Flying Blue can prove to be gold

John Size has the numbers and he might just have the right style of horse to win the Group Two Sha Tin Trophy (1,600m) today and Flying Blue could spring a form reversal to upset the favourites.

Sunday, 30 October, 2011, 12:00am

Good Yasuda draw raises HK hopes

Hopes of a Hong Kong victory in tomorrow's HK$18.8 million Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo were raised after both Beauty Flash and Thumbs Up received favourable barrier draws yesterday and continued to get positive report cards from their handlers.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz: weight of expectation on Beauty Flash

Trainer Tony Cruz is wary of fighting another 'battle of the bulge' with Beauty Flash before Sunday's Group One Yasuda Kinen, but believes Tokyo will see a better and stronger horse than in his disappointing run a year ago.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Outstanding tactical abilities give Lucky Nine edge in Champions Mile

Hong Kong's gun four-year-olds and the promise of a soft tempo hold the key to the HK$12 million BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin today with the Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine perfectly poised to take out the race.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bloodstock agent calls it right

The man who is responsible for Beauty Flash being in Hong Kong, bloodstock agent Dan O'Donnell, found out the actual price of the chestnut's success at the New Zealand yearling sales last month. Four years ago, O'Donnell (pictured) purchased Beauty Flash, a son of Golan, for owner Simon Kwok Siu-ming for only NZ$65,000 at the Karaka sales, which he recalls being around HK$300,000 at the time.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Young Elite can make up for lost time in Stewards' Cup

Caspar Fownes may have lost his main flag bearer for today's Group One Stewards' Cup (1,600m), but Young Elite can represent the yard with honour and score an upset in the Sha Tin feature.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

The Yasuda Kinen has come and gone for another year and backed up two ideas again - the knowledge that the Japanese are at least as hard to beat in their backyard as anybody else and that any race at the end of the season always holds the prospect of disappointments.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

HK trio fail to rise to occasion in Tokyo sun

Any pre-race air of confidence simply faded away in the Tokyo sunshine yesterday with Hong Kong's Yasuda Kinen contenders failing to issue even a serious threat in the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash can make HK proud at Yasuda Kinen

The Tony Cruz-trained Beauty Flash has all the attributes necessary to land a third Hong Kong win in the Group One Yasuda Kinen (1,600m) today.

The four-year-old has surprised his trainer with just how well he has taken to the travelling caper, and Beauty Flash (Felix Coetzee) looks in super order going to this test.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong trio take heart from Yasuda Kinen barrier draw

There was nothing in yesterday's Yasuda Kinen barrier draw to dampen the spirits of the Hong Kong trio, with Beauty Flash and Fellowship expected to be two of the strongest-fancied runners for the HK$17.8 million mile at Fuchu racecourse tomorrow.

Fellowship came up with gate four in the full field of 18, while Beauty Flash drew gate 10.

5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

History on the cards for impressive Brave Kid

Brave Kid wasn't able to win his seventh race for the season in the Hong Kong Derby last time out, but a switch back to 1,600m in the Group Two Chairman's Trophy looks made to order for him to make history today.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Unbeaten Brave Kid can join immortals in seventh heaven

Unbeaten Brave Kid is set to join the immortals by taking his fantastic record through the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) today at Sha Tin to become racing's new superstar.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Impressive Beauty Flash should prove his worth

Highly promising four-year-old Beauty Flash blotted his copybook for punters last time out, but the Tony Cruz-trained gelding again looks the one to beat in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin today.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Cruz attracted to Ladies' Purse as Beauty Flash keeps unbeaten record

Trainer Tony Cruz will return to familiar territory with exciting four-year-old Beauty Flash next start after the Derby aspirant kept his unbeaten Hong Kong record intact in the Guangzhou Handicap (1,400m) yesterday.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Chadwick eclipses Cheng's benchmark

Another day, another double, another Jockey Challenge. However, the script was far from boring for apprentice Matthew Chadwick as his two-timer saw him surge into third place in the standings and register a new record figure for junior riders.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am