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Grand Zulu

Hall's good fortunes set to continue

Freshman trainer David Hall can add to what has already been a very good week when he combines with leading apprentice Alex Lai Hoi-wing and seven-year-old South China Ninety in the opening event on tonight's mixed card at Sha Tin.

Wednesday, 16 March, 2005, 12:00am

Fashion 'bolt out of the blue' thrills newcomer Innes

There has been a shuffling of the decks for two of Hong Kong's highly rated horses with 2003 Hong Kong Derby winner Elegant Fashion getting a new jockey and former Australian Group One winner Grand Zulu moved to the David Hall yard following his defeat in the classic on Sunday.

16 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Glory beckons for field of intrigue

Horses, jockeys, trainers and owners all revved up for a fight to the Sha Tin finish line

It might be grand. It might be intelligent. It may even be vengeance. Today we find out what the Mercedes-Benz Derby has under the hood.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Size brushes off outside draw setbacks for Derby hopes

'I still like Grand Zulu. I don't think the barrier will make any difference to him'

John Size is neither optimist nor pessimist. He's an acceptor. He understands that a wild or even angry performance when life plays him a dud hand is nothing more or less than a complete waste of energy.

11 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Shum presses on with Scintillation

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing and owner Hui Sai-fun have turned their backs on a barrage of advice and chosen to press on with their Derby aspirations with brilliant sprinter-miler Scintillation.

4 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Shum pays tribute to 'my boss' Allan

Trainer dedicates Scintillation's victory to long-time mentor

Danny Shum Chap-shing yesterday claimed his first Group One race as a trainer with brilliant Scintillation and then dedicated the win to former champion trainer Ivan Allan, his long-time mentor and the man he still calls 'my boss'.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Size ready to crow

Grand Zulu set to shine for trainer

John Size may have conceded the championship to Tony Cruz but a win by Grand Zulu in today's Group One Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile at Sha Tin will show that the reigning champion trainer is going to be a force to be reckoned with at the top level for the remainder of the season.

11 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Wealthy goodbye to year of the Monkey

Progressive Wealthy enabled followers of the Racing Post Ready To Win Stable to gain even more enjoyment from their Lunar New Year holidays, with pockets full of cash courtesy of his excellent win at Sha Tin on February 5.

11 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Size targets double Group One glory

The personal dedication of reigning champion trainer John Size may produce a Group One dividend on Friday when Australian private purchase Grand Zulu lays his Derby credentials on the table in the $8 million Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile.

8 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

The ready to win stable

Short but sweet as Diamond wins again

It wasn't a weekend to get rich but another dividend flowed in as Yellow Diamond, from the stable of Alex Wong Yu-on, bolted in once more to confirm the potential he had showed when winning in Class Four.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

The ready to win stable

Wealthy start for our new recruit

The stable of Dennis Yip Chor-hong has certainly been in sparkling form since the return to Hong Kong of newly retained stable jockey Eric Saint-Martin and they provided followers of the Ready To Win stable with another nice dividend last weekend.

16 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

$23 says Diamond can do it again

Short priced favourites are the order of the day at Sha Tin this afternoon, with five top fancies listed at under 2-1, including last-start seven length victor Yellow Diamond.

The talented young galloper is a member of the astute Alex Wong Yu-on yard and really showed his mettle in scoring effortlessly under Olivier Doleuze at Sha Tin on December 18.

16 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

For Zulu, the time is right now

The Fairy King Prawn Handicap should be the perfect platform from which John Size's Grand Zulu can notch his first Hong Kong win and begin living up to his reputation as a potential champion.

16 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Grand Zulu can deliver goods in HK Mile

The local challenge for the International races next weekend was boosted with the highly encouraging performance of Australian import Grand Zulu, who almost began his local career in the perfect manner when second to Goody in the Chevalier Cup (race 209).

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Grand Zulu loses nothing in narrow defeat

'He's looking for further and the Hong Kong Mile will be perfect'

Grand Zulu may carry a high burden of expectation, being tagged the best Australian private purchase ever to come to Hong Kong, but the only people who'll be disappointed in the star commodity will be those who took the $24 about him at Sha Tin yesterday, only to see him beaten by a nose in a deceptive finish.

29 Nov 2004 - 12:00am