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Masterful Purton takes Challenge in massive upset

A treble for Zac Purton caused a massive boilover in Jockey Challenge betting as wins on Pizzazz, Quantum Power and Wadasurprise lifted the talented Australian to equal fourth position on the premiership table after yesterday's meeting.

Sunday, 10 April, 2011, 12:00am

Best Fit 'will improve further with maturity'

Best Fit proved a good omen for the remainder of Tony Cruz's afternoon, with the popular trainer later claiming training honours with a double, capped by star miler Beauty Flash in the Group One Stewards' Cup.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Young Ho strikes back with a vengeance

Apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu has been jumping out of his skin to get back in the saddle rather than merely help carry the saddles for his master Caspar Fownes, and the youngster's enthusiasm was rewarded with another blistering treble yesterday.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Youngster proving to be a big hit for Yiu

The aptly named Bet On Me was the subject of a late betting move and duly won the Buffalo Hill Handicap (1,200m) for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing. In an impressive display, Lai drove the four-year-old to a 1?lengths win over favourite Best Win, with a short head to Telecom Top Star in third.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

El Morro 'may well have played role in deciding title destiny'

Talented sprinter El Morro may have played a crucial role in separating leading jockeys Brett Prebble and Douglas Whyte in the season premiership, according to trainer Caspar Fownes.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Delpech drought ends at ride No 88

'It's been frustrating but it's my fourth year in HK and it's happened before - just not quite as bad as this time'

For that large percentage of Chinese who place store in luck and numerology, they'd have known that Anthony Delpech's drought was about to break at Sha Tin yesterday at ride number 88 since his last winner.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Reach your Destination

Destination looks the way to go in tonight's fourth event on a poor Sha Tin dirt card to which only the diehards are likely to travel.

The Ivan Allan-trained youngster has always looked and worked as if more than capable of winning in Class Three, let alone against tonight's Class Four opponents.

2 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Fluent Furioso sets fast pace in test gallop

Furioso looked in tip-top condition in a fluent grass-testing gallop prior to racing yesterday morning.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Winning overtures

TWO runs in the opening event yesterday were worth noting for future reference. Lightly-raced Eighteen Twelve will win soon and Tactics is unlikely to go out at his 70-1 quote next time following a good fourth. Eighteen Twelve finished a gallant third and must come on from this run while Tactics was right behind him, beaten a short head. King Star could be dangerous shortly.

12 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Revitalised Jet Speed can reach the heights

IVAN Allan and Basil Marcus looked decidedly unlucky not to add another win to their highly successful partnership when Jet Speed was caught close to home in yesterday's seventh event.

Jet Speed had not shown anything until yesterday's Classes Five and Six event for stayers over 2,000 metres.

30 Jan 1994 - 12:00am