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  1. Little Bridge has solid foundations

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A half-step slow out of the gates, jockey error or simple bad luck in running equals 'race over' in the most frantic and unpredictable of the Group Ones on International Day. Little Bridge is the bomb-proof runner, with the least black marks against his name. Drawn three with big-race specialist Gerald Mosse aboard, Little Bridge can get the run of the race, with the Frenchman looking ...

  2. Bridge eyes Sprint with growing confidence

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Gerald Mosse claims Little Bridge still has room to improve after he booked a return tilt at the Hong Kong Sprint with a dominant win in the Jockey Club Sprint. Little Bridge lowered the boom on odds-on favourite Entrapment and proved he was the equal of any of what looks a wide-open group of sprinters with the three-quarter-length victory. Mosse ...

  3. Purton sticks by Sacred choice after crossing Bridge

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge for most of his career, Purton also found himself in demand for the ride on Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's ageing world champion, Sacred Kingdom. 'I had ... Kingdom only once, in October, in the lead-up to the Hong Kong Sprint that he has already won twice, Little Bridge's stocks soared as he won the Jockey Club Sprint for Gerald Mosse ...

  4. Little Bridge can make it big in TT

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint. And as it turns out, the Group Two lead-up winner, Little Bridge, has drawn a good marble again ... Little Bridge was a length in front of Entrapment in the run and it made all the difference. Gerald Mosse was able to dictate terms, while Douglas Whyte was probably further back on Entrapment ...

  5. A different jockey, but same old results for Little Bridge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Danny Shum Chap-shing has burned the Little Bridge between jockey Zac Purton and his star four-year-old- and the trainer yesterday turned to leading jockey Douglas Whyte ... Kong Derby Fever, that not even horses who have finished within a breath of some of the world's best sprinters get a break at this time of year. Little Bridge easily won his 1,600m blow ...

  6. Little Bridge left on top as Derby field takes shape

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... money behind only the Japanese edition- remained intact, however, with nine of the 12 who contested the designated lead-up in the Classic Cup on February 20 joined by Little Bridge, Jacobee, ... in the line-up beginning their racing careers in Hong Kong. Three of them are in the top four ratings, with the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge now heading the field on a rating of 114, ahead ...

  7. Rising star Little Bridge ready to step up for next big thing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Rising four-year-old Little Bridge will be out to give trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing a third Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile later this month after a thrilling victory in the Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) yesterday. The Cup looked out of the reach of Little Bridge and Zac Purton at the 200m as he was being bounced around like a pinball between horses, while ...

  8. Odds tempting as bookies underrate HK sprinters

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 20-1 Entrapment, 33-1 Admiration, 66-1 Rich Unicorn or the 14-1 Lucky Nine or Little Bridge. You can, however, feast on 2-1 Rocket Man, 4-1 Sacred Kingdom or 6-1 Curren Chan. In the Cup, ...

  9. Sichuan Success gives Size reason to dream

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... season without running, to ensure that all was well. A triumphant return in October after 17 months away made it eight from eight, but defeats by Rich Unicorn and then Little Bridge left some ... a turn for the Nancy Drew. In October last year, Entrapment suddenly appeared to have little control over his left hind leg. He was in no pain and an army of vets could not find a problem ...

  10. Purton keeps focus on main events

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... star Little Bridge and ageing legend Sacred Kingdom he is hoping to open up a different avenue to success. Third to Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble in the two terms prior, Purton was pipped ... tended to lack though is a big headline horse,' he said. Last year, Purton linked with the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge as he charged through the classes with wins at his ...




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