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Gibson has no reason to doubt Gold-Fun

If trainer Richard Gibson is having any second thoughts about the Champions Mile, they aren't to do with his runner, Gold-Fun.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 4:46am

We haven't seen the best of Akeed Mofeed, says trainer Richard Gibson

It was the moment when a big reputation and price tag meant nothing, and only a BMW Hong Kong Derby win would justify everything that led to Akeed Mofeed lining up as a hot favourite for the HK$16 million classic yesterday, but champion jockey Douglas Whyte believes the winning card had been played a fortnight ago.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:26am

Gibson has come a long way for a shot at Derby glory

By his own admission, trainer Richard Gibson and the Derby - almost any Derby - are barely on nodding terms but the Englishman, via France, hopes to embrace his own slice of BMW Hong Kong Derby history today.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

After a roller-coaster ride, Doleuze lands on Gold-Fun

The jockey merry-go-around has come full circle for Olivier Doleuze. After having had first shot at all three of Richard Gibson's BMW Hong Kong Derby runners, the Frenchman is happy to end up on Gold-Fun - a horse he says has the tactical versatility to win Sunday's HK$16 million Group One race.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:33am

Gibson wary of the challenge facing Gold-Fun and Akeed Mofeed

Trainer Richard Gibson has given positive report cards for favourites Gold-Fun and Akeed Mofeed ahead of Sunday's Group One Classic Cup but is wary of high public expectation.

15 Feb 2013 - 12:37pm

Douglas Whyte decides to stay on Gold-Fun for Classic Cup

Although Whyte had won three straight on Gold-Fun, including the Group One Classic Mile last start, the rumour mill had strongly anticipated him switching mounts to Autumn Gold for Sean Woods in the major BMW Hong Kong Derby lead-up.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Classic Mile? More like Class Two in terms of quality

Ol' River Hong Kong Derby may have more water to flow under its bridge in the next two months, but anyone who witnessed the Classic Mile on Sunday as a showcase for the four-year-olds had to leave thinking the city's favourite classic is already over. And not in a good way.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Whyte's ride on Gold-Fun a pure Classic

Nothing went to plan for Douglas Whyte on Gold-Fun in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, but Richard Gibson credited a cool and collected ride by the peerless big-race jockey for delivering him his first Group One as a locally-based trainer.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:54am

Whyte picks Gold-Fun for Classic Mile

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has jumped off Happy Era to stick with the Richard Gibson-trained Gold-Fun in the Group One Classic Mile on Sunday week.

Whyte has been the regular rider of the John Size-trained Happy Era but the star rider had a choice to make for the first of the four-year-old classics after being on board Gold-Fun in his past two wins.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:30am

Gold-Fun part of Gibson's new wave of talent

Richard Gibson has never hidden his ambition to be a big race trainer in his new home, and the Englishman says four-year-old series contender Gold-Fun is typical of a quality batch of new recruits on a "different level" to the stock he had at his disposal in his first season.

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am