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  1. Lucky Nine and Glorious Days flop miserably

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... comeback horse Strong Return emerged as contender for December's Hong Kong Mile with a bullocking victory. The Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine faded to 11th after being placed perfectly in the run by Brett Prebble, while John Size's Glorious Days seemed overwhelmed by his first overseas Group One and finished 14th. Lucky Nine's long season started with a trip to Japan ...

  2. Lucky Nine ready for his next Group assignment

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Caspar Fownes rounded out Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine's preparation for next Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m) ... on International Day, Lucky Nine has put in underwhelming efforts in the first two legs of the Hong Kong Speed Series. A flat sixth in the Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m) was followed by a closing second ...

  3. Fownes sees Lucky Nine as key to riches

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of success tomorrow, in particular with sprint star Lucky Nine. Fair Trade was scratched from the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile after appearing rough in his action yesterday, leaving ... Fownes' Lucky Nine and Green Birdie contest their first domestic race of the term in the HK$14 million Hong Kong Sprint after a cursed early season trip to Japan. Lucky Nine was a desperately ...

  4. Drop back to 1,000m 'big test' for Lucky Nine

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Even though Lucky Nine has thrived since his Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint win last month, trainer Caspar Fownes says he will be vulnerable when he drops back to 1,000 metres for the first time in tomorrow's Group One Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup against a host of straight-track specialists. Lucky Nine takes on the Sha Tin ...

  5. Lucky Nine is the one to beat

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine may not have the race experience of some of his rivals down the straight 1,000m course at Sha Tin, but he should handle ... Kingdom? That is one of the questions to be answered this afternoon. Age catches everyone and the Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine (Tye Angland) is a young sprinter right at the top of his powers ...

  6. Bouncing Lucky Nine forces Fownes to reconsider Japan trip

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Caspar Fownes is having second thoughts and may now go to Tokyo for the Yasuda Kinen with Champions Mile runner-up Lucky Nine. Neither Lucky Nine nor Green Birdie ... Lucky Nine a break for the rest of the season but the horse is arguing otherwise. 'He's really bounced out of the race on Monday. He's come through it so well that we have ...

  7. Outstanding tactical abilities give Lucky Nine edge in Champions Mile

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... races during the past year, with the usual suspects likely to take up the front running. On paper, the race maps with Sight Winner, Able One (Damien Olivier), Lucky Nine (Brett Prebble) and Beauty Flash (Gerald Mosse) going forward in the early stages, but most likely Sight Winner and Lucky Nine happy to back off and take the third and fourth spots. That leaves Able One and Beauty ...

  8. Fownes has plenty of faith in Lucky Nine

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Caspar Fownes will press on to Monday's BMW Champions Mile with Lucky Nine, confident the four-year-old is on the verge of becoming Hong Kong's next top miler. ... as the best milers in town- Lucky Nine has it all ahead of him,' the trainer said yesterday. 'I think you can use Beauty Flash as a great guide to where Lucky Nine is going- both Classic ...

  9. Lucky Nine shines in trial, but vet will have ultimate say

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen Caspar Fownes will await the results of an endoscopic examination to determine whether Lucky Nine will line up in the BMW Champions Mile next Monday after Brett Prebble gave the horse a solid blow-out to win the opening heat of yesterday's barrier trials at Sha Tin. Lucky Nine has also been tentatively entered for the Group Two Sprint Cup on May 1, but Fownes said ...

  10. Fu lucky to be back in the frame

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Marco Fu Ka-chun came back from the brink of defeat yesterday to beat Nigel Bond of England 5-3 and reach the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing. It was Fu's first last-eight place in a ranking tournament this season. Bond, who upset world number three Shaun Murphy in the opening round, took the first three frames 70-1, 63-25, 74-0 in the best-of-nine match ...




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