Even Scintillation's greatest fan, trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing, admits the old warhorse faces an uphill battle in his third tilt at the Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) on Sunday.Friday, 4 January, 2008, 12:00am
Multiple Group One winner Scintillation added a generous touch of class to Friday's barrier trials at Sha Tin and performed like the superior galloper he is with a close third in the opening heat.
Scintillation, ridden by Eric Saint-Martin, bounced straight to the front in the 1,200 metres all-weather track trial and effortlessly ran through his first 800m in 46.7 seconds.23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Having walloped all-comers in the Hong Kong Sprint for the past two runnings, the local short-course talent had been starting to look as though a rebuilding period was under way earlier this year.23 May 2007 - 12:00am
Danny Shum Chap-shing has done a great job of turning his stable's fortunes around since Scintillation broke a run of outs on January 7, and the yard's momentum shows no sign of stopping at today's big Chinese New Year fixture at Sha Tin.20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
'It would be better to give him a good break now,' says Shum
Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has decided to err on the side of caution with his brilliant sprinter Scintillation and will not force the Danehill gelding to defend himself in a rematch with Absolute Champion in the Chairman's Sprint Prize on March 4.17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Eric Saint-Martin deserves a word of commendation for his handling of Scintillation in Sunday's Group Three HSBC Premier Bauhinia Sprint Trophy.
Scintillation is one of the most talented horses in town but also one of the most fragile. As a former bleeder, one more bleed means he will be banished forever.10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Anton Marcus had visions of riding free-running galloper Scintillation quietly in the sixth race yesterday, but those plans were quickly revised after meeting trainer Ivan Allan in the saddling paddock.22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am