Righteous Mate had only one horse behind him with 300m to race in the Class 4 Pui O Handicap at Sha Tin on Wednesday but rolled past the rest to land a 92/1 shock under Brazilian Vagner Borges.
“He’s been running quite well and his last run wasn’t bad either, it’s just he was drawn a little bit wide last week and didn't get the clear run; he pulled up well so I decided to run him back,” trainer Tony Millard said of the New Zealand-bred son of Savabeel.
“Today they went very fast up front and then died and it suited him. He’s just a Class 4 horse but he’s done a nice job; he came to me a year ago as a stable transfer and he’s won three races since.”
Bred by Nearco Stud, Righteous Mate was sold as a weanling through Curraghmore’s 2014 New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale.