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  1. Ambitious Dragon's date with destiny

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com He may have passed his peak for this season, but Ambitious Dragon can still make history by winning the Triple Crown in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup today at Sha Tin. The Stewards' Cup and Gold Cup winner, Ambitious Dragon (Umberto Rispoli) will be the first to complete the Triple Crown in 18 years, only the second ...

  2. Ambitious Dragon can fire past his rivals again

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Alan.aitken@scmp.com Ambitious Dragon was back to something like his best to take the first leg of the Triple Crown last month and the five-year-old only has to turn up ... Dragon (Douglas Whyte) came off a freshen-up to provide the correct responses in the Stewards' Cup. It was the Ambitious Dragon we had become used to seeing- gathering his rivals up in a few ...

  3. Ambitious Dragon to redeem himself

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... against the horse coming off a career low but Ambitious Dragon gets his chance to redeem himself. Had you arrived from Mars and seen a one-horse race, the Dubai Duty Free- or alternatively from Europe and seen only two races, add the Hong Kong Cup where Ambitious Dragon also failed- you might wonder why we are having this discussion. In Dubai, Cityscape (James Doyle) was a comprehensive ...

  4. Whyte booked for HK cup ride on Ambitious Dragon

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte is back on board Ambitious Dragon for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup and Jockey Club stewards are investigating whether ... Whyte was dropped by trainer Tony Millard in favour of Guyon, who was flown in to ride Ambitious Dragon in his Group Two lead-up race to the international Group One contest. The French rider ...

  5. Ambitious Dragon still a champion, insists Guyon

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com There was just a nose in it, but just enough to swear about for favourite punters as French jockey Maxime Guyon's unbeaten run on Ambitious Dragon ... declared Ambitious Dragon was the best horse he had seen in 40 years in Hong Kong racing and that only injury or bad luck would see him beaten against domestic opposition, but bad luck arrived ...

  6. Ambitious Dragon can prove superstar status in QE II Cup

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Ambitious Dragon tossed aside some history in winning the Derby in March and he can repeat the dose in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin today. In what shapes as an all-Tony finish, the Tony Millard-trained four year Ambitious Dragon (Douglas Whyte) and the Tony Cruz-trained California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) will shape up from the back ...

  7. What's Dragon's next big move?

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com There was nothing indecisive about Ambitious Dragon's Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup victory yesterday until it reached the post-race press conference ... Whyte and Ambitious Dragon disposed of Xtension (Jeff Lloyd) and California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) with a ruthless, machine-like authority, but plans for the champion's overseas targets ...

  8. Dragon 'must raise his game'

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox in Dubai michael.cox@scmp.com Super horse Ambitious Dragon still has to prove he can bring his 'A' game overseas and will have to do it in the strongest race ... of the Year, is a tougher assignment than the night's main event and world's richest race, the US$10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan. In his first run outside his homeland, Ambitious Dragon ...

  9. Dragon gets job done despite early scare

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Both rider and horse got it slightly wrong at different stages of yesterday's Audemars Piguet QE II Cup, but it didn't stop Ambitious Dragon storming to victory and slamming down his awesome credentials as the best horse in town. A roar went up from the crowd when the Tony Millard-trained Ambitious Dragon and Douglas Whyte came out of the 12 barrier two ...

  10. Dragon has got the fire, whether it's fast or slow

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The pace is some query in the HK$8 million Stewards' Cup (1,600m) at Sha Tin and Ambitious Dragon can get himself into difficulty by being slowly ... Douglas Whyte said he came to win the race with ease, then Ambitious Dragon emptied out at a rate that said he simply wasn't himself on the big day, for whatever reason. Since then, he has ...




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