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  1. Sport - Racing

    Peppermint just the tonic for fit-again Yeung

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Freelance jockey scores on 50-1 outsider for trainer Fownes as he continues his comeback from a fractured left ankle Peppermint just the tonic for fit-again Yeung The Caspar Fownes-trained Peppermint shocked punters and surprised his trainer with a 50-1 blowout victory in the Fan Lau Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley last night ...

  2. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... bounce back into form and run a place. Malayan Pearl (Mirco Demuro) is a smoky- he is rock-hard fit from racing, drawn one and has a light weight- and Better Announce (Karis Teetan) could also ... challenging from gate 12 against a relatively strong Class Four field, but is a horse with enough upside to be winning races in this grade and beyond. Also include Real Fit (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu), ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but lucky for me- I got on the horse after he's had some racing and is fully fit and I knew he couldn't keep drawing the outside, he had to get a good one soon," Moreira said. ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... Affluence Of Rain, who should be fitted with a Hannibal Lecter face mask, was another to have a nibble of Clark’s arm. We are just being facetious – horses may weigh up to five times more than ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    'Wrong grey' Volatility proves too Smart on dirt

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:40pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in his box one night- it wasn't a major thing, but it did mean he needed some time," Lui said. "But he's not a horse you have to give much work to anyway to have him fit ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    It would be Silly to write off Buddies

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the obvious advantage over him of local experience and race fitness, and that may decide things in his favour, but there was plenty to like about My Legend's barrier trial a month ago and he ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Life's great mysteries- and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... Dragon), with Purton climbing back on board for a clutch ride in the Singapore Airlines International Cup. First-up this season Moore admitted Military Attack wasn’t at peak fitness and that 1,600m ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Delight in Harbour after trial improvement

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... to return to race riding, building his own fitness with trial rides as he recovers from injuries sustained in a horror five-horse fall at Happy Valley in June last year. In the second trial, Dennis ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Magnifico! Italian trio brings flair to first half of the season

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... tsunami were remembered with sombre parades, it was a fitting tribute. The crowd went wild. Crowd’s eye view (watch from 9:40): “I was not supposed to jump off the horse, it isn’t allowed ... there was something wrong, then the stewards called me in. But 120,000 people making that type of noise was amazing." It seems like Demuro is a good fit for Hong Kong – he even has a belief in luck ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... felt the effort was necessary from a fitness perspective for the 1,200-pound son of Dubawi, who needed hard work- and even the application of blinkers in trackwork- to bring him into top ...




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