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  1. 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 ...

  2. City slicker Whyte rules Valley

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for his money for ride of the night. Dunn's winner came aboard the Caspar Fownes-trained Excellent Boy in the fourth, as he showed great presence of mind from gate nine to drive across behind ... a double, winning with 2007 Derby contender Sikander in the Broom Handicap (2,200m). 'It's his owner, Ricky Samtani's birthday tomorrow so I've given him the best present I think ...

  3. 'Glorious will only get better from first foreign foray'

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox in Tokyo michael.cox@scmp.com Champion jockey Douglas Whyte believes a career-worst performance could yet be the making of Glorious Days after the potential star's all-at-sea effort in Sunday's Yasuda Kinen. The John Size-trained fou ...

  4. O'Sullivan's newest star Legend makes colourful mark

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Lightning struck a second time for trainer Paul O'Sullivan yesterday as Legend Of Colour threw down his claims to the four-year-old features coming up with a hollow maiden victory in the Ma On Shan handicap (1,600m). On the same day in 20 ...

  5. Whyte has the horse to break 13-year drought

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... keep the Derby winner at bay. Vengeance Of Rain (2005) is the only Derby winner ever to complete the double into the QE II Cup and only he and Viva Pataca (2006) of the last ten Derby winners ... sure he's the one we have to beat. Still, those statistics on the past Derby winners obviously aren't in his favour and all four of mine are in good form.' ...

  6. Whyte: rival's speed could boost Fay Fay's chances

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Leading trainer John Size goes into tomorrow's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby double-handed with Real Specialist and Fay Fay, but his most important weapon as he hunts the HK$16 million classic might come from a rival stable, according to champion jockey Douglas Whyte. That Fay Fay is up to winning the Derby isn't open to question- ...

  7. Gold Medal Winner ready for return to winning ways

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Two strong barrier trial performances from Gold Medal Winner suggest the lightly-raced five-year-old can return to racing on a positive note in today's Hebei Handicap at Sha Tin. Gold Medal Winner has not raced since finishing a substandard seventh behind Victory Code back in May, after which he was found to have a substantial amount of mucus in his trachea. ...

  8. Size can look forward to a bumper new season with smart youngsters

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The chance of a seventh trainer's championship for John Size is slipping away, but he can take comfort in some of the up-and-comers he has for next term and Supreme Jewellery left no doubt on debut that he will be one them. The three-year ...

  9. Luckless Beauty to make amends

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... conservatively this time and figure in the finish, while other possibilities are Luminous, King Of Shaver, Island Speed and last-start winner American Victory. ...

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    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com To run or not: Ho's Derby question for Hero Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) after the four-year-old put himself into the picture with a determined victory on Saturday. Douglas Whyte took advantage of the inside draw on the last-start winner ...




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