July 06 / 14.15 Happy Valley

14.15 Happy Valley

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Harcourt Handicap (Div II) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £56189.57
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Harcourt Handicap (Div II) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/2 (Won)

Form: 794

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Displayed improvement and ran well from the front when fourth at Sha Tin last month, his third start; could easily have more to offer and Zac Purton is in for the ride today.
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1st

7

(7)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Compassion Super

8st 12lb

J: Zac Purton

T: K L Man

made all, ridden inside 2f out, driven and kept on well from over 1f out

5/2

Form: 0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Unable to land a significant blow when last of 12 over 5f here on recent debut; hood removed today.
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2nd

6

(3)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Triumphant Return

9st 1lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, keeping on when short of room inside final furlong, stayed on final 100yds, took 2nd close home

50/1

14/1

Form: 6-1055

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Scored over 7f in Class 5 at Sha Tin in January and has held his own in this higher grade there in recent weeks; needs to find something extra to succeed at this level and today's drop back to 6f may not be ideal.
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3rd

10

(5)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Young Victory

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: W Y So

midfield, outpaced inside 2f out, switched to wide outside 1 1/2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

14/1

13

(13)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:40 Sha Tin

Young Victory

8st 11lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: W Y So

Off the mark with a ready 7f victory here at the start of the year but yet to get seriously involved under his elevated mark in three starts since; more needed.

5th

10

(8)

5th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:45 Sha Tin

Young Victory

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: W Y So

Ready winner over C&D at the start of the year but has been safely held under his elevated mark in two starts since; more needed.

12/1

3/1

Form: 06346

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 3yo; didn't quite see out 7f when sixth at Sha Tin last month but made the frame on consecutive 6f starts there in April/May and has the inside draw on first visit here.
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4th

8

(1)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Double Show

8st 11lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, not going pace to challenge

3/1

5th
12 (6)
Our Class Act

50/1

Form: 0-7780

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Promising 2yo when trained in Britain but yet to make a significant impact after nine Hong Kong starts; probably needs a drop in grade.
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5th

12

(6)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Our Class Act

8st 6lb

J: H W Lai

T: Y S Tsui

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, headway on inside 1 1/2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, not going pace to challenge

50/1

14

(14)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Our Class Act

8st 8lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: Y S Tsui

Quite useful 2yo when trained in Britain but yet to be placed after eight Hong Kong starts and latest 3lb drop is not enough to tempt.

6th
2 (12)
Leslie

4/1

Form: 226382 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 3yo who has been placed on four of his six starts; lost out only by a short head over C&D last month and has the services of Joao Moreira again today but his outside draw dents his appeal.
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6th

2

(12)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Leslie

9st 6lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: P F Yiu

midfield on outside, ridden under 2f out, headway and chased leaders over 1f out, pushed along and no extra final 100yds

4/1

2nd

2

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Leslie

9st 2lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: P F Yiu

with leader, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed close home

3/1

7th
4 (11)
Hardly Swears

8/1

Form: 49-253 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Back from long absence with three good runs over C&D since April, the latest a close third four weeks ago; has much wider draw to contend with today, though.
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7th

4

(11)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Hardly Swears

9st 2lb

J: C Y Ho

T: Jimmy Ting

started slowly, towards rear, wide into straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not going pace to threaten

8/1

3rd

4

(2)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Hardly Swears

9st 0lb

J: C Y Ho

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on well final furlong, carried right from 150yds out, not clear run closing stages

5/1

6/1

Form: 705454 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
0-15 in Hong Kong, having tried trips ranging from 5f to 1m3f, but posted two good efforts when dropped to this grade in April (7f/1m); gives sprinting another go today; could have a say.
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8th

1

(4)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Royal Pride

9st 9lb

J: C Victor Wong

T: C Fownes

started slowly, towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on well final furlong, not clear run from 150yds out

6/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 1-2275 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner in early part of this season and gave pretty good account when fifth over C&D a fortnight ago but current mark demands a career best, and he's not drawn well today.
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9th

3

(10)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Spicy Grill

9st 4lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: K W Lui

towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, good headway from over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, not clear run and kept on same pace final 100yds

12/1

5th

3

(2)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Spicy Grill

9st 2lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: K W Lui

Dual C&D winner in early part of this season but made low-key return from three-month break six weeks ago and current mark demands a career-best performance.

14/1

10th
11 (8)
Encore

50/1

Form: 08907

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all five starts; kept on for respectable seventh when upped to 1m in May but back in trip today and his latest 2lb drop in the weights is not enough to tempt.
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10th

11

(8)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Encore

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C S Shum

tracked leaders, ridden and chased leader inside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

50/1

11th
9 (2)
Brilliant Eight

100/1

Form: 000

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Well-beaten outsider on first three starts (5f-7f); can't be recommended.
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11th

9

(2)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Brilliant Eight

8st 9lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

chased leader, ridden inside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

100/1

12th
5 (9)
Happy Hero

25/1

Form: 8

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Made reasonably encouraging debut when keeping on steadily for ninth at Sha Tin last month but is not so well drawn here and is probably one for a bit further down the line.
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12th

5

(9)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Happy Hero

9st 1lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: C H Yip

always in rear

25/1

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