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  1. Supreme looks right on song for Derby

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Supreme Gains has been regarded as a potential Derby horse from the day he won on debut and those dreams gained some added substance yesterday when the well-bred gelding turned ... for Sunday's Derby and looked thoroughly satisfied as he walked the Australian-bred galloper back to trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung after the workout. Although he is a 20-1 chance for the Derby ...

  2. Derby lead-ups have let cat out of the bag

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Derby, so how ironic that it should have stolen so much thunder from the event. For a fraction of the prize money, the HK$3 million Derby Trial at 1,800 metres has basically resolved the Derby ... having twice faced each other at level weights in the Classic Mile and Derby Trial with almost identical results. In other words, the lead-up programme is so suitable that it's had ...

  3. Rail ruling takes gloss off importance of derby day meeting

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken In the final analysis, the B+2 rail placement may not have influenced the result of the Hong Kong Derby or Chairman's Trophy, but it was certainly a topic of conversation that the rail was out for such an important day. Jockey Club head of racing operations John Ridley said he could not remember the Derby meeting being on the B+2 in his time and that takes in the past 13 ...

  4. All's Well with Shum's Derby candidate

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell 'The corn was cut out and he is now back to normal' Frontline Derby contender All's Well has recovered from the setback that forced his withdrawal from last week's Derby Trial and is still on target for the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said yesterday that All's Well had contracted a corn ...

  5. Survey's race a great Derby pointer

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The performance of Derby-bound Survey Survey to win the final event at Sha Tin on Sunday takes on a new significance when one compares it with the result of the corresponding ... late for third. Hello Pretty went on to land the Derby Trial over 1,800m, while Viva Pataca emerged as the best young stayer with a sparkling victory in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby ...

  6. Cruz delight as Pegasus lands plum Derby draw

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Floral Pegasus emerged with a vice-like grip on Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby after the celebrity draw for the HK$16 million classic yesterday. Managing owner ... 21.6 seconds. 'It was exactly what I wanted, and he came through it perfectly,' said Cruz, who won the 2004 Derby with Lucky Owners. John Moore promised more aggressive tactics ...

  7. DREAM RUN TO DERBY GLORY- in Prebble's own words

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Brett Prebble was talking to Racing Editor Murray Bell 'Yesterday's Hong Kong Derby on Vital King rates right up there alongside last year's Yasuda Kinen with Bullish Luck ... of New Zealand racing. So it's a very long-standing association. Ever since Vital King won over 1,800 metres at Sha Tin in mid January, we've thought he was our Derby horse and today ...

  8. Tough job puzzling out Derby hopefuls

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Derby puzzle was dumped on the playing table on Monday, with jigsaw material everywhere at the initial entry stage. Now the process begins of putting the relevant pieces ... it has to be said he possesses a Derby pedigree, being by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus from a daughter of the great Mill Reef, Floral Pegasus is a compact, muscular chestnut and has ...

  9. Towering has the ability to squeeze into Derby field

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Towering Feeling's chances of squeezing into the Hong Kong Derby field go on the line when the promising four-year-old tackles the final leg of Tuesday's massive Triple ... for the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) on March 18, but on his form this season it could well be possible. The Faltaat gelding scored in his first two appearances of the season ...

  10. Derby winner eyes QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Sir Percy could be become the first Epsom Derby winner to race in Hong Kong next month if all goes to plan in Saturday's US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic. ... some tough races before the Derby and it was a remarkable job from Marcus and his staff to have the horse good enough to win that race,' Dwyer said. 'Being the horse he is, he ran his ...




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