In-form trainer Francis Lui moved is within one win of premiership leader Ricky Yiu as the battle for the trainers’ title tightens up with just four meetings remaining for the 2019/20 season.
After a four-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday, May 24, Lui landed a double at Sha Tin last Saturday to put himself right in contention for his maiden championship. However, at Wednesday’s Reunification Cup meeting at Sha Tin, Yiu and Lui exchanged the lead in the premiership, but it was the former who still held sway when racing ended..
Lui nosed past Yiu when the Thou Shall Sing took race six, but Yiu was quick to fire back when Precise Express caused a 33-1 boil over in race 9. Yiu leads Lui 63 to 62 wins (with Lui boasting 43 seconds to Yiu’s 38) while Tony Cruz isn’t far behind on third with 59 wins.