East Asia continues winning streak to bring up a treble for William Buick
East Asia looks like he will take plenty of stopping after continuing his winning ways since joining Ian Williams’ yard.
The six-year-old landed his third win from three starts for his new trainre when running out a comfortable winner of the 2m handicap to give William Buick a treble on the day.
Williams said: "We’ve been really happy with him. We didn’t expect him to be as good as he was, and it was only after his first run that we realised.
"I got upset with the handicapper after his first start for us because I thought he was very harsh, but evidently he saw something I was not expecting!
"Winning on better ground here opens up a lot more opportunities, and he looks like a smart stayer going forward."
Williams paid tribute to the winning jockey, adding: "It’s always nice to build up an association with a jockey such as him, and hopefully we will be there to ride East Asia wherever he goes next."
Buick also took the 7f handicap on Perotto and the seller on Rosa Mystica.
Wind breezes in
Free Wind was in a class of her own in the 1m2f maiden, sweeping to a nine-length win for John and Thady Gosden.
The daughter of Galileo looks promising as she attempts to justify her 325,000gns price tag for owner George Strawbridge.