Dim Sum, a regular on the Sha Tin sprinting circuit, defeated rival and Hong Kong great Sacred Kingdom today in the HK Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin today to deny Sacred Kingdom a chance to match the great Hong Kong sprinter Silent Witness‘s record of 18 wins. At one time the high-ranked sprinter in the world as Silent Witness once had been, Sacred Kingdom is a step slower at 7 (SH) but nevertheless as competitive as he’s always been, but today—as in 2009—Dim Sum was able to upset the champion. In fact, the last four editions of the Chairman’s Sprint Prize have been won by either Dim Sum (’11,’09) or Sacred Kingdom (’10, ’08).
Unlike Sacred Kingdom and Silent Witness, Dim Sum, also 7 (NH), was bred in Britain and not Australia. He’s a son of Kyllachy, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud.
Read the account of the race from the Hong Kong Jockey Club here. A video of the race is below, and beneath that is a video of the 2009 race, which Dim Sum won using identical stalking tactics.
Here’s Dim Sum’s 2009 Chairman’s Sprint (Sacred Kingdom third).