July 10 / 6.00 Sha Tin

6.00 Sha Tin

Good

Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup (Plate) (Conditions) (2yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £45924.17
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup (Plate) (Conditions) (2yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

Form: 4

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Posted a creditable fourth on last month's debut; one that may appreciate a greater stamina test in time; warrants plenty of respect nonetheless.
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4th

2

(4)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Forever Friends

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C Fownes

Debutant son of Cotai Glory in a hood and eyeshield; a sibling of two winners and out of a half-sister to a Group 1 winner; likely type on paper but has looked green in his trials and might appreciate a greater stamina test; one to watch with the future in mind.

12/1

OUR TIP
2nd
2 (6)
Happy Won

Form: 3

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Finished ahead of a number of today's rivals when making the frame on last month's official debut; very likely to play a big role once again; tongue-tie fitted.
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3rd

3

(9)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Happy Won

9st 0lb

J: Zac Purton

T: F C Lor

Debutant son of Holy Roman Emperor with a visor on; the first runner out of a mare that won over 7f and his sire has a particularly good record in Hong Kong; suspicion is that he will want further and recent barrier trials have not been entirely convincing; market check advised nonetheless.

9/1

Form: 47

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Has shown good early speed in his first two starts but was ultimately safely held by a few of today's rivals last month; a stronger case can be made for others; blinkers removed and tongue-tie fitted.
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7th

4

(10)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Joyful Champion

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

Behind a few of these when fourth on his only run to date, though he showed a good deal of early speed and the run was not without promise; however, has since missed an intended target due to lameness and is best watched for now.

12/1

Form: 48

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Plenty to like about his debut fourth over C&D in May but never really got involved when finishing behind a number of these last month; others preferred.
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8th

6

(7)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Our Precious

9st 0lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: C Fownes

Plenty to like about debut fourth over 6f behind Lucky Banner, getting away sharply and keeping on towards the finish; has a fair bit of ground to make up on that rival but hinted at enough pace for this drop in trip and improvement can be expected.

5/1

7th
5 (7)
Superb Move

Form: 656

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Modest performer in his first three career starts; possibly a longer-term prospect; best watched today.
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6th

7

(6)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Superb Move

9st 0lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: C H Yip

Comfortably held on both starts to date, including when over 3l behind Lucky Banner latest (6f, good); by a pretty good speed influence but stamina likely to be his forte based on distaff side of pedigree; can do better over further in due course.

25/1

Form: 5

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Shortest price of those that met over 5f last month and kept on nicely to finish a respectable fifth on debut; slightly short of racing room that day so he must go close if getting a clear passage; first-time hood fitted.
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5th

9

(3)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Inspiring City

8st 9lb

J: C Y Ho

T: David A Hayes

This debutant is the first runner by his sire in Hong Kong and the first runner out of his dam (who was placed over 7f); represents respected connections and receives handy weights pull as Southern Hemisphere-bred 2yo but has not offered a great deal in trials; best watched.

20/1

Form: 9

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Outpaced by a number of today's rivals on last month's debut; likely to do better over further in time; cheekpieces removed.
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9th

10

(1)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Lean Hero

8st 9lb

J: Luke Currie

T: David A Hayes

Australian-bred 2yo on debut, and therefore receives a handy allowance from several of today's rivals; balance of pedigree evidence suggests he will be seen in a better light over significantly further and the evidence of last month's barrier trial appearance concurs with that view.

20/1

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Betting Forcast

7/2 Forever Friends, 11/4 Happy Won, 8/1 Joyful Champion, 10/1 Our Precious, 12/1 Superb Move, 9/4 Inspiring City, 14/1 Lean Hero

Verdict

A tricky opener to solve here. Many of these met over 5f last month with Happy Won coming out on top, finishing a creditable third ahead of Forever Friends. However, it was David Hayes’s 2yo, INSPIRING CITY, who caught the eye that day and may have finished closer if not inconvenienced just under 2f from home.