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  1. Tsui gets off the mark with a double- and a novelty win from the saddle

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the scales at a mere 105 pounds, was one of three trainers who stepped up for the Trainers' Ride for Charity and was rewarded for his courage when Bodacious scored a narrow win from Derek Cruz ... Tsui, who was on the speedy General Kingy in the inaugural edition of the straight 800m race last year, but was tipped out by Derek Cruz and John Moore. 'I'm just happy to be able ...

  2. Tony ticking over while older brother turns it on with Operation Secret

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It was a quiet day at the track by the standards of some seasons for the Cruz family, but Tony kept his season ticking over with a win while brother Derek continued to improve his scoreline as Operation Secret turned around some recent ill-luck. The win by Operation Secret (Olivier Doleuze) gave Derek Cruz (pictured) some particular pleasure as he had gone to New ...

  3. Cruz hails Flying Colours' progress

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken In the David and Goliath match up of the Lenovo Plate (1,200m) it was popular trainer Derek Cruz who tipped over the 'big shots' with his bargain basement griffin ... pedigree and it was no surprise to Cruz but might have been to any punters using the sales prices as a form guide. The nine runner event included some expensive purchases from the Jockey ...

  4. Flamboyant Doleuze puts on a Quality display at trials

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Par Excellence, a New Zealand-bred son of Minardi. If there was betting on the trials, trainer Derek Cruz would have pulled off an upset when Whatabob defied the Group One stars in the first ...

  5. No Joy And Fun for Cruz in Derby

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Last season's champion griffin relegated to the reserves for Hong Kong classic An impassioned plea by trainer Derek Cruz to have last season's champion griffin, Joy ... despite owning a domestic rating six points lower than Joy And Fun. Derek Cruz (pictured), who prepared plunge winner Encore Win in the third event at Happy Valley last night, said he would ...

  6. Joy And Fun gives Cruz reason to smile

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Eleven days ago, it was a dejected Derek Cruz who greeted the news that Joy And Fun had been balloted from the Hong Kong Derby. But yesterday in the final race, the same ... the final berth to a lower-rated colt in Danesis. But Cruz has been around long enough to not worry about things he can't control and simply got on with the job, refusing to criticise those ...

  7. Boss shows he's the king when it comes to tactics

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... patterns upside down. Boss won the third event for Derek Cruz on Encore Win, backed down from $190 to $141.50, and completed his two timer by making Tom's Six ($86) look a transformed horse ... 'That was a great ride from Glen,' winning trainer Cruz said. 'After he crossed the field he took hold and allowed Grand Commands to lead him, so he ended up in the box seat from gate ...

  8. Purton's chance to follow in Prebble's footsteps

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for Tony Cruz. Size also called Purton's senior compatriot, Glen Boss, to try to book him for the impressive last-start winner and Boss was keen, but he too had a firm commitment to the Derek Cruz-trained Joy And Fun. 'I was standing right next to Glen when he took the call from John Size, and he recommended me,' Purton said. 'I sent John a text straight away, expressing my ...

  9. Prince can keep Moore's season bubbling along nicely

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... In the opening leg, Ocean Prince is the logical banker after catching the eye in his two appearances to date. The Derek Cruz-trained gelding encountered some trouble in the run but closed off smartly ...

  10. Punters banking on Prebble and Doleuze

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... with Wong's Success for Francis Lui Kin-wai (race one), Freebird for Derek Cruz (race two) and Happy Go Lucky for 'king of the Valley' Caspar Fownes in the third. The Frenchman has rides ...




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