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12 July 2020 - Sha Tin

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Race 8 - CONTENTMENT HANDICAP

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:05pm, Sha Tin

"A" Course, 1600M, Expected Going: Good To Firm
Prize Money: $1450000, Rating: 80-60, Class 3
Standard Time: 1.34.65, Record Time: 1.33.30
CORDYCEPS / 133lbs / 03-11-2019

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 8   Sha Tin   12 Jul 2020
TOM BIDDINGTON (9) (2) (5) (8)
TRENTON AKERS (4) (1) (2) (5)
SAM AGARS (4) (7) (8) (2)
PHILLIP WOO (2) (4) (3) (7)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (5) (3) (4) (6)
RACING POST ONLINE (1) (2) (3) (9)
TOM WOOD (3) (2) (7) (1)
MOST FAVOURED (2) (4) (3) (1)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
13/5/0/0/7/6CORDYCEPS
蟲草之星 (B070)
11179 -6BK. W. Lui5133 +1779-2C. L. Chau -1088.58.62.5

Star Form:

Returns to the level of two speed-tracking wins from his opening three starts after only staying on for minor cheques twice over this trip from eight Class Twos. Expect better. --4

21/1/1/1/3/2FANTASTIC SHOW
爆騷 (A207)
+11089 -1BY. S. Tsui5131 +177J. Moreira74.54.82.3

Star Form:

Knocking on the door with four straight 1,400m placings, then quickened nicely to win four on the trot in blinkers, including two at this level, before closing well for placings twice. Mile's worth a try. --4

39/0/0/1PRECISE EXPRESS
精準快車 (D198)
11000 -11P. F. Yiu4128 +674+5M. Chadwick18.67.73.2

Star Form:

Didn't do much in his first three Sha Tin starts on both surfaces, then produced a well-timed win 11 days back at 32-1 stepping up to the 1,600m back on the turf. Keep him safe. --4

43/4THE ROCK
星運子爵 (D187)
11186 +10HC. Fownes4128 +174C. Schofield25.45.12.3

Star Form:

Rallied well to finish a close 1,400m third to My Ally in his January debut, then closed well from beyond midfield in a recent fourth to Amazing Chocolate following a five-month break. Bred to be a miler. --4

51/9/0/9/2/0MR ALDAN
嘜誰嘜誰 (C323)
11178 +17B/TTA. S. Cruz4126 +172Z. Purton126.97.13.4

Star Form:

Dashed strongly for a surprise win over this C&D in February at his seventh run this term, then brushed aside three ordinary runs with a rallying short-head second before failing last month with mucous. --3

65/2/0/8/3/3RACING LUCK
福威勝 (B223)
21126 +12K. W. Lui6126 +572-1M. L. Yeung619184.9

Star Form:

Has been racing consistently well to earn minor cheques on both surfaces in seven of nine starts this term. Has got going for distant thirds in his past two AWT runs. Doesn't mind this Sha Tin trip. --3

77/5ENTRUSTED
安頌 (D381)
11131 +2D. Whyte412571-1K. Teetan317143.7

Star Form:

Kept up an even gallop racing worse than midfield in his May debut over the Sha Tin 1,200m, then came from behind midfield for a distant fifth to Flying Sword over the 1,400m. Bred to get this trip and further. --3

82/2/4/0/4/2SUPER ELEGANCE
超班福星 (C183)
11084 +7B/TTK. H. Ting5124 +270+1A. Hamelin1411124.0

Star Form:

Unlucky not to have saluted with a top-four finish in seven of his past eight runs at both tracks. Came out of a handily-ridden second over the Sha Tin 1,800m last month with blood in his trachea. --4

93/9/0/0/-/0/0PAKISTAN FRIEND
巴基之友 (B370)
+11046 -18B/TTC. S. Shum5121 -167-2K. H. Chan -7531316.4

Star Form:

Has resumed a non-factor once at each track following throat surgery. Lame in February. Missed a recent run with a fever after winning two trials for his new trainer. --3

101/4/3/6/6/3EVER LAUGH
開懷大少 (A278)
+11160 +1B/TTK. L. Man6119 +665C. Wong -51141406.7

Star Form:

Returned to form following a downgrade for a second and a win over this C&D, then filled the frame in three of five runs at this level. Exits a C&D third to Precise Express in a rare lead role. --3

110/7/8/7/6/7CHARIZARD
噴火龍 (B463)
+11057 +17CP/TTD. Ferraris511864-1K. C. Leung914174.2

Star Form:

Ran on to fill the frame in five of his opening seven runs up to a mile at both tracks this term, then failed to menace six times at both tracks. This is no easier. Did win his final start last season. --2

120/9/6/8/1/0SUPERB DADDY
爸巴閉 (D235)
+11091 -4L. Ho3117 +663M. F. Poon -21022225.7

Star Form:

Flashed some ability in his first seven runs, then just beat Super Red Dragon after leading 200m out over the 1,400m for a Class Four win before disappointing in midfield with a return to Class Three. --2

131/4/8/4/4/7EMERALD SPUR
綠尚飛馳 (B258)
21159 -5B/TTP. F. Yiu511662H. T. Mo -3425245.5

Star Form:

Won his opening two of four 1,400m runs in Class Four, then stayed on fourth best without excuses twice at this level before an even seventh after a wide run without cover in midfield. Trip's worth a try. --3

147/6/5/1/7/8DECISIVE ACTION
博愛友威 (C152)
11088 -1C. H. Yip4115 -161T. H. So -21340436.5

Star Form:

Took a while to find his leg but executed perfectly under Zac Purton for a C&D win in May, then a wide-without-cover seventh with a return to Class Three before disappointing 11 days back. --3

R8/9/7/2/6/4LONDON LUCKYSTAR
旅英福星 (C368)
2999 -6BD. Ferraris4117 +263-1To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R1/5/4/9DELIGHTFUL LAOS
幸福老撾 (D321)
21205 +2CP1/TTA. S. Cruz312677-1To 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

Fantastic Show added to four straight wins and five placings from his opening 10 runs over the 1,400m with a rallying second to Flying Sword latest. He's one of the chances despite stepping up to a mile here. The Rock has made a solid impression to fill the frame in his two starts, including a closing fourth to Amazing Chocolate latest following a lengthy break, and will appreciate the extra 200m. He's one for the shortlist. Precise Express came right with a well-timed win at long odds in his initial run over this Sha Tin trip latest. He should be cutting all the corners from gate one and needs to be kept safe. Entrusted has shown progress in his two starts and should find the mile to his liking. He can place.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

CORDYCEPS (B070)approaching the 900M raced tight - Race 741 PRECISE EXPRESS (D198)near the 400M was shifted in after being disappointed for running - Race 787 MR ALDAN (C323)near the 250M rider dropped his right rein Rider stated that the horse did not travel well at any stage of the race and was always off the bridle He said he had to continually ride the horse along in an endeavour to improve its position, however, the horse did not respond to his riding and then in the Straight gave ground noticeably After the race was examined by the vet who said an endoscopic exam showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea Finished tailed out and performance was considered unacceptable - Race 727 SUPER ELEGANCE (C183)after the race an endoscopic exam was conducted at trainer's request and that exam showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea - Race 744 PAKISTAN FRIEND (B370)was withdrawn three days before raceday by order of the Stewards on vet advice (fever) - Race 758 EVER LAUGH (A278)close to the finishing line shifted out under pressure - Race 787 CHARIZARD (B463)near the 900M momentarily raced tight Passing the 200M was inconvenienced - Race 757 SUPERB DADDY (D235)passing the 1200M was momentarily crowded In the early part of the Straight got its head on the side and lay out - Race 757 DECISIVE ACTION (C152)after the 1300M travelled keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed When questioned regarding the performance, rider stated that although his mount was inclined to travel keenly in the early stages, it relaxed nicely after the 1200M and then travelled well He said he anticipated that his mount would close off the race strongly when placed under pressure, however, after obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight did not quicken when asked and then was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race - Race 787 LONDON LUCKYSTAR (C368)on arrival at the Start rider expressed concern regarding the action of the horse A vet exam of the horse found that horse to be lame in its left front leg and accordingly was not suitable to race Was withdrawn by order of the Stewards acting on that advice - Race 776 DELIGHTFUL LAOS (D321)began only fairly and then was shifted across behind runners After the race, rider stated that he was happy with the way that his mount travelled in the early and middle stages, however, it was not able to quicken rounding the Home Turn with a runner he had been following He said when placed under pressure in the Straight, his mount finished off the race only one-paced - Race 787

VET'S REPORT

MR ALDAN (C323)07/06/2020 Unacceptable performance Substantial mucus in trachea after racing(passed on 30/06/2020) SUPER ELEGANCE (C183) 14/06/2020 Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 30/06/2020) PAKISTAN FRIEND (B370) 20/02/2020 Lame right hind leg(passed on 27/03/2020) 18/06/2020 Fever(passed on 29/06/2020) LONDON LUCKYSTAR (C368) 27/06/2020 Rider concerned horse's action at the start Lame left front leg Withdrawn from race(passed on 02/07/2020)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

Mr Aldan let down well despite being wide in a barrier trial recently.

QUINELLA PLACE

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QUINELLA ODDS

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