Werther sparkles in trial

3 Oct 2017

Just a day after his dam Bagalollies was scanned in foal to Tavistock at Cambridge Stud, international superstar galloper Werther has sparkled in a 1000m turf trial at Sha Tin.

Tavistock gelding Werther, the Hong Kong Horse of the Year in 2015/16, appeared to be forward in his build-up towards a first-up run in the Gr.2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (1600m) on 22 October.

The six-year-old travelled sweetly down the stands side rail, closing off with ease to finish a close-up seventh of 12.

Trainer John Moore was delighted with the three-time Group One winner, likely to be Hong Kong’s leading contender for the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) in December.

“He trialled impressively and Tommy [Berry, jockey] is leaning towards riding him in the mile race later this month,” Moore said.

“We’re of the opinion he’s come to hand much quicker than last season. He’s absolutely thriving at the moment. He’s carrying condition but he’s carrying that condition really well.” - HKJC