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ALL EYES will be on Zac Purton at Sha Tin on Sunday, as the six-time champion jockey seeks to surpass Joao Moreira’s all-time seasonal record of 170 wins, which was set back in the 2016 /17 season. The Zac-Man, currently on 169 wins following a treble at Happy Valley on Thursday, has a full book [...]
IT MAY pay to give the Ricky Yiu-trained three-year-old ROUND THE GLOBE one more chance, when he lines-up in the Arculli Trophy Handicap (11.00am) over six furlongs. The son of Hellbent has proved costly to supporters in all four runs this season, starting at single figure odds – once odds-on – but has been unable [...]
The Group 1 Coral Eclipse, run over a mile and a quarter, and the Group 3 five-furlong Charge at Sandown are the feature races at the Esher track this weekend. Paddington is the only 3-year-old runner this year and his trainer Aidan O’Brien joins us on today’s episode. Haydock is the venue for the Group [...]
HAPPY Valley in Hong Kong holds its penultimate meeting of the season when racing gets under way with a nine-race programme starting at 11.45am today. Although the championship titles for jockey and trainer were wrapped up some time ago, with jockey Zac Purton claiming his sixth championship and trainer John Size an unparalleled 12th, there [...]
YOU DON’T need to be a rocket scientist to know that Reward Smile will go off as a short-priced favourite in the Waterfall Bay Park Handicap (3.50pm) over six furlongs. The former UK galloper, who was then trained by Hugo Palmer, now represents the all-conquering John Size and Zac Purton partnership, and already has a [...]
IT LOOKS as though the weather will once again play an important role in determining winners when racing gets under way with an eight-race programme at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Monday. The forecast is for rain for most of the day, with one or two thunderstorms thrown in for good measure, suggesting bettors [...]
WITH only a handful of fixtures remaining before the end of the Hong Kong season, and connections in the territory desperate to get a win before their horses earn a welcome summer break, it may be worth looking beyond the obvious for potential winners. Former champion trainer Dennis Yip has had a season to forget [...]
RACING in Hong Kong reverts to Saturday this weekend, with the action taking place at Sha Tin for a 10-race programme, featuring the £290,000 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (10.35am) over 10 furlongs. Although certain to be a mouth-watering spectacle for racing fans, finding the winner looks a real head-scratcher, with so many of the [...]
IT IS guaranteed that the big-time local bettors will come out to play on Dream Winner in the Riding High Together Handicap (12.40pm) over five furlongs at Sha Tin on Saturday. The Frankie Lor-trained flying machine still hasn’t hit top gear yet, despite winning both his races in impressive fashion, and while he will be [...]
Saturday’s eight-race card at Newcastle features the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes alongside the long distance Northumberland Plate, with Newmarket staging two Listed contests in addition to the Group 3 Criterion Stakes. City AM Racing editor Bill Esdaile previews the best of Saturday’s UK action, with Wally Pyrah discussing Saturday’s meeting in Hong Kong. Hosted by [...]
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