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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Yip has a Weapon of choice up his sleeve

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 08:51pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to Full Talent on Sunday and his first win isn't far off. There were other good pointers in the race, with Full Talent three wide facing the breeze for much of the race- albeit ... already flagged Full Talent as a horse to follow since his debut win and Secret Weapon gets the primary nod from Sunday's race because he too is a lightly raced animal with blue sky to him. ...

  2. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Numero Uno number one but the race looks a good future pointer

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 08:35pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Numero Uno number one but race a pointer Numero Uno was finally numero uno when the blinkers went on in Sunday's Class Four sprint and is clearly a horse that everyone will continue to follow, but the race probably turned up one or two more blackbookers. One of them didn't even run, first starter Ribot Legacy who was sensationally ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Millard can Hit the mark with Bid soon

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... doing a tremendous amount of work through the race. In blinkers for the first time, Hit The Bid wasn't the best away, but jockey Karis Teetan charged him through to find the rail then hold ... to the box seat might turn out to be a worse idea than racing them in the lead- sooner or later the other two were going to fold up. So it was a difficult position for the jockey and he chose ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Yip builds momentum as horses reach right mark

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... with a devastating finish to score his second race, but further back in the field was a likely improver when he next steps out. The stable of reigning champion trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong has been gathering ... found himself rearward, but eschewed the chance to go all the way back to the tail to get in closer to the rail and was stuck wide on a limb throughout the race instead. Despite that difficult ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Lightly-raced three-year-olds have the best ahead of them

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... six-year-old with two victories, but further back there were two younger horses with fewer convictions who will be winning their share of races soon. Three-year-olds Gun Pit and Soul Achiever ... awkwardly and settled back in the second half of the field for Zac Purton before the race was taken by the scruff of the neck by winning jockey Derek Leung Ka-chun, who took off on Fay Deep ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Peniaphobia a long way from poor at Happy Valley

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 08:23pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on Wednesday. The race was well-run, with the first 200m solid and then a middle 400m put by in 20.94 seconds- the first time in the past 10 years that 21 seconds has been broken, in any class. In Valley 1,000m races a fast middle section can kill off back markers, who turn for home so far behind they can't make the ground up even as the leaders fold. Tire the leaders did- a final ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Addole can add to his record in Class Three

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in a close one behind Gentilis and should make his presence felt next time up in Class Three. The lightly-raced four-year-old was making his return from a heart irregularity in January and, while he had no excuses, should be better for the outing and gave weight to the race fit winner, no slouch himself. Addole's debut win came at 1,200m, but there is a fair bit to suggest ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Millard can be Ambitious with dirt winner King

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 08:45pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Millard can be Ambitious with dirt winner King The Tony Millard and Karis Teetan show highlighted a rather flat night of racing at Sha Tin ... a two-length win from the ever-consistent Dehere's The Love. The four-year-old's only other victory, from four previous starts, came in December, when Umberto Rispoli rode a very similar race ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Promising three-year-olds impress on debut

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:50pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but identified them both as having better days ahead. In the third race, the Lonhro gelding Stag Knight had strong support on the back of some excellent barrier trial performances before finishing fourth ... if Stag Knight had dropped right out of the race, but he showed good resilience to stick on as well as he did. The three that beat him home all came from well back off him, but Stag Knight ...

  10. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    The Force is with the Caga brand

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in the last race at Happy Valley on Wednesday night- it will not be long before he racks up his first local success. Racing right on a solid speed that allowed winner Exciting Dream and runner-up ... Aitken For a first attempt here, it was an excellent performance and the four-year-old's tactical speed and good attitude are going to give him every chance to win races, and probably soon. ...




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