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    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

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

    ... the discrepancy between the give in the ground on the inside and outside is greater. Brett Prebble did it twice in a day in May 2012 when Common Goal and Familists won after coming with wide runs on a wet ... racecaller Brett Davis alerted viewers to the looming threat charging late. In the next turf race, when Angland missed the start by about eight lengths on Lucky Bonus, he looked even less likely ...

  2. Prebble's 'begging' was a big Plus

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The 48-year-old trainer gave full credit to Brett Prebble after the jockey guided Tremendous Plus to victory in the fourth event. 'Brett asked me to bring the horse to Happy Valley,' Chang said. 'He's not a speed horse and I thought he would have to be better at Sha Tin.' Prebble said he had 'begged' Chang to try the Valley, where ...

  3. Riding ban spoils Prebble's double

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Top jockey Brett Prebble is out of the National Day Cup reckoning after stewards went on a careless-riding blitz at Happy Valley last night ... prepared for that by taking out the Valley feature with a horse who has made good travelling in the other direction. Siu previously raced Familists (Brett Prebble) in Australia, under the name Hus ...

  4. Peppermint can make for sweet success

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The combination of the Caspar Fownes-trained Peppermint and jockey Brett Prebble can provide a reliable banker in the second leg of Thursday's Triple ... for Prebble, but offsetting the negatives is what should be a suitably hot speed that will allow him to slot back in the field and storm home late. There are at least half a dozen horses that like ...

  5. Classy Destined For Glory looks a tough nut to crack

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Moore-trained gelding to be a tougher nut to crack. Destined For Glory (Brett Prebble) has shown an inclination to be keen in his races. However, having had the run at the longer trip might see him more ... didn't get a start in the Derby, his best two efforts have been over this trip, and he will drop to a handicap of 119 pounds even with Prebble putting up a pound overweight. In a small field, ...

  6. Prebble claims treble, but it's brilliant Boss who gets the plaudits with Target

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Brett Prebble and Douglas Whyte were back from suspensions and making up for the lost time but Glen Boss was the jockey who set the crowd alight at Happy Valley last night ... that arch-rival Brett Prebble was able to collect. Prebble had missed four meetings with suspension and had his eye in right from the word go, aggressively dictating terms on Tony Cruz's new ...

  7. Prebble tops list, but Whyte's the way to go

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Douglas Whyte is the best value bet in tonight's Jockey Challenge at $2.50 and has the arsenal to gun down last season's Happy Valley master Brett Prebble, who was posted an odds-on favourite when the fixed odds market opened last night. Prebble has a great book of rides but, at an opening quote of $1.85, his supporters are better advised to take a few ...

  8. Day of mixed fortunes for red-hot Prebble

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The stewards may have taken a fine edge off Brett Prebble's day, but the Australian still made hay while Douglas Whyte was suspended, taking over to win on two ... the lead. But Prebble managed a satisfying double on Shining Victory and Sapelli for treble-winning trainer John Size, who borrowed Prebble with Whyte on the bench. 'Brett was available ...

  9. Prebble needs to strike more gold at the Valley

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Momentum was with Brett Prebble at the most recent Happy Valley fixture, when he took a record six races. Many thought the race was over and Douglas Whyte had foundered after nine straight titles. Nobody could have imagined that, three meetings later, Prebble would be three behind, but the Durban Demon has had the wind in his sails at Sha Tin. That's why the contest is delicately ...

  10. Hayes' Ain't Here puts in a dazzling trial effort

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Classic Mile contender Special King Prawn. He is far more relaxed in his work now and the trial was clearly evidence of that fact. Brett Prebble had him settled just behind the leading brigade ...




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