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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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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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Moreira’s Method a Winning one

Joao Moreira clicked to 81 wins for the season on Wednesday night and Hong Kong’s three-time Champion Jockey is looking to close out the season in style as he heads into Sunday’s (16 June) Sha Tin meeting. Moreira returned to Hong Kong last December with the season already three months old. He hit the ground[...]
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Purton keeps rolling

You have to go back two months and 17 meetings to find the last time Purton left the racecourse without a win and while the champion jockey was not in the kind of all-conquering form that has bagged six and four-timers for fun, he still walked home with a win at Sha Tin last night,[...]
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Size’s Grit seeks hat-trick

Joao Moreira’s fantastic four-timer on Sunday was only a footnote alongside Zac Purton’s successes but showed that the three-time champion is riding at the top of his game. He is booked to partner True Grit (118lb) in Wednesday’s Class 3 Shan Pui River Handicap (1650m), with the four-year-old aiming to nail a hat-trick of wins.[...]
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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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