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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainers eye big prize ahead of season opener on Sunday

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and performed horses." Fownes has high expectations for the likes of Domineer and Gun Pit among his lightly tried runners, while older stars like Lucky Nine and recent acquisition Military Attack offer some high-level optimism. "Lucky Nine has never let anyone down and hopefully he's got another big race or two left in him," Fownes said.   "Military Attack is an older ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Pressure on John Moore-trained Military Attack in Gold Cup

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 01:44am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Rival trainer Richard Gibson believes his charge Akeed Mofeed is primed to displace Horse of the Year Pressure is on Moore and his Military Attack ... with Horse Of the Year, Military Attack. Last year, the Gold Cup was the moment when Military Attack first emerged as a Group One force after Zac Purton changed his tactics to ride him forward, ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Military Attack needs to win before Dubai World Cup, says John Moore

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 12:42am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer insists that his star must break through soon to see where it stands for Dubai World Cup Military Attack 'needs to win before Meydan' Leading money trainer, John Moore expects Military Attack to lead his five-horse team for the Dubai World Cup meeting in March, but still is not bursting with confidence heading into the HK$8 ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Military Attack has the sprint to overcome odds, says Moore

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer John Moore says Horse of the Year can return in style over a mile in Sha Tin Trophy Military Attackhas the sprint to overcome odds There are many reasons John Moore feels Horse of the Year Military Attack is vulnerable in Sunday's Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy, but being able to produce a race-winning sprint over a mile is not one ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... gelding may press on with a late entry for Royal Ascot or next month's Yasuda Kinen in Japan. Moore reported that reigning Horse of the Year Military Attack, third as favourite to his stablemate, had some other factors against him other than working early from a wide draw. "Military Attack got galloped on behind and lost his off hind shoe, and we had to get the blacksmith ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lack of travel may swing John Moore towards Designs On Rome

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 12:52am by ALAN ATIKEN

    ... Moore says the rigours of international travel could be the vital force to swing the pendulum away from defending Audemars Piguet QE II Cup hero Military Attack today and towards his Derby ... the QE II Cup went international in the 1990s, but Moore knows he holds all the aces in the home defence squad today, with Military Attack, Designs On Rome and Dominant. He said the only way he ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    First overseas trip has Berry's juices flowing

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Australian jockey has never left his country and just hours after arriving in Hong Kong tomorrow will pilot Military Attack in the $14m QE II Cup First ... airport with his first passport, then touch down early tomorrow in Hong Kong and head straight to Sha Tin, where he has seven rides - including Military Attack in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet ...

  8. Sport - RACING

    Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... abandon ideas of going to Australia; Moore himself has thrown out plans in the past to run Viva Pataca and Military Attack in the Cox Plate. With the Hong Kong season starting in September, ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Military Attack and Dan Excel in the Cup, while Lucky Nine looks to go back-to-back in the Sprint but faces stiff opposition from Golden Shaheen winner Sterling City. It is refreshing to see horses ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Rome has designs on top 10 rating

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Military Attack's Gold Cup win on 124," Gray said on Monday. "Since then, we've had major races in Australia, the QE II Cup and the Prix Ganay in France where Cirrus des Aigles ... stage," Gray said. "And that 123 figure seems very reasonable taking a line through not only Military Attack, who looked to run very well, but perhaps down a couple of pounds from his Gold ...




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