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Derby

Specialist has 'more up his sleeves'

The irony of Real Specialist's somewhat controversial inclusion in the Derby is that it probably paved the way to the four-year-old's impressive Hong Kong Reunification Cup win yesterday (1,400m) and the gelding's stellar season may not yet be over.

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

Specialist has 'more up his sleeves'

The irony of Real Specialist's somewhat controversial inclusion in the Derby is that it probably paved the way to the four-year-old's impressive Hong Kong Reunification Cup win yesterday (1,400m) and the gelding's stellar season may not yet be over.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Blinkered Masquerader ready to steal show

Owner Leung Kai-fei won the 2004 Hong Kong Derby with Lucky Owners and couldn't relive the dream in this season's classic with Masquerader, but the Tony Millard-trained runner appears to be on the right path with an encouraging third in the Class One Venus Handicap (1,200m) at the all-dirt meeting on Wednesday night.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Moore and Prebble prove they are a Supreme pair

John Moore deflected all the praise to Brett Prebble, with whom he shared a double, for his strong-arm ride on his first winner and lamented a Mercedes-Benz Derby that came too soon for his other.

Moore said Prebble's use of the whip was key to Supreme Knight's victory, with the under-done four-year-old needing some extra motivation down the stretch.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

We need a little sunshine, say Treasure Beach's team

Alex Cole spent part of yesterday nervously looking out of his hotel window for the weather prospects after an outside draw had been the first blow to Treasure Beach's chance of carrying off a rare head-to-head between the classic form of Europe and Hong Kong in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fay Fay can repeat his Derby triumph

The likelihood of a soft tempo and a replay of the way the Hong Kong Derby was run gives the John Size-trained Fay Fay his chance this afternoon to repel the foreign challenge in the Group One Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2,000m).

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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