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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Pablosky among the improvers for Moore

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 08:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... second, but instead found himself caught behind the two weakening leaders. How high he climbs remains to be seen, but Pablosky looks a next season prospect off his rating towards the middle of Class Three, especially if he gets to drop a few points with the summer revisions. In the opening Class Five sprint, Gold Precious put in a second good effort in a row since joining Me Tsui ...

  2. Unbeaten Sun Trooper to bask in more Valley glory

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to a man to stretch it to five. There is an argument that winning through the middle classes is not as tough as life becomes when horses of any ilk find themselves in Class Two, but if a horse ... Alan Aitken Another class rise and another awkward barrier draw, but Sun Trooper still looks the one they all have to get past in tonight's Cricket Club Valley Stakes (1,000m) ...

  3. Transformed Medico has Valley feature at his mercy

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in his first year, dropping from Class One until the middle of Class Three before he produced something worthwhile. When he did, he dealt with a 1,600m field at Sha Tin in dashing fashion, ... weight in Class Three. Stepped up to a higher grade last time out, Medico made no mistake after heavy support, winning over 1,800m with something in hand and leaving every impression the run ...

  4. Egyptian Ra plunders National Day Cup

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... draws, but today we were able to let him stride on and go his own pace.' A half brother to former high-class middle-distance galloper Ain't Here, Brave Spirit will get further than ... of the neck and leading by a wide margin in the middle stages, but the trainer said that was all part of the pre-race plan and the win was never in doubt. 'I said to go out and lead if he could- ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Reap further gold from Harvest

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 10:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Harvest after overcoming difficulties in the Class Two trophy event. To some extent, his win was flattering due to the pressure on the lead through the middle section of the race that saw most ... improve sharply. In the other trophy race for Class Three sprinters, Winnie's Horse went out at very short odds, but probably ran close to his best although unplaced to Hawthorne. He seems ...

  6. Lee becomes new 'King of Class Five' after surprising double

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Almond Lee Yee-tat took over the role as King Of Class Five, surprising even himself when Diamond Flyer led throughout in the opening dirt sprint and buttering up 30 minutes ... just wanted to run.' Diamond Flyer was headed by Blue Saint in the middle stages but Du Plessis held his place on the inside fence and railed through to the lead again straightening ...

  7. Du Plessis takes a leaf out of champ Whyte's book to ride Super winner

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is at such a ripe old age. The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained gelding won in Class Five recently for Whyte, who deliberately didn't allow the old horse to employ his usual trait of running ... think the way that he's going he is something better than a Class Five horse and I won't be surprised if he wins another one.' Despite his age, Super was having only his 29th ...

  8. Treasure can rise to the challenge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a reformed character since Robbie Fradd jumped into the saddle. After a strong 1,200m class five win in January, Present Treasure performed with credit twice in class four at Sha Tin over 1,400m ... a lightning move to whip around the field in the middle stages, shoot clear and it was all over in a twinkling. Despite a winning margin of just over five lengths, Fradd was easing the gelding down ...

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    Turbo-charged Joao Moreira to dominate Triple Trio at Happy Valley

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:58pm by Alan Aitken

    ... full advantage of their low draws. The best of the three might be Twin Turbo in the middle leg, with Moreira already having a 100 per cent strike rate on the Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained gelding. One ... a fitter horse- he won off a quick back-up earlier this season. Others to throw into the second leg would include Robust Momentum, Dragon Glory coming back into Class Four, Cultural City and two ...

  10. Win shows Bahhare's son may be a worthy Successor

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to calm down as the season progressed and became one of the territory's better middle-distance horses. Like that horse, Successor is by New Zealand-based stallion Bahhare, and is taking his time to relax in life but yesterday's first-up Class Four win was the first sign that perhaps he too is going to turn the corner. In New Zealand as a two-year-old, Successor had some ...




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