July 06 / 12.15 Happy Valley

12.15 Happy Valley

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Tamar Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £56189.57
  • 1m 3f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Tamar Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/1 (Won)

Form: 559582

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 42

Form & Verdict
Posted a career best when caught close home on step up to 1m 2f last time; upped 2lb for that effort but this extra furlong may bring further improvement so merits close consideration
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(3)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Hyperion Tree

8st 7lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

made all, ridden inside 2f out, went clear 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on strongly from 150yds out, in command and eased closing stages

5/1

2nd

1

(8)

19th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Hyperion Tree

9st 7lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

Three fifth places is as good as it gets from his first seven tries; now dropped to Class 5 for the first time and upped in trip; place prospects.

12/1

Form: 504519 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Has been kept busy until now (is returning from 5-week break) since making his career debut at Christmas and reserves his best for this track (followed three solid runs with C&D success in April); now 5lb higher; Joao Moreira booked for first time.
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2nd

6

(4)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Wonder Years

8st 10lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: Douglas Whyte

started slowly, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway from inside 2f out, driven and stayed on well from inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, no chance with winner

9/2

20/1

Form: 176400 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Responded to a change of trainer by notching first Hong Kong success over this C&D in January but has lost his form since and makes only limited appeal despite being back down to his winning mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

(2)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Legion Of Merit

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: W Y So

midfield, ridden and took closer order inside 2f out, chased leader 1 1/2f out, driven over 1f out, hard driven inside final furlong, no extra final 50yds, lost 2nd close home

20/1

11th

8

(8)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Legion Of Merit

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: W Y So

started slowly, soon racing keenly and in touch, ridden over 2f out, driven and weakened final furlong

16/1

OUR TIP
4th
2 (9)
Vincy

16/1

Form: 297996 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Scored over this C&D 15 months ago off 17lb higher mark but has struggled, one second place apart, since joining this trainer in September; needs to bounce back.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(9)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Vincy

9st 8lb

J: Blake Shinn

T: C H Yip

held up towards rear, headway into midfield 3f out, ridden 2f out, very wide into straight and lost place, driven and stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

9/1

Form: -42098 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Moderate last two runs at Sha Tin but goes much better here (two victories including one over C&D); repeat of C&D second off 2lb higher in February would see him go close
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(1)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Go Ballistic

8st 3lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Richard Gibson

tracked leaders, chased leader 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

9/1

8th

7

(6)

19th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Go Ballistic

9st 5lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Richard Gibson

Two wins and two second froms eight starts this term but much prefers Happy Valley (zero places from 16 runs here) and last two runs have been moderate.

12/1

7/1

Form: 983085

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Close second in 1m 2f handicap in Ireland 15 months ago; a couple of fair runs from his first six tries in Hong Kong and pedigree suggests this big step up from 1m should bring improvement with Zac Purton aboard for first time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(10)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Kowloon Great

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C S Shum

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, making headway when not clear run and snatched up 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, too much to do

7/1

Form: 08090

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Yet to finish in the top seven in five career starts (including three on dirt); making a big step up in trip from 1m here but needs it to prompt a massive leap forward if he is to be competitive today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(5)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Yee Cheong Brave

8st 6lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: A T Millard

chased leader, ridden 2 1/2f out, lost place inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

12th

10

(7)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Yee Cheong Brave

8st 6lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: A T Millard

Yet to get seriously competitive after four starts (5f-1m) and will almost certainly need further help from the handicapper.

66/1

16/1

Form: 064006

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Posted his best Hong Kong effort when fourth over this C&D in April but then ran moderately twice before a fair front-running effort over 1m 1f last time; might sneak a place off career-low mark
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

(6)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Passing Fashion

8st 5lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: C H Yip

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, wide into straight, weakened final furlong

16/1

6th

11

(1)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Passing Fashion

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C H Yip

led, ridden and headed inside 2f out, driven final furlong, no extra final 100yds

12/1

13th

13

(2)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Passing Fashion

8st 1lb

J: C Victor Wong

T: C H Yip

Soundly beaten in 1m3f Class 5 event at Happy Valley last month and now 0-16 in Hong Kong; difficult to enthuse over on this move back up in grade.

50/1

6/1

Form: -00955 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Just one win (over 1m 1f here) from 26 starts since arriving in Hong Kong but that was off a 24lb higher mark; has proved he stays this far and has run well the last twice so should not be ignored off career-low rating.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(7)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Golden Spectrum

9st 2lb

J: C Y Ho

T: A S Cruz

always towards rear, wide into straight

6/1

5th

3

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Golden Spectrum

9st 0lb

J: C Y Ho

T: A S Cruz

midfield, ridden 3f out, stayed on final 100yds, nearest finish

12/1

3/1

Form: 233312 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Has finished in the top three in each of his seven runs this year, scoring over 1m here on penultimate start; could barely be in better form though this trip is a question mark (seventh of 11 on only try at 1m 2f and has never gone further).
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(8)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Sun Of Makfi

9st 0lb

J: Luke Currie

T: D J Hall

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, took closer order on outside over 2f out, ridden 2f out, wide into straight and lost place, weakened final furlong

3/1

1st

12

(10)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Sun Of Makfi

8st 4lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: D J Hall

in touch, tracked leaders 2f out, ridden inside 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly and drew clear final furlong, quite comfortably

7/2

8/1

Form: 744665

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m 1f winner early last year now on a 15-race losing sequence; only once beaten by more than 3.5l in his last ten starts but lacking a finishing kick; minor placing is probably the best he can hope for.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(11)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Pakistan Friend

9st 1lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: W Y So

towards rear of midfield, lost place over 3f out, struggling and lost touch 2f out, eased from 1 1/2f out

8/1

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