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Ho’s fighting fit

If there was a title for the fittest jockey in Hong Kong, Vincent Ho would certainly be a contender and the many hours spent hitting pads in the gym paid off for him in the Class 4 Wong Chuk Wan Handicap (1800m) at Happy Valley, Wednesday, 3 July. The rider had to niggle the Caspar[...]
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Purton takes two, Moore closes in

Zac Purton followed a four-timer at Sha Tin last weekend with a double at Happy Valley (3 July) that began with victory on the promising Reliable Team. Frankie Lor’s three-year-old made it two from two with a three and a half-length success in the Class 4 Sham Chung Handicap (1200m). “He did a good job,[...]
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Size’s Ace

Three-time champion jockey Joao Moreira is backing his boss John Size to withstand the John Moore onslaught in the battle for the premiership. Moore’s weekend treble at Sha Tin left him just three wins behind long-time leader Size in the race to be champion trainer. “(Size) seems to be a very calm, very professional person,”[...]
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Energy bursts bubbles

John Moore was out of luck with another of his rising stars at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Monday, 1 July, when the Danny Shum-trained Green Energy (118lb) returned from an eight-month injury absence to win the day’s feature, the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1200m). Moore’s Thanks Forever (129lb) and the Frankie Lor-trained[...]
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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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Special delivers

Zac Purton has always said it would be a difficult task for him to match Moreira’s single season record of 170 wins, and he will need everything to fall his way in the five remaining fixtures if he is to get there. The champion jockey ended the night 18 wins shy of the target after[...]
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Quest flies to the win

Flying Quest (115lb) arrowed wide down the home straight to land last night’s (Wednesday, 26 June) Happy Valley trophy contest, the Class 3 Manawatu Racing Club Challenge Trophy Handicap (1650m). The David Hall-trained galloper flopped out of gate nine and was soon four lengths detached at the tail with Matthew Poon scrubbing along. But, up[...]
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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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