July 06 / 11.45 Happy Valley

11.45 Happy Valley

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Tim Mei Handicap (Div I) (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £42142.18
  • 1m 0f 55y
  • 14 runners
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Tim Mei Handicap (Div I) (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

13/2 (Won)

Form: -18790 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Back down to Class 5 for the first time since scoring over 1m 1f here in January (4lb higher now); overall Hong Kong record is 2-35 but Joao Moreira won on him the only previous time he was booked.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(2)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Tailor Made

9st 9lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: C Fownes

midfield, switched to wide outside on bend under 2f out, soon ridden, driven and stayed on strongly from over 1f out, led 100yds out, ridden out

13/2

13/2

Form: 455-39 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 25

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden after 22 runs; beaten favourite last time (brought to an end a sequence of five straight top five placings) but that may have failed to handle yielding ground; one for the shortlist.
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2nd

10

(6)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

This Is Charisma

8st 8lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, headway into midfield 2 1/2f out, ridden inside 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, every chance 100yds out, not pace of winner final 75yds

13/2

9th

8

(3)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

This Is Charisma

8st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: D J Hall

midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven 1f out, weakened tamely 150yds out, soon eased

6/1

3rd
5 (7)
Diamond Star

5/2

Form: 413624 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Suffered 22 defeats before breaking his duck over C&D in March and has run six good races (including another victory) since; unlikely to be far away at the finish
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(7)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Diamond Star

9st 5lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: J Size

held up in rear, ridden inside 2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, nearest finish

5/2

2nd

8

(10)

12th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Diamond Star

9st 3lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: J Size

Twice a winner over the extended 1m at Happy Valley this term and finished runner-up over today's C&D in November; remains 7lb above his most recent winning mark but is one of the more likely ones in this field.

3/1

14

(14)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Diamond Star

9st 4lb

J: H W Lai

T: J Size

4th
11 (11)
Sea Monarch

5/1

Form: 006471

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 18

Form & Verdict
Lost his maiden tag at the 18th attempt with 2.25 win when seeming to relish the yielding ground last Friday (7f, Sha Tin); penalised 5lb for that success as he bids for quick follow-up.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

(11)

6th Jul 2022

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1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Sea Monarch

8st 8lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

chased leader, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, no extra final 100yds

5/1

7th

12

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Sea Monarch

8st 1lb

J: H W Lai

T: C W Chang

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, not clear run inside final furlong, kept on final 100yds, never dangerous

9/1

25/1

Form: 0900-7 C

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict
Was running for the first time in 11 months when beaten just 3l here in April (5f) but off for another 12 weeks since then; all his best form is at 5f so hard to see him last out this trip; front-runner.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(10)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

U W Brother

9st 6lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden inside 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed 100yds out, weakened final 75yds

25/1

6th
8 (1)
Zacian

20/1

Form: 797309

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 29

Form & Verdict
Still winless after 22 tries; strung together four placed efforts (over 6f & 7f) late last year but, with one exception, 2022 form has been modest; this trip has looked to stretch him in two previous attempts.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(1)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Zacian

8st 12lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C S Shum

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on same pace final furlong

20/1

7th
9 (4)
Joy Master

7/1

Form: 00-069 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 28

Form & Verdict
Four-time 1m Sha Tin winner, all off marks at least 4lb higher than today's; hinted at return to form on penultimate run then denied clear passage last time so worth considering.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(4)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Joy Master

8st 11lb

J: Luke Currie

T: W Y So

towards rear of midfield, ridden inside 2f out, switched towards inside and good headway over 1f out, driven final furlong, no extra final 100yds

7/1

9th

10

(5)

12th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Joy Master

8st 12lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: W Y So

Won consecutive C&D Class 5 events around this time last year but has struggled for the most part this season; remained in the doldrums until a staying-on sixth under today's rider last time out and now looks very attractively handicapped; each-way player.

11/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 468080 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Has some form over 1m but is much better known as a sprinter; seems to have lost his way of late and others have much less to prove.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(9)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Good Beauty

9st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: K L Man

held up towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

33/1

Form: 0-0000 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 35

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner for Charlie Hills in Britain but has showed next to nothing since arriving in Hong Kong in despite crashing down by over 30lb in the ratings; hood applied.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(8)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Cable Speed

9st 4lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: T P Yung

midfield, outpaced 2f out, wide into straight and dropped towards rear, soon no impression

33/1

10th

1

(10)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Cable Speed

9st 7lb

J: H T Mo

T: T P Yung

raced keenly, prominent, led after 3f, ridden 2 1/2f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong

50/1

10th
6 (5)
Mister Monte

7/1

Form: 080873 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Unreliable sort; dual shock winner over 1m 1f at Sha Tin in this season and a good 1.5l third over this C&D last time but his other eight runs this term have been poor.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

6

(5)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Mister Monte

9st 5lb

J: H T Mo

T: C W Chang

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

7/1

16/1

Form: 0-0095

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 20

Form & Verdict
Fair fifth when stepping up to this C&D four weeks ago; has never managed a top four finish in 13 career outings and up against it here given poor draw from 1lb out of the handicap.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(12)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Garlic Hero

8st 3lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C H Yip

held up, always towards rear, wide into straight

16/1

5th

11

(6)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Garlic Hero

8st 3lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, driven final furlong, stayed on final 100yds, never dangerous

33/1

25/1

Form: 000300

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Has finished with the backmarkers in six of his seven career start but did manage a third at odds of 61/1 on dirt in March; having his first try beyond 6f so has plenty to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(3)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Dashing Genius

9st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

in touch, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased final furlong

25/1

10th

1

(5)

5th Jun 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:45 Sha Tin

Dashing Genius

9st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

Best form in six starts so far was a staying-on third over C&D in late March; soundly beaten all prior efforts and has disappointed again since but drops into Class 5 company for the first time today; risky but could outrun likely long odds.

20/1

Form: 748541 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 34

Form & Verdict
Grabbed a 0.5l success here (1m 1f) eight days ago and could go well off this 5lb higher mark although this drop back in trip is probably against him.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

(13)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Owners’ Star

9st 3lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: W Y So

Grabbed a 0.5l success here (1m 1f) eight days ago and could go well off this 5lb higher mark although this drop back in trip is probably against him.

Form: 6-9430 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 32

Form & Verdict
Has a pair of decent recent efforts off slightly lower marks to his name but highly unlikely to last this trip (ran poorly on only try at 7f and has never gone over further).
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

14

(14)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Farm Bumper

9st 1lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

Has a pair of decent recent efforts off slightly lower marks to his name but highly unlikely to last this trip (ran poorly on only try at 7f and has never gone over further).

12th

8

(9)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Farm Bumper

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

Without a win since September 2020 and has never scored beyond 5f; however, he has looked threatening in four Class 5 outings this season, including when third over C&D last time out behind Regency Poet and Ares; on the premises.

12/1

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