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  1. Cup field fears slow speed may be barrier

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Connections of the leading chances were more concerned about the lack of early speed in Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup than which barriers they drew yesterday. When quietly spoken Japanese trainer Masanori Ito selected barrier one for his entrant, Never Bouchon, and then intimated his long-striding stayer would be out to set a genuine ...

  2. California Memory in great form, Cruz insists

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... win, but Cruz (pictured) assured fans the grey is in great form for Sunday's race, despite that break. 'We had the option of running him in the Group Two mile race, ... bypassed that and set this as our goal,' Cruz said. 'But I am very happy with him. Instead of that race, he's had two good barrier trials during that time and I feel that has done ...

  3. Hong Kong comes up trumps in barrier draw for interport

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

    ... Alan Aitken Yesterday's barrier draw for the HK$2.3 million Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy on Sunday has almost ensured it will be one of the fastest interport races run, ... Kong came up with the best of the barriers, too, with seven of the inside nine gates to be filled by local runners. Size sends out Brilliant Chapter (Douglas Whyte), while Hong Kong's most ...

  4. Barrier Draw

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your guide to who is starting where for the big races Race 7 Champions Mile [Horse? Trainer? Jockey? Draw] Armada J. Size, D. Whyte 7 Good Ba Ba A. Schutz, O. Doleuze 4 Bullish Luck A.S. Cruz, G. Mosse 5 Floral Pegasus A.S. Cruz, F. Coetzee 10 Joyful Winn ...

  5. Pegasus confirms he's the new star

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Four-year-old stamps his authority with a powerful display A new sprinting star was crowned at Sha Tin yesterday when Floral Pegasus overcame barrier 14 and went within an ace ... is a daughter of the legendary racehorse and sire Mill Reef. On breeding, Floral Pegasus should be a shoo-in to manage middle-distances but his muscular sprinting physiology and dazzling natural speed ...

  6. QE ii Cup still clear as mud after draw

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The tactical Rubik's Cube of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday remains unsolved after the barrier draw left the possible speed ... (barrier four) and the David Ferraris-trained Sweet Orange (two). The latter has been beaten in contentious circumstances in the Classic Cup and Derby from wide barriers and now is drawn ...

  7. Clark is Emperor for the night

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an upset on his best form. 'I think I'm on a live chance in the Derby and it's great to get some confidence heading into the big race,' Clark said. Clark started with his first ... just needs a few things to go his way and he got that tonight with the barrier and the run he got in the race.' Jeff Lloyd also rode a double and clinched the Jockey Challenge ...

  8. All guns primed for Armada

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that the gelding has great tactical ability and the barrier in gate five to use it. He has been the model of a foolproof racehorse to date, winning all but one of his starts- and that over an unsuitable ... successful season yet for his young trainer. With wide barrier draws spoiling the chances of Dance In The Mood and Linngari, Ramonti looks the most interesting visitor with his great race record. He ...

  9. 'Memory didn't have chance to prove himself'

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Club Cup (2,000m). Drawing a low barrier for a change yesterday became a nightmare for California Memory as he finished fourth to Thumbs Up (Brett Prebble), Pure Champion and Irian (Darren ... of foot than Thumbs Up,' he said. 'He's had internal bleeding problems which have made him difficult to train but at the moment he is great, I can train him the way I want ...

  10. Good Ba Ba guns for greatness

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Good Ba Ba is another hugely popular horse in Hong Kong, with his name being a mixture of English and Cantonese meaning 'good father'. He is also the reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year, following on from a record-breaking 2007-08 term in which ...




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