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  1. Whyte salutes 'fantastic' Size

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte produced a tactical masterpiece to win the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Fay Fay yesterday then happily yielded the stage ... of the neck from the top of the straight, as Fay Fay dared a rival to get past him and none could. 'It's great to win a second Derby but I can't express how happy and excited I am ...

  2. Dominant Whyte has rivals reeling

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Dream Team winner to catch the eye, winning his fifth race from seven starts in impressive style and the well-bred four-year-old is steaming on to what ultimately looks a Derby campaign next ... that as he goes in distance then I'm sure there'll be plenty of pressure to go towards the Derby,' Size said. 'He'll have the rating and he's a four-year-old so ...

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    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com To run or not: Ho's Derby question for Hero Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) after the four-year-old put himself into the picture with a determined victory on Saturday. Douglas Whyte took advantage of the inside draw on the last-start winner ...

  4. Whyte's mastery will be the key to Fellowship's success

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

    ... finished seventh in last year's Epsom Derby, only one placing behind current Hong Kong Derby favourite Helene Mascot. ...

  5. Man and Whyte to light up city circuit

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... by Danehill from a daughter of 1989 Epsom Derby hero Nashwan. Lok Wah Success has had only two runs for Man and looks ready to salute in the wake of his good second to Lucky Dice over this course ...

  6. 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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    'Massive' sympathy for Doleuze as Whyte grabs Derby ride

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Connections stick with winning combo, leaving unlucky Frenchman with stable's second string Champion Douglas Whyte was yesterday confirmed as the rider of BMW Hong Kong Derby ... in the Derby, with the Frenchman to pilot the horse in a barrier trial on Friday. If Doleuze does ride Gold-Fun then Umberto Rispoli will ride Gibson's third runner, Mizani, who trialled yesterday ...

  8. Fay Fay can repeat his Derby triumph

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Alan.aitken@scmp.com The likelihood of a soft tempo and a replay of the way the Hong Kong Derby was run gives the John Size-trained Fay Fay his chance this afternoon to repel ... to the winner, and that is a space where Fay Fay (Douglas Whyte) and the Aidan O'Brien-trained Treasure Beach (Jamie Spencer) have the right stuff. Hong Kong Derby winners don't have ...

  9. Derby duo strut their stuff at trials

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A pair of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopefuls went toe-to-toe in an all-weather trial at Sha Tin yesterday as they rounded-out preparations for next ... luck in the Derby and the classy colt will now jump the extra 600m with five weeks between runs. Matthew Chadwick (pictured) will ride Bullish Champion on Sunday week and yesterday he gave ...

  10. Jacobee to lay down his powerful Derby credentials

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken There is a lot more water to flow under the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby bridge yet, but the John Moore-trained Jacobee has all the early momentum towards the race and should ... cannot answer the questions about his stamina. Arrayed against him is another Derby-bound four-year-old in Handsome Zulu, placed at 2,400m in the New Zealand Derby at three, and a four-handed ...




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