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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.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Double delight as Clark beats his own target

Australian Tim Clark had already exceeded his own expectations in his rookie season, and a double yesterday - including his first win for a local trainer - catapulted him into the top 10 of the jockeys' championship.

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

Approve shows passion this time

Blue-chip two-year-old Approve put an abysmal first-up trial behind him with a more sound effort on the dirt yesterday, beating a couple more high-priced youngsters who were also out to make amends at Sha Tin.

4 Jul 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

Angland shocks himself and punters with a massive 1,944-1 double

Tye Angland surprised himself with a longshot double that also left punters puzzled as his pair of breakthrough winners scored at combined odds of 1,944-1.

Me Tsui Yu-sak's Safari Magic - coming into a Class Four off two dismal last-place efforts - burst through at 72-1, before Danny Shum Chap-shing produced Pride And Honour (27-1) for an impressive first-up win on the dirt.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hungry Whyte has Size on his side to thrive

Today's 11-race card has an ominous look to it for Douglas Whyte, the champion jockey returning from a two-meeting suspension hungry to chase down his own record for wins in a season.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let Me Too a raw talent worth watching

The John Moore-trained Let Me Too made a decent impression at yesterday's Sha Tin trials, with the well-bred chestnut showing natural ability to easily win an 800m turf trial.

The two-year-old arrived in Moore's yard less than two months ago and seems forward enough to have a significant impact in an upcoming late-season griffin fixture.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Unwanted Street Cat roars for reluctant Yeung

Blow-out winner Street Cat's record was so abysmal and his vet report so long that he wasn't just unwanted by punters, Gary Ng Ting-kung had even struggled to find a willing rider for his hopelessly out-of-form galloper during the week.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Champion Whyte Can Do it again

Douglas Whyte will start today as the shortest Jockey Challenge in recent memory, but has the book to back the skinny quote and should salute for the fourth time in five meetings.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cheng banned for 13 meetings

Jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin was hit with the heaviest penalty of its kind in more than seven years yesterday, receiving a 13-meeting suspension for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures in a race, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Prebble's daring tactics win the day

A gutsy move by Brett Prebble early in the day paid off and provided the blueprint for his winning ride aboard Familists, as a long-term plan to target the HK$1.8 million ATV Cup came to fruition for trainer David Hall.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

As Simple as it gets for Whyte followers

Douglas Whyte only has rides in seven of the 10 races, but two hot favourites should ensure he salutes at short odds in the Jockey Challenge.

Whyte was $1.70 in early markets, about the same quote Why Not will go around in the Class Four fifth after two solid fourths.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

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