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  1. Sport - Racing

    Mr Gnocchi books a place in the Hong Kong Derby but no certainty to line up

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Gnocchi no certainty for Derby but ensures place Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said that Hong Kong Derby plans for Mr Gnocchi are not set in stone, despite ... he added. Off a rating of 87 on Sunday, the gelding will be raised into the 90s and is virtually guaranteed a place in the Derby, where owner Dr Gene Tsoi Wai-wang would be looking to add ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Say hello to My Little Friend- he's a gun

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... but provided his lungs are clear, he might be able to run a race judging by his trial effort. The former star three-year-old- winner of the Group Two UAE Derby and seventh in the Group One Kentucky Derby last year- was given a niggle to run into second but looked a picture of health. The 90-rater should be able to secure a spot in the Group One Hong Kong Derby field if that is where ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Super Lifeline's path in the hands of owner: Millard

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... into the 90s, where he would likely be assured of a run in the Classic Cup or the Derby, but the trainer said that will be up to the aspirations of owner, Dr Eddy Fong Ching. This is a horse who ... Millard. "If Eddy really wants to run in the Derby then I guess he could run, but I don't think that's the best way to go. I have another one for the Hong Kong Macau Trophy so ...

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    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... dropping from fifth gear down to third in a sports car. They are athletes, they are born to compete," said Whyte, who will ride the star of Sunday's show- Hong Kong Cup and Derby winner ...

  5. Derby-bound Super Satin turns on power in trials

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Caspar Fownes has given Hong Kong Derby hopeful, Super Satin, an easy time at trackwork since he notched up his fourth consecutive win at Sha Tin on January 16, ... up to the mark when he steps out next Tuesday in the Derby Trial (1,800m) at Sha Tin. The Danehill Dancer gelding finished second to talented Algarve when resuming this season, but has since ...

  6. Glorious trial puts rivals on notice

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... time of the morning (1.10.3). Runner-up Real Supreme trialled well; he was over-looked for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, the 89-rated colt losing his spot to three lower-ranked horses after unconvincing lead-up form over 1,400m. He ended up reserve for the Derby, and as you would expect, Peter Ng Bik-kuen has him looking fit and well. Brett Prebble has ridden the solid ...

  7. Exciting Collection's Derby build-up in handicapper's hands

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Prospects for John Moore's leading Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopeful, Collection, lie in the hands of handicapper Nigel Gray after yesterday's revised rating list ... race to have him right for his Derby assignment on March 22- a race for which Moore believes he should be a clear favourite. The trainer had originally pencilled in the Class Two over 1,800m ...

  8. All's Well with Shum's Derby candidate

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell 'The corn was cut out and he is now back to normal' Frontline Derby contender All's Well has recovered from the setback that forced his withdrawal from last week's Derby Trial and is still on target for the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said yesterday that All's Well had contracted a corn ...

  9. Jockey fails Derby day breath test

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Jockey Henry Tsang Kam-chuen has been suspended after failing a breathalyser test before racing on Hong Kong Derby day at Sha Tin yesterday. Tsang recorded an alcohol reading ... of the $14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, was suspended until May 1. The penalty includes nine race days. He is the second jockey to be suspended for an alcohol offence in Hong Kong. German ...

  10. Cruz and Size unleash Derby prospects

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... a couple of potential Derby contenders on Sunday with Russian Pearl and High Intelligent. Cruz's Russian Pearl was arguably the more impressive with his win on his local debut when claiming ... course to the winner, the result would have been different. He is another exciting prospect and looks capable of more victories. Size's High Intelligent is another eligible for the Derby ...




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