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  1. Classic Energy to prove too good again in bumper TT

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Classic Energy looked a transformed horse in landing his first success last start, and despite a rise in weight, he appears to have the middle pin of Sunday's Triple Trio ... the money again, while other possibilities are Zephyrus, Baturo and Wong's Success. The opening leg appears quite open, but Energetic Boy has to be given one more chance to end a frustrating ...

  2. Enthused can set the record straight returning to this trip

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Promising Enthused has been tried over varying distances in his brief career, but a return to 1,200 metres in this afternoon's Butterfly Handicap should finally bring about ... later when defeating subsequent winners Sunny King, Grand Cru, Prime Score and River Jordan. The John Size-trained gelding was stepped up to 1,600m at his next outing but was only one-paced ...

  3. Kongo line from start to finish

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell The cards look to have fallen in favour of Japan's Kongo Rikishio, who looks set to lead all the way and capture the biggest race of his career in today's HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin. With the five-year-old being the only established leader in the Group One event, following the Thursday scratching of Egyptian Ra, it will take ...

  4. Ferraris praises retired Wong for handling of Syllabus

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken David Ferraris, trainer of last season's champion Hong Kong staying horse Vengeance Of Rain, yesterday paid tribute to retired veteran Alex Wong Siu-tan after landing an impressive first-up victory with Syllabus in the Tsuen Lok Handicap over 1,800 metres. Wong, who retired due to ill-health in July after a quarter of a century training in Hong Kong, was renowned ...

  5. Wong's classy Noble looks a Champion prospect

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... One of the brighter prospects in Alex Wong Yu-On's yard is Noble Champion and the New Zealand-bred galloper looks a top chance to land his third successive victory in the Ewo ... back in trip is not ideal. The key reason for that could be that John Size wishes to elevate his rating for Derby eligibility and while there is little doubt he would ideally prefer another ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:17am by Michael Cox

    ... Bullish Smart (Matthew Chadwick) and John Moore's Exaggeration (Joao Moreira) finishing one-two. Bullish Smart's owner Wong Wing Keung has already struck ISG gold with Bullish Friend ... The best, and fastest, 1,000m trial of the morning was by another John Size winner waiting to happen- Eye On You (Moreira), who was unbeaten in three runs as a three-year-old in Australia ...

  7. 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

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com John Size's promising stayer has likely missed his chance to run in the four-year-old classic, but he is a banker prospect as he steps up to 2,000m ... in the four-year-old classic alive, and John Size-trained Khaya stands out from the rest as far as quality is concerned. The Citibank Business Handicap (2,000m) also forms the final leg of the Triple Trio ...

  8. 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

    ... of the Year Military Attack by trainer John Moore was the second biggest bombshell this season and it came as a result of the biggest bombshell. Only the sudden arrival of the man who will replace ... an outsider to win it within half a season? – but also of the Australian’s lack of favour with the “big three” stables. The big three consist of perennial trainers’ championship contenders John Size ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning John Size-trained Khaya had looked a fringe Derby hopeful when this season started and events have probably overtaken that ambition, but he again showed himself to have a good race ahead somewhere with his solid return from a three month break. In wins at his past three, Khaya has had to overcome some ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    An Able Friend for John Moore

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... at the future yesterday and perhaps even an early view of a 2014 Hong Kong Derby contender when the John Moore-trained three-year-old Able Friend produced one of the most impressive debut performances ... success for the close association Moore enjoys with Australian Hall Of Fame trainer John Hawkes and his sons, who also did the early work with exciting Flagship Shine and Secret Sham. Berry said ...




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