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Ambitious Dragon

Ambitious Dragon
The Hong Kong Derby 2011 was won by favourite Ambitious Dragon ridden by Maxime Guyon and trained by Tony Millard for owner Johnson Lam Pui Hung.

A crowd of 46,566 at Sha Tin saw Ambitious Dragon come with a strong late run to overpower the John Moore trained Xtension three quarters of a length in second with Let Me Handle It, trained by Caspar Fownes, four more lengths behind in third.

Following that victory, Ambitious Dragon won the 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Group One), sponsored by Audemars Piguet, at Sha Tin.

Ambitious Dragon, the favourite, won the QEII Cup by three quarters of a length from the Tony Cruz trained California Memory.

"Hyperion" (Robert Bishop), interviewed at Sha Tin, said "This was a great QEII Cup. To have two such fast finishers in Ambitious Dragon and California Memory in the field was sure to produce a blistering finish to the race and we were not disappointed."

In the QEII Cup Ambitious Dragon was trained by Tony Millard and ridden by Douglas Whyte for owner Johnson Lam Pui Hung.

His sire is Pins and his dam is Golden Gamble.

John Moore's Mighty High was third and Irian fourth with old hero Viva Pataca, running for the sixth time in a race he has won twice, in fifth place.

Hyperion added "Im looking forward to seeing California Memory in Singapore take on Presvis. They have similar running styles and we are in for another excellent race. I expect Ambitious Dragon will go for the Hong Kong Cup in December".

Ambitious Dragon provided champion jockey Whyte with his third QEII Cup win after victories on London News and Oriental Express in 1997 and 1998.

(Photograph: copyright Hong Kong Jockey Club)

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