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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Blessed with the right run, Lucky Nine is a good thing, says trainer Fownes

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... if his sprinter, Lucky Nine, gets the right run from a good draw. Fownes is confident his battle-hardened veteran can repel a couple of up-and-coming stars. Lucky Nine vied for the lead last ... then Lucky Nine has the race at his mercy. "If he can find a spot one out and one back, with a bit of luck, then it should be all over. We're pretty confident," Fownes said. Lucky Nine ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Frederick Engels is biggest danger for Lucky Nine, says Caspar Fownes

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 10:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer believes fortune may smile on local rival who should not be underestimated Frederick Engels 'biggest danger for Lucky Nine' Caspar Fownes is going into the Hong Kong Sprint with all the confidence anyone would expect in Lucky Nine after his work early in the week, but he surprised by nominating another local as his main rival. "I have ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine stuns Caspar Fownes with flying gallop

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:41pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Top sprinter puts Aussie nightmare to bed and shows he's ready for rematch with arch-nemesis Lord Kanaloa Lucky Nine stuns Fownes withFlying gallop Any doubts about Lucky Nine's form were obliterated by an early morning track gallop that had Caspar Fownes' jaw hitting the floor and the trainer raring for a rematch ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Draw for Hong Kong Sprint favours local hero Lucky Nine

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 09:35pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Lucky Nine has a real chance of regaining Sprint trophy for city after Japan's defending champion Lord Kanaloa handed wide barrier Advantage HK after ... discussions on the race right up until he was handed barrier 12 in the field of 14 and Hong Kong's 2011 winner, Lucky Nine, was granted barrier five. "That's just what the doctor ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine gets all-clear to prepare for HK Sprint

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine gets all-clear to prepare for HK Sprint Caspar Fownes will continue to monitor Lucky Nine's condition but is likely to push ahead with an international day preparation with the gelding after a provisional all-clear on arrival in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Lucky Nine was found to be sore in his off-hind quarter the day after ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine should prove too strong in Sprint Classic, says Caspar Fownes

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:54pm by Michael Cox

    ... of a rain-affected surface and the vagaries of Flemington's famed straight six both represent unknowns for Lucky Nine in Saturday's Group One VRC Sprint Classic, but confident trainer Caspar Fownes is more concerned about the former than the latter. Patchy rain in Melbourne on Friday had Lucky Nine facing the prospect of wet going for the first time in his 35-start career, but Fownes ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine looks 'perfect' for Melbourne test, says trainer Fownes

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:35pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Lucky Nine 'perfect', declares Fownes Trainer Caspar Fownes didn't even need to have a runner to be walking on air at Melbourne Cup day after seeing Lucky Nine ... to leg up jockey Brett Prebble for Lucky Nine's final gallop ahead of Saturday's VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington. Lucky Nine looked unlucky to lose narrowly in the Manikato Stakes ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine disappoints in Melbourne sprint feature

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Nine not so lucky in Melbourne sprint feature Trainer Caspar Fownes was at a loss to explain Lucky Nine's poor showing in the Group One VRC Sprint Classic ... Stakes at Moonee Valley, when Fownes believed Lucky Nine short of top fitness, the gelding was expected to atone in his primary Melbourne target. But after showing speed to be in touch ...

  9. Sport - RACING

    Lucky Nine passes rehearsal at Moonee Valley

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:00pm by Michael Cox

    ... misbehaviour behind the barriers by five-time Group One winner Lucky Nine prior to a much-needed jump-out at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning. Lucky Nine’s trainer, Caspar Fownes, flew into Melbourne ... the starting gates, one of Hayes’ horses became fractious and caused Lucky Nine to become agitated. Lucky Nine then required a blindfold to be loaded, but Prebble called his behaviour normal. “My main ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Luckless Lucky Nine still on track for US$1m bonus

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 10:43pm by ALANAITKEN

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Fownes and Prebble excited about next target in Melbourne after narrow defeat to Buffering Luckless Lucky Nine on track for US$1m bonus Trainer Caspar Fownes was as happy as he has ever been with a narrow Group One defeat after a luckless Lucky Nine missed out in Friday night's Manikato Stakes in Melbourne, but put himself firmly ...




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