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Prep for Gray’s Gold Cup duo gets underway

Prep for Gray’s Gold Cup duo gets underway

The Stephen Gray duo of Sky Rocket and Bahana (pictured above) took it easy at their first 2019 barrier trial on Thursday morning, but there won’t be any room for nonchalance very soon.The Kiwi handler is at this stage in no real hurry to step up on their work given...

Easy Does It as Gray’s promising four-year-old returns

Easy Does It as Gray’s promising four-year-old returns

The early promise shown by Easy Does It before a tendon injury threw a spanner in the works seemed to be still there when the well-named chestnut spun around to a fairly casual barrier trial win on Thursday morning.Unsighted for more than one year after only his...

Finn shows he sure can Run on debut

Finn shows he sure can Run on debut

There is nothing more satisfying than picking up the rewards for something you went to great lengths to attain, and trainer Stephen Gray would know the feeling after newcomer Runfinnrun scored at his debut on Sunday.The Kiwi handler liked the way the son of Reliable...

Lim’s Cruising around ahead of Kranji comeback

Lim’s Cruising around ahead of Kranji comeback

Top class sprinter Lim’s Cruiser stepped out for a casual spin at the Kranji barrier trials on Thursday, looking all primed ahead of his next assignment in the Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) on May 5.Ridden by trainer Stephen Gray’s apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi...

Connections happy as Larry finally wins

Connections happy as Larry finally wins

A much-needed freshen-up was the key to unlocking Larry’s winning potential.Among the rear-enders at his first five starts, the Mastercraftsman four-year-old was a totally different proposition at his comeback from a three-month break.He didn’t win right away, but his...

Fortune Bowl runner Lim’s Magic sparkles at barrier trials

Fortune Bowl runner Lim’s Magic sparkles at barrier trials

Talented galloper Lim’s Magic turned in a rousing hit-out at the Kranji barrier trials on Thursday morning.Partnered by Troy See, the Manhattan five-year-old never went around horses after beginning from barrier one, coming off a ground-saving spot in third on the...

No Fun No Gain shows his serious side

No Fun No Gain shows his serious side

The well-supported No Fun No Gain made no mistake with a smart win in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Friday night.Ridden by Daniel Moor, the Pins three-year-old colt settled as the meat in the sandwich in the early stages, flanked by leaders...

Wecando does it from start to finish

Wecando does it from start to finish

Trainer Stephen Gray was not on hand at Kranji on Friday night, but the yard was right on target with their first 2019 winner - the aptly-named Wecando.With the Kiwi handler only flying back from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Saturday, it was his...

Lim’s Cruiser seventh in Hong Kong Sprint

Lim’s Cruiser seventh in Hong Kong Sprint

Singapore’s runner Lim’s Cruiser ran seventh in the HK$20 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on Sunday, with trainer Stephen Gray still proud of his charge’s performance.The Casino Prince six-year-old got shuffled back at the rear, just ahead of Sir...

Lim’s Cruiser Draws well in three

Lim’s Cruiser Draws well in three

Kranji trainer Stephen Gray has added another positive to Lim’s Cruiser’s daring bid to Sunday’s HK$20 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) – barrier No 3 pulled out at the Sha Tin parade ring on Wednesday.It was his wife Bridget who was conferred the...

Darc Bounty returns to winning ways

Darc Bounty returns to winning ways

Darc Bounty returns to winning ways Sharon Zhang 30/11/2018 Darc Bounty scored an all-the-way win in the $100,000 Kranji Stakes B race over 1000m on Friday night. Trained by New Zealand trainer Stephen Gray, the five-year-old son of Darci Brahma had not visited the...

Hong Kong beckons as Cruiser scores sublime first-up win

Hong Kong beckons as Cruiser scores sublime first-up win

Hong Kong beckons as Cruiser scores sublime first-up win Michael Lee 20/11/2018 Champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser has all but secured his ticket for the HK$18.5 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) after his sensational comeback win at Kranji on Tuesday...