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Hoi Lai Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

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  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Hoi Lai Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

7/2 (Won)

Form: 302835 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Placed twice over 6f here this season and encountered traffic before running on well for fifth over C&D on latest outing; deserted by Zac Purton today but remains of strong interest.

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

7th

6

(9)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Northern Beaches

8st 12lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W Y So

in touch, ridden and chased leader 2f out, driven final furlong, not clear run and lost place 100yds out, soon no extra

13/2

1st

10

(12)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Northern Beaches

8st 10lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W Y So

in touch, ridden 2f out, driven final furlong, stayed on well final 100yds, led close home, readily

7/2

5th

9

(11)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Northern Beaches

8st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: W Y So

midfield, took closer order travelling well 1 1/2f out, not clear run from over 1f out, ridden and kept on final 100yds, too much to do

3/1

2nd
7 (6)
California Touch

66/1

Form: 6811-0 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Ex-Australian 4yo; well down the field when a big-priced outsider for recent Hong Kong debut (6f).

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

10th

5

(7)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

California Touch

8st 10lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: W K Mo

in touch in midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

9th

9

(1)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

California Touch

8st 10lb

J: C Y Ho

T: W K Mo

midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased final 75yds

11/2

2nd

7

(6)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

California Touch

8st 12lb

J: C Y Ho

T: W K Mo

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, headed close home

66/1

7/1

Form: 763143 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Raced only at Happy Valley since moving to Hong Kong last year, winning twice over today's trip; had the plum inside draw when placed off today's mark last month but is a contender if this straight 5f also suits.

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

2nd

2

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Heroic Master

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

11/2

3rd

2

(4)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Heroic Master

9st 6lb

J: James McDonald

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not able challenge

7/1

3rd

4

(1)

29th Nov 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Heroic Master

9st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: F C Lor

raced keenly, prominent, ridden under 2f out, driven and kept on from over 1f out, no extra final 50yds

6/1

10/1

Form: 336790 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Three-time C&D winner; not firing on all cylinders this season but his recent 6f defeat from stall 12 at Happy Valley can easily be overlooked and he's on a very good mark now; worth a second look.

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.

12/1

Form: 127206 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice over C&D in this grade since making all in Class 4 here in March but not at his best on either appearance this season and needs to get back in the groove.

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

9th

8

(13)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Cheval Valiant

8st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Douglas Whyte

disputed lead, outright leader 2f out, ridden under 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

3rd

10

(10)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Cheval Valiant

8st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Douglas Whyte

quickly away and led, soon clear, ridden under 2f out, kept on well until headed 50yds out, no extra closing stages

9/2

5th

6

(11)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Cheval Valiant

8st 13lb

J: K De Melo

T: Douglas Whyte

led, ridden under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on at same pace

12/1

50/1

Form: 60-169

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Dual winner when trained in Australia but safely held on first two Hong Kong starts (both 6f) and will probably need more help from the local handicapper.

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

9th

2

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Jolly Companion

9st 7lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: K L Man

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, headway from 1 1/2f out, no extra final 150yds

10/1

6th

1

(1)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Sha Tin

Jolly Companion

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

8/1

15

(15)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Jolly Companion

9st 9lb

T: K L Man

Dual winner when trained in Australia and appears to be getting his local act together (close-up sixth over C&D on Boxing Day); dropped another 2lb and this lightly raced 4yo should have more to offer.

7th
14 (13)
Must Go

50/1

Form: 109

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut in Australia in February (5.5f) but cut little ice this month on his two Hong Kong starts (both 5f).

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

13th

3

(3)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Must Go

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and weakened final furlong

10/1

11th

1

(7)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Must Go

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened under 2f out, eased final furlong

5/1

7th

14

(13)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Must Go

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

midfield, ridden 2f out, keeping on when not clear run 75yds out, not going pace to threaten

50/1

Form: 340754 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Seems gradually to have worked his way back to form this season and posted a sound effort when fourth over C&D this month; remains on a good mark and can make his presence felt.

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

4th

2

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Pleasant Endeavor

9st 7lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

8/1

1st

3

(7)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Pleasant Endeavor

9st 2lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: P F Yiu

in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, led 50yds out, readily

11/2

8th

1

(3)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Pleasant Endeavor

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, never dangerous

7/1

9th
4 (5)
Kyeema

10/1

Form: 62-432

Last run: 241 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 7f in Britain last year and made the frame on all three starts in Australia in April-June (6f-7f); might find 5f a bit sharp on today's Hong Kong debut but booking of Zac Purton catches the eye.

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

10th

3

(7)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Kyeema

8st 11lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened under 2f out

11/2

9th

4

(5)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Kyeema

9st 0lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Mark Newnham

short of room and squeezed out soon after start, soon behind, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, too much to do

10/1

2nd

5

(5)

8th Oct 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 York

Kyeema

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

prominent, pushed along to lead over 1f out, hung right and ridden inside final furlong, carried head awkwardly inside final 110yds, kept on but headed final stride

16/1

10th
11 (10)
Solar Up

25/1

Form: 731

Last run:

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Signed off in Australia with 5.7f maiden handicap win in June, his third start; makes Hong Kong debut today; entitled to benefit from this outing.

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

9th

7

(3)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Solar Up

8st 7lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C W Chang

in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened under 2f out

25/1

14

(14)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Solar Up

8st 8lb

T: C W Chang

Won maiden handicap in Australia last year but made low-key start to Hong Kong career when down the field at Sha Tin (5f) three weeks ago.

10th

11

(10)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Solar Up

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C W Chang

midfield, ridden 2f out, effort and in touch over 1f out, no extra final 100yds

25/1

11th
8 (14)
Lucky Gor

7/1

Form: 861503

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Registered both wins over 6f at Happy Valley but probably posted career-best performance when close third to Summit Cheers over C&D this month and has obvious each-way claims again.

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

11th

8

(14)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Lucky Gor

8st 12lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C Fownes

in touch, ridden and pressed leaders from 2f out, weakened final 150yds

7/1

3rd

7

(7)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Lucky Gor

8st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C Fownes

reared as stalls opened and started very slowly, in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on from 1 1/2f out, hung right inside final furlong, pressed leaders final 50yds, not able to challenge

14/1

10th

9

(10)

8th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Lucky Gor

8st 8lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: C Fownes

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, wide entering straight, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

5/1

Form: 639131 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

As good as ever this season, twice finishing well to win over C&D; drawn on the wing and competes off career-high mark today but can't be ignored in current mood.

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

12th

5

(1)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Summit Cheers

9st 0lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

in rear, ridden 2f out, keeping on steadily when not clear run 100yds, soon eased

5/1

1st

13

(2)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Summit Cheers

8st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

held up towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, led close home, readily

11/2

50/1

Form: 111-60

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

3-3 as a 2yo in Italy but unable to land a significant blow on his two Hong Kong starts last month (5f/6f).

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

10th

9

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Ka Ying Power

8st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, lost place 2f out, soon struggling

25/1

13th

9

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Ka Ying Power

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: A S Cruz

always in rear

50/1

12th

8

(3)

15th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Ka Ying Power

8st 12lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

OUR TIP
14th
3 (7)
Packing Bole

6/1

Form: 10012 C BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Front-runner with 2-5 strike-rate over 6f, the latter win gained on dirt in October; runner-up off today's mark on that surface last month but needs to prove he's fully effective over 5f on turf.

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

14th

3

(7)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Packing Bole

9st 4lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly from 1 1/2f out

6/1

13

(13)

17th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

07:05 Sha Tin

Packing Bole

9st 3lb

T: C S Shum

Impressive on dirt debut over C&D last month and was Smokey Bear's nearest pursuer in their recent meeting; should be little between them on these revised terms and after only five runs there could be much more to come; respected.

2nd

4

(2)

26th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

06:15 Sha Tin

Packing Bole

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C S Shum

led, ridden under 2f out, driven final furlong, headed 125yds out, kept on, just held 2nd

5/2

Form: 411920 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Scored over C&D on seasonal debut in September and lost out by only a neck here last month but his latest run was disappointing and his current mark demands a career-best performance.

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

10th

4

(4)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Sparkling Knight

9st 1lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased final 100yds

14/1

15

(15)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Sparkling Knight

9st 4lb

T: C H Yip

Scored over C&D on seasonal debut in September and lost out by only a neck here last month but his latest run was disappointing and his current mark demands a career-best performance.

13th

5

(3)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Sparkling Knight

9st 3lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

led, headed 2f out, ridden under 2f out, driven and regained lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 150yds

7/1

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