Cirrus des Aigles
Cirrus des Aigles

Cirrus des Aigles

(Photo : Hong Kong Jockey Club)

CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG CUP (Group 1)

Sunday 11 December 2011

Cirrus des Aigles (Fr) (Even Top), who will vie for G1 Hong Kong Cup favoritism, got to stretch his legs through the Sha Tin stretch yesterday morning, and by all accounts, the 5 year-old knows raceday is near.

Fred Spanu took him to the turf course today,” trainer Corine Barande-Barbe explained. “He’s in charge of the fine tuning when it comes to big races. It was a good piece of work. It’s all systems go now. Cirrus des Aigles is enjoying himself and that is what counts,” she stated. “He is as playful as ever. I have always said that he was easy to train because he is willing to do well. Our task is to restrain him rather than anything. Our main concern was to get him back to the stables in full order because the turf course was quite busy today and he is so playful that he could do foolish things when other horses pass by!”

Hong Kong Cup (G1)

Final Field

#

Horse

WT

RATING

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

CIRRUS DES AIGLES

126

128

2

C Soumillon

C Barende-Barbe

2

AMBITIOUS DRAGON

126

122

5

D Whyte

AT Millard

3

BYWORD

126

122

6

M Guyon

A Fabre

4

DURBAN THUNDER

126

118

7

A Starke

T Mundry

5

IRIAN

126

118

10

D Beadman

J Moore

6

CALIFORNIA MEMORY

126

117

1

M Chadwick

AS Cruz

7

ZAZOU

126

117

8

O Peslier

W Hickst

8

RANSOM NOTE

126

116

4

M Hills

C Hills

9

PURE CHAMPION

126

114

3

G Mosse

AS Cruz

10

JACOBEE

126

104

9

T Clark

J Moore

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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