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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. Cruz-Whyte combo looks the Best Fit

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Champion jockey Douglas Whyte and the man who may be champion trainer, Tony Cruz, have proved a potent team and they can continue that association with Best Fit in the Maverick ... this term for an outstanding five wins. He links with Cruz on Super Genki earlier in the night, then takes over on Best Fit as that horse comes off a thorough belting behind Supreme Win over 1,400m ...

  3. Jackpot Delight fit and ready to make up for lost time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Recurring soundness issues may have stopped Jackpot Delight reaching the heights he once promised, but a sparkling barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday suggested trainer Caspar Fownes has the gelding back on song. Jackpot Delight was one of two ...

  4. Quick-thinking Yiu cashes in with three-timer thanks to fitness factor

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that fitness edge convinced Yiu to nominate Ultra Fantasy when entries were extended for the Cheung Shan Handicap. 'I had no plan to run but when I saw the field and they called for more entries, I thought, why not, if he's fit?' said the trainer. 'I haven't had the horse for many runs but his last run last season was quite good, finishing well behind Deferential, who ...

  5. Rare Treasure fit and ready to make light work of weight rise

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Rare Treasure finally shook off his soundness issues to score a terrific win last start and he is set to make light work of a rise in weight in the final leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley. The John Size-trained gelding bur ...

  6. Pataca fit, ready and 'jumping out of his skin', says Beadman

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... be for this assignment at 2,000 metres, Beadman replied: 'He's significantly more advanced than the other day and he's as fit as John could get him for a race, second-up from a spell, at this distance, but obviously not quite as fit as he'll be four weeks later on the big day.' Viva Pataca is already an international Group One winner, having landed the Audemars Piguet Queen ...

  7. Stage set for fitting farewell to Nad Al Sheba

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Regardless of how the US$21 million of prize money is ultimately divided up in Dubai tonight, it will be an historic and perhaps emotional meeting as the last World Cup night at the Nad Al Sheba racetrack. The Dubai World Cup- the world's ...

  8. Hello Pretty fit and ready to make up for lost time

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

    ... are far from over. Hello Pretty, handled by apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai, contested a trial over 1,600 metres on turf and did well to defeat race-fit four-year-old Visionario by a half length, ... into work in July. However, the gelding had another setback at the end of November but after a one-month break, he has quickly regained his fitness. And the scary news for his rivals is that he won ...

  9. Mascot fitness worry opens door for fast-finishing Birdie

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

    ... Murray Bell The fitness cloud surrounding Helene Mascot may provide a window of opportunity for his rivals in today's Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial, and one of the horses best placed to take up the advantage is the Caspar Fownes-trained Green Birdie. The well-bred galloper ran another great race for a close-up fourth to Helene Mascot in the Group One ...

  10. Fit-again stars back in action for patient owners

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... identified- he has since had bone chips removed from his left knee by arthroscopic surgery. Not only that, but when he is finally fit for a return to the track, his jockey is not. Shane Dye is missing ...




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