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22 January 2020 - Happy Valley

RACE

Race 2 - SHING YIP HANDICAP - Sec 2

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 7:15pm, Happy Valley

"A" Course, 1200M, Expected Going: Good
Prize Money: $967000, Rating: 60-40, Class 4
Standard Time: 1.10.10, Record Time: 1.08.92
AMAZING STAR / 131lbs / 20-11-2019

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 2   Happy Valley   22 Jan 2020
TOM BIDDINGTON (10) (12) (1) (9)
TRENTON AKERS (12) (10) (2) (8)
SAM AGARS (12) (10) (1) (9)
PHILLIP WOO (1) (2) (12) (10)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (9) (2) (12) (10)
RACING POST ONLINE (10) (9) (12) (2)
TOM WOOD (1) (5) (9) (12)
MOST FAVOURED (12) (10) (1) (9)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
10/3/9/0/0/0E MASTER
電子大師 (A254)
21143 +17V-/XBC. Fownes6132 +1459-2C. Y. Ho107.72.7

Star Form:

Came from the rear to finish a distant third to the much-improved Gentle Breeze second-up over the Valley 1,000m, then failed to get involved four times at both tracks. Returns to the level of two Valley wins. --4

29/0/9/7/-/5/4NAVAS
四千金 (V362)
*11076 +3B/XBR. Gibson7130 -357-1H. T. Mo -315.31.9

Star Form:

Needed his opening run when a grinding C&D fifth, then was lame in November before running on a non-threatening fourth to Victory In Hand, who won again last Wednesday. Lame again 27 days back. --3

37NOBLE DESIRE
魅力星光 (C540)
+11069 -6B/XBD. Whyte4130 -257L. Hewitson3143.6

Star Form:

Hard-ridden second in a Valley trial in late-December, then fading seventh behind Trust Me racing handy following a troubled start in his debut last month over the straight 1,000m. Not the roughest. --3

49/8/6/5/-/5/0SPLENDID TIMING
正時機 (C161)
31250 -1B/TT-C. H. Yip5129 -356-2M. F. Poon -27225.5

Star Form:

Still to click in nine starts. Resumed a rallying fifth over the Sha Tin 1,200m, then never featured travelling towards the rear over the 1,400m for his new trainer 11 days back. Will try the Valley. --3

5DIAMOND STAR
金剛福星 (D017)
*2995John Size412552J. Moreira5133.3

Star Form:

By the former Classic Mile winner Sweet Orange and is a half-brother to the very smart sprinter Amazing Kids. Has filled the frame in his opening four of five trials. --3

6EURO LAGO
歐洲新星 (D119)
+11105B1C. W. Chang312552B. Shinn6306.1

Star Form:

His dam was a listed-placed, six-time winner from 1,200m to 1,600m. Half-brother to two sprint-successful foals, including the listed-placed Evil Cry. Under the whip for third in a recent Valley trial. --2

70GENERAL CASTLEDALE
上浦精神 (C350)
+11068 +20TTD. Ferraris512552N. Callan98216

Star Form:

Finished tailed off after making his run behind midfield on the fence in his November debut over this C&D. Has switched stables. --2

80SPARKLING LIFE
閃耀人生 (C346)
11093 -7BY. S. Tsui3125 -252H. W. Lai85010

Star Form:

Peaked mid-race racing handy on the stand side to beat only one in his debut last month over the straight 1,000m. Hard ridden to narrowly win a recent 800m trial. See again. --2

90/-/2/4/9/1/5FOCUS
全心全意 (C254)
11097 +9B/TT1P. F. Yiu412350T. Piccone128.03.2

Star Form:

Filled the frame in his opening two of three C&D runs, then easily saluted following a dream run from gate one in blinkers before a flat one-out, one-back fifth to Good For You. Gate's a hurdle. --3

106/0/3ALL TIMES GRATEFUL
天地僑福 (C438)
+11051 +1C. H. Yip4122 -149-1Z. Purton114.52.3

Star Form:

Encouraging debut sixth over the straight 1,000m, then resented the kickback on the dirt before staying on a prominently ridden C&D third to Victory In Hand, who's since won again. --4

117/1/-/4/2/7/0WAYFOONG CHARMER
威風駿馬 (B437)
+11111 +9BOP. O'Sullivan5120 -247-1K. Teetan4265.3

Star Form:

Filled the frame in his opening two AWT sprints this term, then produced an even run in midfield over this C&D before coming out of a pace-pressing failure over the AWT mile with blood in his trachea. --3

127/-/1/7/8/2/3COMPASSION STAR
善傳千里 (A121)
+11099 +8K. L. Man611845S. De Sousa2*3.91.3

Star Form:

Defied a wide draw for a C&D win in Class Five in September, then misfired twice at this level before producing different run styles for back-to-back placings. Light-weight hope. --4

R4/9/5/-/9/8/0BULB ELITE
燈胆精英 (A183)
51165 -9BC. H. Yip6117 -244-2To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R6/8/1/-/0/0/8COOLCELEB
勁得手 (C030)
21271 +9B/TTT. P. Yung4129 -156-1To 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

E Master has misfired in his past four starts after a good third to Gentle Breeze over the Valley 1,000m in November but can show his true colours with a return to the level of two Valley wins and two seconds from five starts last term. Gate's not a major hurdle for the late-running type. Navas has been in the mix both times over this C&D but has had a start-and-stop preparation following lameness in early-November and again late last month. He's clearly capable on his day at this level and a big run would not surprise. Compassion Star has returned to form to place in his past two of four C&D runs in this grade after a Class Five win in September and should map well from his gate. Lightly raced All Times Grateful ran on steadily fore of midfield for a non-threatening third behind the ever-improving Victory In Hand with rival Navas in fourth in his initial try over the Valley 1,200m last month but will need luck from his gate.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

NAVAS (V362)was withdrawn on the day before raceday by order of the Stewards on vet advice (lame right hind) - Race 279 NOBLE DESIRE (C540)shortly after the start became badly unbalanced when crowded for room Then a short distance later became unbalanced and shifted in - Race 304 SPLENDID TIMING (C161)near the 350M was bumped and became unbalanced - Race 329 GENERAL CASTLEDALE (C350)approaching the 100M was shifted out abruptly away from a runner - Race 182 SPARKLING LIFE (C346)near the 500M shifted in away from heels and bumped a runner Then was badly crowded for room Near the 50M was steadied when crowded for room - Race 246 FOCUS (C254)passing the 1000M got its head up and travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain cover - Race 314 WAYFOONG CHARMER (B437)after the race was examined by the vet who said an endoscopic exam showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea - Race 287 COMPASSION STAR (A121)rounding the Home Turn was awkwardly placed when being shifted out across heels to obtain clear running - Race 279

VET'S REPORT

NAVAS (V362)25/12/2019 Lame right front and right hind legs(passed on 10/01/2020) WAYFOONG CHARMER (B437) 29/12/2019 Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 15/01/2020)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

Sparkling Life looked good when winning a trial earlier this month.

QUINELLA PLACE

Race 2 Happy Valley 22 January 2020

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12 50 4.8 *2.5 11 22838027103312-- 5
13 - - - - - 1319952239517-- 6
14 - - - - - - 20176826287-- 7
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QUINELLA ODDS

Race 2 Happy Valley 22 January 2020

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12 126 12 *6.3 43 97339345833211532-- 5
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14 - - - - - - 999217296364257-- 7
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