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20 October 2019 - Sha Tin

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Race 10 - GIRARD-PERREGAUX EXCELLENT HANDICAP

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 5:05pm, Sha Tin

"A" Course, 1400M, Expected Going: Good To Firm
Prize Money: $1450000, Rating: 80-60, Class 3
Standard Time: 1.21.85, Record Time: 1.20.84
SKY KING / 119lbs / 19-06-2016

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 10   Sha Tin   20 Oct 2019
TOM BIDDINGTON (7) (12) (3) (9)
TRENTON AKERS (1) (13) (9) (7)
SAM AGARS (8) (12) (9) (13)
PHILLIP WOO (5) (12) (13) (7)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (8) (12) (5) (1)
RACING POST ONLINE (9) (5) (13) (8)
BRETT DAVIS (13) (1) (4) (5)
MOST FAVOURED (12) (13) (5) (8)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
10/-/8/1/2/-/4/1HAPPY FUN
開心好玩 (B316)
+11131 0B/TTC. S. Shum613380+6Z. Purton12118.23.9

Star Form:

Came right late season with a front-running win and second over this C&D. Resumed a fading fourth to Golden Sixty over the 1,200m, then easily made all over this trip. Can repeat. --4

20LAOS ENLIGHTENMENT
老撾之光 (C291)
+11021 +25BJ. Moore313380A. Sanna2573910

Star Form:

Made no impression out back in his debut over an inadequate 1,000m in July. Better suited this trip but appears from a trial to need more time. --2

33/1/4/1/0/-/5SUPER WISE
良才 (A100)
*11111 +3H/P/TTK. L. Man6133 +1080K. H. Chan -10520153.4

Star Form:

Tactics change to lead in pacifiers resulted in wins twice from his final four runs last term over this C&D. Resumed a fading fifth stalking the speed over the 1,200m. Minor claims. --3

4WithdrawnFOLLOW ME
請跟我來 (B440)
+11100 +14TTJohn Size4WDWDJ. Moreira08.6SCRSCR

Star Form:

Found things harder in his final three starts after chalking up a second C&D win and first in this grade in January. Costly but with excuses in defeat both times over this trip this term. --3

51/3/2/3/1/-/3CHARIZARD
噴火龍 (B463)
+11021 +6TTD. Ferraris512572+1U. Rispoli135.55.51.9

Star Form:

Dashed strongly over this C&D to end a superb first campaign with a third win to go along with four placings. Came home a close third to King Of Hearts after being held up early straight. --4

60/0/8/0/7/-/0PRECIOUSSHIP
友誼至好 (C050)
*11031 +4XBP. F. Yiu412370-1C. Y. Ho311133.7

Star Form:

Failed to pick up a cheque in his eight starts from 1,200m to a mile last term. Eased last 150m after finding no daylight early straight last month over this C&D. --3

73/1/5/5/3/3HAPPY FORCE
再享耆成 (B227)
+11080 +9BT. P. Yung512168+2M. L. Yeung4119.43.0

Star Form:

Speedster came into his own in blinkers to win three of four C&D runs, then then kept on for minor cheques four times, including a short-head third leading from wide gate latest. --4

89/3/2/0/1/-/4BEAUTY LOYAL
忠心美麗 (B383)
11097 +2B/TTA. S. Cruz512067A. Domeyer87.69.34.2

Star Form:

Knocking on the door with placings in two of three C&D runs following a downgrade, then an easy pace-stalking win in July. Resumed a closing trip fourth from a wide gate in this grade. --4

91/1/2EVERYONE'S JOY
大眾歡呼 (C225)
+11146 -5XBF. C. Lor411966+1G. van Niekerk7108.82.9

Star Form:

Did enough to win both Class Four runs over the 1,200m, then came away second best stalking the winner up in grade over this C&D. Lame with a fetlock issue in late-May. Trialled evenly on the dirt. --3

109/0/0/3/0/-/8STAR MAJESTIC
連利之星 (S093)
*11140 +8BP. O'Sullivan911966-2K. C. Leung923287.0

Star Form:

Has been good to his owners with eight wins over the years but was no better than a C&D third in June from 12 starts last term. Came up flat in midfield last month over this trip. --2

110/5/8/7/5/-/0BEST ALLIANCE
紅粉彩影 (C284)
+11078 +8H-/XBD. Whyte411764-1C. Schofield1024235.9

Star Form:

Ran on a non-threatening fifth once each over the Sha Tin 1,200m and Valley mile from six starts last term. Gone early straight racing two wide in midfield 25-days back over the Valley 1,200m. --2

126/8/7/1/-/3/2GREAT TREASURE
佳運來 (T380)
+11017 +5Y. S. Tsui8117 +264+2T. H. So -219.38.02.5

Star Form:

Old-timer produced bookend wins in Class Four last season. Has flashed home for a distant third to Cool Team and neck second to King Of Hearts in both C&D runs at this level this term. --4

138/2/5/8/2/-/1EZRA
翡翠綠 (C056)
+11112 +10B/XBA. T. Millard411562+9K. Teetan117.6*5.32.3

Star Form:

Showed ability for seconds twice over this C&D from six starts last term. Easily beat Destin from midfield 19-days back over this C&D to open his win account. Has 11 pounds less to offset a rise in class. --4

149/8/2/4/7/-/0SMART CHARADE
醒目再臨 (A314)
*11163 +2B/H1/TTW. Y. So511562-1M. Chadwick626316.2

Star Form:

Accelerated brilliantly to win over this C&D in December, then an odd good run from his next five in this grade, including a second in Conghua. Non-factor last month over the Valley 1,000m. --2

R0/0/2/4/1/0HIGH VOLATILITY
勁有波幅 (V081)
11149 -9B2K. W. Lui7124 +371To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R1/3/4/0/9/-/6BIG BANG BONG
龍船 (V186)
11097 +3TTC. W. Chang6121 -568-1To 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

Charizard capped a brilliant first campaign with a barnstorming C&D win and looks to have more up his sleeves following a close third to King Of Hearts despite being held up early straight last month. He'll be ridden for luck from a wide gate but should get a race run to suit and will be hard to keep out of the finish. Old pro Great Treasure rattled home to win his final start last term over this C&D and has finished strongly to place both times this term despite a return to Class Three, including a recent neck second in that King Of Hearts race. Ezra won with a leg in the air 19-days back over this C&D and appears to have the tools to hold his own off a light weight in this grade. Happy Force is giving away an edge in fitness but has terrific form over this C&D and should have the option of lead or box-seating from gate four.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

LAOS ENLIGHTENMENT (C291)at the start shifted in and bumped a runner then was shifted across behind runners - Race 794 SUPER WISE (A100)passing the 50M shifted out under pressure When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages, rider stated that he was instructed to lead on the horse as it had previously been successful when ridden in that manner by him He said the horse began only fairly and he had to make a lot of use of it in the early stages to take up a forward position He said approaching the 1100M he observed the 2nd placegetter was also being ridden to obtain the lead, however, as he was instructed to lead the race, he continued to ride his mount aggressively to maintain his position inside the 2nd placegetter and prevent it from being able to cross He said at the 1000M it became apparent to him that the 2nd placegetter was showing more early speed than the horse and therefore he desisted riding his mount along and after being awkwardly placed inside the 2nd placegetter passing the 1000M then shifted to the outside of the 2nd placegetter Rider was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, in the opinion of the Stewards, his riding of the horse from passing the 1100M until after the 1000M lacked judgement He was further advised that it should have been apparent to him at an earlier stage that the 2nd placegetter was showing superior speed to the horse and it was therefore detrimental to the horse's chances for it to be aggressively ridden for such a distance in the early stages in an attempt to prevent the 2nd placegetter from crossing - Race 033 FOLLOW ME (B440)from straightening until after passing the 50M was unable to obtain clear running, and at that stage shifted out in an endeavour to take a run Then remained held up and was consequently unable to be fully tested at any stage in the Straight - Race 075 CHARIZARD (B463)in the early part of the Straight had difficulty obtaining clear running - Race 048 PRECIOUSSHIP (C050)near the 350M was steadied when disappointed for running Then was struck across the nose by the whip of another rider Then was shifted out and near the 200M was again steadied when disappointed for running Post-race vet inspection did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious - Race 048 BEAUTY LOYAL (B383)at the start shifted in and bumped a runner Passing the 200M was shifted in to obtain clear running When questioned, rider stated that he was given two sets of instructions on how to ride the horse given its wide barrier He said he was asked to go forward on the horse if it began well enough, however, he was asked if possible to obtain cover on the horse which trainer accepted may be difficult from the wide barrier He said if the horse did not begin well enough to be able to be ridden in a forward position with cover, he was given the option to ride it quietly to ensure that it was able to obtain cover which was important for the horse He said his mount began satisfactorily but it became apparent to him that he would have had to ride it aggressively to obtain a prominent position and therefore it may be unlikely that he would be able to obtain cover He said he therefore elected to steady his mount in the early stages and shift it across behind runners He said he was able to position his mount behind the eventual winner which he expected to be a strong chance in the race and after obtaining clear running in the Straight his mount closed off well although its run ended over the concluding stages He added, in the circumstances, he believed that it was a correct decision for the horse to be ridden patiently as he was of the view that the way the race developed it would most likely have resulted in it being left racing wide and without cover Trainer confirmed that he had provided rider with alternate instructions which were dependent on how the horse began He said in the circumstances he was satisfied with rider's decision to ride the horse from towards the rear of the field as, in his opinion, that provided the horse with the best opportunity to finish off the race - Race 066 EVERYONE'S JOY (C225)passing the 200M shifted in and was awkwardly placed outside heels After that was inconvenienced - Race 672 BEST ALLIANCE (C284)passing the 750M became unbalanced in its action - Race 057 SMART CHARADE (A314)after being loaded into the barriers became fractious, reared and momentarily rested its right front leg on the barrier partition Then was removed from the barriers and examined by the vet and passed fit to race After the race was found to have blood at the right lip An endoscopic exam of that horse found the trachea to be clean - Race 054

VET'S REPORT

EVERYONE'S JOY (C225)27/05/2019 Lame left front leg Update(30.05.2019): Moderate subchondral bone disease in left front fetlock(passed on 24/09/2019)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

Preciousship made up a lot of ground, running on from near last in a barrier trial this month.

QUINELLA PLACE

Race 10 Sha Tin 20 October 2019

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QUINELLA ODDS

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