Flying Ace son of Swiss Ace remains unbeaten after Sha Tin victory. 

Photo credit \ Kenneth Chan. 

At the Double in Hong Kong

Westbury Stud was a dominant force in Hong Kong on Sunday evening with a winning double at Sha Tin.

The Gerry Harvey-bred pair of Flying Ace and Looking Cool furthered their records with the former now the winner of five of his eight starts.

A son of Swiss Ace, Flying Ace was a trial winner at Taupo in his only New Zealand appearance from Alex Oliveira’s stable before he relocated to David Hall’s operation in a deal brokered by respected Australian bloodstock agent John Foote.

He produced another impressive effort to post his latest success, carrying 61kg to a soft Class 2 handicap win over 1200 metres in the hands of Zac Purton.

Flying Ace is out of the late Danehill Dancer mare Seascape, a half-sister to the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint Handicap winner Blur and the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude winner Shrewd Rhythm.

Redwood’s son Looking Cool delivered his second victory for trainer Frankie Lor when he defeated his Class 4 rivals 1600 metres under Karis Teetan.

He was bought out of Westbury’s 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale draft by Victoria Peak Bloodstock for $45,000.

Looking Cool won twice for Sunshine Coast trainer Stuart Kendrick before moving to Hong Kong and is out of the King Cugat mare Luz, who has an unraced two-year-old filly by El Roca and had a Redwood colt last season.

Luz is a half-sister to Illuminates, a three-time Listed winner and runner-up in the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes, and the black-type winner Hursley.