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Southern Legend and Singapore Sling stretch their legs under the Kranji lights.

Kranji Mile (1600m) contenders Southern Legend and Singapore Sling stretched their legs on the Polytrack Thursday (23 May) morning, and while the defending champion maintained a steady metronomic motion, the first-time raider enlivened the session with a hint of dash. Singapore Sling breezed down the home straight at a fluid clip under work rider Cheung[...]
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Fownes and Ho seal double

Caspar Fownes and leading homegrown rider Vincent Ho made it double together and the handler was full of praise for his former apprentice, who moved within two wins of a first half century. “It’s wonderful, I’m so proud of him he’s had a great season, he’s one of the hardest working jockeys, he really has[...]
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Callan shines bright aboard Light

Neil Callan excelled aboard Acclaimed Light (132lb), delivering a picture perfect ride to claim the night’s feature, the Class 4 St George’s Challenge Cup (1650m) for trainer Paul O’Sullivan. “The horse deserves it more than anything, he’s so genuine,” said Callan. A maiden winner in Australia pre-import, Acclaimed Light has totalled three wins from 41[...]
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Blinkers off for Pakistan Star

Pakistan Star will look a little different on Sunday (26 May) when he attempts to become the sixth repeat winner of the Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) in the last 30 years. Trainer Paul O’Sullivan has opted to ditch the famous green and white headgear. The blinkers were off for a[...]
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Team Moore unleashed

John Moore sits third in the Hong Kong trainers’ premiership race, eight adrift of defending champion John Size and one behind fellow challenger Frankie Lor. His task is difficult with 15 meetings to go. “To have a chance at winning the title, Sunday is very important. It’s not easy: John Size has got quite a[...]
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Moreira the key to Kingdom?

Paul O’Sullivan’s Last Kingdom (124lb) has hit a smart patch of form, placing in three of his last four races, and the handler is hopeful the gelding can get off the mark in the Class 3 Lancashire Handicap (1650m). “He’s drawn a bit of an awkward gate, I’ll just leave it Joao (Moreira) to work[...]
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Harley’s on High for Five

High Five (127lb) gave Martin Harley his first Hong Kong success and the duo will revive their partnership in the Class 2 sprint. “He’s got a nice draw which I’m happy about, he seems in good form, he had a big run last start on the dirt in Class 2 company, so I’m very hopeful,”[...]
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Warrior upends Champion’s

Champion’s Way (132lb) was a hot favourite to take his perfect winning record to six on the bounce in the finale, the Class 2 Sports For All Handicap (1600m). But trainer John Size’s classy three-year-old was topped by his fast-finishing stablemate Red Warrior under Chad Schofield. “I still believe he’s a class horse, he’s still[...]
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Big Party for Purton four-timer

Champion jockey Zac Purton took his season’s tally to 123 wins with a masterful four-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 18 May, despite feeling under the weather. “That’s a nice day,” the Australian said. “I’ve got a bit of a cold so I’m not feeling well; it’s a hot day – it’s hard. The[...]
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Tasty Croissant

Mr Croissant (118lb) will chase some Saturday silverware in the Class 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy Handicap (1200m). Chris So’s charge is another bright young prospect and aims for a hat-trick at start four. Regan Bayliss maintains the partnership after driving the three-year-old to a neck success last time over Racing Fighter. “He[...]
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