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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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