HKJC trainer Tony Cruz is preparing two-time Gr.1 winner Pakistan Star for the 2000m Jockey Club Cup. The 2000m contest will come in the aftermath of his latest start in the Gr.3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse, during which the gelding thought about hitting the brakes just a furlong or so into the 1800m affair.
Pakistan Star’s latest erratic display could just be a manifestation of a high horse I.Q. and an ability to remember.
Pakistan Star watchers will be as acquainted with the blinkered bay’s brilliance as with his standout prior misdemeanour – a hoof-screeching stop just 200m into the June 2017 Gr.3 Premier Plate Handicap. That contest, like the Ladies’ Purse, was an 1800m race.