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  1. Tired Americain to give Sha Tin a miss

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taking the Melbourne Cup and his owners were initially keen to have another tilt at the Sha Tin staying showpiece following the horse's fourth in this year's Cup. But part-owner Gerry ... for a return bout with the German filly in the Japan Cup as an alternative to Sha Tin, despite the trainer's excellent past record with fillies in the Hong Kong internationals. Top trainer John ...

  2. Picking winners at Sha Tin turns into a crapshoot

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the racing product at Sha Tin on Saturday. The meeting had the rare distinction of a drop in turnover, year on year, of almost HK$40 million and, between the smaller-than-usual fields, being a Saturday, the weather and the state of Sha Tin generally, is it any wonder? Or perhaps it's a wonder that turnover was that good. Sha Tin's turf track has taken on the look of a ploughed ...

  3. Liberal's Knight looks part for dirt feature at Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The opportunities on the all-weather for John Size-trained Liberal's Knight are few and far between but the ultra-consistent six-year-old should handle the step up in trip to make him the horse to beat in tonight's Lok Sin Tong Cup. ...

  4. Perfect Partner to blaze at Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken After a run of unlucky results in name events, Caspar Fownes-trained Perfect Partner is due for his day in the sun at Sha Tin this afternoon when he throws down the gauntlet ... Fownes finally had him where he wanted him, Perfect Partner was ominously impressive with a big weight in Class One on the final day of the season over the Sha Tin 1,600 metres, in a performance ...

  5. Youngster doesn't enjoy face full of dirt, but knows how to win

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken For a horse with two wins and a placing from three starts on the Sha Tin all-weather, it seems odd to report Rumba King doesn't fancy the kick-back too much but that is just what Zac Purton related. The Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained four-year-old won over 1,200m dirt surface last season and was third in October when he returned, but was caught wide both times and had ...

  6. Destined For Glory follows Irian's path

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a strong Sha Tin win three runs ago, before overracing in the QE II Cup at Group One level, and then finding Sight Winner's sectional prowess too slick at Sha Tin. But there was nothing amiss ... together, but has been on the improve. His latest unlucky run at Sha Tin behind Vitality Express again suggested he is peaking. ...

  7. Yip's Wealthy poised for seventh heaven

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken There is more at stake than just a place in history for the Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Wealthy when he competes in today's final event at Sha Tin. Not only can he become ... Champion Awards. Wealthy is two points behind Green Treasure in his season's ratings' increase, but a victory in today's Sha Tin Mile Trophy should see him leapfrog his rival. Just ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    From the horse's mouth: SCMP Racing Post on Twitter

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:04pm

    ... Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin today as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from the track to steer you towards a winner with the most up-to-date information- parade yard assessments, market moves and the tips and track trends live on Twitter with scmpRacingPost. Tweets by @SCMPRacingPost       ...

  9. Sanziro to prove his worth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Almost by a process of elimination, the Caspar Fownes-trained Sanziro gets his chance to finally show he can win one at Sha Tin today when he tackles a sub-standard Class One ... completing his task satisfactorily for what was required. The question he has to answer is whether he can take his Valley form across to the different surface and bigger spaces of Sha Tin. If he ...

  10. Yip's Lucky Sixer set to slay opponents

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... seven pounds to Super Combed, the most promising stayer in Hong Kong. Most recently, Lucky Sixer was given his chance over 2,000 metres at Sha Tin only to be a close third once more, but it took ... Saint-Martin get the gelding across from his awkward gate. If the January Cup were to be run at Sha Tin, then David Hayes-trained Native Dream would be deserving of favouritism tonight as he should ...




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