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Furore return

BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Furore caught the eye, running on for third under Grant van Niekerk in a dirt track barrier trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday, 17 September. Frankie Lor’s charge has not been seen in action since finishing a disappointing 10th in the Group 1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) in April.[...]
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No Rush with Beauty

Zac Purton’s fellow three-time Hong Kong champion, Joao Moreira, will be aiming to keep close tabs on his rival. The Brazilian ace is set to partner Beauty Rush (116lb) – an interesting import for champion trainer John Size – in tonight’s opening Class 2 Cheung Hong Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley. The four-year-old numbered victory[...]
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Lui’s Diviner

Water Diviner (121lb) rattled to the wire under Matthew Chadwick to win the card’s highest quality contest at Sha Tin yesterday, Sunday, 15 September, the Class 2 Tailorbird Handicap (1200m) at odds of 29/1. Francis Lui’s charge foiled race favourite Fat Turtle (117lb) by a short-head to take the trainer to the top of the[...]
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Simple for Van Niekerk

Grant van Niekerk arrived at the track at Sha Tin yesterday, Sunday, 15 September with a zero in his season’s win column. He rectified that situation with victory in the afternoon’s second trophy contest, the Class 4 Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1400m). “I’m glad the monkey’s off my back,” he said after guiding[...]
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Whyte’s Kingdom

Douglas Whyte saddled his third winner from 11 runners, and his second in tandem with Alberto Sanna, when Last Kingdom broke his Hong Kong duck at start 21 at Happy Valley last night, Wednesday, 11 September. The Frankel gelding barreled to the lead from the gate, threw his head around once there, but eventually settled[...]
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Luck’s a Million

The DBS x Manulife Million Challenge kicked off with the Class 2 Big Wave Bay Handicap (1650m) at Happy Valley last night, Wednesday, 11 September. The HK$1 million competition runs through to 26 February and awards points to the first four horses across the line in all races of Class 3 and above at the[...]
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Umberto’s Choice the Right one

Umberto Rispoli heads into Wednesday’s (11 September) eight-race card at Happy Valley primed for the mount aboard Right Choice (118lb) in the Class 2 Big Wave Bay Handicap (1650m). Happy Valley’s first meeting of the season marks the start of the DBS x Manulife Million Challenge, which runs until 26 February. The competition is for[...]
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