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  1. Kingdom has what it takes to prevail in the Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom had questions asked of him and that may be the case again in what is an even stronger Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) this afternoon, but the six-year-old remains the horse they all have to beat. The sit-sprint nature of the Centenary Sprint Cup, with Ultra Fantasy scorching over the final 400m in a tick over 21 seconds ...

  2. Tuscan Spirit to put icing on Size's cake in Sprint Trophy

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Three Sha Tin Sprint Trophy (1,000m) this afternoon. Tuscan Spirit looks part of a big afternoon for the Dream Team of trainer John Size and perennial champion jockey Douglas Whyte, with Whyte ... on to finish fourth in the Hong Kong Sprint in December. In the race's short history, the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy winner has always finished in the first five on international day, even ...

  3. Joy And Fun conquers desert Sprint

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Joy And Fun turned giant killer with Derek Cruz and Brett Doyle to provide the highlight for Hong Kong at Dubai World Cup night as the underrated trio claimed the inaugural US$1 million Alquoz Sprint. The horse became the second Hong Kong-trained winner in Dubai, after Vengeance Of Rain's Sheema Classic triumph three years ago, but stablemate Good Ba Ba ...

  4. Cheng to test out Sacred Kingdom before giving nod

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Superstar to return for Sprint Cup Howard Cheng Yue-tin will test champion Sacred Kingdom in a barrier trial at Sha Tin this morning before giving trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie ... as the world sprinting champion went amiss in September and has not raced since. Sacred Kingdom was being aimed initially at the Group One Sprinters' Stakes at Nakayama in early October ...

  5. Shibala has tactical speed to prevail

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Shibala has had a career punctuated with problems, but there has been no doubt about his ability and the Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained sprinter is in the right form to snare a tricky Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cu ...

  6. Rocket Man's absence boosts Green Birdie's chances

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to Japan, but will prepare for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December with a lead-up race at Sha Tin. Trainer Patrick Shaw has decided against the race at Nakayama on October 3 because ... race.' Connections will now have to wait for a rematch with Green Birdie, who downed him at Kranji in the KrisFlyer Sprint in May, and might get their chance in November. The Cathay Pacific ...

  7. Elegant Fashion is primed for big assignment, says Mosse

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Hong Kong-based trainer to win an international Group One on home soil when All Thrills Too defeated the Ivan Allan-trained Firebolt in the Hong Kong Sprint. Both gallopers will front up in the same race on Sunday, albeit with their form a few lengths poorer than at this time 12 months ago. Mosse will again ride All Thrills Too. John Size gave an encouraging update on Sprint contender ...

  8. Cherry 'ready to take on the best'

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the short races and I think he can match it with the best in the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint now.' Cruz paid thanks to absent jockey Weichong Marwing for suggesting the change in tact, ... Howard Cheng Yue-tin was positive on the heavily backed colt and, despite sitting three wide, was able to drive Cerise Cherry away from the field in a dominant sprinting show. 'I still think ...

  9. Happy Zero will do HK proud, says Marwing

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken John Moore's boom horse, Happy Zero, returned from his summer break in yesterday's Sha Tin Sprint Trophy with a last-to-first win and a message for the established ... could make it up quickly.' Now the winner of six of his seven starts, Happy Zero still did a few things wrong but his finishing sprint after lurching towards the inside of the course ...

  10. Compact Yarn ticks all the boxes as a banker

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen patrick.allen@scmp.com Fresh from the disappointment of Sacred Kingdom's sixth in the KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore on Sunday, trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai will return to Happy Valley tomorrow night with high hopes Compact Yarn will claim the final leg of the Triple Trio- the Yue Wan Handicap (1,800m). Punters can cash in on the in-form gelding by making ...




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