Simon Burgess talks with trainer Caspar Fownes, who has Thumbs Up and Super Satin in the Hong Kong Vase, Green Birdie and Lucky Nine in the Hong Kong Sprint, and Fair Trade in the Hong Kong Mile. Sponsored by AmWest Watch Video
Green Birdie (NZ)
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2003
|Jockey||DU PLESSIS MARK|
|Owner||ROGER KA CHUN LI|
|Breeder||WHAKANUI STUD LTD|
|Green Birdie (NZ) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Catbird (AUS)||Danehill|
|Mrs. Squillionaire (AUS)||Last Tycoon (IRE)|
|Kew Gardens (FR)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Willie Leung||Whakanui Stud||$163,737|
Inspiration led home a shocking Hong Kong-based exacta in the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) at Sha Tin under a brilliant ride from Darren Beadman.
The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) has been the long-range target for Green Birdie since early in the year, but a sizzling first-up victory against the sprinters in the Oct. 25 group III Premier Bowl at Sha Tin might have trainer Caspar Fownes reconsidering his position.
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