Ken Nicol: Aldo Domeyer made a dream start to his Hong Kong career when scoring two wins from his three rides – all for Tony Millard.
He opened his account at the second attempt when Prance Dragon emerged victorious in Race 5 on Wednesday.
In a Class 3 Handicap over 1200m, Domeyer was involved in a ding dong struggle with favourite Loving A Boom over the final 200m, but prevailed by a short head in a rousing finish.
He had expectedly finished unplaced in his opening ride on longshot C P Power a race earlier.
But the heat still had a happy ending for SA race fans as Grant van Niekerk swooped late to win on the veteran Gentry for trainer C.H. Yip.
The seven-year-old entire scored comfortably over favourite Happy Warrior, ridden by Hong Kong’s top dog Zac Purton.
Domeyer’s best ride on paper always looked to be second favourite Arcada in the final event – Race 8.
And he made no mistake, although once again he had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Vigor Fame and Jolly Honour in a three way photo finish.
After such a stunning opening day the sky is the limit for Domeyer, and many doors should start to open for him.