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  • Aug 31, 2014
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Horse Racing

Moore adds Kabayan to his long list of Derby hopefuls

Merely 35 minutes after John Moore seemingly cemented his grip on the Hong Kong Derby, he unveiled a sixth potential candidate for the four-year-old classic in Class Two winner Kabayan.

Sunday, 16 February, 2014, 10:11pm

Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

Another odds-on chance bit the dust in the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) as Designs On Rome leapfrogged Able Friend to become the new Derby favourite.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:40pm

Friend appears more than Able of avoiding favourites hoodoo in Classic Cup

The Group One Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) has almost been synonymous with upset results since its inception but that won't stop punters descending on the logical favourite, Able Friend.

16 Feb 2014 - 8:40am

Fownes' Nine looks for some of his old luck in Chairman's Sprint Prize

Lucky Nine might be vulnerable on a number of levels in the Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) but if the five-time Group One winner produces his best it will require a next-level leap in performance by any of his rivals to get near him.

15 Feb 2014 - 9:17pm

Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

Another low draw, another Class Three handicap with a big weight, and John Size-trained Access Years is likely to start favourite again too, but punters will be hoping for a change of luck for the sprinter in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:28pm

Life's great mysteries - and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

Take the mysteries of Stonehenge, the Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot combined and you don’t come close to the head-scratcher that is leading jockey Zac Purton essentially not riding for the three major stables in town.

14 Feb 2014 - 9:31am 4 comments

Fortune favours Fownes' Braveness in his quest to go back-to-back

Caspar Fownes-trained Braveness was back to his very best last time out and even a wider draw may not stop him if the same horse turns up for the Volunteers' Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

11 Feb 2014 - 8:53pm

Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner

John Size-trained Do You Get It looks like a dirt track winner waiting to happen after an impressive trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday.

The three-year-old had already been given four trials by the patient trainer, following the three he had in New Zealand, and Douglas Whyte was clearly sent out with the job of ironing out a few chinks in the gelding's armour before his debut.

11 Feb 2014 - 8:26pm

Big week for Fownes begins with live Triple Trio hopes

Caspar Fownes can provide a bookend of bankers in Wednesday's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, with Starting Over and Braveness looking the goods in the first and last legs.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:34pm

Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

Much of Saturday's racing will be of dubious worth when the runners next meet, with the decision to water the track more than is usually the case presenting racing fans with a bizarre turf surface.

It seemed to have jockeys as confused as everyone else and, late in the card, we even had a race where the 14 runners seemed to have found 14 separate lanes to come down the home straight.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:27pm