06:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Cuckoo Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

5f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
46-535
i
Mauve & royal blue stripes, silver stars on royal blue sleeves, royal blue & mauve quartered cap (Frank Lyn Yee Chon & Ivy Lai)

Impeccable Fellow (IRE)  70 

b g Acclamation - Moment Juste (Pivotal)

4 9-2 b
53
D WhyteR Gibson
2
i
Black & yellow halved horizontally, red chevron, red armlets on black sleeves, red stripe on yellow cap (Vision Syndicate)

Eptiwins (AUS)  

b g Poet's Voice - Salix Caprea (Catbird)

4 9-1
52
T H So (2)L Ho
3
5
i
Red, yellow chevron hoop, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Jackie Wong See Sum)

Happy Tour (AUS)  14 

b g Snitzel - Good Weekend (Maverick)

4 9-1
52
C SchofieldC S Shum
4
i
White and royal blue quartered, red and royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap (Abacus Syndicate)

Oscar Magic (NZ)  

b g Niagara - Santorini (Spinning World)

4 9-1
52
K TeetanJ Size
5
7-50855
i
Light blue with yellow stars, yellow stripe on light blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Jacky Yim)

E Master (AUS)  119 

b g Dreamscape - Ditas

C
5 8-13
50
S ClippertonC Fownes
6
00
i
red, royal blue hoop, yellow armlets, royal blue cap (Mr & Mrs Irons Sze)

Namjong Namjong (AUS)  67 

ch g Snitzel - Red Princess (Red ransom)

4 8-11
48
C Y Ho (2)Y S Tsui
7
000000
i
Blue, light blue star, hooped slvs, blue stars on light blue cap (Mr & Mrs Fok Yuk Tong)

Magic Power (IRE)  98 

b g Elzaam - Kind Regards (Unfuwain)

4 8-10 b
47
K C LeungW Y So
8
070
i
White, dark green sleeves, white cap, dark green hooped (Brandon Lau, Gilda Liu, Gabrielle Liu & Issac Liu)

Run Moochi (AUS)  63 

b c Myboycharlie - Blue Fairy Wren (Aldwick Colonnade)

4 8-9
46
A SannaK L Man
9
194000
i
green, dark green diamond, pink stars on dark green sleeves, pink stars on red cap (Energetic Syndicate)

Flying Noble (NZ)  67 

b g Ekraar - Keeperinthemyst

C
5 8-8
45
W M LaiC H Yip
10
543-778
i
Black, orange chevron, orange armlets on light green sleeves, orange and black quartered cap (Choi Lung Wai)

Manful Star (AUS)  95 

ch g Northern Meteor - Suggestive

7 8-6
43
U RispoliP F Yiu
Verdict

E Master won on debut in October last year but was just fair in seven subsequent efforts. He runs over 1000m for the first time in this spot for his new handler Caspar Fownes. He hasn't trialled but fresh in this spot he is capable of scoring. #3 Happy Tour ran well enough on debut. He's still learning, but he can figure in what appears a fairly weak race. #1 Impeccable Fellow was scratched at the gates at the Season Opening meeting when looking a live player over 1400m. The shorter trip may prove too sharp but he's not without a hope. #10 Manful Star is next best.

06:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Hwamei Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 55,566 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

1m

(Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0000
i
Yellow and purple halved horizontally, purple sleeves, red cap (Lester C H Kwok)

Come On Wongchoy (AUS)  133 

blk g Written Tycoon - Hayley's Thunder (Thunder gulch)

4 9-7
40
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
2
80
i
White & red halves, white chevrons on red sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Dr Jimmy Wong Chi Ho)

Gloriam (AUS)  14 

b g Mossman - Fromage (Formidable)

4 9-7 b
40
M ChadwickP F Yiu
3
455100
i
Orange, white stars, white & orange halved sleeves, orange stars on white cap (Timmy Chan Tien Kay & Jamson Chan Wing Chai)

Glenealy Prize (NZ)  105 

ch g Battle Paint - Dominica (Alhaarth)

C
7 9-6 b
39
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
4
080100
i
Pink & rose diamonds, rose chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Wallace Cheung Kwong Yung)

Soccer Brave (IRE)  7 

b g Windsor Knot - Toy Show (Danehill)

CD
6 9-4
37
K TeetanD E Ferraris
5
865333
i
Blue, pink sash, stripe on sleeves and checked cap (Ng Yat Cheung)

Dutch Windmill (IRE)  11 

b g Dark Angel - Cover Girl (Common Grounds)

D
6 9-3
36
S ClippertonC W Chang
6
655905
i
White, royal blue v, hooped sleeves and cap (Hk Football Club Horse Racing Syndicate)

Starlot (AUS)  11 

b g Star Witness - Pearl Of The Sea (Fastnet Rock)

5 9-3 b
36
C MurrayR Gibson
7
000095
i
Yellow & light blue diamonds, yellow and light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Happy Win Syndicate)

Triumphal Win (GB)  7 

ch g Paco Boy - Tora Bora (Grand Lodge)

4 9-2
35
Z PurtonC W Chang
8
960-620
i
Royal blue, red and white hoop, red armlets, blue and red hooped cap (Derrick Liu Lap Wai & Alcott Liu Kin Ping)

The Invincible (NZ)  14 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Electrostatic (Green Lightning)

5 9-0 b
33
C SchofieldW Y So
9
068545
i
Maroon, gold sleeves, maroon hoop on gold cap (Mr & Mrs William Elkin Mocatta)

Top Ace (USA)  77 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Steaming Home (Salt Lake)

7 9-0
33
G Van NiekerkA T Millard
10
693563
i
Pink & black halved horizontally, red star, black chevrons on pink sleeves, pink & red stripes on cap (Lucky Star Syndicate)

The Show (NZ)  14 

b g High Chaparral - The Quarewan

D
8 8-13 b
32
C Wong (10)C H Yip
11
000000
i
Cream & orange diamonds, orange chevron on cream sleeves and cap (Wong Wa Hong)

Triumph (AUS)  63 

ch g Sepoy - Dakota Sue (Pollard's Vision)

4 8-7 b
26
W M LaiC W Chang
12
870839
i
Rose and purple stripes, purple sleeves (Hong Kong Fantasy Syndicate)

Little Fantasy (AUS)  63 

br g Excites - Derrycarna (Woodman)

D
7 8-6
25
M F Poon (5)K L Man
Verdict

Dutch Windmill was racing well without winning at the end of last season. He heads to the dirt for the first time in this grade and there is enough to suggest that he should be well-suited in this spot. He's worth a play. #9 Top Ace has been frustrating throughout his Hong Kong career, showing plenty of good signs at times but never actually breaking through – not great for a horse who arrived with form around the likes of Dylan Mouth, Gailo Chop, Free Port Lux and Western Hymn. Still, he's at a mark where victory surely is not far away. #3 Glenealy Prize is as one-paced as they come but he looked good in a recent Conghua trial. He deserves respect. #2 Gloriam can improve markedly getting onto this surface.

07:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Lark Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6
i
Maroon & grey stripes, gold cap (Ming Shui Sum & Ming Yiu Tim)

Smart Leader (AUS)  14 

b g Delago Deluxe - Aemilee (Grand lodge)

4 9-7
80
M ChadwickA S Cruz
2
634201
i
Red, yellow lightning bolt, yellow diamonds on red sleeves, red chevron on black cap (Wong Yuet Sing & Tony Wong Sze Ho)

Hang's Decision (NZ)  14 

b g Postponed - Bislieri (Encosta de lago)

CD
7 9-4 b
77
K C LeungW Y So
3
047297
i
Gold with brown seams, royal blue sleeves, gold hoop on red cap (Mark's Friend Syndicate)

God Of Dragon (AUS)  14 

b g Red Dazzler - Pardees (Rubiton)

4 9-3
76
N CallanD E Ferraris
4
138375
i
White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on red sleeves, red stars on white cap (Sustainable Operation Syndicate)

Roundabout (AUS)  14 

gr g I Am Invincible - Fidele (Encosta de lago)

CD
7 9-2
75
C SchofieldA T Millard
5
000050
i
Yellow, white & gold checked sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Chew Fook Aun)

Penang Hall (AUS)  70 

ch g Bianconi - Susie Mine (Encosta de lago)

CD
8 9-0 b
73
M F Poon (5)D J Hall
6
90
i
White, black stripe, black hoop sleeves (Peter Kong Pak Cheung)

My Power (IRE)  63 

b g Most Improved - Sparkling Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 8-8
67 3
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
7
280730
i
Aqua, red sash, aqua and black halved sleeves, red armlets, black cap, white spots (Friends Of Sea Biscuit Syndicate)

Play Wise (NZ)  77 

br g Alamosa - Grey Swan (Daylami)

5 8-7 b
66
A SannaM J Freedman
8
790433
i
Maroon, yellow v and cap (Brian Leung Hung Tak & Sophie Leung Lau Yau Fun)

Green Card (AUS)  14 

b g All American - Cristallo (Don't Forget Me)

CD
6 8-6
65
D WhyteJ S Moore
9
809578
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  14 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

6 8-3
62
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
Verdict

Penang Hall spent most of his season aiming towards a return to Class 3. He ran well at his first run back in the grade, but disappointed at his most recent run in July. In this sort of a field fresh, he deserves plenty of attention. #1 Smart Leader ran well enough on debut over the straight 1000m, especially given he'd had a very limited preparation before his first Hong Kong start. The former Scarecrow will take plenty of improvement and he can run to a new level second-up. #2 Hang's Decision swept home from last in a race that suited him pace-wise fresh. He's capable of winning again, although he might need a few things to fall into place. #8 Green Card is unreliable but he's going well enough to snare one of these.

07:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Magpie Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 55,566 HKD - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
900700
i
Yellow with red hearts (Jimmy Ho Ying Choi & Chan Yuk Fan)

Management Star (NZ)  77 

b g Darci Brahma - Bella Rosalia

5 9-7
38
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
2
402407
i
Yellow & orange diagonal stripes, orange stars on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on orange cap (Mr & Mrs Julian Chow Kai Wo, Chow Wing Shuen And Chow Cheuk Wai)

Triumphant Light (NZ)  14 

b g Alamosa - Bexley

C
8 9-7
38
G Van NiekerkD E Ferraris
3
080675
i
Yellow, black v, black & silver checked sleeves, black stars on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Francis Lee Bing Kwong, Yves Lee Kun Fun And Richard Lo Yuen Kin)

Laugh Out Loud (AUS)  63 

br g Casino Prince - Zazie (City Zip)

CD
9 9-5 b
36
D WhyteK L Man
4
429905
i
Rose, light blue chevrons (Rotary Club Of Kwai Chung Syndicate)

Kwaichung Brothers (AUS)  14 

b g Racer's Edge - Shezgonewest

6 9-4
35
K C LeungR Gibson
5
806042
i
Gold, emerald green stripe, stripe on cap (Sports Club Syndicate)

Sports Master (AUS)  14 

b g Magic albert - Judicial Queen (First Footman)

5 9-3 b
34
Z PurtonP F Yiu
6
700004
i
Yellow, red heart, yellow & red striped sleeves, pink & red quartered cap (Adrian Pang Hau Shu, Patrick Chow Lap Kwok, Dr Lam Kai Cheong & Matthew Kwan)

Lucky Storm (AUS)  14 

br g Red Arrow - Eurostorm (Storm Bird)

5 9-2
33
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
7
905448
i
Blue, gold chevron hoop, blue stripe on white sleeves, blue stripe on white cap (Gigi Wong Fook Chi)

Rochford (AUS)  14 

b g Red Element - Bokissa (Bradbury's luck)

5 9-1
32
W M LaiL Ho
8
47-0878
i
Light green, blue v, blue chevron on light green sleeves, light green and blue checked cap (James Chan Shiu On, Joseph Chan Ho Lim, Janet Chan Ng Chee Tung & Wendy Chan)

Sunny Orient (AUS)  14 

ch g Written Tycoon - Dellwood Diva (General nediym)

6 9-1
32
K TeetanA T Millard
9
087-624
i
Yellow, red checked, white and red quarted sleeves, red and yellow hooped cap (David Lai Hin Kiu)

Victor Emperor (AUS)  14 

b g Kaphero - Frustration (Salse)

C
7 9-0
31
M F Poon (5)C H Yip
10
72-0621
i
White, royal blue and white hooped cap, white peak (Hung Kam Po)

Jolly Amber (AUS)  116 

b g Sepoy - Shibata

5 8-13
30
M ChadwickP F Yiu
11
009902
i
Gold, royal blue hoop, sleeves and cap (Hk Golf Club Racing Syndicate)

Sea Pearl (NZ)  14 

b g Tavistock - Kylemore Abbey (Peaks and Valleys)

4 8-13
30
N CallanJ S Moore
12
585120
i
Mauve, gold chevron, purple stars on white sleeves, purple star on white cap (Lily Chan Li Lei & Marc Chan)

Exponents (AUS)  14 

ch g Foxwedge - Sunday Service (Sunday Minister)

CD
5 8-12
29
U RispoliY S Tsui
13
640406
i
Royal blue, white star, royal blue armlets on white sleeves, star on white cap (Eddie Junior Yau)

The Legend (AUS)  77 

b g Starcraft - Biancalaura

5 8-5 b
22
C MurrayC Fownes
Verdict

The Legend has disappointed at times in Hong Kong, but he's getting to a point where he needs to show something soon or he will never win a race. He has next to no weight on his back and he can figure fresh over this trip. #11 Sea Pearl just missed out first-up. The extra 200m should be in his favour and, if he can go on with the job, he will be right around the mark. #6 Lucky Storm raced fresh first-up but still battled away OK. The step back in trip is an interesting move. #3 Laugh Out Loud should have every chance from a good draw.

08:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

The Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup (handicap) (2YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-14224
i
Black, red hollow box and striped sleeves, red cap (Joseph Fong Kit Man)

Giant Turtle (NZ)  133 

b g Zabeel - Lacada (Giant's causeway)

C
7 9-7
78
C MurrayA T Millard
2
850005
i
Silver, red v, yellow sleeves, red chevron on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Victor Lui Ting And Ian Lui)

Keen Venture (AUS)  63 

ch g Sebring - Morning Dews (Peintre celebre)

C
6 9-7
78
K C Ng (3)Y S Tsui
3
020519
i
White, gold & lime green sash, gold armlets on white sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Happy And Free Syndicate)

Comfort Life (AUS)  77 

b g Smart Missile - Goldfinger (Billion)

CD
5 9-5
76
Z PurtonF C Lor
4
2-13123
i
Pink, black star, pink cap (Michael To Kwong Yip, Tso Lai Ming & To Wing Shuen)

Sun Touch (NZ)  14 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Teardrop Island (Fastnet rock)

CD
6 9-4
75
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
5
748
i
Black, white diamonds, pink sleeves, black diamonds on pink cap (Junbon Chan Chun Bong)

Good Beauty (AUS)  14 

blk g Hard Spun - Lush Liaison (Grand lodge)

4 8-11
68
N CallanJ S Moore
6
759505
i
White, gold and green hoop, green armlets, green stripe on white cap (Dr Edward Cheung Wing Yui, Lam Man Chun & Jason Tam Siu Keung)

Midnight Rattler (AUS)  14 

blk g Clang - Mezentseva

CD
7 8-10 b
67
D WhyteJ S Moore
7
27-7324
i
Purple, yellow stars, yellow armlets on turquoise sleeves, purple chevron on yellow cap (Ricky Cheng Wai Tao)

Invincible Fresh (IRE)  77 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Princess Serena (Unbridled's Song)

CD
7 8-9
66
K TeetanP F Yiu
8
523273
i
Cream with mauve star, cream & mauve hoop on red sleeves (Lok Man Chi)

Ultimate Glory (AUS)  70 

ch g Exceed and Excel - Grilse (Raga Navarro)

CD
8 8-9
66
K C LeungK L Man
9
270409
i
Royal blue, aqua diamond, gold hoops on sleeves, gold stripe on cap (Hk Association Of Lady Horse Lovers Syndicate)

Lady First (NZ)  67 

b g Zacinto - AVOID (Empire Maker)

5 8-5
62
G Van NiekerkM J Freedman
Verdict

Comfort Life won impressively two back over this course and distance. He has trialled strongly in preparation for his return and a forward showing can be expected. #4 Sun Touch struck some trouble first-up over 1200m. He steps up to 1400m now, where he boasts two wins and three placings from six starts, and he should be hard to run down. #7 Invincible Fresh has had plenty of issues that have kept him from the winners' circle for almost three years, but he's on a rating where he can win. #2 Keen Venture debuts for Me Tsui, having previously won in Class 2 for Almond Lee. A bold effort would not surprise.

08:35 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Shrike Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

6

1m

(Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
159528
i
Yellow, royal blue stripe, red cap (HK Cricket Club Syndicate)

Chater Thunder (FR)  77 

b g Oasis Dream - Sanjida (Polish Precedent)

CD
4 9-7
58
N CallanD E Ferraris
2
683101
i
Rose, light green chevron, light green & rose halved sleeves, light green star on rose cap (Eden Wong Chi Hong & Anita Chu Suk Ching)

Elusive State (AUS)  63 

b g All American - Jarada (Redoute's choice)

CD
5 9-6
57
C SchofieldA T Millard
3
002703
i
Dark green, gold inverted triangle, gold armlets, white cap, gold stars (So Kai Sing)

Let Us Win (AUS)  7 

br g Sebring - Steal My Love (Nowadays)

6 9-4
55
M F Poon (5)L Ho
4
265060
i
White, rose stripes and stripe on cap (Stewart Leung Chi Kin & Eliza Leung Sze Man)

Quick Return (NZ)  77 

br g Bachelor Duke - Tithe (Pulpit)

6 9-2 b
53
Z PurtonC S Shum
5
6-77415
i
Purple and mauve halved horizontally, white hoop, purple chevron on white sleeves, purple cap (Eric Ng Wing Kwong)

All You Know (IRE)  11 

gr g Dark Angel - Marseille Express (Caerleon)

D
4 8-13
50
D WhyteR Gibson
6
895019
i
Yellow, pink chevron, pink sleeves, yellow chevron, yellow and pink checked cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Chi Kong)

Art Of Raw (FR)  119 

b g Myboycharlie - Tehamana (Pleasantly Perfect)

5 8-13
50
M ChadwickK W Lui
7
787587
i
Red & black stripes, red & black checked sleeves, red halved sleeves, red & black checked cap (Virginia Siu Leung Hiu Bing)

Majestic Endeavour (AUS)  11 

b g High Chaparral - Kylie's Way (Menifee)

5 8-12
49
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
8
780930
i
green, red chevron, red and green halved sleeves, green stars on red cap (Kevin Kwong Ka Wing, Chan Bing Woon, Kwong Wai Bong & Michelle Chan Sin Man)

Good Fit (NZ)  63 

b g Encosta de Lago - Mrs Squillionaire (Last Tycoon)

CD
8 8-9
46
K TeetanF C Lor
9
11-4754
i
Yellow & blue diagonal stripes, blue sleeves, yellow cap (Willie Yiu Man Hung & Victor Yiu Wai Yin)

Diamond Friends (IRE)  74 

b g Intense Focus - Novelina (Fusaichi Pegasus)

CD
7 8-8
45
U RispoliK H Ting
10
003350
i
Pink, blue stars, hooped sleeves and checked cap (Care Free Syndicate)

Care Free Prince (AUS)  63 

b g Street Sense - Angora

6 8-7 b
44
H T Mo (5)K L Man
11
994000
i
Gold and purple checked, white sleeves, brown checked (Dickman Chan Lap Tat)

Curling Luxury (NZ)  77 

b g O'reilly - Former Glory (Zaffaran)

D
6 8-6
43
H N Wong (3)Y S Tsui
12
009902
i
Purple, gold hollow box, purple & cream striped sleeves, purple, gold cap (Chan Hung)

Lucky Shiny Day (NZ)  77 

b g Per Incanto - Zalass

4 8-3
40
T H So (2)L Ho
Verdict

Elusive State steps out for Tony Millard for the first time, having won two of his last three starts in July to end his season strongly. Millard has a good record with new stable acquisitions and Elusive State should get conditions to suit here. #12 Lucky Shiny Day finished second to Elusive State last time out when getting to this course and distance for the first time. He was beaten five and a half lengths on that occasion, but he does now get a weight swing of 14 pounds in his favour. He can turn the tables with luck. #10 Care Free Prince returns to the dirt and can easily win off his current rating. #8 Good Fit is a four-time dirt winner, twice over this distance, and he can capitalise on a good draw.

09:05 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Sunbird Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
500800
i
Black, Red star, Halved sleeves, Black cap (John Yuen Se Kit)

King Of Mongolia (AUS)  92 

br g Casino Prince - Simply Enchanting (Forest Wildcat)

CD
8 9-7 b
60
N CallanR Gibson
2
899005
i
Black, white chevrons, black sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Simon Tam Ngak Chou & Tam Hin Chi)

Ho Ho Feel (AUS)  7 

b g Henrythenavigator - Minnie Deal (Street cry)

CD
7 9-6
59
M F Poon (5)C H Yip
3
526152
i
Royal blue, red braid, red armlets (Ronald Jeffrey Yang Yiu Chong)

Play It (GB)  84 

b g Paco Boy - Tereshkina (Sadler's Wells)

C
5 9-6 b
59
C Wong (10)C Fownes
4
201001
i
Light blue, rose stars, white & light blue checked sleeves, rose stars on white cap (Zhaoqing Friends Syndicate)

Midnite Promise (NZ)  63 

b g Librettist - La Luciole

CD
8 9-2
55
U RispoliF C Lor
5
732649
i
Yellow, blue chevron, green and yellow halved sleeves, blue and yellow striped cap (Wong Wing Keung)

Bullish Glory (IRE)  63 

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

5 9-1
54
K TeetanA S Cruz
6
0-70050
i
Gold & purple checks, red halved horizontally, gold stars on red sleeves, gold & purple checked cap (Mr & Mrs Yip Kong Wah)

Gorgeous Again (AUS)  14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Ocean Pearl

CD
6 8-13
52
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
7
313312
i
Yellow, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, light blue stars (Lau Ying Kin)

Golden Kid (GB)  74 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Lacandona (Septieme Ciel)

CD
6 8-9
48
A SannaK W Lui
8
400894
i
Royal blue, white cross belts, striped sleeves and cap (Ewo Syndicate)

The Sylph (AUS)  11 

b g Dane Shadow - Gone Wild (Wild Rush)

8 8-7
46
G Van NiekerkD E Ferraris
9
685121
i
Gold, turquoise and royal blue hoop, turquoise stripe on white sleeves, gold cap, turquoise hoop (Kok Jian Pei)

Le Panache (IRE)  14 

b g Acclamation - Heavens Peak (Pivotal)

C
5 8-3 b
42
D WhyteT P Yung
10
633307
i
Purple, yellow spots, yellow sleeves (Lim U Po Chu & Wong Ching Yue)

Po Ching Treasure (AUS)  7 

ch g Stratum - Hasty Snip (Snippets)

C D
8 8-3
42
M ChadwickC Fownes
Verdict

King Of Mongolia returns to Class 4, where he has only raced twice before for one win. He has trialled well and with the blinkers back on, he deserves respect. #2 Ho Ho Feel is another class-dropper. He doesn't win out of turn but he did score in Class 4 last season and he's a leading player. #5 Bullish Glory is his own worst enemy but there is a better talent than a 54-rater in there somewhere. It's just a matter of whether he can produce it. #7 Golden Kid has been very consistent and should run well again.

09:35 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Swallow Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
342607
i
Gold, black star, gold & black checked sleeves and halved cap (William Tsang)

Intrepic (AUS)  63 

br g Medaglia D'oro - Across The Moon

CD
6 9-7 b
60
M F Poon (5)D J Hall
2
55-4470
i
Red, dark green chevron, red stars on white sleeves, red star on light blue cap (Stephen So Chi Ming & Samuel Chan Ying Leung)

So Fast (AUS)  95 

b g Commands - La Silva

CD
7 9-6 b
59
H N Wong (3)W Y So
3
31
i
Red, yellow stars, black & red halved sleeves, red cap (Royal Elitist Team Syndicate)

Cordyceps (AUS)  70 

b g Stratum - Enciamo

CD
4 9-5
58
K C LeungK W Lui
4
124
i
White, red stripe and spots on sleeves (Chiu Chow Hon Kong Syndicate)

Looking Good (NZ)  84 

b g Postponed - Are You Devious

CD
4 9-5
58
A SannaF C Lor
5
i
Rose, green sleeves and cap (All Happy Together Syndicate)

Cashin Minister (IRE)  

b g Redoute's Choice - Shalamantika (Nashwan)

3 9-4
57 2
S ClippertonJ Size
6
i
Yellow, mauve sash, yellow stripe on mauve sleeves, mauve stripe on yellow cap (Hong Kong Pegasus Racing Syndicate)

Let's Come Back (IRE)  

b g Acclamation - Se La Vie (Highest Honor)

3 9-4
57 2
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
7
297783
i
Rose, yellow chevron hoop, rose stripe on white sleeves, white & rose striped cap (Steven Tam Kam Beiu & Wong Ka Wai)

Royal Mojito (NZ)  70 

b g Darci Brahma - Lava Lady (Slew City Slew)

5 9-3
56
C Wong (10)C H Yip
8
157474
i
Mauve, green & white checks with red halved sleeves, red cap (Alexander Yeung Kwok Kai, Edward Yeung, Kenny Cheng Tsin Ki & Michael Cheng Ka)

Complacency (AUS)  14 

br g Charge forward - Jemison (Commands)

C
4 9-2
55
K TeetanA S Cruz
9
78-008U
i
Black, pink sash, pink armlets on sleeves, black stripe on pink cap (Edwin Kwok Wai Ming)

Khaki (AUS)  70 

br g Commands - Chameleon (Encosta de lago)

5 9-0
53
C SchofieldA T Millard
10
8436
i
Red & yellow quartered, pink sleeves, red and yellow checked cap (Wong Yeuk Hung)

Sunshine Holiday (AUS)  63 

b g Fastnet Rock - Pretty Proud (Mr. Greeley)

4 9-0 b
53
Z PurtonP F Yiu
11
75
i
Black, pink lightning bolt, pink & black halved sleeves, black stars on pink cap (Costo Syndicate)

Touchdown Striker (AUS)  70 

ch g Turffontein - Acid Test (Sharpo)

3 8-11
50
D WhyteM J Freedman
12
9550
i
Yellow & green diamonds, orange armlets on yellow sleeves, yellow & orange quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Raymund Chao Pak Ki)

Precious Sweetie (AUS)  14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Everswindell

4 8-5
44
T H So (2)L Ho
Verdict

Cordyceps shocked by running a big race on debut in June before backing that up with a good win in July, defeating subsequent winner King Opie by a neck. Notably, he recorded one of the fastest last 400m sectionals over the Sha Tin 1200m last season, sitting in a top 10 list that features stakes-level sprinters like Beat The Clock, Mr Stunning, D B Pin and Seasons Bloom. He looks good for another win in Class 4 and he should be right in contention here. #2 So Fast has only raced in Class 4 once, scoring by four lengths on debut in June, 2015. Now that he gets the drop in grade, he could quickly come to hand and he deserves consideration. #10 Sunshine Holiday showed some promise in his first preparation. The booking of Zac Purton is a positive indicator and he must be respected. #4 Looking Good is not without claims.

10:10 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Tailorbird Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Gold, mauve chevron hoop, gold chevron on mauve sleeves, mauve cap, gold hoop (Yan Kim Po & Lam Kwan)

Go Go First (GER)  

b g Campanologist - Praia (Big Shuffle)

4 9-7
68
A SannaP F Yiu
2
799965
i
Black, light green cross belts (Arthur Antonio Da Silva, Betty Da Silva &)

Key Witness (AUS)  14 

ch g Show A Heart - Jessepic

CD
8 9-5
66
D WhyteA S Cruz
3
680
i
Mauve with purple stars, rose star on pink cap (Kenneth Wu Pak Kei)

Sumstreetsumwhere (NZ)  77 

b g Highly Recommended - Street Siren

4 9-3
64
T H So (2)L Ho
4
656335
i
Yellow & black checks, black armlets on yellow sleeves, checked cap (Edwin Cheung Hon Kit)

Taking Aim (AUS)  70 

ch g Choisir - Girl Hussler (Hussonet)

4 9-2
63
Z PurtonJ S Moore
5
535115
i
green, tangerine chevron hoop, chevrons on yellow sleeves, yellow cap, tangerine hoop (Peter Cheung Shu Wing)

Mighty Maverick (AUS)  63 

b g Snitzel - Thunder Belle (Glacial Storm)

CD
7 8-12
59
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
6
6
i
Orange, black stars on orange sleeves, orange stars on black cap (Paul Go Kai Lung, Herbert Cheung Po Lun & Michael Chu Wing Keung)

Simply Big (GB)  70 

br g Bated Breath - Oasis Jade (Oasis Dream)

3 8-12
59 2
U RispoliF C Lor
7
348559
i
Orange, yellow stars, orange stripe on red sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap (Chan Hak Shing, Dominic Yuen Pui Lam, Adrian Yuen Moon Lam & Chan Hak Yuen)

Generous Heart (USA)  11 

ch g D' Funnybone - Shakaleena (Silver Deputy)

D
5 8-11
58
W M LaiC H Yip
8
13412
i
Purple, gold lightning bolt, gold & white chevrons on sleeves, gold cap (Weber Lo Wai Pak, Chew Sein Mene & Henry Chan Tin Sang)

Golden Dash (AUS)  14 

b g Snitzel - Aussie Christmas

CD
4 8-11
58
C MurrayC S Shum
9
00
i
Orange, yellow and orange halved sleeves, yellow cap (Ngan Pui Ying & Ngan Ng Yu Ying)

Happy Fun (NZ)  63 

b g Darci Brahma - Mystery Creek (Strodes Creek)

5 8-9
56
G Van NiekerkC S Shum
10
221
i
Gold, black chevrons, gold sleeves, black armlets, grey stripe on gold cap (Pang Wai Hak, Pang Ka Yeung & Andy Pang Ka Wai)

Team Spirit (AUS)  92 

ch g Strategic - Forget Ima Lady (Lion Hunter)

CD
4 8-8 b
55
C SchofieldW Y So
11
113-406
i
Gold and emerald green quartered, white sleeves, gold and emerald green quartered cap (Kowloon Tong Club Syndicate)

Sparkling Dragon (NZ)  105 

b g O'reilly - Shining Light (Crash Course)

CD
4 8-6
53
K TeetanM J Freedman
Verdict

Golden Dash ran a bold race first-up at a short price, striking the front before Goko charged at him late. Stepping up to 1200m will suit him now and he should be hard to beat. #10 Team Spirit showed plenty of promise in his first three starts, winning easily at his last run in June after having a soft time on the speed. This race is unlikely to set up similarly, but he is progressive and he can take another step forward this term. #4 Taking Aim has shown glimpses of promise at times in Hong Kong. He's drawn awkwardly but he's likely to be around the mark. #5 Mighty Maverick has switched to the Caspar Fownes yard and he may still have another win left in him at this mark.

10:45 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 16 Sep 2018

Woodpecker Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 157,049 HKD - 16 run - Draw Advantage: High

10

5f

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
278314
i
Orange, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Yellow stripe on Orange cap (Lucy Lu Kai Yee)

California Fortune (AUS)  14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Mimi Lebrock

C
5 9-6
95
N CallanA S Cruz
2
192133
i
White, gold stars, white stars on gold sleeves, gold star on white cap (Ideal Brilliance Syndicate)

Wishful Thinker (AUS)  14 

b g I Am Invincible - Zebithea (Barathea)

C
5 9-6
95
K TeetanR Gibson
3
147136
i
White, red cross belts, red & white hooped sleeves, red stars on white cap (Mr & Mrs Hans Michael Jebsen)

Baltic Whisper (AUS)  77 

b g Charge forward - Le Sillage (Encosta de lago)

CD
5 9-3
92
G Van NiekerkC S Shum
4
223-125
i
Yellow, green epaulets and stripe on sleeves, white & red quartered cap (Gary Lau Sun Tao & Ronald Lau Sun Ting)

Bravo Watchman (AUS)  127 

b g Congrats - Secover

CD
5 9-1 b1
90
D WhyteW Y So
5
052161
i
Gold, purple chevron hoop, purple stripe on gold sleeves, orange hoop on white cap (Chen Zhuo Lin)

Saul's Special (AUS)  67 

b g Charge forward - Cortina Gal (Flying spur)

CD
5 8-11 b
86
C SchofieldC W Chang
6
609000
i
Silver, purple star, purple & yellow striped sleeves, silver star on purple cap (Cheuk Hon Kit, Chung Tai Keung, Roland Leung Wing Cheung & Cheuk Lit Piu)

Shamal (FR)  14 

b g Siyouni - Sagalix

C D
6 8-11
86
H N Wong (3)Y S Tsui
7
410
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Montreal (AUS)  105 

b g Lonhro - Cirque Du Soleil (Lode)

CD
5 8-10
85
Z PurtonC Fownes
8
511308
i
Dark blue, white chevron, red sleeves and cap (Patricia Hui Kan Shui Wah)

Always Win (GB)  77 

b g Bahamian Bounty - Sheer Indulgence (Starlan)

C
7 8-9 b
84
K C Ng (3)T P Yung
9
1201
i
Gold, blue triple diamond, gold chevron on blue sleeves, gold and blue striped cap (Allen Shi Lop Tak)

Mr Lumieres (AUS)  92 

b g Congrats - Zakynthos Star

CD
5 8-9
84
M F Poon (5)D J Hall
10
0231
i
blue, purple lightning bolt, purple sleeves, purple stripe on blue cap (Roger Yeung Chun Kwong)

Patch Baby (AUS)  70 

b g More Than Ready - Rock Of Fortune

4 8-9
84
S ClippertonF C Lor
11
548737
i
Orange, brown chevrons, brown chevron on orange sleeves, brown and orange halved cap (Uno Eight Syndicate)

Fantastic Eight (AUS)  11 

b g Duporth - Delorosa

C
5 8-8
83
H T Mo (5)P F Yiu
12
21
i
Orange, white v, black sleeves, white stripe on mauve cap (Stanley Mah Jun, Chen Bao Lin, Clarence Chiu Chi Shun & Frankie Fang Yuan)

Cruising (AUS)  77 

b g Danerich - Appointment

C
4 8-7
82
U RispoliT P Yung
13
001-008
i
Pink, purple v, purple chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Super Friend Syndicate)

Sunny Win (AUS)  67 

b g Northern Meteor - Morwell (Royal academy)

6 8-6
81
M ChadwickL Ho
14
i
Yellow, mauve chevrons, yellow chevrons on royal blue cap (Kenny Pin Ching Wa)

War Room (AUS)  

br g War Chant - Impressing Matters (Viscount)

4 8-6
81
T H So (2)K H Ting
15
1-08
i
Yellow, rose diamond, rose and pink checked sleeves and cap (Derek Tam Lap Tak)

Eptimum (AUS)  116 

b g Snitzel - Paramount (Monashee Mountain)

4 8-9
84
Reserve 1C Fownes
16
077200
i
red, black stripes, black sleeves, red hoops, red cap, white peak (Edmond Siu Kim Ping)

Seven Heavens (GB)  67 

b g Frankel - Heaven Sent (Pivotal)

4 8-8
83
Reserve 2C Fownes
Verdict

Montreal showed plenty of promise pre-import, and he quickly found his feet in Hong Kong by winning at his second outing. However, he was very disappointing at his last run, although there may have been excuses with a number of concerning issues past the post. Still, he pulled up with just a minor cut and he has trialled well leading into this run. He looks to have points in hand and he should be hard to beat. #9 Mr Lumieres bounced back from a poor effort to win at his last run of the season. He tackles Class 2 now, but he should get every chance with claimer Matthew Poon aboard from a favourable draw. #2 Wishful Thinker steps back to 1000m for the first time in Hong Kong. He will likely be run off his feet, but if it does collapse in front, he could run home very strongly. #6 Shamal can't be dismissed at odds, dropping back to a more suitable 1000m.