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  1. Exciting Xtension has his day in the sun

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Even sitting at home in his box yesterday, the Derby winner Ambitious Dragon was an awesome presence as John Moore and Darren Beadman claimed the BMW Champions Mile ... to 1,600m after the Derby was some kind of gamble but he freshened up well and he's done the job. Now we can look to the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, which he has already been entered for, ...

  2. Champ Snow Fairy takes the 'easier' route to glory

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox English trainer Ed Dunlop admits he has taken the easier option with outstanding mare Snow Fairy, who will still face a field brimming with nine Group One winners in the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m). A brilliant winner of last y ...

  3. Dragon gets job done despite early scare

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the five weeks break between the Derby and this- we really squeezed him for the Derby and I think he was a little bit better for that- but he bounced back. Anything is possible for the future ...


    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and September. On the upgrade. Motivator Very easy winner of the Derby at Epsom early June, and his latest narrow defeats have come over shorter distances. Back over best trip, could redeem reputation. ... behind Bago after landing a Group Two at Deauville. Primed for another big run. Warrsan Failed in his bid to win a third consecutive Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 3, but has bounced back ...

  5. Schutz decides Dwyer is the right man to partner Gallery in Singapore

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... an Epsom Derby and a Hong Kong Vase, so the big event won't worry him.' Schutz reported that Champions Gallery galloped the left-handed Singapore direction at Sha Tin last Friday. ... Airlines Cup on Sunday week. The Derby placegetter's regular rider, Olivier Doleuze, preferred to ride at Sha Tin so Schutz was forced to look elsewhere for the Kranji race. 'I'm ...

  6. Champions Gallery puts on a dazzling display in trials

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... time this year as the sire of upset Arc de Triomphe winner Rail Link. The colt gets plenty of strength from the female side of his pedigree, too, as dam Pure is a sister to the 1992 Epsom Oaks ...

  7. Beadman sets sizzling pace despite late start

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the straight, he's really left them for dead.' For Beadman, winning on Yankee was no new experience as the well-bred son of 1990 Epsom Derby hero Quest For Fame was formerly an inmate at Bob ...

  8. Youngster Barzalona ready to ride with the big boys

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I want to prove my own form and talent here.' Barzalona announced his arrival not only as a star, but as a natural showman, in this year's Epsom Derby aboard Pour Moi. ...

  9. Ever-improving Sight Winner can bounce back to his best

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... rider. He was one-paced to the line and was beaten two lengths behind Tom's Six. Brett Prebble takes over today, and the good-looking son of Epsom Derby winner Galileo looks like again ...

  10. Mr Award on the way back up the ladder

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The once-despised Mr Award has thrown off the poor reputation he gathered as he took time to acclimatise and the Peter Ho Leung-trained gelding looks a lynchpin for the opening leg of Sunday's Triple Trio opening leg. As a two-year-old, Mr Award showed above-average ability winning the Listed Woodcote Stakes at the Epsom Derby meeting, ...




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