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  1. Cruz's high-priced star finally in credit

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... fail, a nose in front of gallant Bull's Eye. 'I'm very pleased with the second horse. We're trying to qualify him for the Derby and a run like that is certainly going ...

  2. Big heart, big engine and now a big rating

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... much covered,' Gray said. 'He ran sixth to Authorized in the Derby at Epsom last year as a three-year-old but he's come out and won a Group One at 1,600 metres at the first time ... as an ideal prospect by bloodstock agent Dan O'Donnell after winning a Listed race over 10 furlongs at Newmarket at his last start prior to the Epsom Derby last summer. The Woo family- siblings ...

  3. Very Fit in good shape for HK Derby, says Cruz

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Tony Cruz stable is in unstoppable form, with the champion trainer-in-waiting hailing brilliant front-runner Very Fit as a live candidate for the 2006 Hong Kong Derby ... sure he'll be a Derby horse.' Coetzee, who has been on top most of the Cruz stable Group winners over the past two years, agrees that Very Fit is destined for the top. 'It's ...

  4. A Special Day for Size after gelding steps up a grade

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... form graph. Having moved into Class One but still shouldering topweight of 133 pounds, despite racing a crack field of Hong Kong Derby graduates, there was no place to hide for Special Days. ... up in the Derby. ...

  5. Horace's Choice underlines his credentials for the classic

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Horace's Choice thrust himself back into the Derby picture with an emphatic win in the opening barrier trial at Sha Tin on Friday, a performance highlighted ... final 100m represented his best work, and he hit the line powerfully for Glen Boss. However, Derby rival Ambitious General again disappointed for trainer David Hall, weakening for a distant ...

  6. Sapelli can keep Plate for another season

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Derby and he has been engaged on Sapelli. The only negative is Coetzee has been given permission to ride two pounds over the minimum 113 pounds, negating some of his advantage, ...

  7. Just like old times for C-Team, but Sunshine's injury takes gloss off win

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the colt suffered a deep laceration after being galloped on. Coetzee, in town to ride Real Specialist for John Size in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, rode his first winner for Cruz in 1999 ... and was relieved to go home with something to show for his hit-and run mission, after Real Specialist finished ninth in the Derby. 'I had a feeling I was going to be able to do something ...

  8. Luck of draw gives Able One head start

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to get his main opposition from compatriot Planteur (gate 10), the Ed Dunlop-trained Snow Fairy (eight), Hong Kong Derby winner Super Satin (one) and the John Moore-trained local pair Collection ...

  9. Cruz's magic touch to pay huge dividends with Danesis

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... record of any of the 24 trainers at headquarters. And the recent trials and trackwork from Danesis shows he is primed for the occasion. Danesis gained a place in the Mercedes Benz Hong Kong Derby ...

  10. Treasure looks to make amends

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Derek Cruz's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby aspirant Green Treasure can atone for a narrow loss last time by winning the $1 million Indigenous Handicap over 1,800 metres at Sha Tin today on the Gold Cup undercard, and thereby confirm his place in the field for the prestigious event next month. Green Treasure is currently a borderline case regarding Derby ...




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