Bear Again posts another Hong Kong win

Bear Again posts another Hong Kong win

July 17, 2020 / 5 months ago

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Bear Again (Blake Shinn), with part-owner Peter Fan (front), trainer David Ferraris and assistant trainer Tai Sui Lin.

CTS graduate Bear Again has won his third race in Hong Kong. He took the Class 3 Shing Ping Handicap over 1650m at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, at the last meeting of the 2019/20 HK racing season.

Bear Again, in his customary handy position, kept up his strong pace, fought on resolutely for jockey Blake Shinn and won by a neck from the favourite, Alpha Hedge.

Trainer David Ferraris, quoted as saying that the 1650m at Happy Valley is Bear Again’s ‘pet distance’, was again delighted to see this R450,000 buy from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale come home to a popular success and he said: “He’s won three races this season, very good for a bargain buy. We’ve done well here with relatively cheap South African horses.

“Bear Again is quite amazing. This was a very gutsy performance under top weight, and he was well handled by the Australian Blake Shinn, a really good rider. This was the 6th winner of the season for Peter Fan and his partners. Their horses have had a tremendous run of luck. A big thank you to Frank Robinson and Gavin Van Zyl for choosing him.”

Bear Again, by VAR from Frequent Flyer (Silvano), was bred by Maine Chance Farms. He raced under the name of Flying Free in South Africa where he won and ran fourth in both the Gr2 Golden Horseshoe and Gr2 Dingaans.

His earnings in Hong Kong has gone to HK$2,798 500, the equivalent of approximately ZAR6,1-million.