Karis Teetan back on Romantic Warrior for highly anticipated Group 1 clash
The popular jockey missed nearly three months – and two big wins on Romantic Warrior – but he will reunite with the star four-year-old for a G1 clash with California Spangle and Golden Sixty.
Karis Teetan is back on track, on the winner’s list and looking forward to the remaining seven months of the season, which includes getting back aboard the freakish Hong Kong Cup winner Romantic Warrior in next month’s G1 Stewards’ Cup.
The Mauritian returned from nearly three months on the sidelines last week and rode his first winner since September at Happy Valley on Wednesday, but it was climbing aboard his star ride Romantic Warrior at trackwork on Thursday that really had the jockey feeling at ease.
“It felt good to get that win on Wednesday, it’s been a long rough journey the last few months with lots of ups and downs, but things seem back to normal now,” he said. “The win meant a lot, it built my confidence up and now I am getting back on Romantic Warrior.”
Trainer Danny Shum confirmed to Asian Racing Report that Teetan would ride Romantic Warrior in the Stewards’ Cup after the jockey’s thyroid problem forced him to forgo the ride on the 2022 Hong Kong Derby winner in the G2 Jockey Club Cup and last Sunday’s Hong Kong Cup cakewalk.