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The Sha Tin Report: Wednesday May 10

Full preview of Wednesday night's Sha Tin AWT program including Best Bets, Best Value, Best Quinellas and expert selections for every race.

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Andrew Le Jeune

LJ Confidential: three ‘match races’ headline Hong Kong’s Champions Day

The three Group 1s at Sha Tin on Sunday loom as two-horse races, but that doesn’t dull what should be some exciting contests with plenty at stake.

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How the 2023 Hong Kong Derby was won: Alexis Badel breaks down his stunning ride on Voyage Bubble

Alexis Badel joins Michael Cox to dissect the vision of his dramatic Hong Kong Derby victory on Voyage Bubble.

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Michael Cox

‘Carry on, stay positive and keep trying hard’: Alexis Badel’s breakthrough

French jockey Alexis Badel has ridden the highs and lows of Hong Kong racing this season and his Derby win aboard Voyage Bubble is reward for persistence.

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Prophet Of Probability

Prophet’s post-mortem: Tuchel stakes Classic Series claim

Classic Mile aspirant Tuchel resumed with a tough win, while a pair of Caspar Fownes-trained runners are worth following out of the Sha Tin meeting on January 15.

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Wellington bounces back for Sprint coronation

Star sprinter Wellington has returned to form with a real sense of timing, claiming the fourth Group 1 of his career with victory in the G1 Hong Kong Sprint.

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David Morgan

Without his familiar foe Joao, Zac Purton has a rivalry with the record books

Zac Purton is the unstoppable force in the Hong Kong jockeys’ room this season but without a head-to-head rival he’s finding other ways to maintain focus.

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David Morgan

Life after Whyte: Jerry Chau is battling the downward pull

Hong Kong’s former gun apprentice is working to strengthen his support base as he attempts to climb back up the premiership after breaking from his former boss.

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David Morgan

Karis Teetan is working to make things stick

The Mauritian rider is fixing his fumbles ahead of a season he hopes will firm his winning connection with Romantic Warrior.

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David Morgan

Purton and Moreira: jockeys’ room perspectives

Derek Leung, Alexis Badel and Harry Bentley share their views as to what makes Hong Kong's ‘big two’, Zac Purton and Joao Moreira, so dominant.

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David Morgan

Hong Kong’s ‘local’ heroes still contending with the expat factor

Hong Kong locals Matthew Chadwick and Vincent Ho are in the running for the Tony Cruz Award but both are focused instead on securing more quality rides.

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David Morgan

Size support is key for Moreira after Happy Valley stalemate

An untimely lean spell could be costly to both trainer John Size and jockey Joao Moreira in their Hong Kong championship quests.

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David Morgan

OPINION: HKJC’s jockey recruitment challenge

More meetings means more jockeys, but where will they come from? David Morgan discusses the challenge the Hong Kong Jockey Club faces trying to recruit jockeys.

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