July 10 / 8.35 Sha Tin

8.35 Sha Tin

Good

Arculli Trophy (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £56189.57
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Arculli Trophy (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

Form: 683642 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
0-13 in Hong Kong but ran on well for second over C&D when dropped to this grade last month and has the services of Zac Purton again today; likely contender.
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5th
2 (14)
Palace Pal

Form: 799424

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
In the frame three consecutive times since dropped to this grade in May, most notably when losing out only by a neck at Happy Valley two starts ago; drawn on the outside today but still likely to be on the premises again.
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Form: 070006

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Just a respectable sixth over C&D when dropped to this grade last month and has now been unplaced all nine Hong Kong starts; needs to find something extra.
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8th
4 (4)
Oscar Glory

Form: 373595 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Pretty consistent over 7f/1m this season (albeit without winning) and has slipped to a workable mark; deserted by Zac Purton today but still considered.
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12th
5 (5)
V Chevaliers

Form: 199080 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Now back on same mark as when winning by a neck over C&D in January but seems badly to have lost his way in recent weeks; big leap of faith required to support him at present.
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Form: 232397 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Placed four consecutive times over C&D off higher marks in March-May and has very obvious claims if judged on that evidence but needs to up his game after two below-par efforts last month.
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9th

3

(5)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Beauty Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

Placed over C&D on last three appearances and still only 1lb higher than when winning over C&D in October; ought to be in the thick of things again.

7/1

Form: 085-38

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
0-10 in Hong Kong; suggested his turn might be near when staying-on third over C&D in January but not seen since never-dangerous eighth here (1m1f) a week later.
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1st
8 (11)
Woodfire Bro

Form: 20866

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 3yo who went very close over 6f here on debut in April; yet to build on that performance but was denied clear run when keeping-on sixth over 7f here recently and could quite plausibly have untapped potential over 1m.
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6th

5

(4)

5th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:15 Sha Tin

Woodfire Bro

8st 13lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: L Ho

Went close on his official debut in April but has been safely held in two starts since; now has a point to prove; hood fitted.

12/1

14th
9 (13)
Beauty Nova

Form: 008000 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Looked very promising when winning 1m maiden in Ireland last year but is yet to be placed after 12 Hong Kong starts, and his recent efforts have been particularly disappointing; tongue-tie added today.
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11th
10 (10)
Cordyceps Two

Form: 103001 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner this year, more recently when bouncing back from some below-par efforts over 1m1f two weeks ago; 5lb higher today but further progress is not out of the question.
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Form: 097202 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Flopped when favourite here two starts ago but beaten in photo-finishes either side of that; nudged up another 2lb since last time but Joao Moreira keeps the ride; major player.
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2nd

9

(9)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

President’s Choice

8st 6lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: C W Chang

Very well handicapped on old sprint form and was making just his second attempt at 1m when very close second over C&D in April; very disappointing favourite on latest outing but it looks significant that Joao Moreira has kept the faith.

6/1

Form: 600350 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Hinted at possible return to form when keeping-on third at Happy Valley in May but finished last there last month and others in this line-up have much more persuasive profiles.
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12th

7

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Regency Master

8st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C S Shum

Placed over C&D last month, despite fluffing the start and meeting some traffic in the home straight, and also ran quite well when fifth here a four weeks ago; another 2lb lower today; each-way claims at least.

7/1

13

(13)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Regency Master

8st 10lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: C S Shum

Form: 968846

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all seven starts; took a step forward when fourth here (7f) in May but managed only sixth over that trip last month (first-time blinkers) and needs today's step up to 1m to unlock some improvement.
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13th
14 (8)
Embarked

Form: -05009

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on last month's stable debut (7f) and has now been unplaced all ten Hong Kong starts; difficult to enthuse over.
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Form: 81-860 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Made all to win in good style at Happy Valley on stable debut in October but has found things much tougher in this higher grade on all three starts this year.
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OUR TIP
16 (16)
Toycoon

Form: 419319 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Two 1m wins this year, the latter in first-time blinkers at Happy Valley in May; safely held off today's mark there last month, though, and now needs to kick on again.
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9th

1

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Toycoon

9st 7lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: P F Yiu

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

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Betting Forcast

3/1 Let’s Do It, 6/1 Palace Pal, 25/1 King Tourbillon, 6/1 Oscar Glory, 50/1 V Chevaliers, 16/1 Beauty Spirit, 16/1 Big Brook, 12/1 Woodfire Bro, 50/1 Beauty Nova, 8/1 Cordyceps Two, 11/4 President’s Choice, 25/1 Regency Master, 20/1 Aurora Hero, 100/1 Embarked, On Excel Star, Toycoon

Verdict

After losing out by very narrow margins on two of his last three appearances, PRESIDENT’S CHOICE deserves a change of luck and gets the vote. Let’s Do It ran well in defeat when dropped to this grade last month and is feared most. Oscar Glory can also feature.