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  1. He's only a baby but Liberator shows his credentials for the 2012 Derby

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken While the four-year-olds headed towards the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby rightly held centre stage yesterday, trainer David Ferraris was firing a long-term shot across the bow of 2012 Derby hopefuls with Liberator. The three-year-old son of Encosta De Lago strolled to his third straight victory for the season and the normally reserved Ferraris didn't mind talking ...

  2. Brave Kid 'up to the Derby'

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Brave Kid will attempt to do the impossible and win seven races for the season, and he will do it in style in the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby without champion ... was doubtless mindful of all of that when he made his agonised decision last night to stick with the Caspar Fownes-trained Super Satin in the Derby. 'I can tell you that I have never had a more ...

  3. Gains, Lhojong get one last chance

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken With the clock very much ticking for Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopefuls, promising four-year-olds Lhojong and Supreme Gains will be out to make the best of a late chance to squeeze into the frame this Sunday. With the field to be announced two weeks from next Wednesday, the pressure to make the final Derby spots could not be greater and champion jockey Douglas Whyte ...

  4. Whyte happy to hop aboard Dragon

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been aboard Ambitious Dragon for the gelding's last four starts and remains unbeaten on him, including Group One wins in the Derby and Classic Cup, but his plans to fly in for the QEII Cup ... horse and he looks the real deal.' Carrying a Derby win into the QEII Cup has not been a great recommendation, with only Vengeance Of Rain (2005) able to win the double. Whyte finished ...

  5. Solid book of rides makes Whyte the value bet

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The Derby Day meeting looks a particularly competitive programme and the Jockey Challenge promises to be an exciting contest, but when in doubt, back Douglas Whyte. Whyte has ... between top Derby chances Super Satin and Brave Kid, but regardless of that result, he has a great book of supporting chances and with the most rides today will be right among the Challenge ...

  6. Towering still on upgrade, says Whyte

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

    ... Alan Aitken Towering Feeling's slim prospects of forcing his way into the Derby tumbled to zero with a narrow victory in the 3D-Gold Cup (1,400m), but he lost no status with Douglas Whyte. The gelding needed a big victory if he was to push his handicap rating high enough to make Derby selection a possibility but a neck was not the margin for which his connections were ...

  7. Whyte to make hay in Prebble's absence

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Brave Kid is having his final run before the Derby and may leave Whyte with a difficult decision, should he stretch his brilliant winning streak to six. Trainer Paul O'Sullivan has looked ...

  8. End-of-season Delight in store for owner Law

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

    ... by 1990 Epsom Derby winner Quest For Fame out of a daughter of 1985 Victoria Derby hero Red Anchor, getting 1,800m should not be an issue but until now, the four-year-old has not been tried beyond ...

  9. Whyte snares coveted ride on elegant fashion

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Top trainer David Hayes revealed yesterday that reigning champion rider Douglas Whyte (left) would take over on Hong Kong Derby-winning mare Elegant Fashion in next weekend's Asia's World City Hong Kong Cup Trial. Regular pilot Gerald Mosse is on the sidelines due to suspension until December and Whyte will keep the saddle warm for the Frenchman ...

  10. Red-hot Whyte can run his rivals ragged

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gives Fresh Air strong claims second-up, but Whyte hasn't faired as well with Big Winner Again, who has drawn the outside gate and will make the Derby winning hoop's job tougher in Sha ... this horse. Tuscan Spirit is on the back-up after last week's Derby and shouldn't be discounted in the Premier Plate over the more suitable 1,800m. Craig's Dragon, Bouncer and Elegance ...




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