Wishful thinking in Hong Kong

All You Wish (NZ) has helped Douglas Whyte establish an unbeatable lead in the Hong Kong premiership this season but the champion jockey is already looking ahead with the son of Thorn Park.

The Dennis Yip trained gelding won his fourth race since December in the Moon Koon Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.  Whyte is 8 wins clear of Zac Purton with the current season winding down and he hasn’t been off the NZ bred sprinter since a debut in December.

All You Wish (3g Thorn Park – Molly Dear by Cape Cross) was purchased by Yip from Beatson Stables at the NZB 2011 Ready to Run Sale for $250,000 on behalf of owners Carmen Chan Wing Yee and Chan Fut Yan.

“He’s a lovely horse going on to bigger and better things,” Whyte said after easing the winner down in the final stages.  “The job was done and I hate being hard on young horses.  He was always going to win so I didn’t feel the need to pressure him.

“Dennis hasn’t got anywhere near the bottom of him.  He’s a really nice individual and has plenty of untapped potential to work with next season.”

All You Wish had two trials in New Zealand under the care of trainer Stephen Marsh before moving off-shore.  His dam Molly Dear is an unraced half-sister to the dam of Australian stakes winners Big Chill (Artie Schiller) and Utah Saints (God’s Own).

Thorn Park has already shown his ability to produce elite horses through the likes of Australasian Group 1 winners Ocean Park, Jimmy Choux and Norzita and has another exciting prospect in New Zealand with his juvenile son Sacred Park who won on debut in exciting fashion last month.

A Champion New Zealand sire, Thorn Park (Spinning World) was put down at Windsor Park in December after succumbing to navicular disease.