Classic Mile field a bit of a misnomer as it lacks the strength and depth of last year's race

Entries closed on Monday for the Group One Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile and first thoughts were to recall the words of Paul O'Sullivan in the wake of the victory by Never Look Back on January 1 - what else is around?

Wednesday, 9 January, 2008, 12:00am

Speed, weight to favour Striker

John Size and Brett Prebble are beginning to build up a successful association and they appear set to continue a recent hot streak when they team with the ever-reliable Gold Striker in today's HK$1.6 million Chinese New Year Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin.

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Ernesto has enough firepower

Sir Ernesto won't make the annals of the all-time greats like some of the past winners of the Group Three Centenary Vase, but the tough five-year-old can continue the strike rate for the Derek Cruz-Felix Coetzee combination.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Sir Ernesto to repay faithful backers

They say that money talks, and Australian private purchase Sir Ernesto will put that idiom to the test in today's feature event at Sha Tin.

On last night's early tote call, Derek Cruz's Sir Ernesto was the biggest street corner tip, dominating the market at $21 for the ninth race despite the fact he's yet to win in four Hong Kong starts.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am