LITTLE BRIDGE scores Royal Ascot glory
New Zealand bred galloper LITTLE BRIDGE by Faltaat landed the Group One King's Stand Stakes (1000m) on the opening day of Royal Ascot in the hands of Zac Purton, providing Hong Kong trainer Danny Shum Chap Shing with a career highlight.
LITTLE BRIDGE booked his ticket to the UK with a convincing performance in the Group Two Sprint Cup in Hong Kong in April and was always prominent in his assault on one of Europe's premier sprint races, forging clear of local hope Bated Breath by Dansili over the concluding stages.
Since arriving in Hong Kong in early 2010 LITTLE BRIDGE has been the mainstay of the Shum stable, quickly ascending the ratings with five consecutive victories since his maiden success in May of that year. He holds a special place in Shum's heart. "I ride him every day in work, he means a lot to me as he brought me out from the dark. He's the one who keeps performing well at all times."
Now the winner of ten of his 20 starts