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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Akeed's low-rated Derby victory is a blessing in disguise

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Gibson deserves credit for a job well done and the star has an extra gear to take it to next level Akeed's low-rated Derby victory is a blessing in disguise Winning the lowest-rated Hong Kong Derby has left Akeed Mofeed and his people in a unique, and even preferable, situation with regard to the horse's future plans. We are aware ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1194839/akeeds-low-rated-derby-victory-blessing-disguise
  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Selection for Derby should be delayed to the 11th hour

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Current form is so much more important- and the panel should take that into account Selection for Derby should be delayed to the 11th hour If the mishmash which has been the BMW Derby field selection this year has suggested anything, it is that the Jockey Club might save a lot of pain and an equal amount of face with a later announcement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1189347/selection-derby-should-be-delayed-11th-hour
  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    A classic case of confusing the Hong Kong Derby picture

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of confusing theDerby picture The irony of the Classic Cup, not just on Sunday but every year, has been that the concept of the race was to give racing fans a linear guide to the Hong Kong Derby ... at 1,600m, 1,800m and then 2,000m. Before there was a Classic Cup- or its previous title, the Derby Trial- as an "official" lead-up, the Derby runners took any number of different paths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1154016/classic-case-confusing-hong-kong-derby-picture
  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Few options for trainers to prepare expensive Private Purchase horses for the main event Race calendar not offering much help to Derby hopefuls Trainers seem to be leaving some Derby runners until later in the season now for their first appearance, but are they getting much help from the programme in preparing them? In recent seasons, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1143834/race-calendar-not-offering-much-help-derby-hopefuls
  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Akeed Mofeed no Collection, but doesn't have to be

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com He may be a worthy Derby favourite, but his ascension to the throne of expectation still tells us a lot about this year's classic Akeed Mofeed no Collection, but doesn't have to be And so we have the BMW Hong Kong Derby favourite we had been expecting since September, and a worthy one, but Akeed Mofeed's ascension to the throne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1180198/akeed-mofeed-no-collection-doesnt-have-be
  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    All-conquering Hong Kong needs to flex muscles in new frontiers

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... two Royal Ascot sprint winners have in common? Both ran last in the Derby.) Which makes us wonder whether fresh targets are required, or even possible, in order to improve on what is becoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1516377/all-conquering-hong-kong-needs-flex-muscles-new-frontiers
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON THE RAILS

    Live webcast of top Hong Kong races is just a matter of will

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to being able to webcast highlight-level horseracing to a world eager for it, but obviously that isn't the case on US racing's biggest day (however beloved the Kentucky Derby might be). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1348432/live-webcast-top-hong-kong-races-just-matter-will
  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Classic Mile? More like Class Two in terms of quality

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... More like Class Two in terms of quality Ol' River Hong Kong Derby may have more water to flow under its bridge in the next two months, but anyone who witnessed the Classic Mile on Sunday as a showcase for the four-year-olds had to leave thinking the city's favourite classic is already over. And not in a good way. Richard Gibson won the Classic Mile with Gold-Fun, but his 2013 Derby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1133814/classic-mile-more-class-two-terms-quality
  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Persistence could finally be paying off with Willie Cazals

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is a serious winning chance in the race that has not stayed at home since 1998. Willie Cazals has come quite a way in his Hong Kong journey. Less than 18 months ago, the former Italian Derby runner-up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1248329/persistence-could-finally-be-paying-willie-cazals
  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Eagle Regiment looks set to do battle on foreign soil

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the Hong Kong entries look to have been speculative or a plan B anyway. Akeed Mofeed, for example, has an entry in both the World Cup and Duty Free, just 13 days after the BMW Hong Kong Derby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1138756/eagle-regiment-looks-set-do-battle-foreign-soil

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