10:45 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 21 May 2017

Lotus Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 142,095 HKD - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

1m

No. (Draw) Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1 (12)
2360-91
i
Violet with gold stars, violet & gold hooped sleeves (Larry Yung Chi Kin)

Eastern Express (IRE)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Mohican Princess (Shirley Heights)

CD
5 9-7
99
J MoreiraJ Size
2 (7)
1-12347
i
White & royal blue stripes, white sleeves, checked cap (Paul Lo Chung Wai & Kathy Lo Ho Hsiu Lan)

Seasons Bloom (AUS)  21 

br g Captain Sonador - Pyramisa's Lass (Not a single doubt)

C
5 9-7
99
K C Leung (2)C S Shum
3 (9)
211182
i
Yellow, Red diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red hoops, Red cap (Peter Law Kin Sang)

Booming Delight (IRE)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Starship (Apollo)

CD
4 9-5
97
S ClippertonJ S Moore
4 (4)
383249
i
White, gold striped sleeves and star on cap (Wong Chung Hin & Arnold Wong Chi Chiu)

Dynamism (AUS)  11 

ch g New Approach - Height Of Vanity (Erhaab)

C
6 8-13
91
C MurrayD E Ferraris
5 (5)
0-04089
i
Gold, blue v, gold & blue checked sleeves and cap (Victor Cheng Hok Hung)

Lucky Girl (AUS)  28 

b g Onemorenomore - Bani Yas

CD
6 8-11
89
H T Mo (10)C S Shum
6 (2)
316/24-3
i
Purple, red star, mauve stripe on red sleeves, mauve cap (Yeoh Saw Kheng)

Doyeni (USA)  21 

b g Smart Strike - Sindirana (Kalanisi)

C
6 8-10
88
K K Chiong (5)A S Cruz
7 (11)
1133/74
i
black, red stripes, white sleeves,red seams, white cap, red stripes (Connie Siu Kim Ying)

Nassa (SAF)  21 

b c Dynasty - Cosima Liszt (Rich Man's Gold)

D
5 8-9
87
K TeetanA T Millard
8 (6)
709707
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Gonna Run (FR)  11 

b g Hurricane Cat - Realdad (Victory Speech)

CD
6 8-8
86
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
9 (14)
01-9332
i
Light green, orange chevron, orange cap (Lo Kui Lun, Lo Hoe, Stanley Lo Shek Yin & Sharon Lo Ching Wun)

Jolly Jolly (NZ)  28 

b g Stratum - Paolino

C
6 8-8
86
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
10 (10)
65
i
Black, white diamonds, pink sleeves, black diamonds on pink cap (Junbon Chan Chun Bong)

Beauty Way (GB)  21 

b c Shamardal - Gradara (Montjeu)

4 8-5
83
M F Poon (10)A S Cruz
11 (3)
00
i
Yellow, blue chevron, green and yellow halved sleeves, blue and yellow striped cap (Wong Wing Keung)

Bullish Glory (IRE)  49 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Biz Bar (Tobougg)

4 8-5
83
K C Ng (5)A S Cruz
12 (1)
2-00808
i
Yellow, blue lightning bolt, yellow & blue checked sleeves, yellow & blue checked cap (Johnson Chen & Irene Chen)

Rodrico (AUS)  39 

b g High Chaparral - Truly A Beauty (Seeking The Gold)

5 8-5 b
83
D WhyteJ S Moore
13 (8)
440362
i
Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, silver and cerise halved sleeves, cerise stars on silver cap (Mr & Mrs Ben Wong Chung Mat And Vincent Wong Yin Shun)

Ensuring 14 

br g New Approach - Dynacam (Dynaformer)

C
6 8-3 b
81
H W LaiJ Size
14 (13)
842648
i
Silver, red v, yellow sleeves, red chevron on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Victor Lui Ting)

Keen Venture (AUS)  21 

ch g Sebring - Morning Dews (Peintre celebre)

5 8-3
81
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
15
2369-15
i
Black, light green chevron hoop and chevrons on sleeves (Simon To Chun Yuen)

Inventor (NZ)  39 

b g Don Eduardo - Magic Tryst

D
6 8-3
81
Reserve 1C S Shum
Verdict

South African import #7 Nassa produced a barnstorming run at just his second Hong Kong outing off an 18-month break to finish fourth to Eastern Express three weeks back. His last 400m was clocked in 22.05 seconds, a clear second best overall that day only behind APQEII Cup runner-up Pakistan Star. He has drawn awkwardly again so he might end up a long way out of his ground, but expect him to be charging home late. #3 Booming Delight will only have improved for his short-head second in that same Eastern Express race, at what was his first run since the BMW Hong Kong Derby. He is likely to end up in a similar position and with added fitness, he will be hard to beat. #2 Seasons Bloom was forced to race wide throughout and couldn't pick up when seventh last start. He has to shoulder plenty of weight but his Four-Year-Old Classic Series form behind Rapper Dragon has him right in this. #1 Eastern Express finally returned to form last time out with a solid victory. He will have to make another step forward here if he is to win with 133 pounds, especially from barrier 12, but if the real Eastern Express is back, then he is more than capable.

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