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  1. Champ to step out in trial

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Forces both home grown and foreign might be throwing out their challenges for Sacred Kingdom's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint crown in December, but Ricky Yiu Poon-fai will know more about the reigning champ after this morning's barrier trials. Sacred Kingdom will trial over 1,000m on the turf course, ahead of his scheduled return next Friday in the Group ...

  2. Scenic Blast withdrawn from Sprint Trial

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Trial at Sha Tin on Sunday. While the trial was robbed of its international flavour and an early showdown between the world's two top-rated sprinters, local trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai declared his champion Sacred Kingdom will win the trial anyway if he 'performs to even 80 per cent'. Scenic Blast, the King's Stand Stakes winner at Royal Ascot chasing a US$1 ...

  3. Ba Ba clash on the cards for Sacred Kingdom

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... happy with him,' Yiu said yesterday after putting the finishing touches to the world's champion turf sprinter for 2007 and 2008. 'He's pulled up fine from his barrier trial ...

  4. Always Flying can become new superstar

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... in four starts this season. His all-weather trial on May 21 was encouraging but he has shown promise in previous trials this season and failed to deliver on raceday. John Size would need ... and has clocked 55.1 seconds when winning a Group three race at this distance. However, on the strength of his recent work and three trials, it would be a surprise if he figured. After a brilliant ...

  5. Witness and 'Dandy in epic clash

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... trial earlier this week to suggest he warrants respect. Cruz's third entry, Super Brose, has missed the frame once down the straight course and notched three wins. He is a smart sprinter ... who has shown plenty of promise in his work and trials and has Whyte in the saddle. ...

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

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

    ... Grand Delight. The reigning Horse of the Year ran the first bad race of his Hong Kong career behind Silent Witness in the International Sprint Trial on November 22, beating only one runner. 'As everyone knows, the vets found mucus in his trachea when he was scoped after that failure, and that was obviously the excuse,' Size began. 'I gave him a trial over 1,200 metres ...

  7. International hero Green Birdie leads early Japan assault

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... going very well and I was very pleased with his trial on Friday,' Fownes said. 'He came back to Hong Kong after his win in Singapore and let down nicely, and since he's come back ...

  8. It's a good plan to follow Great Idea

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison It is advisable to take a good look at the fifth trial held at Sha Tin down the straight course on Tuesday where several potential winners competed, including Ricky Yiu ... a quiet turf trial last month, but has progressed in leaps and bounds since then and clearly has an engine. Eddie Lo Kwok-chow's Star Of Shantou has been working in a solid manner for some ...

  9. Leung can be Cheerful about speedster's chances

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... first-up this season, which is a big positive going into this event. His all-weather dirt trial on February 10 was sound and he should have enough class to carry the big weight first up ...

  10. Yiu believes Kingdom will find his feet

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and an unconvincing barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday. The four-time Hong Kong Sprinter of the Year, who won the international sprint in 2007 and 2009, will go into this year's feature on December 11 ... and yesterday jockey Zac Purton gave the gelding his final serious hit-out in a 1,000m turf trial. Sacred Kingdom ambled through his heat in the unaccustomed role of pacemaker against a mostly ...




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