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20 October 2019 - Sha Tin

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Race 9 - IWC EXCELLENT HANDICAP

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 4:30pm, Sha Tin

"A" Course, 1400M, Expected Going: Good To Firm
Prize Money: $2100000, Rating: 105-80, Class 2
Standard Time: 1.21.55, Record Time: 1.20.31
HANG'S DECISION / 120lbs / 01-07-2017

TIPSTERS’ TIPS
Race 9   Sha Tin   20 Oct 2019
TOM BIDDINGTON (11) (5) (2) (13)
TRENTON AKERS (11) (2) (5) (3)
SAM AGARS (11) (2) (7) (5)
PHILLIP WOO (11) (1) (5) (13)
SHANNON (VINCENT WONG) (11) (5) (2) (13)
RACING POST ONLINE (2) (5) (11) (4)
BRETT DAVIS (11) (2) (8) (5)
MOST FAVOURED (11) (2) (5) (1)
No
Last runsColourHorse
PriorityHorse Wt.GearTrainerAgeWt.RatingJockeyDrawWinPlaceStar Form
ONTD
11/1/7/5/3/1HO HO KHAN
好好瑪 (B318)
11060 +30D. Hall5133103+7B. Shinn828366.0

Star Form:

Didn't disgrace in either the Classic Cup and Derby after rallying to win three 1,800m runs, then closing third over the 2,000m before exiting an easy group win at 2,400m lame in May. Trip's short. --3

29/2/2/1/3/1FLYING THUNDER
奔雷 (B328)
11065 +9XBF. C. Lor4132102+9G. van Niekerk36.66.12.2

Star Form:

Showed his true colours following a move to a nose band for a win and three placings over the 1,200m before holding off Time To Celebrate racing handy for a Group Three win over this C&D. --4

31/1/1/3/9/6ENCOURAGING
安騏 (B109)
21046 +6B/TTJ. Moore6130 +10100K. H. Chan -10417193.8

Star Form:

Easily made all over this C&D in March for a fourth win from seven starts, then kept on a close third before misfiring twice. Not tested in a Conghua dirt trial. --3

49/2/4/8/-/7/0MISSION TYCOON
妙算達人 (B224)
21264 +4V/TTF. C. Lor5130100-2Z. Purton212113.1

Star Form:

Enjoyed a soft run in front to win February's Classic Cup, then only a C&D second to Good Standing from his next five. Resumed a tiring mile seventh at the Valley, then fading last over the Sha Tin 1,800m. --3

52/2/-/1/5/5/-/2HEZTHEWONFORUS
志同道合 (B287)
11131 -3SRJohn Size512595+2J. Moreira125.15.52.8

Star Form:

Has done little wrong in his nine starts in Hong Kong, including two C&D wins. Just failed to run down Uncle Steve from better than midfield 14-days back over this trip. --4

60GRACEANDMERCY
慈愛恩典 (C296)
+11188 +12XBA. T. Millard512494-1A. Domeyer1330397.6

Star Form:

Came out of a faltering debut 13th in April after racing keenly in a prominent spot over the 1,200m with blood in his trachea. Has surgery for a throat infection in May. See again. --2

79/1/3/1/7/2TAKING AIM
標準猴王 (B244)
11225 +9XB2J. Moore511888+1K. Teetan1011113.5

Star Form:

Came to hand over this C&D for two wins and two placings from his last five starts, then had a suspensory injury in January before a tibia fracture and hock surgery in February. Has trialled well. --3

82/0/6/0/-/1/6GOLD CHEST
大金庫 (C146)
11087 -5CP2/H2/TTR. Gibson411787K. C. Leung615153.6

Star Form:

Only a distant mile second from six runs last term. Just held off Fast Most Furious after a dream run on opening day over this C&D, then fading sixth pressing the pace behind Uncle Steve on a wet track. --3

90/6/8/5/5/-/9EASY GO EASY WIN
得勝駒 (B112)
11111 -3B-/XB/SR1D. Whyte5115 -285A. Sanna1114184.1

Star Form:

No better than rallying fifths twice from six runs after a no-excuse mile second to Ka Ying Star. Did not fire from beyond midfield on opening day as the favourite over this trip for his new trainer. --2

10THE HULK
星運明爵 (C431)
+11089PC1/XB1C. Fownes411585M. Chadwick526275.7

Star Form:

Easily won a Group Three over the 1,400m at Ellerslie when last in action to up his record to three successes and a third from six New Zealand runs. Has made some progress in his four trials. --3

111/1/1/0/-/1GOLDEN SIXTY
金鎗六十 (C238)
11072 +11K. W. Lui4114 -284+9C. Y. Ho13.5*2.91.7

Star Form:

Smart winner of his first three 1,200m starts, then raced keenly in a C&D defeat in July. Rattled home to beat Mr Croissant on opening day. Has light weight to offset a rise in class and distance. --4

12COLUMBUS COUNTY
時時有餘 (C465)
21057H1C. Fownes4113 +282M. F. Poon -2942468.0

Star Form:

New Zealand import was a mile winner at Ellerslie and twice placed, including a third in February's Group Two Waikato Guineas over 2,000m. Strode out for thirds in his final two of three trials. --3

130/3/7/-/0/1/5KING OF HEARTS
紅心傾 (C145)
11043 +2B/TTA. S. Cruz4113 +382H. T. Mo -3710133.6

Star Form:

Non-factor when resuming over the 1,200m, then dashed well to score with a step up to the 1,400m before making headway late for fifth to Uncle Steve despite a return to Class Two. Place hope. --3

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

Golden Sixty quickened impressively to easily beat Mr Croissant, a subsequent winner, on opening day for a fourth win over the 1,200m and had an excuse when racing keenly near the speed trying this trip in July. He's still on the up and will have a light weight to offset a rise in class. Ho Ho Khan is clearly better over a longer trip, including a group win over the 2,400m when last stepping out, but is the class of the race and looks happy from the track. He should be good odds and let's take the chance he can dash well fresh. Hezthewonforus nearly notched a third win over this C&D from his nine starts when only failing to run down Uncle Steve a fortnight back over this C&D. He'll be fitter but will need luck from his gate. King Of Hearts followed up a rallying Class Three win over this C&D with a good effort late for fifth to Uncle Steve latest in this grade and remains a place chance.

TROUBLE IN RUNNING

HO HO KHAN (B318)after the race was examined by the vet who said the horse was lame in its right front leg - Race 635 ENCOURAGING (B109)following the race, rider reported that after having to ride his mount along for some distance in the early stages to obtain a forward position, he commenced to steady the tempo, however, his saddle shifted back making the first turn, causing him some inconvenience - Race 654 GRACEANDMERCY (C296)after the 1000M travelled keenly 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 620 TAKING AIM (B244)passing the 200M was crowded for room - Race 357 EASY GO EASY WIN (B112)when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider stated that he gave the horse a good trot up on the way to and behind the barriers as it did not feel entirely free in its action He said after being warmed up, the horse appeared to trot more comfortably and for that reason he was satisfied for it to take its place in the race He said his mount hung out for the majority of the race and in particular when a runner commenced to shift ground on the inside of his mount after the 600M He said he placed the horse under pressure with the whip in the left hand, however, it continued to hang out until the conclusion of the race He added the horse made a number of abnormal breathing noises throughout the race which indicated to him that it may have an issue - Race 008

VET'S REPORT

HO HO KHAN (B318)05/05/2019 Lame right front leg after racing(passed on 29/08/2019) GRACEANDMERCY (C296) 28/04/2019 Substantial blood in trachea after racing(passed on 24/09/2019) 07/05/2019 Surgery to left guttural pouch (internal carotid)(passed on 24/09/2019) TAKING AIM (B244) 28/01/2019 Right front proximal suspensory ligament injury(passed on 12/09/2019) 06/02/2019 Left hind tibia fracture(passed on 12/09/2019) 22/02/2019 Surgery to left hock(passed on 12/09/2019) EASY GO EASY WIN (B112) 01/09/2019 Unacceptable performance(passed on 20/09/2019)

TRACKWORK HIGHLIGHT

The Hulk quickened nicely in a barrier trial last week on the allweather surface.

QUINELLA PLACE

Race 9 Sha Tin 20 October 2019

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247860331306180931632317580- 1
9 41 15103.9569.11327373.87111- 2
10 62 95 28181222441551002316136- 3
11 6.1 23 28 8.5108192334649.310430- 4
12 104 183 51 48 506.21018313.16310- 5
13 17 50 69 8.9 132 8879989938191126- 6
14 - - - - - - 2427588.610821- 7
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QUINELLA ODDS

Race 9 Sha Tin 20 October 2019

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9 130 59369.82422948951509.130040- 2
10 286 459 1176153310517623741965851158- 3
11 18 74 96 23427809513825625466116- 4
12 552 834 219 202 1791631601106.326430- 5
13 68 223 266 25 485 459368397477130999491- 6
14 - - - - - - 88992562352376- 7
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