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  1. Many Gains and Grand General to show what they're capable of

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... instead. Many Gains is by Fusaichi Pegasus, the Hollywood-handsome stallion who was the world's most expensive yearling in 1998 and became the Kentucky Derby winner in May, 2000. His best Hong Kong-based son is Floral Pegasus, winner of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile and Derby Trial this year. Many Gains was a HK$200,000 Sydney Easter yearling in 2006 and was selected by renowned agent ...

  2. Towering has the ability to squeeze into Derby field

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Towering Feeling's chances of squeezing into the Hong Kong Derby field go on the line when the promising four-year-old tackles the final leg of Tuesday's massive Triple ... for the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) on March 18, but on his form this season it could well be possible. The Faltaat gelding scored in his first two appearances of the season ...

  3. Packing Winner ready to take on the big boys in Cup Trial

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Packing Winner did everything expected of him in yesterday's lone barrier trial over 1,200 metres and is fully prepared for his moment of truth next Saturday when he steps out against the big boys in the Cathay Pacific International Cup Trial (2,000m). Packing Winner, a five-year-old son of the champion sire and classic influence Zabeel, has racked up ...

  4. Tough job puzzling out Derby hopefuls

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

    ... it has to be said he possesses a Derby pedigree, being by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus from a daughter of the great Mill Reef, Floral Pegasus is a compact, muscular chestnut and has ... Murray Bell The Derby puzzle was dumped on the playing table on Monday, with jigsaw material everywhere at the initial entry stage. Now the process begins of putting the relevant pieces ...

  5. Cruz blames official for injury

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for the Hong Kong Derby Trial, one might have put it down to bad luck. But trainer Tony Cruz didn't think so. The former champion jockey turned leading trainer blamed a nearby Jockey Club official ... understudy to Derby favourite Floral Pegasus and was aghast at the freakish accident which leaves those Derby plans in disarray. Although stewards charged him with misconduct (he pleaded guilty) ...

  6. Elegance Lucky continues the success of O'Reilly line

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the pace and kept on nicely for third, as did Dr Candy (Felix Coetzee), who followed the leader throughout and never came off the bridle to finish fourth. Derby-bound Growl, now a member of the Almond Lee Yee-tat yard, worked home well for sixth after coming from last under gentle guidance of Danny Nikolic. Growl is an entry for next week's HK$3 million Mercedes-Benz Derby Trial ...

  7. General primed to salute on debut

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

    ... of the few to buck the trend was the top class mare Elegant Fashion when she won first-up in January 2003, a prelude to a string of Group wins, including the Hong Kong Derby. Subsequently it has been ... Two Autumn Classic at Caulfield before heading north to Sydney and finishing second in the Group One features, the Rosehill Guineas and AJC Derby. New trainer David Hall has given ...

  8. Yeung can enjoy the best of wayward Step To Win

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... Always Giggle, who looks perfectly suited coming in fresh and returning to the straight course. The Michael Chang Chun-wai trained gelding was a brilliant winner over this track and trip five ...

  9. There's only one place Silver Sun can shine - Happy Valley

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... Excellent Boy still managed to get within a length of the winner. He then took a drop to 1,400m, was forced to cover ground, yet stuck to his task gamely in the final stages to wind up fourth ...

  10. Leading Ahead is a star in the making

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... given several of the beaten brigade turned in excellent efforts. Leading Ahead switched to the yard of Tony Cruz after failing in the Victoria Derby last November in Melbourne at only his ... to settle three back on the fence before working into the clear and lengthening well to defeat Oriental Magic, whose winning turn is surely near. Leading Ahead is already a winner up to 2,200 metres ...




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