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23 October 2019 - Happy Valley

RACE

Race 1 - GLORY STAR HANDICAP

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 6:45pm, Happy Valley

"C+3" Course, 1650M, Expected Going: Good
Prize Money: $725000, Rating: 40-0, Class 5
Standard Time: 1.40.65, Record Time: 1.39.11
GLORY STAR / 125lbs / 24-10-2018

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 1   Happy Valley   23 Oct 2019
TOM BIDDINGTON (5) (3) (1) (7)
TRENTON AKERS (5) (9) (10) (12)
SAM AGARS (5) (2) (3) (11)
PHILLIP WOO (3) (9) (11) (5)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (5) (10) (7) (8)
RACING POST ONLINE (5) (10) (3) (9)
BRETT DAVIS (3) (1) (8) (10)
MOST FAVOURED (5) (3) (10) (9)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
10/6/5/0/-/0/0CALLING THE SHOTS
話晒事 (B239)
+1999 +8B/TTA. S. Cruz4132 +2039-2A. Domeyer49.98.43.1

Star Form:

Has failed six times, including his two Sha Tin runs this term, to build on a speed-chasing third over the Sha Tin 1,200m in May for his new trainer. Untested over this C&D. Gets downgrade here. --2

22/3/2/0/7/0THE JOY OF GIVING
為善聚樂 (A249)
*11019 +18BC. W. Chang5131 +838-2Z. Purton1219174.3

Star Form:

Won back-to-back races over the Valley 1,800m and 2,200m, then produced three placings - two in Class Four - before misfiring three times. Came out of June defeat with swollen fetlocks. Went OK in one of two trials. --3

35/7/0/1/0/-/5DOCTORS DELIGHT
喜悅明駒 (A044)
+11010 -9H/TTK. H. Ting7128 -235K. C. Leung36.86.52.2

Star Form:

Struck a bottom with an all-the-favours win over the 1,600m in May, then an unacceptable mid-June run. Resumed a one-out, one-back fifth to Mister Monte. In the mix in three past C&D runs. --4

40/0/0/8/9/-/0LITTLE ISLAND
小島怡情 (T390)
11044 +13B2K. L. Man8128 -335-2C. Schofield919183.9

Star Form:

Veteran managed only a fourth from nine starts after a Class Four win over this C&D in December. Never involved after copping a bump at the start in a slow race last month in this grade. --3

57/0/9/7/6/-/4LUCKY SHINY DAY
祥光普照 (A273)
+11017 -4CPL. Ho5126 +133J. Moreira82.6*3.01.7

Star Form:

Did manage minor placings four times at the Valley, three which came in Class Four, from 13 starts last term. Just lost a placing after taking off at the 600m in a recent C&D fourth to Megatron. --3

68/8/0/5/0/9VIRTUS STAR
明德之星 (B395)
11042 +6D. Hall4125 -432-4L. Hewitson1022277.9

Star Form:

Only a distant fifth over the 1,600m three back following a downgrade from nine starts last season. His three trials have been ordinary. --2

77/0/0/4/-/3/6LET'S COME BACK
東山再起 (B367)
11124 -28CP/TTC. Fownes4124 -131-1H. T. Mo -31119153.5

Star Form:

Tipped his hat when a prominently ridden fourth from a wide gate on the dirt in July from 12 starts last term. Resumed a closing third over the AWT 1,200m, then came out of a mile defeat lame. --3

80/0/7/0/-/0/7SUNNY MAJOR
中華主將 (B298)
+11159 +6B-/V2D. Ferraris4124 +131-2A. Sanna613257.0

Star Form:

Non-factor eight times last term. Did cast a plate when finishing after a midfield run over this C&D last month, then fading seventh pressing the speed after a slow start over the AWT 1,650m. --2

99/0/9/6/0/9KWAICHUNG BROTHERS
葵涌老友 (A012)
+11163 +12XB-/BR. Gibson712128-3N. Callan215164.6

Star Form:

Not easy to get right but resumes rated two points below a barnstorming C&D win in December from 12 starts last term. Trialled all right 15 days back after throat surgery in August. --3

109/7/0/0/0/-/6MUTUAL JOY
聚歡笑 (T282)
+11049 +33B/HP. O'Sullivan7120 -227-2G. van Niekerk18.76.82.2

Star Form:

Hasn't done much after winning three times over this C&D in the 2016-17 season. Gradually faded to finish sixth following a one-out, one-back run last month over the AWT 1,200m. --2

115/5/0/7/-/8/0WONDERFUL TIGER
堅離地 (A235)
+11075 -10H/XB/TTW. Y. So511522-2K. Teetan5118.02.3

Star Form:

Disappointed after nearly winning twice early last season over this C&D. Resumed a close eighth in a slow race over this trip last month, then faded in front to beat a few on a wet dirt track. --3

120/9/0/0/8/-/9ROCKAGE
非同凡響 (B242)
+11030 +15B/H/XB2/TTK. W. Lui411318-2M. Chadwick721275.7

Star Form:

Never came close in 10 starts last term, including his final five in this grade at both tracks. Beat a few stragglers after jumping awkwardly last month over the Valley 1,200m for his new trainer. --2

R0/0/0/0STRAPPING BAUHINIA
威紫荊 (B325)
11019 -7Y. S. Tsui4130 +1037-8To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R3/5/3/-/5/2/5GOLD VELVET
金津輝煌 (V400)
11147 -16BA. T. Millard613340To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

REMARKS:
Priority
+Trump Card
*Horse(s) with priority to run
1,2,3...Order of Trainer Preference
Gear
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

PHILIP WOO’S FORMLINE

Doctors Delight isn't reliable but did win in May over the 1,600m and kept on all right for fifth in his season debut. He goes all right over this C&D and should map handy to strike from gate three in a possibly paceless race. Kwaichung Brothers is another who isn't easy to get right but did win over this C&D off a higher mark last season, which is better than most, and strode out all right in a recent trial. No surprise to see him run a big race. Wonderful Tiger did go close to winning twice last season over this C&D and hasn't had race conditions to suit in both starts this term. He showed pace last start and might try to wire them from gate five. Lucky Shiny Day has trouble winning but came away a recent C&D fourth to Megatron after taking off 600m out and will be fitter. He can run on for a placing.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

CALLING THE SHOTS (B239)after the 1000M was left racing wide and without cover - Race 062 THE JOY OF GIVING (A249)after passing the winning post on the first occasion shifted in and brushed the running rail of its own accord Then became unbalanced, shifted out, made contact with a runner and became badly unbalanced Post-race vet inspection did not show any significant findings The next day was again examined by the vet who said the horse to have a restricted action with swollen both front fetlocks - Race 734 LUCKY SHINY DAY (A273)passing the 900M was left racing wide and without cover Near the 50M was awkwardly placed - Race 023 LET'S COME BACK (B367)post-race vet inspection did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious The next day was again examined by the vet who said the horse to be lame in its left front leg - Race 070 MUTUAL JOY (T282)approaching the 300M was steadied when crowded for room - Race 011 ROCKAGE (B242)began very awkwardly and lost a considerable amount of ground - Race 050

VET'S REPORT

THE JOY OF GIVING (A249)13/06/2019 Restricted action, swollen both front fetlocks on the day after racing(passed on 06/09/2019) LET'S COME BACK (B367) 07/10/2019 Lame left front leg on the day after racing(passed on 17/10/2019) KWAICHUNG BROTHERS (A012) 28/08/2019 Soft palate laser surgery(passed on 13/09/2019)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

Mutual Joy hit the line nicely to win a recent Conghua trial.

QUINELLA ODDS

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