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Purton’s out for amends

John Moore has expressed his intention to have all guns blazing in his attempt to seal a seventh Hong Kong premiership. But the handler will have to hit the mark more than he misses if he is to make up the deficit on Size. The handler’s Uncle Steve was unlucky in the run when sixth[...]
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Right Choice for Rispoli

Frankie Lor will try to scupper Champion’s Way’s winning streak with his own talented prospect Right Choice (122lb). The four-year-old is also seeking a sixth win, having won five from seven this term, but will need to bounce back from a well-held third behind Ka Ying Star at the course and distance last start. Umberto[...]
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Teetan and Cruz combine

Happy Valley’s French-themed night also featured the Class 3 Le French May Trophy Handicap (1000m). The dash went to the Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old Hong Kong Bet (125lb), stepping up at his third start since import. “He was improving – it was a big run on his debut,” Cruz said of the 10/1 shot. “I like[...]
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Paul O’Sullivan strikes early

Paul O’Sullivan struck early, not once but twice. The New Zealander has endured a sluggish campaign but things have picked up in recent weeks and wins in the afternoon’s first two races took his tally to 19. “There is still plenty to come in the next six weeks with a few of the new horses[...]
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Me Tsui’s 500th career win

Me Tsui had been sitting on 499 career wins for two weeks and 22 runners but hit the 500 when Sky Treasure boxed clear in section two of the Class 4 Hap Mun Bay Handicap (1200m) under Derek Leung. The handler was beaming as the horse returned to stand beneath the winner’s arch but retained[...]
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Sunny through the rain

Sunny Boy (133lb) delighted his connections when rallying for Purton to repel a late challenge from Ambitious Heart (122lb) in race three, the Class 3 Purves Quaich Handicap (1200m). “To see him do that, go to the front, knuckle down and do that was really nice, especially when Zac (Purton) pulled the whip through to[...]
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Shum’s Method is best

Confidence in the Danny Shum-trained gelding was all down to the two-year-old’s debut run three weeks ago in the season’s first Griffin contest. The bay was beaten on that occasion but ran two lengths second to a potential star in Aethero, and was six and a quarter lengths clear of the remainder, three of whom[...]
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