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  1. Sport - Racing

    Divine Ten proves he is no one-trick pony with a trial around a turn

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Divine Ten proves he is no one-trick pony Me Tsui Yu-sak won't stray from the straight course with Divine Ten until he has exhausted all options there but is still readying the headstrong sprinter for when he has to take a turn. Divine Ten has won three of four, all over 1,000m at Sha Tin, but has shown some temperamental issues- not that they have ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Say hello to My Little Friend- he's a gun

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Say hello to My Little Friend, he's a gun Benno Yung Tin-pang's smart-looking sprinter My Little Friend franked his strong formlines with a top trial on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday and looks set to break his maiden next time out. My Little Friend was beaten a neck last start by Class One-bound speedster Divine Ten- ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com No value, but Moreira to dominate It is hard to go past Joao Moreira as the likely winner of the Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, even if his odds-on quote doesn't look the greatest value bet. Moreira is the only rider with a full book of 10 rides, and on what could easily be a wide open day, the Magic Man was installed $1.80 early favourite before ...

  4. 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' Championship lead, but two of the in-demand jockey's winners- both for David Hall- might not have been and were only confirmed within minutes of declarations. Moreira's wins on Gold Tartini ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy All we needed was Dick Dastardly in the Mean Machine being chased by Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect in his Turbo Terrific, all charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Richard Gibson's prediction that stallion would become the best horse in Hong Kong is moving closer to reality after classy Centenary Vase win Akeed Mofeed starting to prove his trainer right Late last season, Richard Gibson boasted that Akeed Mofeed would one day be the best horse in town; on Sunday that gutsy prediction edged a touch closer ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com In an auspicious year, race fans hope their equine athletes will show that will to win at a packed Sha Tin on Sunday Fortune favours the fastest Energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able- the horse holds a special place in Chinese astrology and mysticism and those born in its year are said to carry some of the same characteristics ...

  8. Shifachi Tradition makes big waves

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Two pre-season barrier trials, including an eye-catching effort on Friday, should see Shifachi Tradition primed for a big first-up performance when produced by trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah. Shifachi Tradition was the most impressive winner from five 1,200m heats on Sha Tin's all-weather track, showing tractability, a nice turn of foot ...

  9. Lucky Nine shines brightly among stars at Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine looks in ominous form heading into next Saturday's Golden Shaheen after he trialled successfully in blinkers yesterday at Sha Tin, on a morning when Hong Kong's Dubai-bound middle-distance contenders had their final hit-outs before departing and Sacred Kingdom turned back the clock in an energetic turf trial. Trainer Caspar ...

  10. Phaedo barrels up the Sha Tin straight

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox The Derek Cruz Trainer Syndicate has made an astute acquisition in Private Purchase Phaedo, if the three-year-old's bold turf trial yesterday is any indication. The flashy chestnut with distinctive markings- long white socks to the knee and a striking blaze- led all the way in his 1,000m hit out at Sha Tin. Under French jockey Mickael Barzalona, Phaedo bounced ...




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