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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Judge Gideon on his terrific second performance

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 08:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... with promising Gideon putting himself up as a horse to follow after getting his act together quickly. Like many first starters who have shown talent at the trials, and particularly those who ... but Gideon is the least exposed of the three and had already shown some proper talent in his trials both here and in New Zealand. By O'Reilly out of a Pins mare, Gideon was bred ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... ride was, preparing a horse for a mile and a half race against a crack field of European stayers on the smell of an oily rag – using only a flat dirt track, a couple of turf gallops and trials ...

  3. Not-so-Dominant trial gives Moore plenty to ponder

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A failed first barrier trial by expensive import Dominant, blamed in part on a firm track, has thrown a spanner in the works of John Moore's ... Xtension, has been touted as the best of the Australian's newest batch- but didn't stretch out in his 1,000 metres heat and was beaten eight lengths. Stewards ordered he trial again ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    An Able Friend for John Moore

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... start," said Moore after Able Friend spread-eagled the field in his Class Three debut. "He's had the two trials but he has done it pretty tough and came back after his trials and blew ... his last trial so I backed off and gave him a light workload into this." An impressive winner at Wyong just outside Sydney at his second start in Australia, Able Friend was yet another ...

  5. Newcomers Saddlers Lodge, Silver Grecian good as gold

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the jackpot. Sean Woods and Douglas Whyte combine with impressive barrier trial winner Saddlers Lodge in the middle leg and provide the X-factor to a race already brimming with top-three chances. Saddlers Lodge has been presented twice at the trials, winning both nicely under the guidance of Whyte, who has made sure to maintain his early association with the three-year-old who could prove ...

  6. Little Dreams can make a big impact

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... up, drawn well and carrying one of the lighter weights in the race, Little Dreams will be hitting the line hard. His trial on September 7 advertised him as being in good shape. His greatest ...

  7. All eyes on Algarve in TT quest

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... order on the training track, including a trial win on October 6. He will likely be patiently ridden by Brett Prebble, but can power over the top of his rivals to win again, with his toughest ... scoring in his only trial on October 6. From a good draw under Darren Beadman, the three-year-old should take a prominent position and prove too swift for his opposition. Legend Express displayed ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Rewarding Hero does it all wrong - and wins

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... in behind in his trials, and had even showed a tendency to be slow away, was thrust into the unfamiliar role of leader in a race full of inexperienced horses. As Brett Prebble went for home from ... a situation he has never been in either in work or trials," Prebble said. "It was completely new to him, but he kept going and got the job done, he will take a lot from the experience. ...

  9. Savour Dim Sum delights with Moore and Beadman

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with one of his team today, the enigmatic Able Prince, then backed it up with Sunny Sing - a 15-1 surprise. The preparation of Dim Sum seems very positive, his trial was sound just over a week ago, ...

  10. Shogun to stamp his class

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... stylish in an all-weather trial and he appears to have come back this season every bit as good as last season. Admittedly, the minimum trip at Sha Tin is a touch on the sharp side but given ... for a seven point penalty. John Moore's Billet Express won on his local debut last season before his form dropped away. His work and trials have been positive leading up to his first outing ...




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