Sakewin in stunning debut

Sakewin in stunning debut3 Apr 2022

Sakewin (NZ) (Burgundy) made the perfect start to his racing career when winning the Class 4 Peel Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Jumping from barrier 14, the New Zealand-bred swiftly found the rail to control the speed before surging away for a comfortable win, providing trainer Frankie Lor with a double.

“Sakewin’s a nice horse, he did a good job today,” Lor said. “The draw as a bit of a worry, but he did a good job. He could go up to Class 3 but he’s still not fully mature, so it might be a bit tough for him at this stage.”

Lor’s double gave him 61 wins for the season to draw level with former boss John Size in the race for the trainers’ title.

The son of Burgundy won two trials in New Zealand in impressive fashion out of the stable of Roger James and Robert Wellwood, where named Legend, before being sold to Hong Kong. - NZ Racing Desk