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  1. Birdie should be set for the Sprint: Doleuze

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and possibly beyond them, with a dominating victory that even had jockey Olivier Doleuze questioning the nature of the ultimate goal. 'I think Green Birdie should be set for the Sprint ... but yesterday's result gives Fownes an opportunity to take the middle ground and delay the longer-term commitment. 'One possibility for us is to run him in the Sprint Trial rather than the Mile Trial ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine set to steal limelight from Derby

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

    ... Caspar Fownes confirmed he had abandoned a Dubai assignment for last year's winner, Lucky Nine. Following Lucky Nine's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize win last week, Fownes had ... gets a mile and he's got a good record in the 1,200m sprints, so he's versatile, but I think 1,400m is probably his best trip so we'll stay home and try to win this race ...

  3. Luck of draw gives Able One head start

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... In the other race dominated in the past by local horses, the Hong Kong Sprint, Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Sacred Kingdom (gate two) and Ultra Fantasy (four) drew ideally, but connections of major ... but he was thrilled with the draws for Super Satin and Green Birdie, who came up with seven in the Sprint. 'Green Birdie's draw is perfect- he's not getting much respect ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Size claims Derby and lets young guns do the talking

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... then-unbeaten sprinter Entrapment for a devastating first-up win after an injury-enforced 15-month break in October's Sha Tin Sprint Trophy. Moore (56 wins) not only held off Cruz (53) for second, ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Rainbow Chic 'going places'

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... his head up and ears back and tries hard," said Prebble, who added that he was still learning about the relatively untapped French import. "He has got an awesome 150m sprint - and next time I ride him I'll be mindful of not pressing him too soon, because it is instant when he goes, but backs off quick and his sprint doesn't last as long as you think it is going ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... not stamina. Yesterday the five-year-old claimed some high-profile scalps in the Group Two Sprint Cup and could now be headed on an overseas campaign to take advantage of the horse's dirt track ... for third in a race where slow tempo worked against him. Trainer Caspar Fownes still seemed intent on pushing onto next month's KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore with Lucky Nine, ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... time for the grade, under the conditions, was paired with an undistinguished finishing section that flattered his sprint. In other words, while his performance was good, it was made to look ...

  8. Lucky Nine ready for his next Group assignment

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Caspar Fownes rounded out Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine's preparation for next Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m) ... on International Day, Lucky Nine has put in underwhelming efforts in the first two legs of the Hong Kong Speed Series. A flat sixth in the Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m) was followed by a closing second ...

  9. Prebble and Kingdom part ways after defeat

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen The once unbreakable partnership between Brett Prebble and champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom was dramatically shattered following the Sprint Cup defeat, and trainer Ricky Yiu ... dream run with Sacred Kingdom included two international Group One wins in 2009- in the Kris Flyer Sprint in Singapore and the Hong Kong Sprint- as well as three domestic Group Ones, as part ...

  10. Improving Pocket Rockets ready to blast off

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... old is a son of Haydock Sprint Cup winner Invincible Spirit, mated to a multiple sprint-winning El Moxie mare. He's bred to be a short-course specialist like his other two siblings, who are winners up to 1,200m and 1,300m. He's being allowed to find his feet like most Size youngsters and looks one to fancy when stepping up over the longer sprints. Size's problem horse, ...




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