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  1. Glorious trial puts rivals on notice

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an ominous warning to his next rivals by showing off his devastating turn of foot in a Sha Tin trial on Friday. The John Size-trained star was four from four going into his set-weights clash ... the five-year-old to maintain some fitness. He didn't show much on Friday- but he rarely does in trials- but he did jump well and idled along in third for Zac Purton. D-day is approaching for former ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lucky Nine shines in trial, but vet will have ultimate say

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the horse a solid blow-out to win the opening heat of yesterday's barrier trials at Sha Tin. Lucky Nine has also been tentatively entered for the Group Two Sprint Cup on May 1, but Fownes said ... Brett to give him a good sound out in the trial so we can make sure he has fully recovered,' Fownes said. 'He's had a good break now since the Queen's Silver Jubilee, ...

  4. Duke primed to give Fownes tally a boost

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... winners to swell his current tally of 38 including stable stalwart The Duke, who won the opening all-weather dirt trial at Sha Tin yesterday. This consistent galloper, an International Sale ... to that had been encouraging. This trial suggests he deserves another chance, particularly if he returns to Sha Tin. Andy Leung Ting-wah has hit a purple patch of form recently and he took out ...

  5. Fit-again Birdie puts on grand trial display

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

    ... Murray Bell Green Birdie brought a welcome touch of class to yesterday's Happy Valley barrier trials and didn't let the fans down, coming from last to first through the agency of a dashing Felix Coetzee ride to set himself up nicely for the coming feature races. Green Birdie won the Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial at 1,800 metres earlier in the year, but had ...

  6. At set-weights, Pataca looks a tough nut to crack in Cup Trial

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Viva Pataca is set to be a prohibitively short-priced favourite in the Group Two Cathay Pacific International Cup Trial at Sha Tin next weekend. When entries ... Trial is decided at set weights with allowances. Twelve months ago, Packing Winner was working his way into the higher grades, and as a non Group winner, received a five-pound allowance. ...

  7. Fit-again Gallery puts on a grand trial performance

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in a power-packed trial performance yesterday morning. Champions Gallery was the first horse to race under the new Trainer's Syndicate concept, and gave the programme a huge fillip with his debut win ... by Infinite Delight- on account of soreness to his feet. Yesterday, trainer Andreas Schutz stepped Champions Gallery out in a turf trial over 1,600m at Sha Tin, with Doleuze on top once again. ...

  8. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... revealed blood and mucus- he has been back to the trials twice and looks ready to run a race. The last trial was a 1,200m all-weather track test when he was sluggish to begin, but he settled nicely ...

  9. Moore gambles on gear changes

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

    ... and focused demeanour'. The colt's poor trial this month has been put behind him. 'Irian was going great until he trialled but he was very stirred up before it and was gone 1,000m from ... other Derby purchase who didn't quite make it to Sunday's race, Carthage, might have turned the corner after a gelding operation on Monday. 'We have a reason for his trial efforts ...

  10. Magic Mail almost ready to deliver

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison There should be plenty of winners to come from the three dirt trials held at Sha Tin yesterday, where the David Hayes yard figured prominently with one of his frontline ... progress since that piece of work last week. His trial jockey, Gerald Mosse, never attempted to put pressure on the winner Super Brose, but left the impression he was going every bit as well. Magic ...




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