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Country returns

John Size and his ace Brazilian stable rider (Joao Moreira) will team up with Country Star in Wednesday evening’s penultimate contest at Happy Valley, the Class 2 Grass Island Handicap (1000m). The three-year-old has enjoyed a fine first season with five wins from nine starts but ran his only below-par race last time when 11th[...]
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Chicken Dance for 150

Zac Purton bagged his 150th win of the campaign when Chicken Dance took the Class 4 Kau To Shan Handicap (1200m) by three and a quarter lengths at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. That followed a score for the champion jockey atop the Dennis Yip-trained Ho Ho Feel in the 2000m Class 4.[...]
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Rocketing Voyage

Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior (133lb) in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) to take home a treble at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. “It was a good effort,” Purton said of the top-weight, who took his career tally to three wins and a[...]
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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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Sanna’s Treasure

Alberto Sanna has had a torrid season with two bad injuries curtailing his opportunities. The Italian was sidelined for eight weeks with a shattered hip and then, three months after returning from that set-back, endured five weeks out with a broken ankle. “It was tough this last time because it was my second injury and[...]
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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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Sunny’s progress

Sunny Boy (133lb) returned his first Hong Kong win last start and although he has spent the majority of his career on the sidelines, trainer John Moore believes he is ready to begin his progression through the grades Sha Tin in Sunday’s (16 June) Cup race. “He had a slight setback after the last race[...]
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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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Purton keeps rolling

You have to go back two months and 17 meetings to find the last time Purton left the racecourse without a win and while the champion jockey was not in the kind of all-conquering form that has bagged six and four-timers for fun, he still walked home with a win at Sha Tin last night,[...]
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Rispoli bounces back

Umberto Rispoli missed Saturday’s Sha Tin card with a back injury. That was his first absence this term and he made up for it with his first success since 5 May in race two, section one of the Class 4 Tong Fuk Handicap (1650m), on Lasting Friendship (122lb) at Sha Tin last night, Wednesday, 12[...]
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Warrior prevails

Ugly Warrior (125lb) took the evening’s quality contest, the Class 2 Butterfly Bay Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin last night, Wednesday, 12 June. Karis Teetan positioned Me Tsui’s galloper in the front pair and kicked upon straightening for home. The four-year-old was all out with 200m to race but held on to hold Raging Blitzkrieg[...]
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