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  1. Sport - Racing

    Fortune favours Fownes' Braveness in his quest to go back-to-back

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 08:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Angland may be able to cross the middle of the draw and slip Braveness into a nice trail right behind the pace without doing too much work. That looks an excellent spot to be as the race unfolds, ... ruined his own chances by being all but unmanageable in races. The drop to 1,000m and a good pace may enable him to travel more tractably and save something for the finish. ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in the race won by Smart Forward. That looked a decent quality race, with unlucky runner-up Access Years winning since, but far more important to the prospects of Winnie's Horse is the sharp step up in distance to the extended mile. Mega Champion and Emperor Claudius can certainly take up forward positions in the race, but there is speed drawn in the outside half of the field too, ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:53pm by Alan Aitken

    ... victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead. The son of Show A Heart trialled brilliantly in Australia but didn't show that kind of form first ... in his favour as it ensured Mirco Demuro had the three-year-old in open space for the whole race. Demuro's style seems about building momentum and that's what he was able to do on Key ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... win. He had a checkered passage behind Hawthorne in race 254 but recovered to be beaten three lengths and he only has to repeat that to be competitive. General Iron has been to Sha Tin twice ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Demuro has Courage and Size on his side for Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:15pm by Michael Cox

    ... from three rides, but he gets on Red Courage at the right time. Red Courage is owned by former Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, who has had plenty of experience racing imports ... than midfield- ready for whatever speed eventuates in a race with plenty of on-speed runners but no obvious leaders. China Angel (Douglas Whyte) looks the main threat, coming off two solid runs ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    The International Jockeys' Championship from Happy Valley- follow SCMP Racing Post's live account

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 05:59pm

    ... International Jockeys' Championship. British champion Ryan Moore and Italian star Mirco Demuro ($3.70) head betting on the Jockey Challenge- which takes in races five through eight, the four races that make up the IJC- while Hong Kong's own Douglas Whyte ($7) and Zac Purton ($8.50) can both win the championship again. The first race on a nine-race card is at 6:30pm. Follow scmpRacing ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    SCMP Racing Post tweets live from Happy Valley's opening night

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 06:02pm

    ... Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Happy Valley tonight as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from the track to steer you towards a winner in the Triple Trio with the most up-to-date information- parade yard assessments, market moves and the tips and track trends live on Twitter with scmpRacingPost. Tweets by @SCMPRacingPost       ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    The colourful case of racing’s ‘Benjamin Button’

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:38pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox The first fortnight of the season has been a dark time for the rank and file punters – with only three favourites saluting in the 36 races so far – but at least a rare Andy ... wear each race day to maximise energy and good fortune. What probably helped a bit more on Wednesday was Leung’s winner, Polygold, had dropped so low in grade (21 ratings points) he ...

  9. Genuine Leader coming along nicely

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the 150m and was motoring in the final 50m to get up a stride ahead of Superior Warrior and Always Well for third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner Bespoke Master. He was clearly finishing fastest of all in the final 400m to clock a good 22.67 seconds. While the form from the race may prove suspect with Bespoke Master earning his first win at his 20th start and the runner-up ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Follow horses drawn low for TT riches

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... make the fence the place to be on the grass. The middle leg (race six) is a Class Four over 1,650m and take the horses drawn gates one and two - Plain Red Banner (Brett Prebble) and Follow The Wind (Douglas Whyte), despite both making their dirt debuts. Ricky Yiu Poon-fai put the blinkers back on Plain Red Banner two starts back and he broke through, albeit in a restricted race ...




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