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Jordan Valley Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Jordan Valley Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

11/4 (Won)

Form: 402115 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

No longer the force of old but is enjoying a revival this season, winning twice over C&D; denied clear run when fifth here four weeks ago and has inside draw today; ought to be right in the thick of things.

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

1st

4

(5)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Copartner Ambition

9st 6lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C S Shum

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, led 75yds out, in command closing stages

6/1

1st

7

(1)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Copartner Ambition

8st 13lb

J: James McDonald

T: C S Shum

No longer the force of old but is enjoying a revival this season, winning twice over C&D; denied clear run when fifth here four weeks ago and has inside draw today; ought to be right in the thick of things.

11/4

5th

5

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Copartner Ambition

9st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C S Shum

in touch in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, not clear run and snatched up entering final furlong, kept on well final 100yds, nearest finish

5/1

2nd
3 (10)
Brave Star

7/1

Form: 120923 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Lost out only by a short head over C&D on seasonal debut in October and probably bettered that performance when close third from stall 10 three weeks ago; evidently in prime form but has another tough draw today.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Brave Star

9st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: K W Lui

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and weakened final furlong

7/1

5th

3

(8)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Brave Star

9st 7lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

chased leader, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven 1f out, no extra final 50yds

9/2

2nd

3

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Brave Star

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: K W Lui

Lost out only by a short head over C&D on seasonal debut in October and probably bettered that performance when close third from stall 10 three weeks ago; evidently in prime form but has another tough draw today.

7/1

5/2

Form: 658412 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Strong finisher who has won three times over C&D this year and lost out only narrowly here when back up in grade three weeks ago; probably still on the upgrade and likely to appear late on the scene again.

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

4th

6

(8)

31st Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

A Americ Te Specso

8st 13lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: J Size

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, nearest finish

5/1

3rd

8

(3)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

A Americ Te Specso

9st 0lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

started slowly, slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, took 3rd 50yds out

9/2

7th

8

(7)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

A Americ Te Specso

8st 13lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, good headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

15/8

25/1

Form: 708360

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Made satisfactory seasonal debut in September (7f) and subsequent heavy defeat on dirt debut (1m) can probably be overlooked but today's drop back to 6f is not an obvious move.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(10)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Bons A Pearla

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

always towards rear, hampered over 2f out

4/1

1st

4

(5)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Bons A Pearla

9st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: P C Ng

Probably best known as a miler but ended 2023 with two good C&D runs, the latter a strong-finishing second six days ago; contender if he gets a strong pace to aim at.

8/1

2nd

4

(8)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Bons A Pearla

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

held up in rear, ridden under 2f out, switched wide 1f out, driven and stayed on strongly final 150yds, nearest finish

8/1

Form: 1129 D

Last run: 206 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Began career with two Sha Tin wins at start of this year and lost out only by a neck when upped to this grade in April; could easily have more to offer but we haven't seen him since below-par run from tough draw in May, and he's drawn wide again today.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Prince Of Porty

8st 9lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

hampered soon after start, towards rear, pushed along and headway into midfield 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, not clear run 150yds out, kept on final 100yds, nearest finish

12/1

5th

4

(7)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Prince Of Porty

8st 12lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

with leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final 150yds

7/1

5th

5

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Prince Of Porty

8st 11lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not going pace to threaten

14/1

6th
11 (8)
Happy Day

8/1

Form: 466011 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Led close home over C&D last month and is now 2-2 for new stable this season; up in grade and not so well drawn this time but at least we know he's in good nick.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(8)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Happy Day

8st 8lb

J: C Y Ho

T: Jamie Richards

Led close home over C&D last month and is now 2-2 for new stable this season; up in grade and not so well drawn this time but at least we know he's in good nick.

8/1

1st

2

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Happy Day

9st 7lb

J: C Y Ho

T: Jamie Richards

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, challenged final 100yds, led close home

5/2

1st

6

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Happy Day

9st 0lb

J: C Y Ho

T: Jamie Richards

held up in rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, not clear run inside final furlong, stayed on strongly final 125yds, led close home

33/1

7th
4 (5)
Lucky Eight

10/1

Form: 534265 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ran okay from outside stall over C&D two starts ago and probably found 5f too sharp when only fifth of seven on latest outing; now 2lb lower than when second over C&D on seasonal debut in September; a possible.

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

7th

5

(1)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Lucky Eight

9st 3lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

in touch, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and no extra final 100yds

20/1

9th

2

(6)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Lucky Eight

9st 3lb

J: K De Melo

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, driven and kept on at same pace final furlong

14/1

16

(16)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Lucky Eight

9st 5lb

T: P F Yiu

Runner-up over 6f at Happy Valley on seasonal debut in September but not in the same form again since; moves up in trip with some questions to answer.

25/1

Form: -18032

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

5-12 when trained in Australia; signed off there with creditable second of 15 in 1m Group 3 in July but may not be ideally suited by the drop back to 6f for today's Hong Kong debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(1)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Fashion Legend

9st 3lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C Fownes

Five-time winner in New Zealand (including 6.7f Group 3) but safely held on first three Hong Kong starts (6f-7f) and latest 2lb drop is not enough to tempt.

50/1

12th

2

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Fashion Legend

9st 4lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C Fownes

Five-time winner in New Zealand (including 6.7f Group 3) but two low-key local runs this campaign; eased 2lb and one to note for any market support.

20/1

12th

1

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Fashion Legend

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C Fownes

Five-time winner in New Zealand (including 6.7f Group 3) but made low-key Hong Kong debut when never-dangerous eighth at Happy Valley (6f) last month and needs that outing to have brought him on.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 041106 CD

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won consecutive C&D races from the front under Angus Chung in May/June and kept on for respectable sixth on seasonal debut in September, having been ridden much more patiently; back from another three-month break today but not yet fully exposed; no surprise if he features.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(12)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Superb Capitalist

9st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

tracked leaders, hung left entering straight and lost place, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

3rd

3

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Superb Capitalist

9st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

Won three times from the front under Angus Chung last season; yet to strike form after two runs this term but is not yet fully exposed and has a good draw today; a possible.

12/1

9th

1

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Superb Capitalist

9st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

Won consecutive C&D races from the front under Angus Chung in May/June and kept on for respectable sixth on seasonal debut in September, having been ridden much more patiently; back from another three-month break today but not yet fully exposed; no surprise if he features.

8/1

10th
9 (2)
Savvy Chic

33/1

Form: 603179 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Asserted close home to make winning seasonal debut in Class 4 C&D event in September but has found things tougher in this higher grade since and his favourable draw is not enough to tempt today.

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

7th

12

(1)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Sha Tin

Savvy Chic

8st 5lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: F C Lor

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on steadily final furlong, never dangerous

33/1

14th

12

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Savvy Chic

8st 8lb

J: K De Melo

T: F C Lor

in touch, headway and prominent over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, short of room when weakening 1 1/2f out, soon beaten

50/1

10th

9

(2)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Savvy Chic

8st 9lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

Asserted close home to make winning seasonal debut in Class 4 C&D event in September but has found things tougher in this higher grade since and his favourable draw is not enough to tempt today.

33/1

40/1

Form: 333679

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Gained all three Hong Kong wins over the straight 5f at Sha Tin; not firing on all cylinders this season and has the outside draw for this rare 6f run.

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

3rd

1

(13)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Metro Warrior

9st 9lb

J: K C Leung

T: David A Hayes

prominent, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and every chance 1f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

12/1

2

(9)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Metro Warrior

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: David A Hayes

Three-time C&D winner; on the downgrade now but posted sound effort when fourth here last month and is sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; likely to make a bold bid from the front under Zac Purton.

7/2

14

(14)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Metro Warrior

9st 9lb

T: David A Hayes

Best known for his exploits over 5f on turf here; made the frame off today's mark recently but was safely held on only previous dirt start and again looks opposable over this C&D.

12th
10 (3)
Ace Victory

33/1

Form: 7053/-

Last run: 742 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

1-7 in Australia, the win gained in 5.5f maiden on 2yo debut in April 2021; makes Hong Kong debut after a two-year absence and is probably best watched.

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

1st

1

(12)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Ace Victory

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: T P Yung

prominent, led after 1f, pushed along and extended advantage from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, ridden out

8/1

4th

9

(1)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Ace Victory

8st 5lb

J: M L Yeung

T: T P Yung

in touch, tracked leaders, 2 1/2f out, outpaced under 2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home

33/1

11th

10

(10)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Ace Victory

8st 6lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: T P Yung

chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

100/1

13 (13)
Not Usual Star

Form: 100947 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Gave good account when fourth over C&D in October and his subsequent lesser effort on dirt is not viewed harshly but he may find others in this field better handicapped.

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

3rd

2

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Not Usual Star

9st 2lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: W Y So

in touch in midfield, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, driven 1 1/2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

25/1

10th

2

(11)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Not Usual Star

9st 4lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: W Y So

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

50/1

6th

1

(3)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Not Usual Star

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: W Y So

midfield, ridden and steady headway from under 2f out, no further impression final furlong

20/1

14 (14)
Leslie

Form: 060616 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Got up late for 7f Class 4 win at Sha Tin in October and has held his own in this higher grade over that C&D since; also suited by 6f; not ruled out each-way.

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

15

(15)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Sha Tin

Leslie

8st 13lb

T: C W Chang

Posted career-best performance when 55-1 winner on turf here (7f) last month but was safely held off today's mark over that C&D 11 days ago and needs today's switch to dirt to reveal hidden reserves.

8th

4

(7)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Leslie

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

Sprang a 55-1 surprise over C&D three weeks ago, his first success in Class 3 company in nine attempts but his second win from his last three starts; career-high mark requires a lot more but that might be possible in his current mood.

7/1

1st

13

(10)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Leslie

8st 6lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

Got up late for a C&D Class 4 win on penultimate start; can hold his own in this higher grade without winning and that trend is likely to continue.

14/1

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