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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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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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