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20 October 2019 - Sha Tin



Sunday, 20 October 2019, 12:15pm, Sha Tin

"A" Course, 1400M, Expected Going: Good
Prize Money: $725000, Rating: 40-0, Class 5
Standard Time: 1.22.40, Record Time: 1.21.53
EXPONENTS / 110lbs / 10-06-2018

Race 1   Sha Tin   20 Oct 2019
TOM BIDDINGTON (11) (1) (3) (6)
TRENTON AKERS (5) (6) (11) (14)
SAM AGARS (11) (1) (5) (14)
PHILLIP WOO (3) (11) (1) (2)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (1) (11) (3) (14)
RACING POST ONLINE (1) (11) (4) (3)
BRETT DAVIS (11) (4) (6) (9)
MOST FAVOURED (11) (1) (3) (5)
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
18/3/4/0/7/-/7BLOOMING SPIRIT
安定繁盛 (C064)
+11122 -2CP1/TTF. C. Lor4129 +1540-1J. Moreira7*4.13.2

Star Form:

Showed life signs to fill the frame once on the dirt and at the Valley from his final four starts last term. Made some ground when resuming seventh over the Sha Tin 1,200m. Can improve in this grade. --3

20/0/0/6/-/0/6RED BRICK FIGHTER
紅磚勇士 (C304)
11057 -2B/TTC. S. Shum4123 -434-2C. Y. Ho4258.0

Star Form:

Non-factor six times last season. Has jumped from wide gates down in grade for a tiring 11th in front over the 1,400m and even sixth covering ground in midfield at the Valley this term. Has better draw. --3

32/4/8/7/-/4/3FLYING NOBLE
勁飛寶寶 (A267)
11215 +12CPT. P. Yung6129 -240M. L. Yeung13174.5

Star Form:

A C&D winner in each of his past two seasons in this grade. Resumed a distant fourth to Lotus Breeze, then a box-seat third to Vital Spring. Has had another trial. Gate's a hurdle. --4

40/0/4/0/-/2/7KWAI CHUNG ELITE
葵涌精英 (C173)
+11128 +14R. Gibson4129 -440B. Shinn5133.7

Star Form:

Just a surprise C&D fourth behind Empire Star from six runs last term. Only out-dashed by Adonis on opening day over the 1,200m in this grade, then handily-ridden trip seventh to Vital Spring. --3

58/8/0/-/0/5EVERYONE'S ELITE
大眾勁駒 (B074)
*11152 +14BK. L. Man5128 +1539-4C. Schofield3226.9

Star Form:

Had a stress fracture in November after misfiring from a wide gate a month earlier over this C&D, then rallying fifth over the Valley 1,200m in July. Has had two positive trials. Gets downgrade here. --3

67/0/0/0/-/8/3I'M THE CONQUIST
餘皇 (B155)
11074 +3D. Whyte5128 +1239-1M. Chadwick129.73.1

Star Form:

Still to win in 19 starts. Beat a few from the back resuming over the Valley 1,000m for his new trainer, then prominently-ridden third to E-Star over the Sha Tin 1,200m. Well-positioned in this grade. --3

76/9/0/8/0/-/0IRON BRAVO
彪形鐵漢 (C012)
11114 -5CP1/TTW. Y. So5128 +1439-2M. F. Poon -265914

Star Form:

Struggled five times to 1,400m at both tracks last term. Eased shortly after getting blocked for a run at the 200m sitting behind midfield 19-day back. Is having his first run in this class. --2

80/7/0/8/0/-/9SUPREME WITNESS
至尊大師 (A357)
+11270 -9B/TTA. S. Cruz6128 -439K. Teetan14164.6

Star Form:

Never headed both times over this C&D at this level last season. Back in the right grade here but came out of a lifeless run on the dirt displaying heat stress last month. Has since trialled fine. --3

90/6/6/0/-/3/6BLAZING PARTNERS
晴朗拍檔 (B071)
+11086 -12D. Ferraris6127 -638-2U. Rispoli117.12.4

Star Form:

Did nothing 12 times in his first two campaigns. Resumed a prominently-ridden C&D third to Lotus Breeze in his first Class Five run last month, then didn't quite get the mile trip last Saturday. --4

100/5/0/2/-/0/5HARBOUR CENTURY
香江世億 (A407)
+11176 +18B/TTC. W. Chang5126 -537-1G. van Niekerk10143.6

Star Form:

Bookend placings in each of the bottom two grades from seven starts last term. Didn't click on opening day over the 1,200m, then a better run for fifth stalking the speed over this trip. --3

110/2/2/3/-/5/2BIG BULLY
依斯堅 (B028)
+11155 +23BD. Hall5125 -336+1N. Callan98.02.1

Star Form:

Rallied to place in his final three runs last term. Resumed a closing C&D fifth to Lotus Breeze from a wide gate as the favourite, then was just out-dashed by Vital Spring sitting midfield in the run. --4

領闖者 (A399)
+11174 +4XB2C. Fownes6123 -834-2A. Domeyer8195.4

Star Form:

Placed in three of his final 10 runs last term after a C&D win in December at this level. Held up and not suited by the pace first-up over the 1,200m, then made a breathing noise in a mile defeat. --3

130/0/0/0/-/7/9KING MORTAR
砂漿邦 (A097)
11140 +14VL. Ho6119 -630-2T. H. So -22367.7

Star Form:

Has not won in ages. Finished a distant when resuming in an AWT sprint in this grade, then fading ninth leading from a wide gate over this C&D. --2

得賞 (B288)
+11018 +10C. H. Yip5118 -529-4Z. Purton16.12.1

Star Form:

Little to show from his 11 starts but hit the line better settling back from wide gates with the blinker and hood off in his final two runs. Has gone all right in his two trials. --3

R2/7/2/6/4/-/3GOLDEN CANNON
金錢炮 (T022)
1961 +3B/H/XBK. W. Lui8126 -437To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

+Trump Card
*Horse(s) with priority to run
1,2,3...Order of Trainer Preference
B :Blinkers
P :Pacifier
CP :Sheepskin Cheek Pieces
CO :Sheepskin Cheek Piece 1 side
CC :Cornell Collar
BO :Blinker with one cowl only
PC :Pacifier with cowls
TT :Tongue Tie
V :Visor
"1" :First time
XB :Crossed Nose Band
E :Ear Plugs
PS :Pacifier with 1 cowl V
V :Visor
"2" :Replaced
H :Hood
SR :Shadow Roll
SB :Sheepskin Browband
" - " :Removed


Flying Noble has filled the frame in both C&D runs this term, including a close third to Vital Spring latest after hitting the front 150m out, and since had a positive trial in Conghua. Gate's a hurdle but local lad Keith Yeung Ming-lun is riding at the top of his game and must have claims. Big Bully is a winner waiting to happen with placings in four of his past five starts, including a neck second in that same Vital Spring race following a midfield run. He's the main danger. Blooming Spirit needs to lift on his overall form but was making some headway late when resuming over the 1,200m and should find the combination of a downgrade and extra 200m to his liking here with Joao Moreira steering. Red Brick Fighter does finally draw a gate after misfiring in his first two Class Fives from gate 11 and 12 and is stable is on fire. He is a place chance.


BLOOMING SPIRIT (C064)passing the 300M was shifted out to obtain clear running - Race 059 KWAI CHUNG ELITE (C173)after the 200M raced tight - Race 032 IRON BRAVO (C012)near the 200M was checked away from heels when attempting to improve - Race 058 SUPREME WITNESS (A357)in the early stages failed to muster speed despite being ridden along Near the 1000M was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover After the race the vet reported that the horse was found to be displaying heat stress - Race 011 BIG BULLY (B028)after the 200M shifted in under pressure - Race 032 MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR (A399)after the race, rider reported that the horse made an abnormal breathing noise during the race - Race 031 VICTORIOUS LEADER (B288)approaching the 350M was inconvenienced when attempting to improve into tight running - Race 789 RED BRICK FIGHTER (C304)from the 600M was left racing wide and without cover and then was inclined to lay in when placed under pressure in the Straight - Race 078 GOLDEN CANNON (T022)passing the 400M was directed out after being held up for clear running rounding the Home Turn - Race 002


SUPREME WITNESS (A357)08/09/2019 Post-race heat stress(passed on 27/09/2019) MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR (A399) 15/09/2019 Rider reported the horse made an abnormal breathing noise during the race(passed on 27/09/2019)


Red Brick Fighter produced a 23.3-second final 400m in a recent Gallop.