Star Hong Kong galloper Pakistan Star who is known for his barnstorming finishes has refused to race as the $1.20 favourite.
Pakistan Star jumped as the $1.20 short priced favourite and was slow into stride and was hard ridden by Joao Moreira before coming to a walk about 200m into the race.
— HK Racing – SCMP (@SCMPRacingPost) June 25, 2017
Pakistan Star finished the race against his wishes and officially came in fifth in the small field of five runners.
And Joao rides Pakistan Star home so he officially finishes fifth! pic.twitter.com/UMBtru5nD7
— Andrew Hawkins (@AndrewNJHawkins) June 25, 2017
Pakistan Star became a bit of an internet sensation after an emphatic last to first win on debut.
— David Morgan (@TheMorganGrind) June 25, 2017