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  1. Sport - Racing

    Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner John Size-trained Do You Get It looks like a dirt track winner waiting to happen after an impressive trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday. The three-year-old had already been given four trials by the patient trainer, following the three he had in New Zealand, and Douglas Whyte was clearly sent out with the job ...

  2. Glorious trial points to happy Days for feature prospect

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Glorious Days turned on the afterburners in the closing stages of a trial last week to show he will be a force to be reckoned with in the Champions Mile ... over 1,400m before Admiration got the better of him over a mile. Last Friday, Douglas Whyte restrained Glorious Days from the start in his 1,200m dirt trial, spotting the leader as much as 10 ...

  3. Derby duo strut their stuff at trials

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A pair of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopefuls went toe-to-toe in an all-weather trial at Sha Tin yesterday as they rounded-out preparations for next ... the muscular type a decent hit out, taking him to the front and was then slipping him some rein down the stretch to ensure he won the trial. The John Size-trained Fay Fay seems to have peaked on his ...

  4. Rock-solid Glorious Days leads the way for Size at trials

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com John Size unleashed four of his seemingly inexhaustible production line of progressive gallopers in Friday's three dirt trials at Sha Tin, headlined by unbeaten star Glorious Days and highlighted by a sparkling effort by unraced three-year-old Can Do. Can Do is a New Zealand-bred colt who hadn't shown much in his first four trials, but first ...

  5. Classy Masquerader not hiding anything in barrier trials

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... produced another top notch trial on the all-weather track. While most of the four-year-olds set for the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (March 18) will compete in Sunday's Hong Kong ... was his second since arriving in the South African's yard and he showed improvement on the first trial, which was another eye-catching workout. Whyte bounced Masquerader across from barrier ...

  6. Plum draw gives Hot Shot the edge

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it is worth noting he got a dream split along the fence to rally through and nail Hot Shot in the last bound. Others to include are flashy grey Confucius Fortune, who has promised a lot in his trials ... syndicate horse, Antipasto, turn up in the entries for a resuming run on the dirt without a trial and, with Jeff Lloyd in the saddle, he could be worth throwing in as a value chance. Win ...

  7. Trackwork

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... remains in excellent order. Fun Cruiser worked nicely in a dirt trial on June 8. RACE FOUR, RATED 60-40 (C4), 2,200 METRES Turbojet looks in excellent condition and has impressed in general work. ... fit and well and his recent work has been faultless. RACE FIVE, RATED 80-60 (C3), 1,200 METRES Arabian Wager went well when winning a dirt trial on June 8. His work in general this preparation ...

  8. It's only a trial win, so treat Energized with extreme caution

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... despite his one-length win in the opening heat at last Friday's barrier trials. Energized, ridden by Howard Cheng Yue-tin, bounced straight to the front in the 1,200m trial on the all-weather ... Energized if jockey Douglas Whyte had become more serious with him. In yesterday's dirt trials, Easy Ahead, from the Peter Ho Leung yard, made a one-act affair of the first heat, posting ...

  9. Young guns ready to show their class

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Wish's third trial outing and he has shown a good turn of foot in all of them. The master Australian handler has this smart-looking fellow raring to go when he next steps out on race day. Likewise, Dr Win has been showing good progress in the mornings and his effort over 1,050m in heat three was a much sharper piece of work, compared to his first trial two weeks ago behind Speedy. ...

  10. Kings Falcon ready to rule Classic Mile after exciting trial

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... purchase made a one-act affair of the opening barrier trial (1,050m) at Sha Tin yesterday. Kings Falcon, ridden by Mark du Plessis, raced keenly in the early stages, but once he gained a split ... will be the highest-rated horse in the first Group One race for 2009. The Classic Mile is the first leg of the four-year-old Triple Crown, to be followed by the Derby Trial (1,800m) in February and the Derby itself ...




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