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Tai Tam Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

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Tai Tam Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

1st
8 (8)
M Unicorn

5/2 (Won)

Form: 385214 CD BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over 6f at Sha Tin before ready C&D win from stall 10 two starts ago; raised 8lb for that victory but was not beaten far into fourth on his only appearance since; leading player.

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1st

8

(8)

22nd Nov 2023

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1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

8st 12lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

Runner-up over 6f at Sha Tin before ready C&D win from stall 10 two starts ago; raised 8lb for that victory but was not beaten far into fourth on his only appearance since; leading player.

5/2

14

(14)

15th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

9st 2lb

T: C Fownes

Came good at tenth attempt, with emphatic C&D success in September; posted a creditable effort off his elevated mark latest; likely more to come.

4th

6

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

9st 0lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C Fownes

Came good at tenth attempt, with emphatic C&D success three weeks ago; 8lb rise asks a question of him but further progress is certainly not out of the question.

5/2

2nd
11 (7)
Sure Joyful

12/1

Form: 078163

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of the drop into Class 5 company to strike over 7f at Sha Tin in September and suggested this mark is within reach when third over today's C&D latest; not ruled out.

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2nd

11

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

Took advantage of the drop into Class 5 company to strike over 7f at Sha Tin in September and suggested this mark is within reach when third over today's C&D latest; not ruled out.

12/1

3rd

10

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

8st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

held up in rear, switched very wide entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, hung right 100yds out, nearest finish

7/1

6th

9

(3)

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:15 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

8st 6lb

J: K C Leung

T: P F Yiu

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and chased leaders over 1f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

5/1

3rd
9 (3)
Happy Angel

12/1

Form: 235155 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Took a long time to break his local duck but finally came good in 1m1f Class 4 handicap here in September; fifth from this 5lb higher mark twice since and now drops in trip; others preferred.

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3rd

9

(3)

22nd Nov 2023

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1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Happy Angel

8st 10lb

J: K De Melo

T: P C Ng

Took a long time to break his local duck but finally came good in 1m1f Class 4 handicap here in September; fifth from this 5lb higher mark twice since and now drops in trip; others preferred.

12/1

5th

9

(5)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Happy Angel

8st 10lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: P C Ng

tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, led over 2f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

7/1

5th

7

(11)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:40 Happy Valley

Happy Angel

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: P C Ng

chased leader, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, headed 75yds out, no extra final 50yds out

7/1

Form: 064067 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Better known for exploits over 6f and finished out the back both previous times he tackled this C&D; beginning to look well-handicapped now but others have more pressing claims.

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4th

2

(5)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Our Lucky Glory

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Jamie Richards

Better known for exploits over 6f and finished out the back both previous times he tackled this C&D; beginning to look well-handicapped now but others have more pressing claims.

16/1

7th

2

(11)

1st Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Our Lucky Glory

9st 8lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Jamie Richards

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, kept on well final furlong, never dangerous

10/1

6th

12

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:50 Happy Valley

Our Lucky Glory

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: Jamie Richards

held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and no further impression from 1 1/2f out

12/1

5th
7 (2)
Club Soda

5/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Ran better than the bare result suggests when unplaced over 7f at Sha Tin on racecourse debut this month; now steps up in trip under Zac Purton from stall 2; likely improver.

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5th

7

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Club Soda

9st 1lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

Ran better than the bare result suggests when unplaced over 7f at Sha Tin on racecourse debut this month; now steps up in trip under Zac Purton from stall 2; likely improver.

5/1

11th

5

(9)

5th Nov 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:30 Sha Tin

Club Soda

9st 1lb

J: Luke Currie

T: J Size

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

33/1

6th
10 (6)
Palace Pal

10/1

Form: 449433

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in New Zealand but 0-18 in Hong Kong; however, produced a strong effort to finish third over C&D last month and competes from an unchanged mark today; solid each-way claims.

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6th

10

(6)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Palace Pal

8st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

Dual winner in New Zealand but 0-18 in Hong Kong; however, produced a strong effort to finish third over C&D last month and competes from an unchanged mark today; solid each-way claims.

10/1

3rd

9

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Palace Pal

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

Failed to win last season but finished well for third over C&D in July and begins the new campaign on another career-low mark; a possible if first-time visor gives him a boost.

12/1

3rd

6

(12)

6th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Palace Pal

8st 11lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

6/1

Form: 540883

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Now only 2lb higher than when winning over 7f at Sha Tin in April and returned to a similar level of form when third over this C&D last time out; dropped another 1lb since; warrants respect.

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7th

4

(11)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

9st 5lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A S Cruz

Now only 2lb higher than when winning over 7f at Sha Tin in April and returned to a similar level of form when third over this C&D last time out; dropped another 1lb since; warrants respect.

8/1

3rd

2

(6)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

07:10 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

9st 6lb

J: M L Yeung

T: A S Cruz

tracked leaders, chased leader inside 3f out, ridden and kept on at same pace from 1 1/2f out

16/1

8th

3

(6)

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:15 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

9st 8lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A S Cruz

in touch in midfield, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

14/1

15/2

Form: 100000 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Recent form figures do not inspire much confidence but this multiple C&D winner has won his last four appearances in Class 4 company; respected from this mark easing in grade

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8th

1

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Gallant Crown

9st 9lb

J: M L Yeung

T: David A Hayes

Recent form figures do not inspire much confidence but this multiple C&D winner has won his last four appearances in Class 4 company; respected from this mark easing in grade

15/2

16

(16)

11th Nov 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Gallant Crown

8st 5lb

T: David A Hayes

C&D winner off 6lb higher in September 2022 and scrambled home by a nose over 1m at Happy Valley in June; found things tough in this grade since and despite the tumbling mark easily overlooked.

10th

11

(7)

11th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:50 Happy Valley

Gallant Crown

8st 7lb

J: M L Yeung

T: David A Hayes

tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong

33/1

25/1

Form: 007-06 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 41

Form & Verdict

Smart juvenile for Aidan O'Brien but is 0-17 in Hong Kong and has not won since taking a Gowran maiden in October 2019; has stood limited racing in recent times; better effort latest but opposable.

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9th

12

(9)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Arthur’s Kingdom

8st 4lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

Smart juvenile for Aidan O'Brien but is 0-17 in Hong Kong and has not won since taking a Gowran maiden in October 2019; has stood limited racing in recent times; better effort latest but opposable.

25/1

6th

15

(15)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Arthur’s Kingdom

8st 8lb

T: Y S Tsui

held up in rear, ridden under 3f out, driven and stayed on from under 2f out, not clear run and forced to switch 150yds out, kept on final 50yds

20/1

7/1

Form: 403504

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Yet to win in 12 Hong Kong appearances but has twice threatened over C&D since dropping into Class 4 company; likes to go forward so might be able to make use of the inside draw; shortlisted.

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10th

5

(1)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Master Tornado

9st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: W Y So

Yet to win in 12 Hong Kong appearances but has twice threatened over C&D since dropping into Class 4 company; likes to go forward so might be able to make use of the inside draw; shortlisted.

7/1

4th

2

(4)

8th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Master Tornado

9st 7lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: W Y So

in touch, tracked leaders 2f out, soon ridden, driven to lead final furlong, headed 100yds out, kept on

16/1

14

(14)

1st Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:40 Happy Valley

Master Tornado

9st 4lb

T: W Y So

Kept on well for close third over 1m when dropped to this grade in June but was well beaten over that trip on seasonal reappearance a fortnight ago and this drop back to 6f is not an obvious move.

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 608060

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Winless in nine Hong Kong appearances; only beat one rival at Sha Tin (7f, good) on his seasonal return in September and has endured injury troubles since; best to look elsewhere.

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11th

3

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Can’t Go Wong

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: F C Lor

Winless in nine Hong Kong appearances; only beat one rival at Sha Tin (7f, good) on his seasonal return in September and has endured injury troubles since; best to look elsewhere.

33/1

2

(12)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Can’t Go Wong

9st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: F C Lor

Smart when trained in Australia but yet to fully convince in nine local starts; has plenty to prove at present.

20/1

12th
6 (12)
Concerto

12/1

Form: 851155 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Recorded back-to-back C&D wins in June/July and far from disgraced from this mark in two runs this term; plenty of positives but has raced prominently for both wins so wide draw not ideal.

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12th

6

(12)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Concerto

9st 3lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

Recorded back-to-back C&D wins in June/July and far from disgraced from this mark in two runs this term; plenty of positives but has raced prominently for both wins so wide draw not ideal.

12/1

5th

4

(10)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

07:10 Happy Valley

Concerto

9st 3lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, outpaced under 2f out, wide into straight and lost further ground, stayed on from over 1f out

6/1

5th

3

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Concerto

9st 3lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and effort over 1f out, hampered and carried left entering final furlong, driven and kept on at same pace final furlong

7/2

13 (13)
E Glory

Form: 0700

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict

Little impact in four starts split between novice and handicap company; finished last over C&D on his Happy Valley debut last time out; difficult to make a case for.

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13

(13)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

E Glory

8st 6lb

T: K L Man

Little impact in four starts split between novice and handicap company; finished last over C&D on his Happy Valley debut last time out; difficult to make a case for.

12th

7

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

E Glory

8st 11lb

J: M L Yeung

T: K L Man

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after three starts (6f-7f) and probably one for further down the line.

66/1

Form: 908898 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Now 7lb lower than when winning over C&D in January but recent form has been underwhelming; unplaced in three starts for new yard so far this season; more needed.

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14

(14)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Super Baby

9st 0lb

T: Mark Newnham

Now 7lb lower than when winning over C&D in January but recent form has been underwhelming; unplaced in three starts for new yard so far this season; more needed.

8th

3

(2)

8th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Super Baby

9st 5lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

led, headed after 2f, tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out, driven inside final furlong, weakening when short of room and snatched up 50yds out

33/1

9th

4

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Super Baby

9st 6lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: Mark Newnham

Out of form for Ricky Yiu at end of last season and made underwhelming stable debut a fortnight ago; needs to turn a corner.

33/1

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