Little Bridge by Faltaat turned out to be the second Hong Kong trained horse to win a race at the Royal meeting when the six year old won the G1 King’s Stand Stakes. Trained by former jockey Danny Shun, the 12-1 shot, Little Bridge was ridden by Australian jockey Zac Purton.
Little Bridge was in front briefly, after fast break and settled behind Tangerine Trees who made a dash to hit the front. Zac rode out Little Bridge to take over from a weakening Tangerine Trees nearing the final furlong and held forte till the wire to win by three parts of a length from Bated Breath. Sole Power was third a further length behind. Little Bridge clocked a smart timing of 59.69 seconds in good to soft going over the five furlongs trip.
Speaking about Little Bridge, the rider Zac Purton said. "He excels up a straight and his five-furlong form at Sha Tin is very good, so I'm glad he came here and showed everybody how good he is. He travelled like the winner the whole way, so I was quite confident. When I came up the rise, I knew I had a lot of horse left and I knew it would take a good one to beat me."