Richard Gibson's colt, Cultural City, certainly has some attitude and yesterday was given a thorough workout with blinkers on in a 1,050m dirt trial.
Three months between runs proved just the right recipe for promising three-year-old Dance For Gold when he kept his unbeaten record in impressive style.
Michael Chang Chun-wai will hold off on moving to blinkers with budding stayer Loving Star, the trainer keen to see the four-year-old relax on raceday first before any changes are made.
Andreas Schutz had two horses break their local maidens, with Keen Wongchoy putting his wayward ways behind him and a gear change and positive tactics paying off with Eagle Spirit.
It isn't often we can say that Hong Kong's racing control and information flow for punters is lagging behind anywhere else, but the area of horse-shoeing is one.
Given the heartache he has caused punters in the past three seasons, it is easy to forget Zezao was once a promising import kicking off his career in Class Three, a grade he is rapidly re-...
The re-education of problem child Zezao began yesterday with a quiet barrier trial up the Sha Tin straight, his first for new trainer Richard Gibson.
Producing a Private Purchase for a first-up win is a tough task, but Oriental Prosper made the handicapper's assessment seem spot on with a fighting win up the straight course.
Never let it be said that Manu Melwani isn't a patient owner, but the addition of his 'lucky charm' put Sam The Tailor into a winning photo again after more than 16 years of waiting.
The addition of blinkers by trainer Paul O'Sullivan may have had the desired result on Heartland if his trial win at Sha Tin yesterday was any indication.
A more-focused Adoration got the job done wearing blinkers for the first-time for astute trainer John Size, who felt the gear change was the difference between victory and a third runners-up...
Few horses could have boasted a better pedigree than Legend Express, but the Ricky Yiu-trained gelding's win in the International Sale May Challenge was still something of an upset.