Redoute'S Choice

Eastern Promise knocking on door

Trainer David Hall failed to find the winner's circle from his six starters at Happy Valley on Sunday, but Eastern Promise is shaping up as a promising player for the stable.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

Super Brother can make amends

Super Brother appears to be on the verge of opening his account after a luckless fourth in the Class Four Lok Fu Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night at Happy Valley .

The four-year-old arrived in Andreas Schutz's (pictured) door last season on a mark of 66 following his win in only start in Australia at Wyong Race Club in New South Wales.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Keen Tactics shows life after gear changes

Englishman Richard Gibson is enjoying a fine first season as a trainer in Hong Kong with 24 winners and Keen Tactics is ready to add to that tally.

The four-year-old turned in a solid runner-up effort in the Class Three Taipa Handicap (1,000m) last Saturday at Sha Tin behind Bear Hero and indicated he has a bright future.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Five Stars Hotel can prove a good buy

Five Stars Hotel may have looked green in the run, but made an encouraging debut on Thursday night at Happy Valley when hitting the line strongly in the Mount Cameron Handicap (1,200m).

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


That Tony Cruz trained the winner of the day's feature at Sha Tin yesterday hardly came as a surprise, but it wasn't with the horse most fans expected and the leading trainer felt before the race Blaze King would upset his unbeaten three-year-old California Choice.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Promising Packing Ok back on right path after Moore works his magic

The John Moore-trained Packing Ok is back on track after losing his way in the hustle and bustle of a potential Derby campaign earlier in the season and landed himself a shot at the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup next month yesterday.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

California hot Choice for TT riches

California Choice is the only banker choice Triple Trio punters should make in the final leg of Sha Tin's HK$4 million exotic - and the Tony Cruz-trained speed machine can be relied upon to maintain his unbeaten record as topweight on Sunday.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz not planning to step California Choice up in trip - for now

California Choice's rivals couldn't get within a bull's roar of the colt down the straight course as the unbeaten three-year-old continued to make a lie of his breathing problems in chalking up another impressive 3 1/4-length win.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

California Choice 'must overcome wind issues'

Tony Cruz held his breath as he watched his promising debutant California Choice stride powerfully to the lead and an eventual win down the straight - and he wasn't the only one who gave a roar and then a sigh of relief as Matthew Chadwick completed the task on his troubled galloper.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Cruz brothers forced to share the limelight with Romantic City

Happy Valley was set into Cruz control last night with the popular brothers, Tony and Derek, both claiming a training double - but it was the brilliant cruising speed of Romantic City which set the city track alight for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Zac Purton.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cruz has his smart imports ready to strike first up

Tony Cruz saddled three horses at yesterday's barrier trial session at Sha Tin and the trainer looks set to unleash his new imports after all three came home winners of their respective 1,000m turf heats.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Admiration and Captain Sweet add more depth to Moore stable

John Moore has a lot of fire-power in his stable and solid wins by boom prospects Admiration and Captain Sweet on Sunday's Sha Tin card added to that list.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Redoute Star finally obliges for patient Cruz

An upset win for the Tony Cruz-trained No More Green over favourite and stablemate Good Words in the final event will probably overshadow the trainer's earlier result for many punters, but the win of Redoute Star was a great boost for Cruz, who has nursed the expensive purchase through thick and thin for close to two years.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Silent Witness' half-brother Best Choice proves he is 'special'

Former world champion sprinter Silent Witness is never likely to have a relative of equal calibre, but his latest half-brother made a winning debut in Sydney on Wednesday that suggested he will definitely keep the family name aloft.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

O'Reilly Magic and Vanquish Delight primed to dazzle

Trainer Caspar Fownes' trick of backing up horses soon after trials could pay big dividends tonight at Happy Valley when O'Reilly Magic and Vanquish Delight front up from excellent efforts at Sha Tin last Friday.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am