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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form Much of Saturday's racing will be of dubious worth when the runners next meet, with the decision to water the track more than is usually the case presenting racing fans with a bizarre turf surface. It seemed to have jockeys as confused as everyone else and, late in the card, we even had a race ...

  2. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Fortune Bravo ready to deliver the goods

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... to recuperate, the five-year-old showed progress in the mornings, including an eye-catching trial effort up the Sha Tin straight. Looking an attractive 43 in the ratings off a five-point reshuffle ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

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

    ... and straight course events at Sha Tin often operate on a different, even wildly different, track speed to the circle course. So it's like dealing with a one-race meeting. Assessing Divine ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    High Speed Metro will benefit from experience

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... in the Class Four Oi Tung Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night. The Paul O'Sullivan-trained gelding arrived from New Zealand following three trials and stayed on well in four jump-outs at Sha Tin ... of Perfect Style (four wins on both surfaces and courses), Genki King (four Sha Tins wins on both surfaces) and Windicator Power (three wins over 1,200m at both tracks). Interestingly, Super Jockey, ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Rich Tapestry proves genuine stayer

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... for second in the Class Two Dublin Handicap (1,200m) at Sha Tin and looks ready to reach new heights. Rich Tapestry took his time to find his rhythm last term after arriving off a mark of 85 from ... in to his own on both surfaces at Sha Tin and his pedigree indicates a return to the city venue will be ideal now. His sire, Holy Roman Emperor, was a Group One winning sprinter in Ireland ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Danny Shum duo ready to win after eye-catching efforts

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:51pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Monday's black bookers from the Sha Tin meeting centre around the Danny Shum Chap-shing yard, despite defeats for Charity Joy and Hello Kimberley. In the Class Three 1,000m, Charity Joy put himself back on the radar as a coming winner after the three-year-old bombed the start at his first Sha Tin appearance. Until now, we had seen Charity Joy only at Happy Valley and running along ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Royal Partner catches the eye

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... the writing on the wall last time over 1,200m at Sha Tin following a strong 41/4 lengths sixth to the smart Sea Dragon. He is a son of the terrific Starcraft and Danehill mare Hill Of Peace. Starcraft ... wins from 1,200m to 1,600m at Sha Tin) and Cape Canaveral (three wins over the 1,200m at the Valley), from five other performers. Hill Of Peace was a winner at 2,000m in France and multiple ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Step Faster is finding his right rhythm

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... in the Class Three Yiu Wa Handicap over the Valley mile on Wednesday night. Step Faster had a setback in June following his first outing at Sha Tin when coming up lame due to having twisted his left ... for third behind Smart Kids. Then at 7-1 odds on November 25 over 1,400m at Sha Tin, Step Faster was always on his back foot after being crowded out at the start and never got going ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Avenue shows again that glory isn't too far away

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... as the focus of things again, black book entries from Wednesday at Sha Tin were a tricky proposition, but Glorious Avenue makes the list again. Glorious Avenue was one of the few horses to make ... a black book note when he ran eighth to Unique Joyous over 1,400m at Sha Tin on the turf at the end of September. He drew wide that day, went back to the rear and made good ground to be beaten ...

  10. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Super Jockey can help lift the gloom for trainer Almond Lee

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... and has sired 12 winners from 17 starters in Hong Kong, including the likes of Perfect Style (four wins on both surfaces and courses), Genki King (four Sha Tin victories on both surfaces) ... to Good Time Charlie- a Class Five winner at Sha Tin. Her only other foal to start- Single Currency (by Bachelor Duke)- was a six-time winner over 1,200m to 1,600m in New Zealand. ...




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