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  1. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com To run or not: Ho's Derby question for Hero Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW ... a HK$160,000 late entry fee, but the prizemoney he won today will cover it." If Ho does decide to run Flame Hero in the Derby, he will be out to emulate Collection (2008) and Akeed Mofeed (2013), ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... will saddle up Blazing Speed, Dominant (Sheema Classic), Sterling City (Golden Shaheen), Amber Sky and Joy And Fun (Al Quoz Sprint). In addition, Rich Tapestry runs at Super Saturday this weekend ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds David Hall-trained Country Charm hasn't exactly been the pin-up horse for punters but his ability hasn't ... said he didn't think Country Charm was fast enough. "I just said do your best and as you saw, he was plenty fast enough. "There's no doubting his ability to win races, ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in getting towards the outside rail in the straight. One run which did stand out was You Read My Mind 's effort for second to G-One Leader in the Class Three cup race, as the gelding might have been in the best part of the straight but he did plenty of work in the run. From the outside gate, he was sent forward early in order to cross the field and lead on the rail to the home turn, ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by Alan Aitken

    ... form worth following in the near future. Yes, it was a fast run time but it was difficult to get a read on the real worth of the time, as the Class Three was the only straight race of the day ... across from his inside draw to win under a big weight and not getting much of a breather in running. And jockey Joao Moreira later suggested the win was value for even better than it looked ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Size extends his championship lead after scoring a treble

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Size said. "His ability got him where he is quite quickly, and he would have got to Class Two too soon if he'd got there three runs ago. I'm happier heading to a higher grade with him now that he's had that extra racing experience." Sichuan Exec's record now reads four wins from 10 starts after Moreira also crossed from a wide draw to find the rail early ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Forget BC and AD- Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 07:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... affected. Stewards are more flustered than a cross-eyed air traffic controller trying to keep Moreira’s wayward riding in check, and professional punters are trying to weigh up the value of his ... of his presence. To be fair, Purton looks rejuvenated as the weather warms up and he may yet give his Brazilian rival a run for his money, but even the Australian admits this championship is all ...

  8. Cross-over events taking their toll on Class Three

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the cross-over 65-60 bracket, will bypass the Class Three races for which they are eligible either because they have just taken the chance to run in an extended Class Four or because they see one coming ... in the 700 events run, with 20 of those Class Fours 65-40 extended-band races, 10 under the 'special conditions' heading like tonight's fourth race for horses who have not won ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion at Happy Valley

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the picture in most of his runs this season without quite getting the job done but Wednesday's Class Four trophy race has all the boxes ticked. Hinyuen Paladin, Plain Red Banner, Heart Wood, Little Rainforest and Full Of Fun are all regular forward runners and they should ensure a worthwhile tempo which suits a run-on type like Rising Power.   The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... is jump, run and flow – where he brought some in-race awareness and tactical nous into play. After enduring a bumping duel with Zac Purton down the side, Moreira sensed an opportunity to escape ... going was closer to the rail, Whyte shows patience when the sprint goes on, sticks solid and times his run to perfection. 4. Olivier Doleuze- Ensemble- Class Three Handicap ...




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