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  1. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG

    Size runners hold the key

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... runners can overcome wide barriers and act as bankers in tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin, with All Bountiful and King Haradasun facing weak Class Four fields in their respective events ... The Class Five opening leg is a typically uninspiring affair, with the speed map appearing to give Scent Of Osmanthus and a couple of other on-pace runners an edge. Scent Of Osmanthus comes back ...

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    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Sterling City – with Joao Moreira cluttered up between runners – and he kept the field as tight as he could, ensuring the even-money chance stayed in a pocket for as long as possible and couldn’t ...

  3. Man has his own Time on the stage

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the five-year-old was a beaten favourite last start. 'When we came out of the gates, another runner hit him sideways and bumped him very hard,' Prebble said. 'He was wide after that which ...

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    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... wasn’t aware of Angland’s intention to head wide and admitted to having his heart in his mouth when his fancied runner disappeared from the camera shot for much of the straight. Eagle-eyed ...

  5. Barriers favour main Sha Tin Vase runners

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The late-season highlight of Thursday's HSBC Premier Sha Tin Vase maintained 100 per cent of its interest when the two chief protagonists, Sacred Kingdom and Medic Power, came up with perfect inside alleys. Ensuring the battle of tactics ...

  6. Prebble and Whyte- a real champions' showdown

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The second race at Sha Tin on Saturday may have only been a Class Five event but the duel between reigning champion Douglas Whyte and last season's championship runner-up Brett Prebble was worth going a long way to see. The combatants drew next to each other on the outside of the bank of stalls, with Whyte on Wait For Me in 13 and Prebble on the Paul ...

  7. Everything goes right for Prebble

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... place on the jockeys' premiership table with 21 wins. Prebble's haul could easily have been five, as he was also runner-up on Laser Tiger in the eighth event, behind Francis Lui ... a four-timer isn't necessarily a hallmark of excellence. They questioned him over his ride on beaten favourite Dr Candy, who was checked off the heels of runner-up Golden Win at a critical stage ...

  8. O'Sullivan aims high with Fruity Fruity

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Paul O'Sullivan joked that he would have to go and look up the Class One programmes after Fruity Fruity ended any notion he was a Happy Valley-only runner in the Kowloon Tong Handicap (1,800m) yesterday. 'Ask me about the Class Five programme- I have the races memorised- now I guess I'll have to see what there is coming up for a horse of Fruity ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Rainbow Chic 'going places'

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... riding options. "Thumbs Up holds the key to the race, if I put him in it affects my other runners," Fownes said. "We have to look at the race, if Thumbs Up doesn't run, ... when runner-up. The horse that beat him, Eagle Power, might be pretty good I think and they had the others covered." ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Rainbow Chic can profit from draw

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Angland) finally draws a gate at his third start and can safely go in as a banker. This time gate five is a relative luxury in a race where he should get some tempo as well. Include on-pace runners ... drawn wide but his opposition are so weak it makes him a clear stand-out as a banker. It's hard to know where to look after that - the two standby runners would be next in should they get ...




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