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Thursday, 01 June 2017 05:52

Hidden Dragon's first Hong Kong winner

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Hidden Dragon reached another significant milestone on the weekend with his lightly raced and promising son Dragimova becoming his sire's first Hong Kong winner.

Having only his third start, the three-year-old showed good heart to salute over 1200m under the guidance of champion rider Douglas Whyte.

Luckless at his first couple of outings - drawing awkwardly on both occasions - Dragimova was deserving of his win, showing good improvement with the addition of blinkers.

"I'd galloped him a couple of times with the blinkers on and they transformed him,' Whyte said.

"He didn't fire up in them, he was just more focussed," Whyte said.

"He drew out but I had Time Runner on my inside, who has been showing plenty of speed, and I expected to follow him across and let him do all the dirty work but Dragimova was too quick for him. So I took him to the front, he had a good look around and a breather and then he kicked."

"I think he'll make a nice bread and butter horse next season."

A $32,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast QTIS 600 Yearling Sale graduate who trialled at Warwick Farm before heading to Hong Kong, Dragimova races in the same colours as his sire.

Bred and raced by the sane Fraternity Syndicate who raced Hidden Dragon, Dragimova is out of the city winning Jetball mare Jetonova. Dam of another three yet to be named Hidden Dragons (all fillies), she hails from the family of champion stallion Without Fear and last year's W.S Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker.

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