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Little Bridge

Racing Digest, January 2, 2013

Maiden winner has the look of Winning Partners about him

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 3:09am

Lucky Nine and Little Bridge short of their best for Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint

Hong Kong's two highest-rated sprinters, Lucky Nine and Little Bridge, remain the standard-bearers for the depleted local short-course contingent, and both head into tomorrow's Jockey Club Sprint looking vulnerable. Failed early-season trips to Japan have left them short of their best and awkward draws add another degree of difficulty.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Shoe will be on other foot when Japanese come to Sha Tin

Sunday's Sprinters Stakes in Japan only served to highlight how difficult it is to win races on foreign soil, even if you have the horsepower.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:47am

Lucky Nine foiled by start slip-up in Sprinters Stakes

Heartbreak again in Tokyo for Caspar Fownes and Lucky Nine, as Hong Kong's powerful challenge for the Group One Sprinters Stakes dissolved in a misstep at the start.

1 Oct 2012 - 2:31pm

Trainer Danny Shum delighted with Little Bridge's condition in Japan

The confidence of Little Bridge's trainer, Danny Shum Chap-shing, was as much of a juggling act yesterday as his preparation of the star galloper for Sunday's HK$19.7 million Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama.

While beaming at the condition of his Royal Ascot winner, Shum was alternatively admitting there were question marks to the whole Tokyo trip.

28 Sep 2012 - 1:52am

Questions still swirl around Ambitious Dragon

Rarely does a two-time reigning Horse of the Year return with as many question marks as Ambitious Dragon, Hong Kong's highest rated thoroughbred who fell short of his three biggest targets last season and starts this term without a confirmed jockey.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Purton more interested in Little Bridge than himself

The injury-enforced withdrawal of runaway Jockeys' Championship leader Douglas Whyte from tomorrow's season finale at Sha Tin has thrown the focus onto the battle for second and intensified the intrigue surrounding the three-way tussle for Horse of the Year.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ascot victory makes it a big day for Little Bridge

Top sprinter Little Bridge threw out his credentials to be Horse Of the Year last night with a comprehensive victory at Royal Ascot as he became Hong Kong's only international winner on foreign soil in the King's Stand Stakes and only the second in history at the fixture.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stablemate gives Bridge a nice going-away gift

Danny Shum Chap-shing's stable star Little Bridge jetted out for his Royal Ascot assignment overnight, and the trainer was in a buoyant mood after a win to Scarlet Camellia. Shum says hoof and mucous issues, plus terrible luck in running in recent starts, have held Scarlet Camellia back.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ascot wrangle reveals foreign raid problems

The compromise reached on Monday over how many days trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing can spend away with Little Bridge for his Royal Ascot campaign was probably the only reasonable option for both the trainer and the Jockey Club, but that it came up in the first place was a reminder of one of the difficulties in travelling horses from here for major events.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am