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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, March 3, 2013

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... the handicapper shouldn't slug his maiden winner too many points. "That was a very slow time, Umberto [Rispoli] rode a perfect race and he got the help from the easy barrier draw [three]. ... on March 18 ahead of the race on the 30th. Michael Cox   Bruised Lai gets a kick out of his unforgettable week Eddie Lai Wai-ming has had a tumultuous, but ultimately successful, week on the track. ...

  2. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:53pm by Alan Aitken

    ... victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead. The son of Show A Heart trialled brilliantly in Australia but didn't show that kind of form first ... in his favour as it ensured Mirco Demuro had the three-year-old in open space for the whole race. Demuro's style seems about building momentum and that's what he was able to do on Key ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack. Military Attack had been accepted for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free prior to his ...

  4. Versatile youngster can race on any going, insists Cruz

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox So adaptable is impressive three-year-old Best Eleven, he could win on snow, a jubilant Tony Cruz claimed after the horse's narrow all-weather track win. Hitting the dirt for the first time wasn't a problem for the youngster, who ove ...

  5. Cruz refuses to push his luck with race tactics

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a big race,' the trainer said. 'He is already very fit, probably at his peak now and, after Sunday, I just have to keep him there for the international race in three weeks.' John Moore looks to supply most of Cruz's dangers, with Mighty High back from Australia; Jacobee in his acid class test but fit and in form; and Irian, last year's winner of this race ...

  6. Cruz's pep talk works wonders as Chadwick rides a cool race

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Trainer Tony Cruz had some calming words of advice for jockey Matthew Chadwick before he jumped aboard the highly-strung Open Sesame, who brought up back-to-back wins in a Class Three. 'Stay cool' was the directive from Cruz, as Chad ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Titanic battle for trainers' title keeps getting tighter

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Titanic battle for trainers' title keeps getting tighter In keeping with the long-observed traditions of the trainers' championship race, the top four stables could produce only two ... and against the rail. "I think the track was fairly biased today- even from the early races, it was hard for horses to finish on and win and I'm sure that helped Supreme Genki when he ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Punters spot on with Penglai Xianzi

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Punters spot on with Penglai Xianzi The ATV Cup was a touch short on top-end quality and did not fail to produce some drama - but mostly before the race ... Dream, Dennis Yip Chor-hong, faced some pre-race quizzing by stewards over the horse's trackwork. Penglai Xianzi was slammed from more than 20-1, halving his quote to pay out $105 for $10, ...

  9. Space Race primed to keep winners rolling in for Cruz

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Leading trainer Tony Cruz continues his charge for the trainers' championship at Sha Tin today and handy speedster Space Race should do his part by taking the Riding ... and Space Race (Matthew Chadwick) is just the kind of honest toiler who can make the difference. The son of Sequalo has not looked any star in the making, but he has plenty of pace, has been ...

  10. Dynamic Super Pistachio makes it a race to remember

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... season- and even sections around the 26-second mark for the first mile of the race rang-out like a four-gun salute to those chasing. 'Super Pistachio was fit and well, had it to his own ... 'Hopefully he'll pull up alright from this, and he can show the same form at the end of the month in the Champions & Chater Cup.' Cruz, who also won this race with Supreme Rabbit ...




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