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  1. Purton more interested in Little Bridge than himself

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Prebble's six-year stranglehold as runner-up. Purton holds a one-win advantage over Prebble (63-62), but is more concerned about whether Royal Ascot victor Little Bridge will be announced Horse of the Year at a ceremony after the meeting. Little Bridge's fresh-in-the-mind King's Stand win last month makes him a slight favourite for top honours, but a strong case can be made ...

  2. Little Bridge has solid foundations

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A half-step slow out of the gates, jockey error or simple bad luck in running equals 'race over' in the most frantic and unpredictable of the Group Ones on International Day. Little Bridge is the bomb-proof runner, with the least black marks against his name. Drawn three with big-race specialist Gerald Mosse aboard, Little Bridge can get the run of the race, with the Frenchman looking ...

  3. Little Bridge can make it big in TT

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint. And as it turns out, the Group Two lead-up winner, Little Bridge, has drawn a good marble again ... Little Bridge was a length in front of Entrapment in the run and it made all the difference. Gerald Mosse was able to dictate terms, while Douglas Whyte was probably further back on Entrapment ...

  4. Ascot-bound Bridge will avoid Caviar

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Little Bridge will be on trial for a trip to Royal Ascot in the Sprint Cup later this month, but trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said his stable star will have just one start ... Little Bridge head to the King's Stand Stakes (1,000m) on June 29, where he could face local rival Joy And Fun, who trainer Derek Cruz confirmed as a likely runner. Shum ruled out backing up ...

  5. Water under bridge as Zac makes royal return

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Almost a year to the day separated Zac Purton's highs and lows as a jockey in Hong Kong- his King's Stand Stakes win on Little Bridge at Royal ... but he did commit to leaving it behind. Fast forward to June 19 this year, and Purton, 29, went from toasted in Hong Kong to the toast of Hong Kong, coolly landing Little Bridge's victory ...

  6. Bridging the great divide

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... to concentrate on for a big upset. Birmingham, ninth in the Premiership, appear to have little to fear from Wimbledon, bottom of Division One. However, they have been beaten by lower-league teams ... suggests they do not need much improvement to turn the corner. They should be stronger favourites at home to Tottenham, whose away record is poor. Everton might be a little too short at home ...

  7. Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken While Little Bridge was enjoying the winner's attention after the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Hong Kong's other runner in the race, Joy And Fun, was finishing out of sight and mind in 16th place but has emerged unscathed. Unlike his 13th at Ascot two years ago in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, when the Derek Cruz-trained gelding finished ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Heroes at home but (mostly) zeroes overseas

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mile, but underwhelming away from home with only Little Bridge's Royal Ascot victory to show from a record number of travellers. The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races turned ... could be forgiven at the end of a tough season. Hong Kong horses had 27 runs overseas, surpassing last season's previous all-time high, and it was down to Little Bridge and Joy And Fun ...

  9. 'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Premier Cup over 1,400m in three weeks.' It was Prebble's second ride on Captain Sweet after a third in the Group Two Sprint Cup to Little Bridge at the end of April and he was taken ... feel that next season, as a fresh horse, he could be one of those sneaky sprinters. There is a big gap there, really there is only Little Bridge, and he can't be there in every race. ...

  10. Shum can only be away for 14 days

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Hong Kong Jockey Club officials have proposed Danny Shum Chap-shing spend a total of 14 days overseas with Royal Ascot-bound sprinter Little Bridge, citing concerns about the trainer being away from his stables for five straight weeks. After Little Bridge won The Sprint Cup on Sunday, Shum announced his plan to take his five-year-old to England five weeks prior ...




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