Longwah Supreme can make amends

It has been a season that got away from Longwah Supreme, but the four-year-old gets his chance to break back into the winner's circle in the Members Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin today.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Captain Sweet to lead team Moore

John Moore has the numbers and most of the power in the Group Three Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin and tough four-year-old Captain Sweet could prove the best of his magnificent seven runners.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Chaplin-like' Sweet 'can play big role in sprints'

Captain Sweet is so badly put together conformation-wise that his front legs look like they've been put on backwards, but a fighting win in the Sha Tin Vase showed he could help fill the growing gap at the elite end of the local spiriting ranks.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Plaudits all round as Prebble's treble shows his mega talents

Brett Prebble grabbed a Group Three win on Captain Sweet, but two contrasting rides in lowly Class Five handicaps, where he showed both brawn and brains, showcased the Australian's complete skill set.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Little Bridge has the right tools

Danny Shum Chap-shing should be ordering a top and tails after The Sprint Cup today, with his sprinter Little Bridge looking a good thing at set-weight conditions and ready to confirm a trip to Royal Ascot in June.

Little Bridge (Zac Purton) needs to win the 1,200m Group Two for Shum to make arrangements for the five-year-old to start in the King's Stand Stakes on June 19.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Paganini's Soul ready to show his true class

Paganini's Soul confirmed he is heading in the direction again after a positive showing in the Class One Kennedy Handicap (1,000m) on Wednesday night at Happy Valley.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

PPs v PPGs - where's the value?

For all the money spent on Private Purchase (PP) horses for the four-year-old classics, the irony of today's Classic Mile is that the most likely players are predominantly horses which arrived as griffins, as did last year's eventual Derby winner and Horse Of the Year, Ambitious Dragon.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Has Beadman gone the wrong way?

Stable jockey Darren Beadman has faced tough choices and some that have gone the wrong way ever since he joined the John Moore yard, and Admiration could add to the list of the painful ones in the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) today.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Impressive Captain climbing sweetly through the ranks

In 12 months, it wouldn't surprise to see Captain Sweet contesting one of the Group One features on international day, but trainer John Moore had to be content with adding an easy Class One victory to the honest sprinter's resume.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Noble Alpha gets a golden chance

From the time Noble Alpha landed at Michael Chang Chun-wai's yard at Sha Tin, he has looked like a horse with nice win in him and he gets his chance to claim it in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) today.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fownes has a gifted winner on his hands

Trainer Casper Fownes appears to have been gifted a winner after Longwah Kid ran home strongly to finish second in the Class Four Piaget Handicap (1,400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Admiration proves he is one of stable's best buys and worthy of top races

A blueblood yearling purchase has John Moore and Darren Beadman beaming with Admiration for one of their favourite thoroughbred families - after their three-year-old colt made light work of his fifth race-win in the Citibank Mobile Banking Handicap (1,400m) at Sha Tin yesterday.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Flying Blue laps up wide draw to turn the tables on Captain Sweet

Few trainers give a hoot and a holler when they draw the outside barrier, but John Size said that was virtually what he had done when Flying Blue came up with the widest marble for the Peony Handicap (1,400m) yesterday.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Size has Flying Blue ticking along nicely

The only barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday morning gave Flying Blue and Captain Sweet another chance to eye-ball each other - with the John Size-trained Flying Blue able to get the better of his two-time conqueror over 1,050m on the all-weather track.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Romantic City to run rivals ragged

If ever a horse was born with the tools to compete at Happy Valley it was Romantic City, and the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained four-year-old gets to make his debut there a winning one in the St Andrew's Challenge Quaich (1,200m) tonight.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am