11:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Aster Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 53,554 HKD - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
025523
i
Gold with purple stripe (Samson Yip Yan Tion & David Vrijmoed)

A Fast One (AUS)  21 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Detail (Fath)

6 9-7 b
39
D WhyteD E Ferraris
2
367808
i
Yellow, black and lime green sash, lime green sleeves, black hoops, yellow cap (Fraternity Syndicate)

Fine With Me (AUS)  32 

ch g Starcraft - It Had To Be You (Belong To Me)

C
Withdrawn
3
022683
i
Red  and light green stripes, red chevron on light green sleeves, red chevron on silver cap (Anthony Sham Hon Sum & Jim Fung Kwong Chun)

Great Toplight (NZ)  42 

b g Iffraaj - Rijeka (Sound Reason)

CD
7 9-6
38
O DoleuzeC Fownes
4
700003
i
Purple, white cross, pink & purple checked sleeves, purple halved sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Mr & Mrs Li Yiu Keung And Clement Li)

Glory Star (IRE)  168 

b g High Chaparral - Ursula Minor (Footstepsinthesand)

CD
5 9-4
36
J MoreiraF C Lor
5
080089
i
Yellow & royal blue chevrons, royal blue chevron on light blue sleeves, royal blue hoop on red cap (Lai Kim Wai, Lyon Cheng Lai Fung, Lai Ka Yee & Lai Ka Fung)

Magical Champion (AUS)  32 

b g Sepoy - Dance On Air (Lion Cavern)

4 9-3
35
K C Leung (2)K L Man
6
368085
i
Royal blue, light green stars, light green armlet on royal blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Kam Shing Kan)

Pearl Furu (NZ)  28 

b g Fully Fledged - I'llthinkaboutit (Bold Executive)

C
6 9-2
34
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
7
247406
i
White & blue halves, royal blue v, white & blue striped sleeves, royal blue stripe on white cap (Waterfalls Syndicate)

Victory Follow Me (FR)  14 

b g Excellent Art - Adrastea (Monsun)

5 9-0
32
M F Poon (7)C S Shum
8
990700
i
Brown, yellow v, brown & yellow halved sleeves, yellow stars on red cap (Vimchamp Group Racing Syndicate)

Hall Of Fame (AUS)  14 

b g Stratum - New Edition (Great Nephew)

4 8-12
30
M ChadwickJ S Moore
9
913523
i
Red, yellow v, red chevron on pink sleeves, red hoop on yellow cap (Sunny Cheung King Fung)

Telecom Boom (AUS)  14 

b g Not A Single Doubt - Full Bloom (Le Johnstan)

5 8-12 b
30
Z PurtonY S Tsui
10
200129
i
Black, gold and rose sash, gold and rose checked with black halved sleeves, black cap (The L & L Racing Syndicate)

Le Pegase (AUS)  35 

b g Flying Spur - Sunday Lady (Zabeel)

CD
5 8-8
26
A SannaA Lee
11
204090
i
mauve and white quartered, black sleeves, black cap (Tony Lau Hon Kwan, Dominic Lai, David Poon Cheung Fung & Alfred Ronald Li Kwok)

No Laughing Matter (NZ)  32 

b g Iffraaj - Goldsumware

5 8-1
19
W M LaiC W Chang
12
000000
i
Light blue, yellow disc and spots on royal blue sleeves, yellow & light blue hooped cap (Choi Chee Ming)

Red Sun (NZ)  21 

b g Pins - Bali Sugar (Christmas Tree)

4 8-1
19
A BadelA T Millard
13
269899
i
Brown, gold stars, gold sleeves and cap (Family Syndicate)

Regency Honey (NZ)  45 

b g Rios - Bella Boyd

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
603600
i
Red, gold braid, red stars on purple sleeves, purple & red quartered cap (Yu Yin Wai)

Cash Courier (AUS)  14 

ch g Strada - Eugenie Gold (Bluebird)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Great Toplight had been looking for a mile before last start, when he finally stepped back up to the trip. He was far from disgraced from the outside gate, either. He will be better back at Happy Valley and with a good draw, he should be hard to beat. #9 Telecom Boom is racing in good heart currently. He's going to be in the mix again. #1 A Fast One has run well in all his starts this season. He'll be a contender again. #6 Pearl Furu looks to be rounding into form.

11:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Bellflower Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
429051
i
Yellow & red halved horizontally, red stars on yellow sleeves, red star on yellow cap (Howard Liang Yum Shing, Chloe Liang Shun Yin & Charmian Liang Shun Ming)

California Aspar (IRE)  21 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Lisa Gherardini (Barathea)

CD
4 9-7
67
K C Ng (3)A S Cruz
2
546184
i
Silver, mauve chevron hoop, mauve sleeves and cap (Michael Lau Chi Kan)

Bold Stitch (AUS)  192 

br g Onemorenomore - Countess Bathory (Dracula)

6 9-6
66
A BadelA T Millard
3
18074
i
Turquoise, gold chevron hoop and chevron on mauve sleeves, mauve chevron on gold cap (Mr & Mrs Idon Pong)

Zero Hedge (AUS)  17 

br g Medaglia D'oro - Idriess (Anabaa)

4 9-3
63
U RispoliJ Size
4
40516
i
Purple, light green heart, emerald green sleeves, light green armlets, light green and purple checked cap (Magdelen Angel Chan Mo Ting)

Gracious Ryder (AUS)  154 

b g Tickets - Fleur de Lion (Lion Heart)

CD
4 9-0 b1
60
Z PurtonD J Hall
5
954461
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)  192 

br g Casino Prince - Zazie (City Zip)

D
8 9-0 b
60
W M LaiK L Man
6
i
Red, black spots, red stripe on black sleeves, red and black hooped cap (Raymond Lee Wai Man)

Deal Maker (NZ)  

b g Darci Brahma - Wildcat Woman (Forest Wildcat)

4 8-13 b1
59
D WhyteM J Freedman
7
58
i
White & royal blue hoops, royal blue chevrons on white sleeves, white & royal blue quartered cap (Eighth Floor Syndicate)

Clear Choice (AUS)  32 

br g Rebel Raider - Callipygian

4 8-11
57
K C Leung (2)C S Shum
8
00
i
Purple & black halved horizontally, purple and black halved sleeves, black and purple halved cap (Kenny Chow Ka Fai)

Skyraider (AUS)  66 

b g Onemorenomore - Acupuncture (Spend A Buck)

3 8-10 b1
56
H T Mo (7)D E Ferraris
9
643154
i
Black, orange chevron, orange armlets on light green sleeves, orange and black quartered cap (Choi Lung Wai)

Manful Star (AUS)  28 

ch g Northern Meteor - Suggestive

CD
6 8-9
55
J MoreiraP F Yiu
10
790004
i
Purple & silver halved horizontally, silver hoops on mauve sleeves, silver hoop on purple cap (Chocolate Syndicate)

Applause (AUS)  21 

ch g Lope De Vega - Isola Di Capri

5 8-8
54
A SannaD Cruz
11
546287
i
Light blue, white chevron hoop, white stars on sleeves, purple cap (Choi Hiu Fung)

Sweet Home (AUS)  17 

b g Casino Prince - On Focus

6 8-3
49
M F Poon (7)A Lee
12
306137
i
Rose, light blue chevrons (Rotary Club Of Kwai Chung Syndicate)

Kwaichung Brothers (AUS)  28 

b g Racer's Edge - Shezgonewest

CD
5 8-2
48
M ChadwickR Gibson
13
904730
i
green, dark green diamond, pink stars on dark green sleeves, pink stars on red cap (Energetic Syndicate)

Flying Force (NZ)  17 

gr g Any Suggestion - Cross Examine (Faltaat)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
521076
i
Yellow & blue diagonal stripes, blue sleeves, yellow cap (Willie Yiu Man Hung & Victor Yiu Wai Yin)

Diamond Legend (AUS)  21 

br g More Than Ready - Aqua D'Amore

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Gracious Ryder was still not the complete package last season but performed well to win one of his five starts. Zac Purton jumps back aboard for his first start of the season, he gets blinkers on – which seemed to sharpen him up in a turf gallop last week – and he looks hard to beat now. #3 Zero Hedge ran a good race last time out over the straight 1000m and creates interest over the softer Happy Valley 1000m. #9 Manful Star has a good draw and can get into the finish. #7 Clear Choice can improve.

12:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Dandelion Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 53,554 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8-52091
i
Orange, black v, orange armlets on white sleeves, yellow cap (Daniel Kwan)

Golden Glory (NZ)  21 

br g Patapan - Victoria Bay (Coastal)

CD
7 9-5
40
M F Poon (7)K W Lui
2
000458
i
Blue, orange braces, blue armlets on orange sleeves, orange & blue striped cap (The Smartest Syndicate)

Otouto (AUS)  35 

b g Haradasun - Libor Lady (Exchange Rate)

5 9-5
40
A SannaD Cruz
3
800852
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange sleeves, gold stars on black cap (Liu Shun Hong)

Raichu (AUS)  28 

ch g Lope De Vega - Joy In Winning (Reset)

5 9-4
39
K C Leung (2)D E Ferraris
4
600043
i
Black, yellow heart, black sleeves, black hoop on yellow cap (Cheung Kun Tong, Erick Cheung Ka Shing & Ryan Edward Tse)

Real Deal (AUS)  32 

b g Smart Missile - Zabelka (Zabeel)

4 9-3 b
38
Z PurtonP F Yiu
5
533771
i
red, red and yellow halved sleeves, black and white checked cap (Vegas Vegas Syndicate)

Haymaker (AUS)  14 

b g Al Samer - Alice's Restaurant (Mossman)

CD
6 9-2 b
37
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
6
008404
i
Yellow, garnet stripes, garnet sleeves, royal blue stripes, garnet cap, yellow hoop (Legal Form Syndicate)

Scarborough Fair (AUS)  21 

b g Oamaru Force - Curzon Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-2
37
J MoreiraR Gibson
7
009708
i
Mauve & purple diamonds, white & mauve halved sleeves, purple & white striped cap (Chan Yuk Fai)

Forever Fun (NZ)  21 

b g Elusive City - Dangerous Seas (Dangerous)

CD
7 9-1
36
O DoleuzeK L Man
8
0-17690
i
Black, yellow v, black chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on black cap (Marian Choi Man Yun)

Striking Star (NZ)  94 

ch g Battle Paint - Miss Pirouette (Snow Twist)

6 9-0
35
M ChadwickA Lee
9
647570
i
Yellow, red cross, yellow stars on red sleeves, yellow and red striped cap (Tim Luk Sang Tung)

Trendiful (NZ)  21 

b g Sandtrap - Allaboutme (Lord Americo)

CD
7 8-12
33
B PrebbleC W Chang
10
087194
i
Gold, maroon v, gold stars on maroon sleeves,checked cap (Tai Po Rotary Racing Syndicate)

Catchmeifyoucan (AUS)  77 

b g Bel Esprit - Swinging Feeling

CD
5 8-7 b
28
U RispoliT P Yung
11
503836
i
Pink, grey chevron, chevrons on sleeves and checked cap (Tung Woo Ping, Tung Wai Shing & Tung Sau Man)

Winning Boy (IRE)  56 

b g Dylan Thomas - Starship (Apollo)

CD
8 8-7
28
A BadelF C Lor
12
690283
i
Rose, light blue disc, armlet and cap (Mr & Mrs Robert Chan Chin Yuan)

Kim Glory (NZ)  14 

b g Elusive City - Head Enfilade

CD
7 8-6
27
H T Mo (7)Y S Tsui
13
096042
i
Gold, light blue v, light blue sleeves and cap (Victor Hui Chun Fui)

Treasure And Gold (AUS)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Sweet Emotion (Bering)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
098244
i
Yellow, light blue diamonds, yellow sleeves, yellow & light blue striped cap (Ho Tai Hing)

Good Method (GB)  14 

ch g Bahamian Bounty - Hoh Chi Min (Efisio)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Raichu ran well to just miss last time out. He steps up to 1200m now and should be winning soon, if not here. #6 Scarborough Fair has performed well at two of his last three starts, both at Happy Valley. Joao Moreira takes the mount now and from an inside gate, he should be able to get into the finish. #2 Otouto drops down to Class 5 for the first time and should be around the mark. #10 Catchmeifyoucan is next best.

12:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

The Hong Kong Golf Club Centenary Cup (Handicap) (3YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
162464
i
Maroon, blue stars and star on cap (Fung Wing Chung, Kenneth Fung King Keung, Patrick Fung King Hung & Monica Fung)

Great Joy (IRE)  24 

ch g Excellent Art - Uliana (Darshaan)

C
5 9-7
60
Z PurtonD J Hall
2
886504
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  17 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

C
5 9-4 b
57
N RawillerK W Lui
3
211248
i
Black, large yellow spots, green sleeves, yellow cap (Anthony Ko Siu Kee)

Speedy Wally (AUS)  7 

br g Shinzig - Mota (At Talaq)

CD
7 9-3
56
O DoleuzeC Fownes
4
000000
i
Purple with gold stars, purple stars on white sleeves, gold stars on white cap (The Joy Of Giving Syndicate)

The Joy Of Giving (IRE)  42 

b g Thewayyouare - Vera Mont (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-2
55 2
K C Ng (3)C W Chang
5
731060
i
Yellow and red halved horizontally, orange hoop, orange stars on white sleeves and cap (Johnny Wong Ka Keung, Ernest Ip Koon Wing, Christopher Chan Wai Tong & Michael)

Bo Duke (NZ)  7 

b g Bachelor Duke - Miss Is Brash (Deputy Governor)

CD
7 9-0
53
S ClippertonP F Yiu
6
145506
i
Purple, orange chevron, purple chevrons on orange sleeves, white & orange hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Chung Yin And Mr & Mrs Clevin Got Chong Key)

Crown Avenue (AUS)  14 

b g Hard Spun - Royal Tour (Tour D'Or)

D
5 9-0
53
U RispoliC H Yip
7
150120
i
Red, white inverted triangle, black & white checked sleeves, red & black hooped cap (Hillwood Buddies Syndicate)

Gentry (NZ)  21 

b g Tavistock - Sogno (Rudimentary)

C
6 9-0
53
W M LaiC H Yip
8
979645
i
Light blue, blue stripe and chevron on white sleeves, blue star on blue cap (Cheng Hon Yat)

Amazing Gold (IRE)  28 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Tea Chest (In The Wings)

4 8-6
45
K C Leung (2)L Ho
9
431577
i
Pink, green v, mauve sleeves, pink hoop on mauve cap (Dennis Fung Wai Kit)

Aeroluminance (NZ)  24 

br g O'reilly - Honolulu (Robellino)

D
5 8-5
44
D WhyteP O'Sullivan
10
807638
i
Light blue, rose stars, white & light blue checked sleeves, rose stars on white cap (Zhaoqing Friends Syndicate)

Midnite Promise (NZ)  38 

b g Librettist - La Luciole

D
7 8-3 b
42
J MoreiraF C Lor
11
000941
i
Gold with red stars, red stars on green sleeves (Tam Chau)

Savannah Wind (NZ)  21 

b g Savabeel - Now The World

C
4 8-2
41
M F Poon (7)C S Shum
12
560800
i
Gold, black diamonds, black & white checked sleeves, white stripe on black cap (Bobby Cheung King chuen)

Telecom Sun (GB)  24 

b g Sayif - Ellway Queen (Bahri)

3 8-1 b
40 2
H T Mo (7)A Lee
13
853524
i
Gold, blue v, red stars on white sleeves, white stripe on blue cap (Steven Yip Chi Fai)

Happy Rocky (GB)  14 

b g Champs Elysees - Puzzling (Ghostzapper)

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
784000
i
Light blue, red stripe on sleeves, halved cap (Kwan Wah & Chan Tung)

Excellence (NZ)  7 

ch g Castledale - Capital Gold (Capitano)

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Great Joy has run well in three starts this season and arguably should have won last start on the dirt. He looks a certain winner in the weeks to come and can kickstart his season here. #11 Savannah Wind produced a strong staying effort to win over 2200m in Class 5 last start. With Matthew Poon's claim, he now carries 22 pounds less up in grade and can figure. #2 High Volatility ran well with the class drop over 1200m. He makes a huge leap in trip but has run OK in the past. #9 Aeroluminance can take some minor money.

13:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Hibiscus Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
210070
i
Yellow, royal blue large spots, yellow spots on royal blue sleeves, royal blue hoop on yellow cap (Bona Fide Syndicate)

Amazing Feeling (NZ)  21 

b g Iffraaj - China Choice (Encosta de lago)

CD
5 9-7 b
58
A BadelR Gibson
2
883544
i
Silver, red cross belts and star on cap (Mr & Mrs Philip Ng Yuk Wing And Michael Ng Mun Kit)

Enormous Honour (AUS)  52 

b g Encosta de Lago - Myrrh (Salse)

CD
7 9-3 b
54
N RawillerY S Tsui
3
880693
i
Yellow, red chevron hoop, emerald green & yellow halved sleeves, red stars on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Tang Kwok Yung)

Hinyuen Swiftness (AUS)  38 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Stolen Girlfriend (Canny lad)

5 9-3
54
K C Leung (2)C H Yip
4
021000
i
Royal blue & blue stripes, red sleeves, blue star on royal blue cap (Jaime Sze Wine Him)

Namjong Invincible (AUS)  42 

b g I Am Invincible - Royal Wit

D
5 9-3
54
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
5
221208
i
Purple, pink heart, red diamonds on white sleeves, pink diamonds on purple cap (Kong Sum Yuk)

Sum Win Dragon (FR)  21 

b g Ransom O'war - Bittersweetsymfony (Dispersal)

CD
6 9-3 b
54
C Y Ho (2)A Lee
6
214623
i
Red, yellow star, turquoise and purple halved sleeves, yellow armlets, purple stars on yellow cap (Alan Cheng Kin Sang)

Polymer Luck (NZ)  35 

b/b g Pins - Savamour (Savabeel)

CD
5 9-1
52
J MoreiraK W Lui
7
0772
i
Purple, gold armlets on purple sleeves, white & gold hooped cap (Mason Wu Shang Tun, Chan Man Hon & Matthew Chan Man Fung)

Charity Wings (AUS)  21 

b g Bel Esprit - Viva Dubai

4 8-13
50
Z PurtonC S Shum
8
475970
i
Royal blue, red braid, red armlets (Ronald Jeffrey Yang Yiu Chong)

Play It (GB)  32 

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

4 8-13
50
O DoleuzeC Fownes
9
475797
i
orange and yellow halved horizontally, beige hoop, orange stars on light blue sleeves, orange stars on light blue cap (Lawrence Lam Wai Hung)

Trendy Win (IRE)  35 

b g Oratorio - Gems Of Araby (Zafonic)

CD
9 8-11
48
H T Mo (7)L Ho
10
608133
i
Blue, pink sash, stripe on sleeves and checked cap (Ng Yat Cheung)

Dutch Windmill (IRE)  21 

b g Dark Angel - Cover Girl (Common Grounds)

CD
5 8-7
44
A SannaC W Chang
11
00557
i
Blue & red halved horizontally,  white star, red & white striped sleeves, white star on blue cap (Three Cheers Syndicate)

Master Bernini (AUS)  32 

b g Bernardini - Montaza

4 8-7 b
44
U RispoliM J Freedman
12
246284
i
Pink, purple stripes, stripe on sleeves and hoop on cap (Mr & Mrs Yung Yu Yan)

Five Stars Agent (AUS)  10 

b g Champions Gallery - Bevagna (Nordance)

D
5 8-5
42
M ChadwickJ Size
13
60076
i
light blue and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & Light blue hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Mark Fong Chung, Matthew Fong And Victoria Fong)

Mi Blanco (NZ)  7 

b g Cape Blanco - Mi Centie (Centaine)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
453361
i
Red, black sash, white sleeves, black chevron, red cap, black stripe (Lyraa Ng Yin Mui)

Multigogo (AUS)  21 

br g Drumbeats - Lights Off (Lucifer)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Enormous Honour has held his ground in his last two runs at Sha Tin. The return to Happy Valley should be a plus and he can score a second Hong Kong win. #3 Hinyuen Swiftness ran well over 1200m last start. He steps up to 1650m at Happy Valley now and if he brings that form, he'll be around the mark. #6 Polymer Luck's form is strong and he should go close. #9 Trendy Win has decent course and distance statistics and can figure.

13:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Hydrangea Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 106,304 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
184850
i
Yellow, royal blue stripe, red cap (HK Cricket Club Syndicate)

Chater Legend (IRE)  28 

ch g Tamayuz - Encouragement (Bertrando)

CD
6 9-7
80
K C Leung (2)D E Ferraris
2
255934
i
yellow & red halved horizontally, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star (Howard Liang Yum Shing)

California Joy (AUS)  17 

b g Fastnet Rock - Laetitia (Priolo)

CD
5 9-5
78
M F Poon (7)A S Cruz
3
00
i
Light green, gold braid, gold armlets on white sleeves, dark green chevron on gold cap (Can Horse Win Syndicate)

Red Rose Warrior (USA)  17 

b g War Chant - Rose Red (Fashion Find)

5 9-3
76
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
4
442497
i
Pink, royal blue hollow box, pink & royal blue quartered sleeves and cap (Patrick Ting Siu Yin)

Land Grant (AUS)  14 

b g High Chaparral - Cashier (Alhaarth)

CD
6 9-2
75
N RawillerA T Millard
5
517157
i
Yellow, black lightning bolt, orange stars on yellow sleeves, black stars on blue cap (Mr & Mrs Cheung Hing Loi)

Outlawed (GB)  42 

b g Kyllachy - Regent's Park (London News)

CD
6 9-1
74
S ClippertonP F Yiu
6
4-51310
i
Royal blue, light blue stripes, white cap (Lillian El-azar, Karim El-azar & J A Filmer-wilson)

Mambo Rock (IRE)  42 

br g Rock Of Gibraltar - Amaya

4 9-0 b
73
A SannaD J Hall
7
565215
i
Black, white chevrons, black sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Simon Tam Ngak Chou & Tam Hin Chi)

Ho Ho Feel (AUS)  24 

b g Henrythenavigator - Minnie Deal (Street cry)

CD
6 8-9
68
B PrebbleC H Yip
8
305089
i
Brown, gold v, brown stripe on white sleeves and cap (Cheng Ying Yim)

Ishvara (NZ)  32 

ch g Coats choice - Asiana

CD
7 8-9
68
H T Mo (7)T P Yung
9
700346
i
Pink, purple v, purple & pink halved sleeves, pink & purple checked cap (Mr & Mrs Ma Leung)

Pretty Bauhinia (AUS)  28 

br g Danzero - Li'l Miss Hayley

5 8-7 b
66
J MoreiraY S Tsui
10
405080
i
Royal Blue, Light Green sleeves, halved cap (Right Track Syndicate)

Right Call (NZ)  17 

b g Darci Brahma - Sweet Caroline (Squill)

6 8-7
66
U RispoliF C Lor
11
505100
i
Mauve, pink star, pink spots on sleeves, pink hoop on cap (Ko Kam Piu)

Little Island (NZ)  10 

b g Tavistock - Keep Alight (Keeper)

CD
6 8-6
65
W M LaiK L Man
12
523739
i
Purple & red checks, yellow sleeves and cap (Chao Kuang Piu)

Winning Faith (AUS)  17 

ch g Star Witness - My Central

4 8-2
61
A BadelC S Shum
13
334226
i
Purple, yellow braid, purple stripe on white sleeves, red cap (Merry-go-lucky Syndicate)

Merrygowin (NZ)  21 

ch g Castledale - Sweet Fascination

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
004197
i
White, red v, pink & red checked sleeves, pink & red checked cap (Sidney Leung Kwun Wa)

Super Leader (NZ)  14 

b g Bel Danoro - Marendez

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Winning Faith makes his first trip to Happy Valley here. It remains to be seen if the 1650m is really what he is looking for but if he handles the trip, then he will be very hard to beat from gate three. #2 California Joy is racing well back down in Class 3. He gets seven pounds off with Matthew Poon aboard and deserves consideration. #5 Outlawed returns to the Happy Valley 1650m, where he has won two from four. #4 Land Grant's course and distance efforts have been good and he can place.

14:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Hydrangea Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 106,304 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
007219
i
Red, white diamonds, white & red checked sleeves and hooped cap (Getmore Group Syndicate)

Dr Win Win (IRE)  28 

b g Makfi - Baine (Country Reel)

CD
4 9-7
78
N RawillerF C Lor
2
854266
i
Black, white chevron hoop, pink sleeves, pink and white checked cap (Kitty Kwok Sea Nga)

Go Beauty Go (NZ)  10 

br g O'reilly - Lodore Mystic (Centaine)

D
5 9-5
76
Z PurtonJ S Moore
3
150645
i
Pink, dark green chevron, pink chevron on silver sleeves, pink cap (Christy Ng Ling Ling)

Jade Fortune (NZ)  21 

ch g Showcasing - Shades Of Silk (Dynasty)

CD
5 9-4 b
75
U RispoliK L Man
4
559969
i
Purple and pink halved horizontally, mauve hoop, purple and pink halved sleeves, purple and mauve quartered cap (Chow Chu May Ping)

Nitro Express (AUS)  45 

br g Nadeem - Princess Laya (Encosta de lago)

CD
6 8-13
70
K C Leung (2)D E Ferraris
5
802100
i
Rose with gold star, gold and rose chevrons on sleeves, gold and rose hooped cap (Sandia Yit Lau Ying Lam & Yit Kwok Leung)

A Beautiful (AUS)  32 

b g Bushranger - Anfield (Ladoni)

6 8-10
67
W M LaiW Y So
6
757065
i
Dark Green, red chevrons, red chevrons on dark green sleeves, Dark green cap, red stripe, white peak (Eugene Chuang Yue Chien)

Photon Willie (NZ)  28 

b g High Chaparral - Sorestan

CD
8 8-10
67
B PrebbleP O'Sullivan
7
229737
i
Blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow and red halved sleeves, blue armlets, yellow cap, red stripe (Fung Kok Po)

Smiling Charm (AUS)  17 

b g Fastnet Rock - Kaimana (Tale Of The Cat)

5 8-8
65
A SannaC W Chang
8
682603
i
Turquoise, gold chevron hoop and chevron on mauve sleeves, mauve chevron on gold cap (Mr & Mrs Idon Pong)

Easy Hedge (AUS)  14 

b g Medaglia d'Oro - Call Me Chrissie

C
5 8-7
64
S ClippertonJ Size
9
089080
i
Red, yellow chevron hoop, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Jackie Wong See Sum)

Travel First (IRE)  42 

b g Duke of Marmalade - Starship (Apollo)

D
6 8-11
68
H T MoC H Yip
10
970522
i
Royal blue, red v, royal blue & white chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Dbs Goodban Syndicate)

Mister Monte (AUS)  21 

ch g Hussonet - Grantsville (Trempolino)

4 8-6
63
J MoreiraA S Cruz
11
067857
i
Royal blue, white star, royal blue armlets on white sleeves and star on white cap (Eddie Junior Yau)

The Judge (NZ)  17 

gr g Align - Annalee

5 8-4
61
C Y Ho (2)C Fownes
12
803616
i
Red, yellow lightning bolt, mauve hoops on white sleeves, yellow hoop on red cap (Good Neighbour Syndicate)

Happy And Healthy (AUS)  28 

b g Fastnet Rock - Sidereus Nuncius (Galileo)

CD
7 8-3
60
M F Poon (7)D J Hall
13
334226
i
Purple, yellow braid, purple stripe on white sleeves, red cap (Merry-go-lucky Syndicate)

Merrygowin (NZ)  21 

ch g Castledale - Sweet Fascination

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Jade Fortune's run some solid races of late. He is hard to catch but this might be the time to try and lock him down. #2 Go Beauty Go usually goes forward and makes his own luck. He has the look of a horse on his mark, but if he gets a nice run out in front, he can figure. #10 Mister Monte is nearing a win and should be hard to beat, although he is likely to be unders. #8 Easy Hedge mixes his form. This is on the sharp side but he is at a winnable mark.

14:50 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 13 Dec 2017

Roselle Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 106,304 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
61
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

CD
4 9-4
74
M ChadwickA S Cruz
2
370503
i
red, orange spots, orange sleeves, orange spots on red cap, silver peak (Wong Kwok Keung)

Golden Harvest (AUS)  35 

b g Al maher - Marzipan

CD
9 9-2
72
K C Leung (2)A T Millard
3
5923
i
Yellow, royal blue stars & sleeves, royal blue star on yellow cap (Yau Tak King Syndicate)

Gamechangers (IRE)  14 

b g Canford Cliffs - Awjila (Oasis Dream)

4 9-0
70
B PrebbleJ Size
4
02-6040
i
Red, white stripes, red and white halved sleeves, gold armlets, red stars on gold cap (Shi Jun)

Lamarosa (NZ)  28 

b g Postponed - Coimbra (Trempolino)

CD
5 8-12 b
68
O DoleuzeP O'Sullivan
5
0
i
Red, yellow star, white stars on mauve sleeves, yellow stars on mauve cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Hou Bo)

Power Man (AUS)  21 

gr g Bradbury's Luck - Malela (Danske)

4 8-11
67
C Y Ho (2)W Y So
6
549949
i
Yellow, royal blue diamond hoop and hoops on sleeves (Hk Diamond Bourse Racing Syndicate)

Diamond Master (AUS)  21 

b g Not A Single Doubt - Sandy Desert (Green Desert)

CD
6 8-9 b
65
W M LaiP F Yiu
7
145760
i
White, maroon hoop, white, maroon hooped sleeves, white, maroon quartered cap (10/11 John Moore Trainer Syndicate)

Hair Trigger (AUS)  17 

b g Smart Missile - Touch of Greatness (Hero's Honor)

4 8-9 b
65
S ClippertonJ S Moore
8
0-069
i
Yellow and purple diamonds, light blue stripe on purple sleeves, purple hoop on light blue cap (Jamie Cheng Po Kwan)

Burst Away (AUS)  69 

b g Bel Esprit - Filly Of Choice (End Sweep)

5 8-7
63
D WhyteK L Man
9
30U282
i
Red, royal blue chevrons, royal blue chevrons on white sleeves, red hoop on royal blue cap (Paul Chung Chi Leung)

G-One Lover (AUS)  14 

ch g Magnus - Diamond Orchid (Victory Note)

6 8-6
62
Z PurtonC S Shum
10
321240
i
Orange, brown v, brown hoops on sleeves, brown stripe on cap (Ng Kam Ming)

Smart Boy (AUS)  21 

b g Lonhro - Rose Ransom (Red Ransom)

CD
5 8-6
62
U RispoliT P Yung
11
348925
i
Turquoise & maroon checked, turquoise sleeves (Stephen Lee Hon Kee)

Energetic Class (AUS)  171 

b/b g Globetrotter - Atomic Dancer

6 8-2
58
M F Poon (7)C W Chang
12
1299
i
Light blue, emerald green chevron hoop, light green armlets on white sleeves, light blue stripe on white cap (Samuel Choi Lin Hung)

Sam's Love (AUS)  35 

b g Smart Missile - Dashie Diva (Dash For Cash)

D
4 8-2
58
J MoreiraC H Yip
13
0
i
Turquoise, royal blue stars, white sleeves, royal blue star on turquoise cap (Smartest Star Syndicate)

Captain Boss (IRE)  17 

b g Dream Ahead - Candy Ride (Ride The Rails)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
990408
i
Yellow and pink quartered, mauve sleeves and cap (Mak Kang Hoi & Rosanna Mak)

Happy Surveys (AUS)  14 

br g Myboycharlie - Montelimar (Wolver Hollow)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Smart Boy perhaps did not quite see out the 1650m last start, although he did have excuses. Back to 1200m from a kind draw, he has to be considered a leading chance again. #3 Gamechangers is nearing a win and looks right on track now. He must go in. #4 Lamarosa ran poorly first-up but with the run under his belt, quick improvement can be expected. #2 Golden Harvest is a long way from the galloper he was when he ran fifth in the 2014 Hong Kong Sprint but can still prove competitive off his current mark.