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G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup glory for Butterfield, Danny Shum and Matthew Poon

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Danny Shum’s quest for a maiden trainers’ championship is likely to feature a double-handed tilt at the G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) in three weeks after the trainer led home a memorable quinella in the G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) with Butterfield and Charity Fun at Sha Tin on Sunday (2 May).

Sitting joint fourth in the trainers’ title with 51 wins alongside Francis Lui behind John Size (59), Caspar Fownes (58) and Frankie Lor (53), Shum moved to within touching distance of his career-high tally of 54 (in 2015/16) when Matthew Poon piloted Butterfield (122lb) to victory over stablemate Charity Fun (113lb) and Alexis Badel.

With only a short head separating Shum’s charges – and with…



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