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  1. Chadwick in a league of his own

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Matthew Chadwick keeps stepping up, defying history and making a mockery of the established numbers of the business. Yesterday's double saw him join Derek Leung Ka-chun ... said. 'We've talked quite a bit and he's been very helpful, very encouraging, and I appreciate it so much.' Chadwick's allocated trainer, Tony Cruz, has been doing his ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sounds so good for Moore

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the gates readily. At his last run, Money Strong showed signs of heart irregularity after a poor run when his rider eased him out of the race, but trainer Derek Cruz gave him a break to get over ... But another four Moore wins on Sunday cut Size's advantage to five and, most notably, Moore has belted the next line of chasers- putting 15 wins between himself and third-placed Tony Cruz. Add ...

  4. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG CUP

    Draw key as Memory retains trophy

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Tony Cruz-trained grey enters the history books by becoming the first horse ever to win the HK$22 million feature race back-to-back Draw key as Memory ... the penny dropped his way a day earlier. "There were three barriers left at the draw- 1, 12, and 13- and we got barrier one, like last year," the jockey said after the Tony Cruz ...

  5. Collection proves he's ready for Dubai

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

    ... Good Ba Ba's first 2,000m attempt for some seasons ended with a fourth placing that had trainer Derek Cruz confirm the Dubai Duty Free (1,800m) as the next target. 'The pace was a bit slow early, then they left him flat footed when they sprinted. I hope there'll be a better speed in Dubai but he finished off the race well,' Cruz said. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing ...

  6. Cruz hopes Dettori will saddle up for new Hong Kong Derby attempt

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Tony Cruz has sent out an SOS to charismatic jockey Frankie Dettori after the mount on Beauty Flash in next Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby was thrown open ... is unlikely to do so, as an appeal and the subsequent delay would jeopardise other important rides coming up for the Belgian jockey, including the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 27. Cruz said last ...

  7. Cruz puts faith in Soumillon to Flash home on Beauty

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... something at least as special as last year's Thumbs Up ride if he is to overcome barrier 14 on the Tony Cruz-trained Beauty Flash. But Cruz, who won the race a record three times as a jockey ... about the draw,' Cruz said, though he was not willing to reveal his tactics. 'I would be crazy to talk in the press about what our tactics might be- these big races are often decided ...

  8. Three's a crowd as jockey contest produces a tie

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the opening leg on the 10-year-old Bobo Win for Derek Cruz, justifying the Frenchman's early favouritism for the series, but in the second leg it was Irishman Murtagh on Master Dream who took ...

  9. Cruz and Chadwick seize the day

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick took top billing on the Derby Trial undercard, with Cruz leading in three winners including the first griffin race of the new year, while his boom apprentice stole a double and edged out the big names for his second Jockey Challenge. Cruz landed the griffin race with American-bred three-year-old California Moon (Christophe ...

  10. Double gives Cruz plenty to cheer about

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz was one of three trainers to prepare a double, but the perfectionist horseman was disappointed at not being able to vie for the big bucks in the Classic Mile - a race he had won in each of the previous two years. Cruz had to settle for the 'little fish are sweet' approach to the Group One day, taking the Class Two Baker Handicap (1,200m) ...




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