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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 1:18am


Prepare yourself for more complaints about the tempo

There are some natural, common-sense reasons why more winners race in the front section of the field but, as we come into Derby season, the trend of play with tempo is certainly one of them. Of course, 12 months ago a great deal was said about pace after the slowly run Derby, which rounded out three appallingly run four-year-old classics.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 3:38am

Cheers all round for Perfect ending

Perfect Cheers has a query over him at tonight's distance, but he ticks plenty of other boxes for the Bulldozer Handicap (1,800m).

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Able Speed looks the part

In many ways, Able Speed has been a disappointment since his arrival more than two years ago but the five-year-old has shown lately that it's never too late for redemption and he can continue some solid form by winning the Hong Kong Reunification Cup (1,200m) today.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beaten brigade goes to Lion City right on song

Far from casting doubt on the credentials of Happy Zero and Green Birdie for the KrisFlyer Sprint in Singapore next month, the Sprint Cup upset by Ultra Fantasy on the weekend probably lent them some weight.

In a race where the tempo was a question mark, Ultra Fantasy was allowed to stroll through the first half of the event.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Kid 'must earn his way into Derby'

There was a sense of deja vu at Sha Tin as John Size reeled off his sixth treble there in as many weeks and ended yesterday with the 'D' word bandied about for unbeaten Brave Kid.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Speedy Grass Hopper has jump on his rivals

The recent turnaround in form of Tony Millard's speedster Grass Hopper has been positive enough to suggest he is the one to beat in the Cricket Club Valley Stakes over 1,000 metres at Happy Valley this evening.

9 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Biancone increases the training tempo

A BUSY morning on the Sha Tin work tracks yesterday most notable for the continuing increase in tempo in Patrick Biancone's team.

It has been a peculiar season for the great French trainer with only four winners to date despite the midpoint approaching fast.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Queen's College sixth former displays style and control to win in recorder

WILSON Fong Shiu-hung's lovely quality of tone, beautiful style and marvellous control performed in the Treble Recorder Solo Under-19 category of the Schools Music Festival was good enough to convince the judge.

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am