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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Ishvara shows promise with next season in mind

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:21pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Ishvara shows promise with next season in mind This late in the season, we need black bookers with some scope to win races going into next term and Sha Tin winner Ishvara certainly fits that bill. Not a great deal went right for Ishvara when he made his debut up the straight on June 1, with the three-year-old slowly away and then forced to race ...

  2. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    No sign of winners drying up for Yung

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:39pm by Alan Aitken

    ... that wrecked his chances in the race won by Victory General but interference at the start of the race. With on pace very much a positive in Sunday's racing at Sha Tin, that was a significant disadvantage, but the son of Fastnet Rock closed out the race very well in the final 150m to catch the eye. Sensation has shown he can handle the straight course although it would surprise if his best ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Unlucky Grand Plus can atone in quick back-up

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:45pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Three-year-old has three placings from eight starts and is overdue for a victory following a near-miss in Tuesday's race Unlucky Grand Plus can atone ... been a slow learner and switching to the dirt, and more evenly paced races, seems to have helped with his early overracing habits Room was tight as the winner rolled out slightly with Hurry ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Numero Uno number one but the race looks a good future pointer

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 08:35pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Numero Uno number one but race a pointer Numero Uno was finally numero uno when the blinkers went on in Sunday's Class Four sprint and is clearly a horse that everyone will continue to follow, but the race probably turned up one or two more blackbookers. One of them didn't even run, first starter Ribot Legacy who was sensationally ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Pablosky among the improvers for Moore

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Pablosky among the improvers for Moore Time is fast running out for black bookers to justify their inclusion by winning a race this season, so ... not taken to Hong Kong instantly, but his runs in the past two weeks have been a pointer to a better 2014-15 season for Pablosky. The grey did little in his first three races, and there were ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Three-year-olds on track for a big future

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 08:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to pay his way with an eye-catching fourth to Berlinski in the final race, a Class Two. The Italian imports have been a mixed bunch, perhaps less to do with talent than their ability to acclimatise, but an early effort like that from Arpinati suggests he has adapted quickly and the three-year-old will be all the better for a race or two now then a rest. In Italy, he showed a ton ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Lightly-raced three-year-olds have the best ahead of them

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... six-year-old with two victories, but further back there were two younger horses with fewer convictions who will be winning their share of races soon. Three-year-olds Gun Pit and Soul Achiever ... awkwardly and settled back in the second half of the field for Zac Purton before the race was taken by the scruff of the neck by winning jockey Derek Leung Ka-chun, who took off on Fay Deep ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Dual Happy hits his straps

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... General away quickly and registering strong times. That takes him back into Class Three but, over more suitable trips, he should be able to win at least one in that grade. And the gelding races ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Gutsy run suggests three-year-old may be Unbeatable next start

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Young International Sale horse ran handy races at his first two appearances at Happy Valley, but looks better suited to the big track at Sha Tin Gutsy run suggests he may be Unbeatable next start Peter Ho Leung has hardly had a season to remember but he does look to have at least one more victory in the locker if he can get another race ...

  10. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Fownes can unleash Mighty K again this season

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 08:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... night. His times were much stronger, both overall and sectionally, than the other Class Four winner Holy Mac a few races later, and the clear cut manner of the win left few excuses for his ... future could be trending towards more racing on that surface. From a more traditional black book point of view, well-named first-starter Up And Coming looked one to follow out of the second race ...




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