"All Weather Track" Course, 1650M, Expected Going: Good
Prize Money: $2050000, Rating: 80-60, Class 3
Standard Time: 1.38.25, Record Time: 1.36.79
TRUE LEGEND / 112lbs / 12-11-2022
|No||Last runs||Colour||Horse||Priority||Horse Wt.||Gear||Trainer||Age||Wt.||Rating||Jockey||Draw||Win||Place||Star Form|
|1||3/5/8/-/9/4/7||SUPER WIN DRAGON|
|1||1159 +1||V/TT||W. Y. So||6||132 -3||76-2||C. Y. Ho||4||8.4||2.5|
Dirt specialist resumed with OK ninth over 1,400m, then closing fourth over 1,200m at this level on speed-biased all-weather track before dashing late for seventh on turf. Placed in two of six C&D runs. --4
|1||1220 -2||T. P. Yung||6||131 +2||75+1||C. L. Chau -2||9||5.1||2.0|
One second from final four starts last term following three consecutive wins over dirt 1,200m. Resumed from bone injury with dirt 1,200m third from midfield, then front-running second over C&D. --3
|1||1058 +1||H/P/TT||C. Fownes||5||129 +1||73||E. C. W. Wong -10||10||9.0||2.9|
Failed to menace in first two Valley races this term, then won on return to C&D despite stop-start run before another lacklustre Valley effort. --3
|1||1134 -8||B||P. F. Yiu||5||127 -2||71-1||J. McDonald||11||3.2||1.7|
Placed three times up to 1,800m last term following three wins on trot over dirt 1,200m. Resumed with speed-chasing third over C&D, then fourth from midfield over dirt 1,200m after tardy beginning in leader-favoured race. --4
|1||1224 +1||XB||K. W. Lui||5||126 +1||70||L. Hewitson||5||8.7||3.3|
Consistency rewarded with season-ending win over 1,400m. Resumed wire-to-wire 1,400m winner in good time in higher grade, then flat sixth when ridden handy as favourite. Mile query. Proven on dirt. --3
|6||4/3/4/6/9/-/7||SO WE JOY|
|1||1083 +11||H/TT||C. W. Chang||8||122 -3||66-2||A. Atzeni||1||8.4||1.7|
Veteran earned minor cheques on both surfaces in eight of 14 runs last term. Resumed with non-threatening seventh over C&D after wide trip behind midfield. Likely fitter. --3
|*1||1174 +4||B-/TT||K. L. Man||6||122 -2||66-2||K. C. Leung||8||17||3.9|
Finished thereabouts in three of four starts this term. Fading sixth over C&D two runs ago after tracking pace from gate 11, then tiring sixth - led 200m out - from box seat over Valley 1,650m. --2
|1||1081 0||B-/PC1/TT||J. Richards||4||121 -2||65-3||L. Currie||2||18||4.6|
Penniless in six local runs. Resumed non-factor out back over Sha Tin 1,000m for new trainer, then always near rear over Valley 1,200m before beating just few from last over Valley 1,650m. Tries dirt. --1
|1||1164 -4||D. Hall||4||121 -3||65-2||K. De. Melo||3||46||11|
Never involved when asked for effort from behind midfield over 1,400m on local debut in October, then always towards rear over 1,600m last weekend. Dirt debut. --2
|1||1136 +4||TT||A. S. Cruz||4||120 +8||64||Y. L. Chung -5||6||32||6.6|
Two-time dirt winner up to 1,700m in Japan. Never involved from near rear over dirt 1,200m on local debut in October. --2
|1||1034 -5||P1/TT||John Size||3||120 -1||64-2||Z. Purton||7||12||3.7|
Came up flat from behind midfield over 1,400m on local debut in November, then one-paced eighth from midfield when trying Valley 1,650m. Two-time Tapeta track winner pre-import in United Kingdom. --2
Super Win Dragon has performed well without conditions to suit in his three 1,200m starts across both Sha Tin surfaces this season. He maps better from gate four, and his six runs over this course and distance have produced two thirds. He is an each-way play. Perfect Team failed to fire on the turf again last time. He returns to the all-weather circuit on which he scored an easy come-from-behind C&D win under 10-pound claimer Ellis Wong Chi-wang on October 25. Punters must consider him despite his wide barrier. Dirt specialist Fiery Diamond was a prominently ridden third over 1,200m on his seasonal return before exhibiting flexibility with his front-running C&D second to Perfect Team. He must be a contender. Adefill followed his C&D third in that Perfect Team race with his closing fourth behind Smokey Bear in a 1,200m event last weekend. James McDonald offsets his outside draw.
SUPER WIN DRAGON (E253) near the 900M when being ridden along lay in and after being crossed by a runner then was steadied to avoid that runner's heels. Then for some distance thereafter raced keenly - Race 165.
PERFECT TEAM (H120) in the early stages was shifted across behind runners from a wide barrier. Approaching the 1300M was bumped. Post-race vet inspection did not show any significant findings - Race 154.
ADEFILL (G317) on jumping was hampered when taken out - Race 198.
YELLOWFIN (G326) after the race, rider explained that his mount jumped only fairly and when a number of runners to his outside showed the intent of leading, he elected to allow his mount to settle in behind the leaders in the early stages - Race 147.
VIVA HUNTER (E369) approaching the 1500M was steadied when racing keenly - Race 175.
KIMBERLEY (H329) on arrival at the Start the tongue tie applied was replaced. Jumped awkwardly and in the early stages was shifted across behind runners from a wide barrier - Race 193.
SOLAR GOGO (H390) in the early stages was shifted across behind runners from a wide barrier - Race 203.
LOVERO (H451) after the 700M raced tight. After the 550M lay in as its rider endeavoured to shift out - Race 118.
RED ACLAIM (J017) jumped only fairly - Race 193.
So We Joy ran on impressively at the business end of his Sha Tin 1,200m dirt trial on November 24.
Race 7 Sha Tin 3 December 2023
Race 7 Sha Tin 3 December 2023