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  1. Sport - Racing

    General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel Danny Shum Chap-shing's General Iron has shown enough in his previous efforts at Happy Valley to suggest the drop to Class Four can see him break through in the Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1,000m) on Wednesday night. In six outings, General Iron has shown good pace before ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Man of the moment Moreira delivers for Hall

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:15pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Man of the moment Moreira delivers for Hall Joao Moreira's momentum continued unabated with a treble that moved him ever closer to the Jockeys' ... within 13 of suspended leader Zac Purton. While many trainers have lamented that Moreira's man-of-the-moment status means they cannot book him for rides, Hall had some luck in gaining ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... put his head down and the damage was done by the time he'd spent half the race fighting against the steel. In hindsight, that's a run you can put the pen through." Trainer ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Teetan's treble puts some spark back into his season

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:40am by Michael Cox

    ... over as the stable's go-to man, so the win of Swift Shadow- who went out at surprising odds of 20-1- came as welcome relief to Teetan. "I was so happy to ride a winner for Mr ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Forget BC and AD- Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 07:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... arrival in October, “It’s cat among the pigeons time,” he was almost there. The result of the Magic Man being set upon Hong Kong has been more akin to letting a lion loose in a chicken coup. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Moreira and mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse There is no stopping the Joao Moreira train and the Magic Man's touch and a step up in distance might be just the recipe to get the best out of Winnie's Horse in the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley. Francis Lui Kin-wai recently took over Winnie's ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton's Jockeys' Championship bid heats up with a double

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton's challenge heats up with a double Zac Purton awoke from a winter slumber and bounced back into form with a double to extend his Jockeys' Championship lead- but the man himself was heaping the praise on his two winners. In-form pair Precision King and Aerovelocity overcame adversity in their respective wins, earning plenty of respect ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:17am by Michael Cox

    ... as the gelding got on the bit through the early stages. Once into a rhythm he cruised away to score by a widening one and three quarter lengths, in a time of 59.49s. Behind him were Manfred Man ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and there was no greater admirer of Tommy Berry's brilliant winning ride than the man he vanquished, Joao Moreira. Moreira finished runner-up on red hot favourite Able Friend after Berry made a dashing move ... to the Derby and Kabayan added himself to that list after winning the Class Two on Sunday. "I'm a very lucky man. This goes back over a long period of time that we've done the shoe ...




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