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Bank on Compact Yarn on tough night

Consistent Happy Valley performer Compact Yarn can help punters buck the early season trend of unpredictable results and unlock a Triple Trio expected to reach a dividend of HK$3,000,000 on Wednesday night at the inner city circuit.

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011, 12:00am

Punters right on the money but value is disappearing fast

The value punter may not be dead but has a nasty injury and extraordinary results on Monday and in last week's Triple Trio jackpot again underscored why this has been the season to break his back.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan sparkles with the right move

Glittering has helped confirm trainer Paul O'Sullivan's recent run of form - surprising punters to claim the Class Five Wuhu Handicap (1,600m) at juicy odds of $780 under Derek Leung Ka-chun.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

'You can't blame Douglas for swapping'

Douglas Whyte may have jumped off Just Fantastic to take a ride elsewhere, but the move wasn't fooling punters who launched into the late firmer to make the Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained runner $3.50 favourite.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

It's time to let everyone join the rebate party

With three meetings to run, we can confidently predict that betting turnover for the season will wind up rising for the first time since the handover and by around HK$3.8 billion, give or take some change, in a solid victory for the tax reforms introduced last September.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Consistency in short supply

If it isn't one thing, it's another. Did the stewards' panel get it wrong again with That's Win at Sha Tin on Sunday?

And how many punters who 'followed the money' on a horse ridden by leading jockey Douglas Whyte walked away from the Money Talks Handicap with a wry smile at the appropriateness of that title.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bishop to send punters flying

Tough gelding Flying Bishop is the one that can send punters home happy after the final event at Sha Tin today, the 1,600 metres Class Three Chaozhou Handicap.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Place punters being taken for a ride

The Silent Witness race also underlined yet again what a shocking system of place dividend calculation exists in Hong Kong and it really is time to have it redesigned, if for no other reason than turnover.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Punters' cash pouring in on Socrates

Early punters have put their faith in a couple of expensive gallopers to put the record straight at Sha Tin this afternoon.

Whatever they cost to buy, punters could have paid for Socrates and Picture Perfect a couple of times over in recent starts but are prepared to vote with their hard-earned dollars to say that both are in their right spots to win now.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Punters back in-form Cruz to deliver

The C team gravy train is set to roll through Sha Tin again tonight if you take on board the signals from the early punters overnight.

Tony Cruz and Felix Coetzee cleaned up on Saturday as Cruz trained four and landed his 400th winner as he shot clear of John Size in the trainers' championship and the juggernaut shows no signs of easing up.

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Controversial objection highlights problems with customer service

This writer would not have upheld the protest by Thunder Man in the final race at Happy Valley last week but the most important aspect of the objection was its consistency.

14 May 2003 - 12:00am

Monza can motor to victory

Punters can dive in early today for one of the better bets on the Sha Tin programme by following Peter Ho's promising stayer Monza King in the opening event.

13 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Beware of track bias

With the rail moved back to the natural 'A' course for today's final meeting of the season at Sha Tin, punters may be best advised to watch for a possible bias toward the inside, on the 'fresh' part of the track.

17 Jun 2001 - 12:00am