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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Commingling off to a modest start

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club insists it is satisfied with the opening figure, but when all is said and done, there's not a lot to go around Commingling offto a modest start We didn't hear the "tallest oak tree grows from the smallest acorn" axiom get wheeled out after Sunday's Sha Tin debut for commingling of bets, but it might have been, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1469559/commingling-modest-start
  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Don't be fooled by wide barrier draws

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 09:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Law of averages tells us more winners will come from outside gates than we've seen so far this season Don't be fooled by wide barrier draws In turf racing, wide barriers are very much overrated. Sure, there's a mild disadvantage- which can become a serious disadvantage during a race depending on the options taken- but the draw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1400002/dont-be-fooled-wide-barrier-draws
  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Let's get it straight: track bias at Sha Tin is worse

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 10:39pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Get on the favoured two- or three-lane highway down the outside fence and the race is as good as over Let's get it straight: track bias is worse The problem with straight racing at Sha Tin has surely now become unconscionable for the Jockey Club. Looking beyond the sizzling win by Amber Sky on Sunday, which set him on a path towards Dubai, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1415869/lets-get-it-straight-track-bias-sha-tin-worse
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong system is a forgiving one

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With 83 meetings per season, raising of the trainers' benchmarks to a more reasonable level could hardly be cause for complaint Hong Kong system is a forgiving one The reforming of the trainers' performance criteria was overdue but there is a view abroad that perhaps it is too simple and doesn't go far enough. Considering the Jockey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1237734/hong-kong-system-forgiving-one
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Awesome 'foursome', including cup and mile, looks winning combination

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com But Club unlikely to stage QE II Cup and Champions Mile on same day again Awesome 'foursome' looks winning combination Once again, a talking point of the QE II Cup-Champions Mile double for visitors was why the four Group races aren't staged on the same day to beef up one of the meetings into a second international fixture like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1232469/awesome-foursome-including-cup-and-mile-looks-winning-combination

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