SIX SENSE STUNS HONG KONG
INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACING
Six Sense and Jockey Hirofumi Shii were not suitable of the rythm to delay starting. But the 3-year-old colt advanced with a position near at head before the last stretch. Some horses including Six Sense tried to come out to a head from the outside, but the most fastest was Ouija Board, who had won British Oaks last year and had gone across the sea via Japan Cup. 2-3/4 of a length behind her, the Hiroyuki Nagahama's colt positioned down home Best Gift under Douglas Whyte right before the goalline. Race favorite Westerner was the 5th.
In Japan, Six Sense and others were defeated three times by Deep Impact in Triple Crown races. I'm suspicious how much abilities the losers have. When thinking based on Ouija Board, who finished Japan Cup in the 5th place after BC Filly & Mare Turf in USA, 2nd, the race result might have showed that Six Sense's generation was the vintage one.
Now the generation ace Deep Impact is going for Grand Prix, Arima-kinen, to be the horse of the year.
Hong Kong Vase (11 Dec)
G1, 2400M, turf, at SHA TIN Racecourse
1.Ouija Board #7 Kieren Fallon, Ed Dunlop, 2:28:90
2.Six Sense #11 Hirofumi Shii, Hiroyuki Nagahama, +0.4
3.Best Gift #8 Douglas Whyte, John Moore, +0.4