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Chess Handicap

Wait is well worth it for Prebble

The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup was about the only thing that didn't go Douglas Whyte's way at Sha Tin yesterday but there was still plenty of theatre to the Group One feature before Lucky Nine, his jockey Brett Prebble and trainer Caspar Fownes climbed off the floor to ta

Monday, 5 March, 2012, 12:00am

Moore aiming to upset odds once more

Six of the last nine favourites have won the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize at odds-on but every time there has been an upset, the shock has been provided by John Moore and he will be looking to do the same tomorrow.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Internationals a bridge too far for Shum's sprint sensation

Dreams of a tilt at this year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint probably evaporated for the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge, despite the four-year-old keeping his unbeaten record intact.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Shum ready to throw Little Bridge into deep end after passing acid test

Little Bridge successfully negotiated the leap of champions at Sha Tin yesterday, joining the elite group of Entrapment, Happy Zero, Sacred Kingdom and Silent Witness to win at his first start over 1,200 metres after dominating the straight course.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Jamesina proves his worth in tough company

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte was firmly in Jamesina's corner as a Queen Mother's Memorial Cup chance after the consistent five-year-old landed his third straight win and burst into Group company in the Premier Plate (1,800m) yesterday.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Saint-Martin can give Whyte run for his money

Punters who have been burnt taking short odds on Douglas Whyte in the Jockey Challenge have been given no respite by the Jockey Club oddsmakers and the enigmatic Frenchman Eric Saint-Martin looks better value today.

1 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Red-hot Warrior made to fight for narrow victory

John Size's boom sprinter Warrior never had his supporters too concerned yesterday in his seasonal comeback, but there wouldn't be too many who would want to take such short odds again next time around.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Odds-on flops do nothing to help public confidence

The defeat of odds-on favourite Winning Power ($17) at Sha Tin last weekend (Race 441) marked the seventh consecutive loss for an odds-on favourite in recent weeks, which is not a positive statistic any way you want to look at it.

9 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Vitrus Pride sounds warning for future

ONE horse stood out above all others in terms of future betting material and the sad thing for punters looking to get a price about him on his next couple of starts is that it was all so predictable.

21 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

At odds on race study

JOCKEY Club officials will meet a university researcher to find out more about his work which he claims could indicate whether races have been rigged.

The club yesterday said it would not give tierce data to Hong Kong University lecturer Dr John Bacon-Shone partly because he had worked with known gamblers.

8 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Gagne Vite is best

TONIGHT is really all about making the best of a particularly bad lot on the Happy Valley equitrack.

Everyone is saying the same thing - that it is a very poor meeting, even by equitrack standards.

Indeed, it is one of those dangerous meetings where it will be hard to win very much as the odds just won't be there.

2 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Bonus for patient punters

BRUCE Hutchison can do us all a favour by sending out Fortune Basin (Nap) to win the final event at Sha Tin this afternoon to get the New Year off on a bright note.

The Irish import's latest effort suggested he will soon be returning to his best Topspeed figure from last season which he notched when scoring over today's course and distance.

1 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Allan pair look excellent value

IT'S going to be hard to follow on from last Wednesday's performance but, between now and the end of the season, there should be a few more like 43-1 winner Irene's Pet and the 9-1 triumph of Goodcape Treasure.

I'm not blowing my own trumpet. Far from it as the winners just come from the figures, from the times the horses have run.

25 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Hammer to strike early on

HAMMERHEAD could be one to note in the early exchanges of next season when he will start the campaign exceptionally well handicapped on his best form.

3 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Racing Tips

THERE were Quinellas galore from our top team of tipping experts at Happy Valley last night with Vova Rodney, Robin Parke and Hotspur all finding five of the night's six quinellas.

Rodney's quinellas obliged at odds of 17-1, 5-1, 5-1, 4-1 and 2-1 while Parke and Hotspur selected the first five quinellas in succession at odds of 17-1, 5-1, 4-1, 3-1 and 2-1.

11 Mar 1993 - 12:00am