Ugly Warrior won the Class 2 Butterfly Bay Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Wednesday night.
Karis Teetan positioned Me Tsui’s galloper in the front pair and kicked upon straightening for home.
The four-year-old son of Swiss Ace was all out with 200m to race but held on to hold Raging Blitzkrieg by three quarters of a length, taking his career tally to six from 11.
“Last time things didn’t go his way but Me had him spot on for today and last week he trialled really good with me, so the horse was in form,” Teetan said
“When he got there I was expecting him to quicken up but after working so much I thought he was not going to kick. Once he got there and I asked him, he kicked pretty good for a strong win.”
Ugly Warrior was purchased out of Regal Farm’s 2016 Ready To Run Sale draft for $210,000 after being pinhooked as a yearling out of Westbury Stud’s New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling draft. -HKJC