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  1. Sport - Racing

    Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Teetan) relished the task when he lined up in the Class One Chinese New Year Challenge Cup last time, getting the run of the race with his ability to sit on the speed then proving too strong ... And Wealthy and Master Of Puppets all having on-pace run styles. That should allow Teetan to position Super Lifeline behind them in the run to the turn from barrier six, then be the one claiming ...

  2. Dr Super can run rivals ragged again

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Dr Super surprised a few with the agility he showed from a wide draw to lead all the way on his first run at Happy Valley, but he is the horse to beat ... the Michael Chang Chun-wai yard. He has looked a decent sprinter in five runs up the Sha Tin straight for two wins and two seconds, and overlook his latest fifth when he was trapped in the centre ...

  3. Sport - Racing

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

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

    ... the tough run, My Little Friend was taking ground off Divine Ten in the finish. Sporting pacifiers for the first time, common practice on the dirt, My Little Friend was snagged back at the start ... Yung may stick to the straight for now with My Little Friend, but the run-on effort gave hope that 1,200m wouldn't be too much of a stretch, especially with a little more race experience. ...

  4. Un-Lucky Nine's run again highlights different rulebooks

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Had Brett Prebble failed to take the run through on the inside of Pas De Trois in a race in Hong Kong, stewards would have been asking a completely different set of questions ... for inexperienced apprentices who can't believe their luck, but when Pas De Trois rolled out a horse and a half last Sunday, Prebble's vast experience told him the run was legitimate and he went ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Super Lifeline's path in the hands of owner: Millard

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... into the 90s, where he would likely be assured of a run in the Classic Cup or the Derby, but the trainer said that will be up to the aspirations of owner, Dr Eddy Fong Ching. This is a horse who ... Millard. "If Eddy really wants to run in the Derby then I guess he could run, but I don't think that's the best way to go. I have another one for the Hong Kong Macau Trophy so ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by Alan Aitken

    ... form worth following in the near future. Yes, it was a fast run time but it was difficult to get a read on the real worth of the time, as the Class Three was the only straight race of the day ... across from his inside draw to win under a big weight and not getting much of a breather in running. And jockey Joao Moreira later suggested the win was value for even better than it looked ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

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

    ... and tear, the running rail is shifted across the track to varying positions during the season – A is the true position, out to A+3, B, B+2, C, with C+3 being the widest. So the running rail ... the discrepancy between the give in the ground on the inside and outside is greater. Brett Prebble did it twice in a day in May 2012 when Common Goal and Familists won after coming with wide runs on a wet ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    We had to play it safe, says Jockey Club on 'erratic track'

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... affecting the ground. "It's faster out there because of the trials. We are running more grass trials than ever, so that part of the track against the outside rail is used more and has ... trials a month, we are running them more often now." Angland wasn't aware of the science behind it, or that the extra watering had taken place, but said he had heard the Jockey ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

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

    ... A tilt at the Gold Cup means Akeed Mofeed will forgo a lead-up run in Dubai at the Super Saturday meeting on March 8. After the second leg of the triple crown, Gibson and owner Pan Sutong ... he is as kind as a kitten," Whyte said. "I am so glad we got that run under his belt for the Gold Cup. It wasn't a gut-buster, it is going to put some confidence ...

  10. Our Lucky Baby can run opposition ragged

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... his first season of racing with four straight wins, before adding to those totals with victories in two of his first three runs this campaign. After proving too hard to catch on September 16 in a Class Two race, the five-year-old failed to click in a 1,000m race at Sha Tin. But after returning to the city circuit, he was always working in the run from an outside gate and still came home ...




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