd and Scholies

  5. Cecil Pienaar says:

    😅 Thank you Stewart, got it. … brothers in law, and it wasn’t a typo… 😅 Like I said, I’m getting there

    Soveel makliker in Afr – swaer(s) and if they like each other, se die boere Sommer “swaerries “, nogal

    Good Night all 👍

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