Author: Declan Schuster

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Whyte’s Fortune continues

Douglas Whyte had only one runner on the card this Sunday (8 September) at Sha Tin, but Hong Kong’s newest trainer made it count as Big Fortune (128lb) powered away in the Class 4 Tung Wah Group Of Hospitals Challenge Cup Handicap (1200m). Ridden by Alberto Sanna, the son of Moshe broke well and made[...]
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Moreira shines with a treble

Joao Moreira’s season ignited with a bang this Sunday (8 September) at Sha Tin as the Brazilian ace opened his account with a treble. “This is what every jockey wants to do, fortunately we were able to make it today, I hope that’s not it – there is more to come,” the former champion jockey[...]
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Moore needs Magic

Purton secured a double on Wednesday (3 July) night and will look to help John Moore close the two-win gap on John Size in the race for the trainers’ premiership, when he rides Magic Success (131lb) in the Class 4 Beas River Country Club Handicap (1400m). “It’s all just tempo related for him, if he[...]
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Aethero can fly high

John Moore has Zac Purton’s services for arguably the most exciting of all of Hong Kong’s young guns, the unbeaten two-year-old Aethero (123lb), who steps up to handicap company for the first time in the Class 3 Riding High Together Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Monday (1 July). “We’ll get to see what he’s[...]
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Styling for Schofield

Chad Schofield has developed a solid working relationship with John Moore in recent months and the young Australian is keen to deliver his biggest win for the master handler in Sunday’s (23 June) Group 3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m) with Styling City. “I’ve been riding a fair bit for him, it’s good to get a[...]
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Thinkin’ Derby

Thinkin’ Big (128lb) finished at the tail in last year’s Victorian Derby (2500m) at Flemington as favourite but the newly-acquired Frankie Lor gelding might get his chance at another Derby next March as he begins his Hong Kong career in Sunday’s Class 2 Staunton Handicap (1600m) under Umberto Rispoli. “He’s a very nice horse, seeing[...]
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Moreira’s Method a Winning one

Joao Moreira clicked to 81 wins for the season on Wednesday night and Hong Kong’s three-time Champion Jockey is looking to close out the season in style as he heads into Sunday’s (16 June) Sha Tin meeting. Moreira returned to Hong Kong last December with the season already three months old. He hit the ground[...]
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Size’s Grit seeks hat-trick

Joao Moreira’s fantastic four-timer on Sunday was only a footnote alongside Zac Purton’s successes but showed that the three-time champion is riding at the top of his game. He is booked to partner True Grit (118lb) in Wednesday’s Class 3 Shan Pui River Handicap (1650m), with the four-year-old aiming to nail a hat-trick of wins.[...]
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Purton looks to keep rolling

Zac Purton’s career-best term rolls into Happy Valley full of momentum after tallying seven of the 12 possible Group 1’s this season, thanks to Exultant’s weekend win – one of six on the day – which came less than 24 hours after the Australian partnered Southern Legend to Kranji Mile success. “You savour any win[...]
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