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Club Handicap (Div II) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Club Handicap (Div II) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

10/1 (Won)

Form: 82172- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Triple 6f winner last year (twice here); matched best form when second here last month but may find at least a couple better handicapped today.

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

1st

3

(4)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Happy Trio

9st 6lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

midfield, pushed along from over 4f out, ridden and took closer order 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led 100yds out, driven out

10/1

2nd

3

(7)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Happy Trio

9st 6lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch in midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and chased leaders 1 1/2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner final 150yds, kept on

10/1

7th

5

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Happy Trio

9st 6lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, ridden 2f out, outpaced 1 1/2f out, driven and no impression from over 1f out

8/1

Form: 51121- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

2-3 over C&D for new stable this season; evidently in prime form but will need to find hidden reserves to come out on top from stall 11.

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

2nd

4

(11)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Ernest Feeling

9st 5lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

started slowly, in rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, snatched 2nd close home

10/1

13

(13)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Ernest Feeling

9st 5lb

T: Jamie Richards

Scored three times for Richard Gibson last season and has continued his form for Jamie Richards, scoring twice from three starts; may overcome his elevated mark if getting a run today.

1st

6

(1)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Ernest Feeling

8st 13lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

led, headed 3 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, soon driven, kept on well final furlong, driven out

9/4

3rd
10 (5)
Super Eagle

4/1

Form: 0222-2

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict

0-20 in Hong Kong but has finished second four consecutive times over C&D since November, the last twice from double-digit stalls; has more favourable draw and the assistance of Zac Purton today; deserves a win.

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

3rd

10

(5)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Super Eagle

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: W Y So

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, good headway from over 1f out, every chance 100yds out, not pace of winner final 75yds

4/1

2nd

11

(10)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Super Eagle

8st 7lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: W Y So

in touch in midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, took 2nd 50yds out, no impression on winner

5/1

2nd

12

(12)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Super Eagle

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: W Y So

tracked leaders, prominent 2 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, driven and kept on well final 150yds, always just held

8/1

4th
5 (2)
Kilindini

10/1

Form: 23047-

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Needs to put last month's below-par run behind him but made the frame over C&D on three of his first four starts this season and is on a good mark now; can't be ruled out from stall 2.

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

5th

5

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Kilindini

9st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: W K Mo

in touch, ridden and chased leaders 1 1/2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

13/2

4th

5

(2)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Kilindini

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W K Mo

tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

10/1

7th

2

(8)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Kilindini

9st 7lb

J: James McDonald

T: W K Mo

tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out, no extra final furlong

5/1

25/1

Form: 30600- CD

Last run: 77 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Benefits from combination of favourable draw and Angus Chung's very useful 5lb claim today but was out of form in early part of this season and needs to have been refreshed by 11-week break.

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

5th

9

(3)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

8st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, ridden and kept on well from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to threaten

25/1

10th

9

(6)

1st Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

8st 11lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, wide into straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

20/1

11th

7

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

9st 0lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

in touch, ridden under 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased final 100yds

12/1

OUR TIP

7/4

Form: 3-1 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Built upon a very promising debut when staying on strongly to win readily over C&D a fortnight ago; went up 6lb for that and is not so well drawn today but could easily have a lot more to offer and commands respect.

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

6th

2

(8)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Beauty Infinity

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, slightly hampered 100yds out, nearest finish

7/4

1st

5

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Beauty Infinity

9st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

Came in for a little support before recording a nearest-at-finish third on debut, in a C&D race won by Easy Snip (fifth-placed Diamond Flare has won since); raced wide without cover for much of that race; promising for sure but this comes quite soon after and 7f might prove to be his optimum trip.

4/1

3rd

4

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Beauty Infinity

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

Out of a 5.5f-6.7f winner; placed in a recent 6f dirt trial and evidently has some ability; makes official debut today.

14/1

7th
6 (12)
Golden Luck

20/1

Form: 4336-6 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Scores good marks for his consistency this season and a recent 2lb drops aids his cause, but he faces a tough task from stall 12 today.

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

7th

6

(12)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Golden Luck

8st 13lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden 1 1/2f out, short of room entering final furlong, switched 150yds, edged left 100yds out, kept on at same pace

20/1

6th

3

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Golden Luck

9st 3lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: K L Man

midfield, took closer order 2 1/2f out, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, driven and no extra final 100yds

5/1

6th

5

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Golden Luck

9st 4lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: K L Man

Broke his maiden tag when well supported over C&D in June and has made the frame on all three starts this term; claims once again.

4/1

8th
8 (7)
Podium

33/1

Form: 06068-

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow over 1m here on recent stable debut and has now been unplaced all nine Hong Kong starts; might be happier back at 6f but others have much more obvious claims.

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

8th

8

(7)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Podium

8st 10lb

J: K De Melo

T: C W Chang

started slowly, towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, not clear run 100yds out, never dangerous

33/1

8th

7

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Podium

9st 2lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C W Chang

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on from 1 1/2f out, never dangerous

12/1

6th

7

(5)

8th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Podium

9st 0lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K W Lui

midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, not clear run from over 1f out until well inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

Form: 70419- CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Didn't fire here last month and deserted by Zac Purton today but made all over C&D two starts ago and has the ideal draw from which to attack.

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

12th

1

(8)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Scotch Tycoon

9st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: Mark Newnham

always towards rear, wide entering straight

16/1

9th

1

(1)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Scotch Tycoon

9st 9lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

led, headed after 1 1/2f, chased leader, led 2 1/2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven 150yds out, headed 100yds out, soon weakened

8/1

9th

1

(4)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Scotch Tycoon

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Mark Newnham

Built upon encouraging seasonal/stable debut when making all over C&D three weeks ago; remains well handicapped on older form and Zac Purton takes over in the saddle today; bold bid likely.

3/1

10th
11 (9)
Colonel

10/1

Form: 7684-3 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict

Not getting any younger but is back down to a good mark now and made a bold bid from the front when second from double-digit draw over C&D a fortnight ago; enters calculations.

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

6th

3

(10)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Colonel

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P F Yiu

Not getting any younger but is back to a good mark now and has run some solid races over C&D of late; Zac Purton takes the reins (has won on him previously) and he enters calculations despite the double-digit draw.

11/2

10th

11

(9)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Colonel

8st 4lb

J: H T Mo

T: P F Yiu

prominent, led after 1 1/2f, headed 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final 150yds

10/1

3rd

9

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Colonel

8st 4lb

J: H T Mo

T: P F Yiu

Yet to really fire since a pleasing seasonal return but does now return to his last winning mark; stall 10 a slight concern.

11/2

14/1

Form: 45326- CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Placed twice towards end of last year (6f/5f) and didn't run badly from a slightly awkward draw over C&D 19 days ago; probably won't be far away.

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

8th

11

(14)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Lucky Quality

8st 12lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: C Fownes

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

16/1

11th

7

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Lucky Quality

8st 13lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: C Fownes

always towards rear

14/1

6th

7

(9)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Lucky Quality

8st 13lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: C Fownes

in touch in midfield, ridden and kept on at same pace from 2f out

9/2

50/1

Form: 00108- CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict

Won readily by 2l over C&D in Class 5 in October but two lesser efforts have followed and he looks vulnerable from stall 10 in this higher grade.

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

2nd

12

(9)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Alloy King

8st 4lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Jimmy Ting

led, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, driven final 75yds, no extra closing stages, headed last stride

50/1

12

(10)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Alloy King

8st 5lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: Jimmy Ting

Won readily by 2l over C&D in Class 5 in October but two lesser efforts have followed and he looks vulnerable from stall 10 in this higher grade.

50/1

8th

1

(9)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Alloy King

9st 9lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jimmy Ting

With five wins in this grade and four over track and trip, he is worthy of respect; his latest win came two starts back and he has since been well beaten off this handicap mark; requires a career best by some way and as a 7yo that is asking plenty of him.

20/1

13 (13)
More Rice

Form: 4977-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict

Has shown significant ability but is yet to be placed after six starts and will probably be of greater interest when eased in grade.

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

12th

14

(14)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

More Rice

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

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

33/1

13

(13)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

More Rice

8st 6lb

T: T P Yung

Has shown significant ability but is yet to be placed after six starts and will probably be of greater interest when eased in grade.

11th

11

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

More Rice

8st 9lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: T P Yung

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, outpaced and no impression from 1 1/2f out

10/1

Form: 4054-7

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Twice in the frame this season (6f/7f) but his latest run was disappointing and his Hong Kong strike-rate now stands at 0-12.

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

3rd

5

(2)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Sha Tin

Solid Shalaa

9st 3lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, nor clear run over 1f out, driven and stayed on well final 150yds, nearest finish

7/1

14

(14)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Solid Shalaa

9st 3lb

T: David A Hayes

Twice in the frame this season (6f/7f) but his latest run was disappointing and his Hong Kong strike-rate now stands at 0-12.

7th

3

(11)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Solid Shalaa

9st 5lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: David A Hayes

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, not clear run 1 1/2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

9/2

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