THE Mauritian Magician Karis Teetan has issued a timely reminder to owners, trainers and racing fans he is still a force to be reckoned with after a fantastic five-timer at Sha Tin on Saturday.
The 29-year-old has almost been the forgotten man of the Hong Kong riding ranks early this season, despite coming off a campaign where he finished third on the championship table with a career-best 84 winners.
While the focus has been on the likely title dual between Zac Purton and Joao Moreira, as well as addition of Australian star Blake Shinn to the roster, Teetan has gone under the radar.
He only had two winners across the first four meetings, but his hard work behind the scenes paid off in spades on Saturday as he dominated the card.
His first victory came aboard Fun Times ($11.10) in the third event, before collecting the last four races with King Opie ($11.25), More Than This ($9.65), Winner Supreme ($3.45) and King Of Hearts ($12.75).
A HK$10 all-up on those five horses would have netted a cool HK$530,068.
It was the second five-timer of his Hong Kong career (his first came on October 7 last year), the sort of day that could plant the seeds for future success and a nice little reminder of what Teetan is capable of.
“It’s a great achievement, especially in Hong Kong, it’s a great privilege to have five winners in a day. I’m really grateful for all the support,” he said.
-From South China Morning Post.