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Supreme Win and Zac Purton win the Chief Executive's Cup, beating Cherise Cherry (Richard Fourie) at Sha Tin today. Photo: Kenneth Chan

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Saturday, 8 September, 2012, 5:58pm

Four-year-old must brush up on his stalls speed after missing kick

Peter Ho Leung reckons Peri Peri Saffron is so relaxed 'a grandma could ride him', but the breakthrough winner might need some remedial barrier work after a worrying trend of missing the start continued. 'We'll try and teach him and run him through the stalls a few times before the season starts,' Ho added.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai breaks unwanted streak, but also cops HK$60,000 fine

Eddie Lai Wai-ming had multiple winners at a meeting for the first time since a 2010 treble, booting home a double with consecutive wins on Soldier and Real Generous, but he left the racecourse HK$60,000 lighter after a careless-riding charge in the opening event. Dennis Yip Chor-hong said Lai's positioning of Real Generous in the run was critical.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

McDonald bounces back in style

James McDonald redeemed himself with a double at Happy Valley last night, before explaining the reasons behind last week's positive drug test, an incident he feared would put his future chances of riding in Hong Kong at risk.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wong cracks 100 on Yip's 'chicken heart' galloper

Terry Wong Chi-wai helped bring about a nice piece of symmetry as he rode his 100th winner on a 100-1 shot, Bespoke Master rattling home in a Class Four.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Purton's advice pays off as under-fire Ng avoids the stewards on his comeback

Alvin Ng Ka-chun was thrilled to punch a winner home on his return, but the under-fire apprentice simply considered it a success not to incur the wrath of stewards.

The 22-year-old had just served an eight-meeting ban, part of a staggering 22 days spent on the sidelines this term for careless-riding charges.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Prebble has the quality to Sparkle

Despite giving away a numerical disadvantage to his rivals, a couple of gun rides can propel Brett Prebble to Jockey Challenge success today.

Prebble, a $3.20 equal-favourite in early markets, has eight rides, less than fellow top-pick Zac Purton (10 rides), Douglas Whyte (nine rides, $4.75) and Tim Clark (11 rides, $6).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ray's can continue sparkling form

Ray's Favourite made a name for himself with three Class Five victories earlier in the season but has since proven he can mix it up in grade, and a low draw makes him the standout banker in the middle leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, which is expected to reach HK$4 million.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Seemed like a century as jockey completes nine-year wait for ton

After Jacky Tong Chi-kit rode his long-awaited 100th career winner yesterday one wag quipped 'that was the slowest century since Geoffrey Boycott opened the batting for England.' Tong rode his first winner for the late Ivan Allan in February 2003 and his progress towards three figures had been slowed further by injury - but a recent flurry of victories brought up his ton.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Flashy Fiery Whisperer and General Danroad help Lui to a double

Flashy colt Fiery Whisperer made tremendous race-to-race improvement, showing no signs of worrying internal issues, as the griffin formed the first half of a Francis Lui Kin-wai double with a smart win up the straight.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

There's value elsewhere, but stick to Whyte

There is plenty of value on offer for adventurous punters in the Jockey Challenge, but favourite Douglas Whyte still looks the likely winner.

Eight jockeys have 10 rides or more, giving them all some hope, but Whyte's 10-ride book - including the shortest-priced favourite of the meeting - seems strong enough to deliver him the win.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Holyangelholy is a class above the rest

Backing up two weeks after being one of the best things beaten this season, Holyangelholy gets a second chance to notch his maiden victory over the same course and distance on Sunday at Sha Tin.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This time, Masquerader can deliver on the dirt

Masquerader has sucked punters in with his slick dirt trial displays before, but it seems the former top-class juvenile is ready to live up to his promise - at least on the all-weather track.

The Tony Millard-trained four-year-old produced another smooth trial win on Sha Tin's inner circuit on Friday and looks set for start in two weeks over the same course.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Purton, high on confidence, can mow down favourites

Zac Purton will be still riding high after his Royal Ascot win during the week and today he can upset the favourites in the Jockey Challenge.

The Australian's King's Stand Stakes victory on Little Bridge was a career highlight for Purton, who can create a personal best for wins in a season with a single success today.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Majestic Falcon ready to soar back into action

Majestic Falcon won one of the slowest all-weather track trials of the season at Sha Tin yesterday, but the five-year-old achieved the primary objective in making a successful return from injury.

When winning the first leg of the Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy in March, Majestic Falcon was on one rein as he crossed the line, and post race it became apparent why.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am