Beechamwood Boy’s seventh career win on Wednesday was his sixth win of the season (Candiese Lenferna Photography).
The Wendy Whitehead-trained Bruce le Roux-bred Eightfold Path gelding Beechamwood Boy was as low as a 70 merit rating when having his second run of the season on November 7.
That was his first run as a gelding and it heralded the beginning of a remarkable run.
On Wednesday at Hollywoodbets Scottsville he registered his sixth win of the season, all six of them over 1200m, when scoring under Calvin Habib carrying 57kg in a MR 99 Handicap.
He has won seven times overall in a 24 race career.
However, this season he has had 13 starts for six wins, three seconds and two thirds.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club actually have a most improved horse of the year award and if there was one in KZN Beechamwood Boy would likely win it.
He gives the impression he has more to come as he returns to the ring without blowing much and he also always seems to find more when challenged at the end of his races.
He should provide owners Ian Gibson, Peter Gibson, Matt Sharkey and MDH Sinnema with more fun.
Peter Gibson was at one stage the racing manager for Mr Guo from China, whose ownership and breeding operation in South Africa was called Hartley SA.