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Lowly Excellent Win showing improvement

Excellent Win is still a maiden after nine starts and has plummeted deep into the mire of Class Five, but showed in a Happy Valley barrier trial on Saturday a win might be just around the corner.

Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am

Ho sings the praise of apprentice So

Peter Ho Leung credited a canny ride from Ben So Tik-hung for victory on Joyful Years in the Midea Handicap on the all-weather track. Ho said while his galloper had been showing positive signs at trackwork in the lead-up to the race, it was the daring ride of the apprentice which finally lifted the eight-year-old to an overdue fourth career win.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In-play betting best strategy for Whyte fans

Douglas Whyte fans will get an unimaginably good price about their hero and test their courage at the same time as today's public holiday Jockey Challenge has an unfamiliar look to it.

Instead of Whyte being up there as an almost regulation favourite, the oddsmakers found two riders with superior chances, in theory at least, on last night's early challenge prices.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Winks has the arsenal to gun down Whyte

With six rides at single figure odds, including our cover special Craig's Dragon, Melburnian James Winks will never get a better chance to win a head-to-head with Douglas Whyte in a Jockey Challenge.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Expresso keeps Hall on move

David Hall moved into the top five on the trainers' table and landed a sizeable betting move in the process when Multo Expresso scored in the sixth event on the back of a perfect Eric Saint-Martin ride.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Sunny primed for one last fling

The big events may be over but the season's not finished yet for Classic Mile hero Sunny Sing, who will attempt to be part of the celebrations in the Class One race at the final meeting of the term on July 2.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The Duke ready for Japan tilt

Trainer Caspar Fownes yesterday gave the thumbs-up to his versatile galloper The Duke taking his place in the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, the Yasuda Kinen, in Tokyo on June 4.

Fownes said the horse had bounced back from his first-up fifth in very wet conditions at Sha Tin on Sunday.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Schofield off the mark with Telecom Tycoon

Glyn Schofield was pleased to get off the mark at the fourth meeting of the season, at ride number 23, when Class Four galloper Telecom Tycoon ground out a no-nonsense win in the day's opener at Sha Tin.

Trainer Derek Cruz explained that the small field and lack of speed played right into the Tycoon's hands.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Brilliant Soumillon has right oil for Olive

Christophe Soumillon's magical hands will be asked to conduct their third conversion in the space of eight days tonight when the Belgian ace handles the shortest-priced early favourite on the card, Olive Or Twist, in the fifth event at Happy Valley.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Precocious Shaxi Riches makes big impression

General Nediym was one of the most brilliant sprinters Australia has produced in recent years and one of his sons, Shaxi Riches, was the most impressive of the six barrier trial winners at Happy Valley yesterday morning.

The three-year-old, who is prepared by Francis Lui Kin-wai, looks a precocious sort and was a clear winner of the final heat.

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am