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  1. Low draw runners make plenty of appeal

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken You know it's the C course at Happy Valley when the inside draws are treated like a head start by the punting public- an who is to say they aren't correct? Low draws are gold on the city track with the rail in the third position and ...

  2. Millard's latest looks a prospect

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... McRae. He finished third in his first three starts over 1,200m on wet tracks at Ruakaka and Te Rapa, then finished second at Tauranga before opening his account in a 16-runner maiden ... races from 1,200m to 1,600m in his native Australia and has produced a remarkable 25 winners from his 30 runners in Hong Kong, including the likes of Special Days, Happy Guys and St Didar. His ...

  3. Improving Double Moon can shine next season

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... two to settle midfield, was tight between runners but, once turning for home, unleashed another good kick to to finish sixth- 33/4 lengths behind winner Heco Rider. It wasn't ...

  4. Improving All Friends ready to show worth

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fifth- five lengths behind runaway winner Happy Yeah Yeah. The four-year-old son of Chianti isn't going to be a world-beater, but is improving with racing and looks a runner who can eventually find a nice base as a Class Four performer and a competitive runner at the bottom of Class Three with more experience. Before arriving in the Man yard, All Friends had run three times over ...

  5. Grand Elite can lift Fownes' spirit

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Caspar Fownes (pictured) couldn't land a winner, despite sending six well-punted runners to the starting gates on Wednesday night, but Grand Elite looks a winner in the wings following another good performance in the Geranium Handicap over (1,650m). Jumping a prohibitive favourite at $29 in his first crack at the Happy Valley circuit under ...

  6. Lui's two imports progressing nicely

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... runner-up; and the local sire of the multiple sprint-winner All Victory. His mother Rancho Ruler has produced four others winners from 1,200m to 2,000m. ...

  7. Business As Usual for Moore and Beadman

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... runners and grabbing three wins. He hadn't ridden a winner for Moore since Captain Sweet saluted on international day. Adding to the tension have been occasions when Beadman has been ...

  8. Helene Spirit ready to showcase his talent

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Caspar Fownes' seasoned-import Helene Spirit looks primed to strike following a nice runner-up result in the co-featured Peninsula Golden Jubilee ... decision over eventual Group One winner Planteur as a two-year-old and the straight course at Maisons-Laffitte. He also had four placings, including a runner-up performance behind crack-performer ...

  9. Now comes the tough part for Packing Ok

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trainer fears the hard work will begin now. Packing Ok (Darren Beadman) got a perfect trip throughout the race to pounce on the lead inside the 200m and turn the tables on runner-up Pure Champion ... some improvement on his debut to be beaten 31/2 lengths in fifth in the small field, with the quinella from the 2010 Derby, Super Satin and Super Pistachio, the only runners to finish behind ...

  10. Cruz-Whyte combo looks the Best Fit

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drawn inside him in Horse Galore and Super Boy drawn outside him but that is probably about it for the lead runners, so Best Fit's pace is going to be a valuable tactical asset. The dangers come from lighter weighted runners, with Caspar Fownes' Best Win (Olivier Doleuze) prominent among them. The five-year-old has had little racing but has established in that time he ...




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