Black Book

Hammer far from Lucky as he nears win

Lucky Hammer can get into the winner's circle soon after a luckless effort at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

A tough night to find horses to follow on Wednesday at Happy Valley, with what was a very plain set of races uninhabited by any of what might normally be referred to as promising horses but the stewards' report highlighted one winner in waiting.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 9:09pm

Experience to help Delight find the winner's circle

Winner's Delight (Mirco Demuro), seen in a barrier trial in early February, can find the line first soon. Photo: Kenneth Chan

One of the runs of the day was buried away behind the placegetters in the Class Four dirt mile on Sunday, when lightly-raced Winner's Delight finished out of the placings behind Dashing Super.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:24pm

Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

Hello Kimberley's win was more impressive than it may have looked. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Much of Saturday's racing will be of dubious worth when the runners next meet, with the decision to water the track more than is usually the case presenting racing fans with a bizarre turf surface.

It seemed to have jockeys as confused as everyone else and, late in the card, we even had a race where the 14 runners seemed to have found 14 separate lanes to come down the home straight.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:27pm

Multivictory in charge but others show brilliance

Multivictory may have won at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, and he can win in Class Two, but Brilliant Shine and I'm In Charge can also win soon. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Multivictory produced a career-best performance to win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and looks assured of making his presence felt in Class Two, but there were two more blackbook performances behind the four-year-old.

6 Feb 2014 - 9:32pm

Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

Divine Ten (Joao Moreira) holds off My Little Friend (Gerald Mosse) at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Punters can disregard the time in Divine Ten's victory on the weekend but the race still looks like form worth following in the near future.

3 Feb 2014 - 10:13pm