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Express turns tables on his rivals with patient approach

'I was always confident he would be just as strong from behind'

Billet Express turned from runaway train to controlled bullet last night to land the Happy Valley Trophy (1,200 metres) and bring a whole new dimension to his blistering speed.

Thursday, 20 January, 2005, 12:00am

Size hits double as trainers battle heats up

Cruz scores but Australian's successes narrow gap at top to five as championship race becomes private contest

Even as the glitz of the International Jockeys Championship went on at Happy Valley last night, John Size and Tony Cruz continue to wage their battle for the trainers' championship with the Australian managing to pull one back on his rival.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Fownes lighten up trials with promising gallopers

Caspar Fownes figured prominently at the Happy Valley trials yesterday where Australian import Lightning Star won the opening heat in good style.

Douglas Whyte was on board for this trial and settled the gelding near the lead before riding him along hands and heels in the concluding stages, eventually scoring by 21/2 lengths.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Best Luck overpowers rivals

Four turf trials were held at Happy Valley yesterday and Sean Woods' Best Luck was the most impressive winner of the morning, bounding away from his rivals to score by six lengths.

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Oughton's Cash Baby looks a promising type

David Oughton and Douglas Whyte have enjoyed plenty of success as a partnership and that looks set to continue with the unraced Cash Baby (rated 52), winner of the qualifying trial held at Sha Tin last weekend.

Oughton has been patient with this fellow following an accident in the stables last year which kept him away from the racetrack.

15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Delpech gets a late invite

Anthony Delpech had just resigned himself to returning to the rigours of everyday racing in South Africa when fate intervened. At 9.30am yesterday, Jockey Club licensing secretary Kim Kelly phoned to give him the news that he's wanted back next season.

22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Thunder Storm can add to Moore score

John Moore has amassed 46 winners this season and Thunder Storm looks like he can add to that fine tally after catching the eye in the first of two dirt trials at Sha Tin on Friday.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Delpech counts cost of another suspension

Anthony Delpech left Happy Valley with a heavy heart last night, having received his fourth suspension of the season - this one for five meetings.

Delpech, the reigning champion jockey in South Africa, has been frustrated at the stop-start nature of his first season in Hong Kong, which has so far produced 15 winners.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Promising Tsunami ready to make waves

Andy Leung Ting-wah dominated proceedings at the Sha Tin dirt trials yesterday, when several from the yard moved impressively including progressive galloper Tsunami, who came through to win the second trial in superb fashion.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Talented Noble Man is back to his best

South Africans Tony Millard and Anthony Delpech figured prominently in trackwork yesterday, when seven of nine trials were held on the turf.

7 Jan 2004 - 12:00am