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  1. 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 ...

  2. Size still to get on the scoreboard

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most trainers have now managed to get off the mark for the season with five of them doing it yesterday. Reigning champion Caspar Fownes started his score ticking with style, leading in a double, while Paul O'Sullivan, Sean Woods, Andy Leung Ting-wah and Derek Cruz all struck their first blows for the new season on the card. Still to get out of the gates are Me Tsui Yu-sak, ...

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    Young guns seal double for Fownes

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the night, winning for Danny Shum Chap-shing on Eastern Empire in the second race. He then added to his tally on the Derek Cruz-trained Fun Rider at long odds in the final race. ... and whether we should persist with him." Fownes narrowly missed a treble when Best Win just failed to hold out All Victory in the seventh, but the winner gave trainer Tony Cruz and jockey Matt ...

  4. Pure champion caps Mosse treble

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Renown for Richard Gibson, but he was at his feature race best on Pure Champion for Tony Cruz, finding a space with cover in the run before letting the five-year-old stallion loose in the stretch ... a really nice turn of foot,' Mosse said. Trainer Cruz said that Pure Champion, purchased as a potential classic horse last term, had been much better acclimatised this time. 'I think ...

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    Fownes lands double, but it's still tight at top

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

    ... placings. With Whyte absent in Japan on Sunday, Purton gets a golden chance to close up the four-win deficit in the race for the jockeys' championship. Derek Cruz provided the upset win ... in a winner. I'm quite excited by getting him to win one- he's such a lovely type of horse Caspar Fownes on great and beyond Dennis Yip Chor-hong still holds sway with 59 wins over Tony Cruz ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Fownes sees light at the end of the Rainbow

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

    ... with a win for Derek Cruz on new Class Five acquisition Starlit Warrior and later added Beauty Sparkle for Tony Cruz. But he was not as fortunate as others in the stewards' room, getting ... if he can strengthen up a bit." Starlit Warrior had been 18 starts without a placing under Andy Leung Ting-wah, but was able to win at the first time of asking for Cruz and Chadwick said ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Fownes has high hopes for graduated Ho

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... most importantly, he has got the right attitude," Fownes said. "We always continue to support our apprentices after they graduate." Ho brought up the milestone on the Derek Cruz-trained Castle Hero and backed up two races later on Fownes' The Prince. Both of Ho's winners were horses with lameness issues nursed to raceday on eight-day back-ups. Unfortunately ...

  8. Ever-improving Mark Up ready to take it to next level

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... back and the race may not break for him the way it looks like doing for Mark Up, but the Derek Cruz-trained gelding drops sharply in the weights and, if the tempo is sound, he will be finding the line strongly as usual. Look for improvement from Local Power (Derek Leung Ka-chun), who returns to his best course and distance after dropping in the ratings for some worthwhile runs ...

  9. Tout Va Bien can score with his luxury weight

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... combination of Matthew Chadwick and Tony Cruz are unlikely to hand up an outright lead easily, but from gate one, they might try to hold the box seat if Tout Va Bien or other on-pace influences want ... The Faltaat gelding has since been freshened up and brought back to the mile trip by his new trainer, and drops back into Class Four. Again, Cruz and Chadwick will be hard to toss with Blade Force, ...

  10. Prebble holds all the aces for Challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the performance of Fun Rider late in the card, and Prebble can do his bit for Derek Cruz's connections by denying Turbo King any further points in the last when he takes the mount on Perfect Style ...




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