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15 July 2020 - Happy Valley

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Race 9 - CHEONG MING HANDICAP

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 10:50pm, Happy Valley

"B" Course, 1200M, Expected Going: Good To Firm
Prize Money: $2100000, Rating: 105-80, Class 2
Standard Time: 1.09.55, Record Time: 1.08.52
VICTORY / 128lbs / 07-03-2017

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 9   Happy Valley   15 Jul 2020
TOM BIDDINGTON (7) (6) (2) (1)
TRENTON AKERS (4) (11) (6) (3)
SAM AGARS (3) (4) (11) (9)
PHILLIP WOO (3) (1) (7) (6)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (4) (3) (6) (7)
RACING POST ONLINE (4) (11) (7) (2)
TOM WOOD (4) (1) (7) (11)
MOST FAVOURED (4) (3) (7) (11)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
12/0/1/4/1/5SHINING ACE
明駿之星 (C229)
11158 -3BJohn Size4133100C. Schofield613133.4

Star Form:

Easily held off Winning Method going for home on top at the 450m over this C&D for a fourth win to go with seven placings from his first 13 starts this term, then was held-up until the 200m in a trip fifth to Victoriam. --4

21/-/5/3/3/0/0YEE CHEONG BABY
怡昌寶寶 (C273)
11195 +17P/TTK. H. Ting4128 +1095-2C. L. Chau -10416113.6

Star Form:

Has kept on for thirds in both Valley sprints this term but has come out of three other Sha Tin defeats with blood in his trachea, including his latest run in April. Is a health risk. --2

39/2/1/2/8/9WALDORF
禾道駒 (B253)
11096 -1B/TTA. S. Cruz512794K. Teetan16.5123.7

Star Form:

Got up for a top-two finish in three straight runs following a return to the Valley 1,200m, including a win, then failed to click in a Group race at Sha Tin before coming out of an empty C&D run with cuts to his left leg. --4

45/3/1/5/1/1VICTORIAM
勝利風範 (C186)
11153 +6K. W. Lui412693+6Z. Purton743.91.6

Star Form:

Placed in half his opening six runs, then really put it all together to win three of his past four starts. Defied a torrid run to just beat Winning Method up in grade latest for a second straight C&D win. --4

51/-/6/9/0/9/8UGLY WARRIOR
豹子頭 (B083)
11004 -4V1Y. S. Tsui5124 +591-2C. Wong -58378720

Star Form:

AWT specialist didn't click on the Korean sand in September, then has failed to menace in five local runs on both surfaces and courses. --2

61/3/3/6/6/4ENCORE BOY
鞍歌 (A177)
11150 +12BP. F. Yiu6122 +289T. H. So -227.7113.2

Star Form:

Easily got up in January for a second Class Three win over the AWT 1,200m, then filled the frame in three of five starts at this level, including both C&D runs. Exits a one-out, one-back fourth to Victoriam. --3

79/6/1/2/2/2WINNING METHOD
知道必勝 (C383)
+11211 0TTC. S. Shum312087+3M. Chadwick126.68.12.3

Star Form:

Back on track when easily beating Shining Gem in March for a second C&D win, then seconds three times, including his past two at this level. Just failed from behind midfield to reel in Victoriam latest. --4

80/0/0/6/0/8SAUL'S SPECIAL
樂滿家 (A293)
11111 +1B/HC. W. Chang6117 +784-2K. H. Chan -73334712

Star Form:

Won his final start last season off a mark of 92 over the Valley 1,000m. No better than a front-running fourth over this C&D in February from 13 starts at both tracks this campaign. --2

99/5/0/9/4/1SUNNY BOY
新力寶 (A379)
11220 -2B/TTJ. Moore511784+6V. Borges1114103.5

Star Form:

Had an inflamed fetlock in March, then failed after a hard run over the 1,400m in May before giving a terrific sight twice on the dirt following a downgrade, including a recent front-running win. --3

101/-/1/5/9/3/8SPARKLING DRAGON
飛霸龍 (B033)
+11100 -3TTA. T. Millard5116 +383-1H. T. Mo -3918326.9

Star Form:

Came from midfield for a C&D win in January following throat surgery, then earned minor cheques twice over this trip from four runs at this level. Came up flat after a wide run with cover in midfield latest. --3

114/6/0/3/1/1HIGHLAND FORTUNE
勝利威龍 (C292)
21071 +5K. W. Lui4115 -282+8C. Y. Ho106.43.31.4

Star Form:

Made a solid impression for third to Smart Leader trying the Valley 1,200m in May, then has come out on top twice. Beat Sky Darci after a tough run latest. Has light weight to offset a rise in class. --4

126/7/0/6/1/6RACING FIGHTER
競技勇士 (B285)
*11201 +17B/TTC. H. Yip5115 +282M. F. Poon -2518205.1

Star Form:

Had been a disappointing campaign until a well-executed win from a wide gate two back over the Sha Tin 1,200m in Class Three, then came from last for a close C&D sixth to Victoriam at this level. --3

R1/8/8/9/5/7GENTLE BREEZE
正陽清風 (B343)
21177 +21BP. F. Yiu5118 -685-2To Be AnnouncedR---

Star Form:

R7/8/8/8/3/0COUNTRY STAR
鄉村瑰寶 (B396)
21141 +2John Size4129 +796To 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

Waldorf didn't click when coming out of a defeat against a similar group with lacerations to his left front cannon bone but was hard to keep out of the finish in three of four other C&D runs, including a neck decision over Fat Turtle. He clearly deserves another chance. Shining Ace comes off an unlucky fifth behind Victoriam and was never out of the top three in 10 other C&D runs this term, including a third victory when comfortably beating Winning Method two back. He'll go close. Winning Method has reeled off three straight seconds, including his past two at this level behind rivals Shining Ace and Victoriam, but will get no favours from gate 12 with Matthew Chadwick in the saddle for the suspended Joao Moreira. Encore Boy is likely on or near his mark but has been a model of consistency in his nine starts this term, including two wins on the dirt, and he has filled the frame in both C&D runs. He's a place roughie.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

SHINING ACE (C229)at the start was bumped and was slow to muster speed despite being ridden along Near the 1100M was steadied to obtain cover Near the 250M was shifted in after being disappointed for running - Race 768 YEE CHEONG BABY (C273)near the 350M bumped with a runner and became unbalanced After the race, rider stated that the horse gave ground abruptly soon after entering the Straight and then weakened noticeably Then was examined by the vet who said an endoscopic exam showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea - Race 610 WALDORF (B253)near the 250M was inconvenienced After the race was examined by the vet who said the horse had sustained a laceration to the left front cannon - Race 768 VICTORIAM (C186)shortly after the start lost its right front plate For some distance after the 700M got its head up when travelling keenly Throughout the race travelled wide and without cover - Race 768 UGLY WARRIOR (B083)throughout the race travelled wide and without cover - Race 745 ENCORE BOY (A177)passing the 200M and again near the 150M raced tight - Race 768 WINNING METHOD (C383)approaching the 750M was awkwardly placed close to heels when travelling keenly Passing the 300M was shifted out to obtain clear running - Race 768 HIGHLAND FORTUNE (C292)for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover - Race 765 COUNTRY STAR (B396)passing the 1000M got its head up when being steadied to allow a runner to cross 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 768

VET'S REPORT

YEE CHEONG BABY (C273)26/04/2020 Unacceptable performance Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 04/06/2020) COUNTRY STAR (B396) 24/06/2020 Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 09/07/2020)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

Winning Method has produced two nice pieces of work in the last fortnight.

QUINELLA PLACE

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QUINELLA ODDS

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