Ferrari News – Ferraris – Claim Could Be Key To Methane
David Ferraris hopes the use of Jerry Chau’s seven-pound apprentice claim is the key to getting the best out of Methane when he tackles today’s Class 4 price Handicap at Happy Valley.
“He’s not a very big horse and I think putting Jerry (Chau) on will make a big difference, especially when I saw the weights come out because they’re not as compressed as I initially thought,” Ferraris said.
Spurred on by his son Luke’s recent South African Triple Crown triumph aboard Malmoos, Ferraris is looking to strike up his 12th win this season with five entries.
“He’s done an incredible job, he’s made his mum and I very proud, he’s continuing to do very well and he’s a very talented little rider,” he said.
“He (Methane) definitely would be (one of my better chances on the night), Super Commander will also have a good chance, Ambitious Heart too, they should all go pretty close, they have decent barriers,” he added.
Methane is a one-time winner from 18 starts but has proven a consistent customer with six other top-three efforts among his record.
“He’s going really good, we just need a winner, things haven’t been going too well, so let’s hope he can change our luck,” Ferraris said.
Ferraris will also unveil the full brother to Malmoos, the South African Triple Crown winner when Captain Tiger tackles the Class 3 Creasy Handicap (1200m) for his first Hong Kong start.
The four-year-old arrives in Hong Kong as a one-time winner at Kenilworth prior to export in maiden company over 1600m.
Today’s nine-race fixture at Happy Valley kicks off at 12h45 with the Class 5 Moreton Handicap (1650m).