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Buddies aims to back up

Elusive State will shoulder top-weight of 131lb, a full 10lb more than last start winner Buddies (121lb) in the feature, the Class 2 Kwangtung Handicap Cup (1650m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 27 October. The latter is a progressive four-year-old with four wins from nine outings all told and three wins from four on the[...]
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Helene Charisma times it right

It wasn’t the Grand Prix de Paris but the Heung Yip Handicap (1800m) at Happy Valley last night (Wednesday, 25 September) represented the pinnacle, so far, of Helene Charisma’s Hong Kong career, and it was a timely peak at that. “It’s Mr. and Mrs. Woo’s anniversary, more than 60 years,” said a jubilant John Moore,[...]
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Furore return

BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Furore caught the eye, running on for third under Grant van Niekerk in a dirt track barrier trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday, 17 September. Frankie Lor’s charge has not been seen in action since finishing a disappointing 10th in the Group 1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) in April.[...]
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Simple for Van Niekerk

Grant van Niekerk arrived at the track at Sha Tin yesterday, Sunday, 15 September with a zero in his season’s win column. He rectified that situation with victory in the afternoon’s second trophy contest, the Class 4 Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1400m). “I’m glad the monkey’s off my back,” he said after guiding[...]
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Van Niekerk’s Harmony

Harmony Victory charged late down centre-track to win the day’s feature, the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m), in Hong Kong’s 2018/19 season finale at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 14 July). The win rewarded jockey Grant van Niekerk’s decision to defer a suspension, which left him free for today’s final meeting. “I[...]
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