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    Key storylines at the halfway mark of the season

    We’re officially at the halfway mark of the season – Saturday’s Sha Tin card was meeting 44 of 88 – so let’s take the temperature on the key storylines from the track so far.

    Hong Kong horses out of Dubai World Cup amid Covid-19 uncertainty

    Hong Kong horses will not compete in Dubai or Saudi Arabia next month with the connections determining the risk of travel is simply too high amid the uncertainty of Covid-19.

    Poon uses Glorious success to push for ride in Classic Cup

    Matthew Poon Ming-fai hopes Sunday’s Group Three success with Glorious Dragon (龍鼓飛揚) for Francis Lui Kin-wai will keep him aboard Lucky Patch (錶之未來) in the Classic Cup later this month.

    Soumillon eager to cash in at Sha Tin before making decision on future

    Christophe Soumillon will look to continue his new-found good form at Sha Tin on Sunday before making a decision next week about how long he will remain in Hong Kong.

    Luke Ferraris dreams of joining his father David in Hong Kong

    He spent the early years of his life entrenched in the cut and thrust of Sha Tin life and jockey Luke Ferraris dreams of one day carving out a career of his own in Hong Kong racing.

    Fownes turns to Happy Valley after ‘heart-wrenching’ Classic Mile

    Caspar Fownes will head to Happy Valley on Wednesday night looking to put Sunday’s “heart-wrenching” loss of big-name import Enrich Delight (喜豐寶) behind him.

    Classic Mile contender Tourbillon Diamond finds his speed

    There were question marks over his speed when Tourbillon Diamond (飛輪閃耀) was imported from Australia but those queries turned out to be unfounded

    Lor dreams of repeating Classic Mile heroics with in-form pair

    Two years after training the quinella in the Classic Mile in his second season, Frankie Lor Fu-chuen enters the 2021 edition of the race dreaming of repeating the dose with a pair of in-form gallopers

    Fownes empowers Alfred Chan in a bid to regain lost confidence

    Caspar Fownes is looking to help rebuild Alfred Chan Ka-hei’s stalled career with the handler giving his new apprentice three rides at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

    Joao Moreira confirms Classic Mile ride

    Joao Moreira will ride Sky Darci (達心星) in next weekend’s Classic Mile, siding with the red-hot four-year-old ahead of other top prospects Enrich Delight (喜豐寶) and Excellent Proposal (勁搏).