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Warrior fit and ready to rumble

John Size's patient handling of smart Warrior should pay big dividends before the season is out.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009, 12:00am

Gate and drop back in trip can bring best out of Master Dreamer

Master Dreamer hasn't had the best of luck, but he should be able to notch his sixth Happy Valley success in the middle pin of tomorrow night's Triple Trio, thanks to an inside barrier.

With the TT failing to go off last week after a tough set of results, the main prize is expected to reach HK$5 million and Master Dreamer looks a standout under Jacky Tong Chi-kit.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

New partner Doleuze can lift Warrior after Valley blip

John Size's boom young sprinter Warrior will be out to redeem his reputation with punters with a belated Class Two win in today's Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,000m) at Sha Tin.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Warrior can pounce when he next returns to familiar territory

Brilliant Warrior may have lost the plot when surrounded by horses for the first time at Happy Valley last start, but the New Zealand-bred running machine showed he was back on track with an impressive win at Tuesday's barrier trials.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Warrior hangs on to pass toughest test yet

John Size's boom young sprinter, Warrior, managed to keep his unbeaten record intact in the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup (1,000m) yesterday and both jockey and trainer were happy despite another less-than-flattering margin.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bear Macho sends fresh warning to rivals

Bear Macho has been an honest and consistent performer throughout his career and judging by yesterday's smart barrier trial win on the all-weather track at Sha Tin, another race victory is just around the corner.

Bear Macho was handled in this 1,050m trial by Christophe Soumillon, who had the smart sprinter travelling comfortably and close to the lead throughout.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Red-hot Warrior made to fight for narrow victory

John Size's boom sprinter Warrior never had his supporters too concerned yesterday in his seasonal comeback, but there wouldn't be too many who would want to take such short odds again next time around.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Warrior & Co pack a punch for Whyte

While Douglas Whyte's suspension on Sunday has caused plenty of discussion, with the majority believing it was a reprimand offence at best, the champion jockey looks set to pay all expenses with a strong book of rides at Sha Tin this afternoon.

Heading Whyte's agenda on this busy day at the office will be the exciting Warrior in the seventh event.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Armada, Warrior to spearhead Size revival

Newly crowned champion trainer Caspar Fownes will encounter stronger opposition next season, with four-time champion trainer John Size promising a resurgence.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

With no Store this time, Taker proves too good

The luck didn't get any better for Keen Taker yesterday but the sprinter's bottom line certainly did.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Limoncello to prove too strong at his pet trip

Limoncello was a rank failure at his last outing but it will be no surprise if the three-year-old turns it all around in the opening leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin after coming up with gate one.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Warrior's much-anticipated debut proves well worth the wait

Racing fans waited all season to see how good John Size-trained debutant Warrior would be - and now that they know, they will have to wait until the new season for chapter two.

21 May 2007 - 12:00am

Trial and tested - Size's Warrior has the right stuff

John Size has experienced the quietest time of his six seasons in Hong Kong this term, but a bright ray of sunshine beamed down at Sha Tin on Tuesday in the shape of impressive unraced three-year-old Warrior.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Frenchman Doleuze in for a big party at Sha Tin

No one celebrates a win like jockey Olivier Doleuze and Triple Trio players may have to join the party at Sha Tin tomorrow as the likeable Frenchman looks to have terrific chances in the first two legs.

With an $8.2 million jackpot to start the pool off, Doleuze has two key mounts in Master Able, for trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung and Caspar Fownes's Check Mate.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Young raiders show their talent on debut

Last week there were several debutants that performed well, confirming the promise they had shown in trackwork, and none more so than Tony Cruz's Dreams Come True.

The talented galloper managed to win on debut, around the tight circuit of Happy Valley over 1,200 metres (Race 122) - a feat only the very capable horses can achieve.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am