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Cheung Shun Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

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  • 1m 1f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Cheung Shun Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

8/1 (Won)

Form: 664163 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 26

Form & Verdict

Regularly seen over staying trips; gained his second 1m3f win when keeping on strongly on his penultimate outing last season; ran well on his return three weeks ago over 1m here which should have set him up nicely for this; leading claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(5)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Fortune Triple

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: Y S Tsui

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, switched wide entering straight, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

15/2

4th

9

(13)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Fortune Triple

9st 2lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: Y S Tsui

held up in rear, shaken up and quick forward move to lead 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final 125yds

8/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Fortune Triple

8st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Y S Tsui

towards rear of midfield, ridden along and took closer order from 2 1/2f out, pushed wide entering straight, pressed leaders 1 1/2f out, driven to lead 150yds out, kept on well

8/1

5/1

Form: 756325 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict

Two wins last season, the latest over C&D at the start of the year; costly to follow in two runs this campaign, albeit not beaten far in either contest; respected under Zac Purton but may find at least one too good again; blinkers removed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

(9)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Sunny Baby

8st 4lb

J: M L Yeung

T: David A Hayes

chased leader, dropped to 3rd and ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, hampered and snatched up 75yds out

14/1

8th

13

(12)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Sunny Baby

8st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, driven 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

10/1

2nd

1

(7)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Sunny Baby

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: David A Hayes

held up towards rear, ridden and headway on wide outside from 2f out, driven and pressed leaders over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, always just held

5/1

8/1

Form: 900534

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 31

Form & Verdict

Failed to make much of an impact last season but he has fared better, off a much-reduced mark, in three runs since the break; dropped another 1lb and has minor place hopes at least if maintaining his current form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(1)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Turtle Again

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: T P Yung

tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on strongly final furlong, readily

7/2

3rd

7

(9)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Turtle Again

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: T P Yung

held up in rear pair, ridden under 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

8/1

4th

5

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

Turtle Again

9st 1lb

J: K C Leung

T: T P Yung

Failed to make much of an impact last season but he has fared better, off a much reduced mark, in two runs this campaign; dropped another 1lb and minor place hopes at least if building on those runs.

14/1

Form: 234866

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 32

Form & Verdict

Looked an improved performer for being introduced to the Sha Tin dirt last season, albeit without winning; over a year since he last ran on turf but now 21lb lower and won on the surface as a 2yo in Ireland; can't be discounted although the draw could have been kinder.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(11)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Colourful Baron

9st 1lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and kept on from over 1f out, nearest finish

8/1

4th

5

(11)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Colourful Baron

9st 1lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, forward move to track leaders 5f out, ridden over 2f out, driven and led narrowly over 1f out, headed 150yds out, no extra final 75yds

25/1

6th

6

(1)

25th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 0y

12:15 Sha Tin

Colourful Baron

9st 3lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Jamie Richards

Looked an improved performer for being introduced to the Sha Tin dirt last season albeit without winning; made an encouraging stable/seasonal debut over 1m here last month (behind M M Nebula and Sun of Makfi) and has every chance on these revised terms; strong claims in the returning blinkers from the plum inside draw.

4/1

Form: 000722

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 26

Form & Verdict

Arguably posted his best effort since tackling handicap company when finishing runner-up over 1m2f here 17 days ago; off the same mark he can't be discounted despite a less than favourable draw.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(3)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Joyful Champion

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C W Chang

started very slowly, recovered and raced in midfield, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, driven final furlong, no extra final 75yds

11/2

5th

12

(14)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Joyful Champion

8st 11lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C W Chang

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on well from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to challenge

8/1

5th

9

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Joyful Champion

8st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C W Chang

in touch, ridden 2f out, not clear run under 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 75yds

10/1

11/4

Form: 800001 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 31

Form & Verdict

Had shown little in ten starts but looked a much-improved performer on his seasonal reappearance three weeks ago when winning comfortably on debut for Mark Newnham; up 7lb but that may not stop him now that his new trainer has found the key to him.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(10)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Happy Hero

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Mark Newnham

held up towards rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, switched wide entering straight, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to threaten

7/1

1st

10

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Happy Hero

9st 2lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Mark Newnham

in touch in midfield, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden and pressed leaders under 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, driven out

3/1

6th

6

(3)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Happy Hero

9st 0lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Mark Newnham

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, switched wide and good headway entering straight, not clear run and switched inside 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

11/4

7th
11 (1)
Mighty Star

5/1

Form: 030792

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 25

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden who can occasionally produce a rabbit from the hat as he did when hitting the bar over 1m here two weeks ago; holds a few of these rivals on that run but he has had false dawns before, and the percentage call is to oppose.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(12)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Mighty Star

8st 10lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: A S Cruz

in touch, ridden over 2f out, wide entering straight and lost place, weakened final furlong

14/1

7th

11

(1)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Mighty Star

8st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

midfield, ridden over 2f out, effort and in touch 1 1/2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong, not clear run and slightly hampered 50yds out, coasted home

5/1

2nd

9

(4)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

Mighty Star

8st 9lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: A S Cruz

Longterm maiden who has offered little on all but one of his starts; now 25lb lower than he was this time last season but the percentage call is to oppose.

20/1

8th
12 (2)
Golden Fairy

12/1

Form: -90070

Last run: 147 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 23

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden who has made little impact since descending into this grade; dropping mark and change of stables offer some hope but others preferred, nonetheless.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Golden Fairy

8st 5lb

J: K De Melo

T: W Y So

in touch, ridden and lost place 2f out, gradually weakened final furlong

16/1

15

(15)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Golden Fairy

8st 6lb

T: W Y So

Unplaced all ten starts but made some eyecatching headway before encountering traffic on recent seasonal/stable debut; not ruled out.

8th

12

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Golden Fairy

8st 6lb

J: K De Melo

T: W Y So

midfield, smooth headway to track leaders under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, not clear run and switched 1f out, no extra final 125yds

12/1

Form: 462478 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 34

Form & Verdict

In good nick over staying trips towards the end of last season; slightly disappointing in three runs this campaign and remains 3lb above his last winning mark; others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:00 Happy Valley

Loyal Ambition

8st 13lb

J: James McDonald

T: C Fownes

midfield, ridden over 2f out, wide entering straight and lost place, kept on well final furlong

8/1

14

(14)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Loyal Ambition

8st 13lb

T: C Fownes

Bounced back to form when runner-up over the extended mile here a week ago; 1lb below his last winning mark so may strike soon.

2nd

9

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

Loyal Ambition

8st 13lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

squeezed out soon after start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, took 2nd close home

25/1

OUR TIP
10th
2 (12)
Diamond Winner

33/1

Form: 000900

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict

Six starts and yet to threaten; drop to this level didn't spark any improvement last time and he can't be fancied on all known evidence with the wide draw an added negative; cheekpieces removed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(7)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Diamond Winner

8st 13lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: J Size

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish

25/1

13th

7

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Diamond Winner

9st 5lb

J: K De Melo

T: J Size

towards rear of midfield, ridden and lost place under 3f out, soon struggling

66/1

10th

2

(12)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Diamond Winner

9st 6lb

J: Luke Currie

T: J Size

always towards rear

33/1

25/1

Form: 906089

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict

Yet to make any telling impression in seven starts up to 1m including when dropped to this level for the first time on debut for new trainer latest; new trip could eke out some improvement but he can only be watched at present.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(9)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Travel Guide

9st 3lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

chased leader, ridden and dropped to 3rd over 2f out, weakened from 1 1/2f out

20/1

11th

3

(4)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Travel Guide

9st 6lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

always towards rear

25/1

9th

1

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

Travel Guide

9st 9lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Jimmy Ting

Yet to make any telling impression in six starts up to 1m; dips in grade on this return to action for his new trainer but can only be watched at present unless the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) can unlock some unseen potential.

14/1

12th
10 (8)
Super Buddy

12/1

Form: 404678

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 26

Form & Verdict

0-21 in Hong Kong but has shown glimpses of ability including on his latest start over 1m here 14 days ago; eased another 2lb and could be a lively outsider if kicking on.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(8)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Super Buddy

8st 9lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, weakened quickly final furlong

12/1

8th

8

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

Super Buddy

8st 11lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

0-20 but has shown glimpses of ability on occasions; yet to figure in two runs this season and despite a further dip in the weights he is easily swerved from a wide draw.

25/1

7th

5

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Super Buddy

8st 13lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

in touch, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened final 125yds

20/1

13 (13)
Copartner Fionn

Form: 699800

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict

Local strike-rate stands at 0-16 and he was uncompetitive for the majority of starts last season, a trend that continued on his reappearance a week ago; down to a career-low mark but still hard to make a case for if securing a run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(9)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Copartner Fionn

9st 9lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: W Y So

led, headed 5f out, ridden under 3f out, weakened 1 1/2f out

25/1

13

(13)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Copartner Fionn

9st 7lb

T: W Y So

Local strike-rate stands at 0-16 and he was uncompetitive for the majority of starts last season, a trend that continued on his reappearance a week ago; down to a career-low mark but still hard to make a case for if securing a run.

10th

14

(13)

25th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Sha Tin

Copartner Fionn

8st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: W Y So

Local strike-rate stands at 0-15 and he was uncompetitive for the majority of starts last season; will need to have improved plenty during the season break; blinkers removed.

33/1

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