Friday (27/4) track notes and stories ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Audemars Piguet QEII Cup DINOZZO (HK) Exercised on the small inner dirt track. Jockey Karis Teetan said: “Of course, these are high-class horses he is running against but he has done well, this horse. He’s had a few good wins this season. It’s not a big field so if he can get himself in a decent position, he can run well. His last run was decent so, while I’m not going to say he’s a live winning chance, he’s got a chance to run a…

Wednesday (25/4) track notes ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup AL AIN (JPN) Worked in the trotting ring and cantered around the all-weather track. Assistant trainer Shin Otose said: “Everything has gone well so far. He has been relaxed and has maintained his good form. He will gallop on the turf course tomorrow.”   DANBURITE (JPN) Cantered for one and a half laps on the all-weather track . Assistant trainer Shinichiro Kobayashi said: “He is still relaxed and is a happy horse.  He was not stiff after the gallop…

Tuesday (24/4) track notes & stories ahead of Hong Kong Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Tuesday (24/4) track notes & stories ahead of Hong Kong Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup AL AIN (JPN) Remained in the quarantine area, working in the trotting ring. Assistant trainer Shin Otose said: “He came through his gallop on the turf yesterday in good order. He looks happy today.” DANBURITE (JPN) Stayed in the quarantine barns, stretching his legs in the trotting ring. Assistant trainer Seiichi Hamada said: “He looks good this morning. Al Ain…

Moore and Berry are sweet on Werther, Helene Paragon’s a quandary

By David Morgan Werther and Helene Paragon caught the eye in their final fast workouts at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Thursday, 7 December, but for contrasting reasons. John Moore sent four of his seven LONGINES Hong Kong International Races contenders around the turf track before dawn – each paired with a companion horse – and while Werther put in a strong gallop, Helene Paragon did not. “If all goes well on the day, Werther’s the one they have to beat, I think,” big-race pilot…

LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Thursday (7/12) track notes

LONGINES Hong Kong Cup BLOND ME (GB) Moved on to the turf for the first time this week with work rider Leanne Masterton guiding her around without exerting the recent G1 winner in Canada. She was timed over 600m in 40.2s (14.0, 13.8, 12.4). Trainer Andrew Balding, who arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, said: “She’s very fit so not much is needed this week. She’s seems to love travelling and has taken this whole experience in her stride.” DEAUVILLE (IRE) Worked on the turf for…

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