Scoring a strong finishing win at just his second start at Sha Tin on Sunday over 1400 metres was four year-old Fastnet Rock gelding Smiling Charm, a $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase for the Hong Kong Jockey Club from the Mill Park draft.
Trained by CW Chang and ridden by Olivier Doleuze, Smiling Charm fought hard to the line to win well.
Smiling Charm is the third winner for Tale of the Cat mare Kaimana (USA), a half-sister to the dam of Group I winner Irish Lights, who is also by Fastnet Rock.
The family has had a kick along this year as Irish Lights is now the dam of Group II winner and Group I placed filly Omei Sword.
Mill Park sold a filly by Medaglia D’Oro (USA) from Kaimana at Inglis Premier this year for $160,000 to Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds/ CB Bloodstock and she has another colt by Medaglia D’Oro for the sales next year.