CHAIRMAN'S SPRINT PRIZE TRACKWORK


DASHING FELLOW – HK

Cantered a lap on the all-weather track.
Trainer John Moore said: “I gave the owner the choice and he said to run, so we’re hoping he can pick up a cheque. He’s aiming at the 1400m Group 3 (the Premier Cup) in June. He’s working OK though.”

DUNDONNELL – HK

Galloped on the all-weather track and clocked 1m 19.1s (28.5, 26.9, 23.7) for 1200m.
Trainer Caspar Fownes said: “He’s not too bad. It’s always hard to come back from a trip overseas – he just needs to get to the races and just sharpen him up a little bit, see how he performs and then we can look forward to the race after that when he’s probably going to be more competitive.

MR STUNNING – HK

Cantered a lap of the small inner all-weather track.
Big-race rider Joao Moreira said: “I’m extremely happy with him. He had an easy exercise in his last barrier trial and he gave me a very nice feeling. He’s a versatile type of horse, he’s won leading and he’s won coming from behind. He was able to beat these horses last time so why not again? He’s a rising type of a horse – I always thought he was as good as he’s been so far and I think there’s a little bit more to come from him.”

NOT LISTENIN’TOME – HK

Cantered a lap of the small inner all-weather track.
Trainer John Moore said: “He’s come back from Dubai very well, but you never know how they’ll come out of the travel. Last time he came back and didn’t fire, but he’s done the trip twice now so it might be different chemistry this time. He won the trial and he looked impressive, but he carried a featherweight under Derek (Leung). He looked great though and often when they come back, they trial poorly. But that left me thinking, OK, maybe he’s going to run a race. It’s just a wait and see though – you never know if he’ll kick after the trip. He’s a bit of a shy horse, he needs to be in clear running as he gets a bit claustrophobic otherwise, but he still needs a good gate to be able to get into a rhythm. We saw that in the Jockey Club Sprint.”

PENIAPHOBIA – HK

Cantered a lap of the small inner all-weather track.
Trainer Tony Cruz said: “He’s looking really well, I’m very happy with him. We’ll see what he gets at the barrier draw on Thursday.”

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Key Dates

  • March 20 - Free entries close
  • April 10 - Supplementary entries close
  • May 4 - Declarations to run