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20 October 2019 - Sha Tin



Sunday, 20 October 2019, 12:45pm, Sha Tin

"A" Course, 1200M, Expected Going: Good
Prize Money: $967000, Rating: 60-40, Class 4
Standard Time: 1.09.50, Record Time: 1.08.81
BIG FORTUNE / 128lbs / 08-09-2019

Race 2   Sha Tin   20 Oct 2019
TOM BIDDINGTON (1) (6) (3) (5)
TRENTON AKERS (3) (6) (1) (7)
SAM AGARS (1) (5) (3) (6)
PHILLIP WOO (6) (2) (1) (7)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (2) (1) (5) (3)
RACING POST ONLINE (5) (3) (1) (6)
BRETT DAVIS (3) (2) (1) (6)
MOST FAVOURED (1) (3) (6) (2)
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
10/3/8/7/-/1/3BIG FORTUNE
發財寶 (B220)
11049 +10B/XB1D. Whyte5133 +1060K. H. Chan -1025.1*4.21.5

Star Form:

Filled the frame in three of eight starts last term. Easily made all when resuming over this C&D for his new trainer, then distant third vying for the lead carrying top weight over the 1,400m. Claim's well utilized. --4

29/9/5/0/-/9/6WINSTON'S LAD
英明勇將 (T348)
+11085 0HK. W. Lui813360-1C. Y. Ho36.65.92.0

Star Form:

Old-timer hasn't done much after a rallying C&D win first-up last term off a mark of 75. Resumed a flat trip ninth, then closing sixth to Chicken Dance in a leader's race. Gets key downgrade. --4

37/5/2/6/-/3/1QUADRUPLE DOUBLE
合衷共濟 (B250)
11104 +5D. Hall413158+7B. Shinn17.76.01.8

Star Form:

Made it six minor placings from 10 starts when resuming a front-running third over the straight 1,000m, then settled just off the leader for an easy C&D win. Has big weight. --4

發財福星 (C413)
+11063H1L. Ho3130 +357H. T. Mo -3770658.3

Star Form:

A $4.5 million ISG. His dam was a group placed, winner at 1,200m and 2,200m in Britain. Half-brother a 1,400m winner in the UAE. Hard-ridden sixth on the dirt latest of two trials. --2

荷花福星 (C311)
+11112 -26BP. O'Sullivan312653Z. Purton96.56.72.9

Star Form:

Lit the board in his three Griffin runs. Followed up a distant C&D third to Aethero with a well-beaten second behind Farhh Above. Since gelded. Has had two positive trials. --4

66/2/3/3/2/5YICHUN BLITZ
宜春之星 (C026)
+11169 +28BK. H. Ting512653J. Moreira144.54.72.3

Star Form:

Itching to salute in his seven starts, including four C&D placings. Came out of a close fifth after a hard run in July for his new trainer distress and with blood in his trachea. Has won both trials on the dirt. --4

機智之星 (D021)
1967P. F. Yiu412552A. Sanna850628.0

Star Form:

His dam is a half-sister to Raider, a past Class One winner at 1,400m. Half-brother to two multiple winners up to a mile. Has gone to the line all right in two trials after a jaw fracture in August. --3

海豚星 (C332)
+11133Y. S. Tsui312552L. Hewitson6627117

Star Form:

His dam won twice at 1,200m. Brother to a multiple winner at 1,100m and 1,300m. Mixed results in his five trials. Likely to need this run. --3

特駒聯盟 (C472)
11027John Size312552U. Rispoli49125.0

Star Form:

His dam was a 2,000m winner and three-quarter sister to Wall Street, the 2010/11 champion middle distance horse in New Zealand. Showed gate to speed to win his latest of five trials. --3

活力長勝 (C498)
11024T. P. Yung412552M. L. Yeung1312914525

Star Form:

His dam won two in Australia and is a half-sister to the smart sprinter Country Music. Half-brother to three winners up to a mile. Didn't show much in his three trials on the dirt. --2

112/8/5/2/4/-/8SUPER EIGHTEEN
惜多福 (A323)
11215 +6BA. T. Millard5123 +250-2M. F. Poon -21219245.8

Star Form:

Filled the frame without winning in five of 11 starts last term, including seconds twice over this C&D. Got up for a trip eighth behind E Star after jumping awkwardly 19-days back. --3

124/7/4/9/-/0TARGET FINDER
靈光八號 (C154)
*11062 -19H/XB2C. W. Chang312350-3N. Callan109514424

Star Form:

Distant fourths over the straight 1,000m from four Griffin runs, then never a factor over that same distance last month. Can't recommend. --1

137/8/6/0/-/3/4MASTER ALBERT
馬功臣 (A296)
+11129 +9B/E/TTW. Y. So611946-1K. Teetan1111123.4

Star Form:

Disappointed in his 11 starts last term but has run on well to fill the frame both times from wide gates over this C&D this season despite a biased for those up front. --3

146/9/9/0/7/8IRISH VEGA
福嘉旺旺 (B302)
11078 +23B-/TT-C. Fownes5113 +240-5T. H. So -25234210

Star Form:

Still to menace 15 times from 1,000m to 1,800m last season despite entering Hong Kong off a mark of 80. Trials have not inspired. New trainer ops to have another run in the grade off light weight. --2

優達星 (C356)
11196C. H. Yip412552To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R9/8/2/-/2/3/6LUCKY GUY
老友威威 (T349)
21224 0TTC. H. Yip8122 -249-2To 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


Yichun Blitz made it four straight placings over this C&D when only finding the smart Silver Fig too good in May and came out of a close fifth in July after a torrid run with blood in his trachea for his new trainer. He's had a fine preparation and will have Joao Moreira to offset a wide alley. Winston's Lad is racing against Father Time but found the line a lot better second-up in a recent C&D sixth behind the smart Chicken Dance and looks well placed in Class Four here. He is reunited with his favourite rider and can make it close on the wire. Big Fortune has resumed a winner and third for his new trainer and should appreciate the 10-pounds coming off his back with the claimer on board. He's a pace threat. Newcomer Menaggio has been coming along nicely in two trials following a jaw fracture in August and can bob up at a price.


JUDY'S STAR (C311)passing the 250M shifted out and was awkwardly placed Passing the 200M shifted in away from a runner - Race 787 YICHUN BLITZ (C026)throughout the race travelled wide and without cover After the race was reported by the vet who the horse was distressed and an endoscopic exam was conducted at trainer's request and that exam showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea - Race 795 SUPER EIGHTEEN (A323)began awkwardly and lost ground Then was slow to muster speed despite being vigorously ridden Passing the 50M was shifted out away from heels when held up for running - Race 058 LUCKY GUY (T349)at the 150M was steadied and shifted out away from heels Over the concluding stages lay in under pressure, required its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount - Race 072


YICHUN BLITZ (C026)07/07/2019 Post-race distress Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 12/09/2019) MENAGGIO (D021) 05/08/2019 Fractured mandible(passed on 24/09/2019) ON EXCEL STAR (C356) 07/05/2019 Right front lameness with subchondral bone disease (prolonged period of rest advised)(passed on 06/09/2019)


Yichun Blitz finished solidly to take out a trial on the all-weather track on October 11.


Race 2 Sha Tin 20 October 2019

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