YOUNG jockey Vincent Ho is riding on the crest of a wave at present.
Another big win on Ho Ho Feel in a Group Three contest at Sha Tin last Sunday cemented his position as the leading local rider in Hong Kong.
Currently lying fourth in the jockeys’ table with a personal best 43 winners to his credit, Ho continues to receive the plaudits from both his colleagues in the weighing room and the fickle racing locals.
Ho has a full book of rides on the eight-race card at Sha Tin this afternoon and will be hoping to add another winner to his already successful association with David Hall, the trainer of Ho Ho Feel, when they combine with FAME AND FORTUNE in the 1.15pm over six furlongs.
This lightly-raced New Zealand-bred gelding has taken some time to acclimatise to the steamy conditions in Hong Kong, but has shown enough in recent races to warrant support in a lowly Class 5 contest.
Having run well after a tough journey behind Coby Oppa, currently competing against Class 3 company, on the all-weather surface in February, Fame and Fortune once again suffered bad luck over course and distance last month.
On that occasion he got shuffled back by a weakening rival on the home bend, before dashing strongly in the closing stages to finish fifth.
The handicapper has given him a chance by dropping him another 2lbs for that performance and he now races in the lowest grade in Hong Kong.
With an inside draw allowing him to find a prominent position from the off, he is going to be very hard to beat with a trouble-free run.
Fame And Fortune 1.15pm Sha Tin