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  1. Un-Lucky Nine's run again highlights different rulebooks

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... about his ride than the stewards did in Japan. Lucky Nine had tracked Pas De Trois against the rail throughout the Sprinters Stakes before diving into a gap up the inside of the leader ... of change when that horse was demoted from fourth to second last, the interference caused by Lucky Nine's assailant earned no such penalty and was dismissed in moments. And there we again see ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lucky Nine has power and position to land Classic Mile

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The blessing of a good barrier draw looks the key point to see Lucky Nine give trainer Caspar Fownes his first Group One Mercedes Benz Classic Mile at Sha Tin today. Neither Fownes nor jockey Brett Prebble have been successful in the first of the four-year-old features for the season but, in Lucky Nine, they have both the firepower and the tactical positioning ...

  5. Lucky Nine to get the breaks in Classic Cup showdown

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine faces a stamina test stepping up to 1,800m today in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Cup at Sha Tin, but proven class and a tempo query weigh ... themselves, but the tempo factor is a strong pointer to Lucky Nine (Brett Prebble). As trainer Fownes pointed out earlier this week, the quality four-year-olds run well in the classic races even ...

  6. Lucky Nine is the one to beat

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The questions about Lucky Nine's stamina can wait for the Derby because there is no doubting the Caspar Fownes-trained four-year-old at 1,400m today and that should enable ... probably pulled a smart move in running as any stamina questions might have been exacerbated on Derby Day if Lucky Nine (Brett Prebble) had been without a race for a month. This run will ensure he ...

  7. Lucky Nine fit and well for Silver Jubilee Cup

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Caspar Fownes knows he is taking an alternative route to the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby with star galloper Lucky Nine, but is hoping he can pick up the HK$6million Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m) on Sunday on the way. The Group One final leg of the Hong Kong Speed series is an unusual assignment for Lucky Nine on the way to 2,000m in a fortnight's ...

  8. Exciting Lucky Nine adds spice to HK Classic Cup line-up

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... received a boost with trainer Caspar Fownes now seriously looking at running top-rated Lucky Nine. Sixteen entries for the race were released by the Jockey Club yesterday and, with only 14 of them ... rated under 90 but it seems unlikely that will be repeated this term, and Lucky Nine, on 122, dominates the handicapper's assessments. 'At this stage, everything is looking great ...

  9. Lucky Nine is a world star in the making

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Caspar Fownes declared Lucky Nine 'a future international performer' after the gelding landed the Group One Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile in hollow style yesterday. The margin may only have been a 13/4 lengths and there was encouragement for the future among those chasing him home, but Lucky Nine (Brett Prebble) was never in any real danger of losing the race. ...

  10. Fownes' confidence grows after Lucky Nine draws ideal alley

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... features has been Fownes' aim with Lucky Nine for some time and he will go in as the horse boasting the highest handicap rating, but Fownes was a happy man when Lucky Nine also came up ... not just where he happens to end up.' Although Lucky Nine has yet to tackle a distance beyond 1,400m, Fownes is looking forward to the assignment. 'I've said all along that he's ...




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