July 13 / 15.50 Happy Valley

15.50 Happy Valley

Good

Wong Nai Chung Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £129668.25
  • 1m 0f 55y
  • 14 runners
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Wong Nai Chung Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

Form: 324453 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Holds no secrets from the handicapper but earns good marks for his consistency this year; ran well from the front when third over C&D on latest outing in May; probably won't be far away.
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3rd
2 (12)
Savaquin

Form: 242275 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Runner-up four times this season, most recently off today's mark at Sha Tin (1m1f) in April; didn't run badly when fifth of seven over that trip here last month and has the services of Joao Moreira again but outside draw is a negative.
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5th

1

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:45 Happy Valley

Savaquin

9st 1lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: J Size

towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, not going pace to challenge

4/1

Form: 644160 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Came be excused his defeat from out of the weights in Group 3 last month but his only win from 18 Hong Kong starts was recorded on dirt and others in this line-up look better handicapped.
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Form: 625201 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Held on well for narrow C&D win when back on turf in May but subsequent 5lb rise might be enough to leave him vulnerable.
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5th
5 (5)
Sunny Star

Form: 7-2676 CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D in November and excelled himself when second from a long way out of the weights in Group 3 handicap here (1m1f) in January; subsequent efforts were underwhelming and needs to have been refreshed by a 98-day break.
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OUR TIP
8th
6 (10)
Gorytus

Form: 190143 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Led close home for Class 3 C&D win in April and has made the frame in this higher grade twice since (1m/1m1f); not well drawn but may yet have more to offer and Zac Purton is a good booking.
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3rd

7

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:45 Happy Valley

Gorytus

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C S Shum

towards rear rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, pressed leaders final 50yds, not quite able to challenge

5/1

Form: 460974 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing this season but suggested he might be ready to capitalise upon some help from the handicapper when fourth over 7f at Sha Tin last month; contender if able to build on that performance over new trip.
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4th

10

(1)

5th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

10:50 Sha Tin

Hinchinlove

8st 8lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: T P Yung

Unplaced all eight starts this season; continues to slip down the weights but finished only seventh of eight over C&D last month and needs to up his game.

18/1

Form: 112712 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Triple C&D winner for new stable this year, and posted another good effort when second here three weeks ago; latest 1lb nudge up the weights enforces today's rise in grade but he still commands respect in current form.
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2nd

1

(8)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:15 Happy Valley

Packing Award

9st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: L Ho

Triple C&D winner for new stable this year, most recently when driven out to prevail by a neck three weeks ago; another 7lb higher today but still respected in current form.

6/1

7th
9 (11)
Prime Minister

Form: 660102 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Dual winner this season; probably posted career-best performance when close second to Packing Award over C&D last month but combination of rise in grade and much wider draw demands even more from him.
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9th
10 (2)
Sight Spirit

Form: -16024 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Completed a mid-season hat-trick (7f-1m) and, following a break, took his form to another new level when close second at Sha Tin (1m) last month; disappointing favourite when upped to this grade 12 days ago (1m1f) and deserted by Joao Moreira but could still have more to offer.
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2nd

1

(1)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:15 Sha Tin

Sight Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: J Size

Didn't take to dirt on latest outing but was very progressive on turf beforehand, winning three times (7f-1m) before his very respectable sixth in the Classic Mile; back from a break today; no surprise if his improvement resumes.

7/2

6th
11 (7)
Maldives

Form: 232662 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Yet to win this season but has been very consistent; stayed on well for second over 7f at Sha Tin last month and will be suited by today's return to 1m but this is his first run in this high a grade.
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2nd

1

(4)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

10:45 Sha Tin

Maldives

9st 9lb

J: Blake Shinn

T: D J Hall

Has gone a year and ten runs since last win (this C&D) yet has four seconds in that period hence mark has gone up by 11lb; another solid effort expected though not obviously well handicapped.

13/2

11th
12 (6)
My Ecstatic

Form: 041511 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Bang-in-form 5yo who has won three of his last four; hiked up another 8lb after dominating from the front over C&D a fortnight ago and is up in grade but ought to give it a good shot.
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1st

5

(3)

28th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:15 Happy Valley

My Ecstatic

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: F C Lor

8/1

Form: 621286

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Opened Hong Kong account with 7f win at Sha Tin in March and was very respectable sixth when returned to 1m there last month but needs to find something extra to succeed at this level.
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16

(16)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

10:45 Sha Tin

Super Dynamite

9st 8lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: P F Yiu

6th

2

(12)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:15 Sha Tin

Super Dynamite

9st 5lb

J: C Y Ho

T: P F Yiu

Scored over 7f here in March and was second over that trip the following month; should be okay back at 1m but was below form on latest outing and others in this line-up look better handicapped.

14/1

14 (14)
Fa Fa

Form: 1-0085 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Began this season with four course wins (1m-1m1f) but found the three Classic races too hot after the turn of the year and managed only fifth of seven when back in a handicap here in May; others preferred.
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Betting Forcast

10/1 Telecom Fighters, 7/1 Savaquin, 16/1 Berlin Tango, 14/1 Everyone’s Delight, 20/1 Sunny Star, 4/1 Gorytus, 10/1 Hinchinlove, 5/1 Packing Award, 14/1 Prime Minister, 8/1 Sight Spirit, 10/1 Maldives, 7/1 My Ecstatic, Super Dynamite, Fa Fa

Verdict

The final race of the season at Happy Valley might go to GORYTUS, who was a close third off today’s mark over C&D last month and is not yet fully exposed in Hong Kong. Hinchinlove has slipped to a very good mark and looks quite interesting on this first attempt at 1m. Packing Award has made very good progress in recent weeks and is next on the list.