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  1. Cruz on fire as chargers eye more victories

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Tony Cruz rocketed to the top of the trainers' standings with a treble and all three horses should have more wins in store. Cruz may have been pipped on the final day of last season for the title by John Moore, but he has started on fire with seven victories. He overtook his brother Derek yesterday with wins to Chancellor, Turf Express and Mega ...

  2. New Greenfield can shine on debut

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... silverware by season's end, and Derek Cruz-trained New Greenfield may able to outshine them on debut. The Class Two looks highly competitive before the event and is going to be a race to watch ... not have been disappointing and the manner of the victory was really eye-catching. Derek Cruz's horses have come out running early in the term and, if New Greenfield is ready to produce some ...

  3. Joy And Fun ready to put injury behind him

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Derek Cruz-trained Joy And Fun has the character and the talent to shrug off the injury that postponed his return this season and make it a winning entry in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) this afternoon at Sha Tin. The four-year-old suffered a fracture to the wither region in August, not one of the common racehorse injuries, and Cruz was forced to delay ...

  4. Operation Secret to bring curtain down with a bang

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... ran well when wide at Happy Valley and should not have any such problems here. Operation Secret has been an honest servant for Derek Cruz, his 24 starts earning prize money of: $4.2m ... Alan Aitken The season finale in the Sha Tin Mile Trophy is a riddle within a conundrum and punters might do well to have their last roll of the dice for 2008-09 at longer odds with Derek ...

  5. Double Luck goes halves with One World after thrilling finish

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... at the 700m, the race itself became a slugfest between the Derek Cruz-trained Fantastic Guy and Industrial Express (Douglas Whyte) over the final 250m. 'I made sure to ride him at the 115 and, ... fight.' Cruz said Fantastic Guy was always vulnerable to a rival with a turn of foot but there was no such creature in yesterday's event. 'He's genuine now he's ...

  6. Bank on red-hot Prebble to deliver Triple Trio goodies

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Derek Cruz-trained runner down to the ground. Cruz has already lifted his start of season acquisition from the lowly mark of 22 to 35, care of two wins, and there is every possibility the astute ... however, and he won't want to stand the likes of Gerald Mosse on Win A Dozen, or Derek Leung Ka-chun on Infallible Choice, too much of a head-start in what could be a slowly run race. ...

  7. Hay List lined up to break local domination of HK Sprint

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Schofield, a previous Hong Kong Sprint winner on the Derek Cruz-trained Natural Blitz (in 2005) when the race was still over the straight 1,000m, left no question about his opinion of Hay List ...

  8. Raider set to spoil Grand Zulu's debut

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... decent horse here with a win at his second run and another solid effort in the Panasonic Cup. If Tony Cruz is not there to upset Grand Zulu, then perhaps it will be his brother Derek, who saddles ... Alan Aitken Leading trainer Tony Cruz has a surprisingly light representation at today's Sha Tin card, but his five-year-old Raider can make up for the lack of numbers with strong ...

  9. Cruz-Whyte combo looks the Best Fit

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Champion jockey Douglas Whyte and the man who may be champion trainer, Tony Cruz, have proved a potent team and they can continue that association with Best Fit in the Maverick Star Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight. After having five rides for Cruz over a six-year period up to the end of last season, Whyte has combined with the leading yard seven times ...

  10. Diamond Knight and Eight Plus Nine find their rhythm for Woods

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to win a race any time. In fact, for Diamond Knight (Derek Leung Ka-chun) it was the first score of his 23-start Hong Kong career when he landed the third event up the straight course and Eight ... on race morning, with the Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old showing a build up of mucopus in his throat. Then the horse that took over favouritism, John Moore's new three-year-old from New ...




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