12:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Aster Handicap (4YO plus)

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

1

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
960541
i
White, gold spots, gold armlets on sleeves, gold cap (Joseph Chung)

Good Companion (AUS)  106 

b g Exceed And Excel - Dyna Slam (Grand Slam)

CD
6 9-5
58
M ChadwickK H Ting
2
2-00204
i
Green, gold chevron and stripe on light green sleeves, green & gold checked cap (Yvonne Chow Hau Yee)

Very Rich Man (AUS)  15 

b g Reset - Exelante

CD
6 9-5
58
M F Poon (5)L Ho
3
700747
i
Green : white stars : white slvs, white star on green cap (Kerm Din & Kareem Din)

Pakistan Baby (NZ)  36 

b g Perfectly Ready - Betty Lamour

CD
8 9-3
56
K TeetanA S Cruz
4
079982
i
Yellow & black checks, black armlets on yellow sleeves, checked cap (Edwin Cheung Hon Kit)

The Createth (AUS)  15 

b g Henrythenavigator - Creative Plan (Flying Spur)

5 9-3
56
N CallanJ S Moore
5
709000
i
Royal-blue with red seams : grey slvs, gold stars on red cap (Yu Pang Chun & Yu Kwok Chun)

Spring Win (AUS)  22 

b g Magic albert - Inaname

CD
6 9-1 b
54
H T Mo (5)P F Yiu
6
091249
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)  109 

b g Tickets - Fleur de Lion (Lion Heart)

CD
5 8-13 b
52
D WhyteD J Hall
7
i
Pink, purple chevron, pink stripe on purple sleeves and stars on purple cap (Kevin Lau Yat Sun)

Prawn Yeah Yeah (NZ)  

b g Commands - Alamantra

4 8-13
52
C MurrayR Gibson
8
647086
i
Pale-blue : yellow diamond and striped cap (Yau Tim)

London Master (AUS)  15 

b g Commands - Suzy Smart (Smart Strike)

CD
7 8-11
50
U RispoliD E Ferraris
9
043568
i
Red, white triangle, red & black checked sleeves, red & black striped cap (Game Genius Syndicate)

Junzi (NZ)  36 

b g Red Giant - Quality Dream (Winning Smile)

C
6 8-8
47
A SannaW Y So
10
0-907
i
Pale-blue : white heart, white slvs and cap (Prd Buddies Syndicate)

Jumbo Bus (NZ)  26 

b g Iffraaj - Jabot (Bold Ruler)

5 8-6
45
T H So (2)T P Yung
Verdict

#6 Gracious Ryder returns to Happy Valley for the first time since January. He has run some terrific races here, including a win in June last year, and he maps to enjoy a perfect run in this spot. He's a big chance here. #2 Very Rich Man should be out on the speed, leading the 10-runner field through solid sections. He is arguably better suited at 1000m, although he has won over this course and distance, and if he is able to just get a breather at the right time, he could win. #3 Pakistan Baby is another sure to be around the mark from a good draw. #10 Jumbo Bus is better than what he has shown on the racetrack so far. It will click for him at some point, it's just a matter of when. He's worth including underneath.

12:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Aster Handicap (2YO plus)

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

2

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
967223
i
Yellow and purple diamonds, light blue stripe on purple sleeves, purple hoop on light blue cap (Jamie Cheng Po Kwan)

Burst Away (AUS)  26 

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

6 9-7
60
D WhyteD E Ferraris
2
712140
i
White, red spots, gold stars on red sleeves, gold hoop on purple cap (Pauline Ngan Po Ling & Ngan Hei Keung)

Fantastic Fabio (AUS)  15 

b g Hidden dragon - Fantastic Flo Jo (Fantastic light)

CD
5 9-0
53
C Wong (10)C H Yip
3
0360
i
Silver, royal blue stripe, halved sleeves, royal blue stripe on cap (Sammy Sean Lee)

Big Bully (AUS)  102 

ch g Magic albert - Fiammarosa (Danehill)

4 8-13 b
52
M L Yeung (2)D J Hall
4
009730
i
Black, red chevron hoop, white sleeves, black cap, white stripe (HKJC Racing Club Limited)

Young Empire (GB)  22 

b g Royal Applause - Age Of Chivalry (Invincible Spirit)

CD
5 8-11
50
A SannaW Y So
5
253506
i
Silver, red lightning bolt, red hoops on white sleeves, red stars on silver cap (Merry Gang Syndicate)

Split Of A Second (AUS)  36 

ch g Helmet - Umoya (Nashwan)

5 8-10
49
M F Poon (5)L Ho
6
09
i
Black with gold stars : gold star on black cap (Dr Thomas Chung Siu Po)

Tom's Dragon (AUS)  15 

b g Hinchinbrook - Savsenga

4 8-10
49
S ClippertonJ Size
7
767472
i
Red, black chevrons, gold diamonds on red cap (Chiu Kwan Chi)

Love Chunghwa (IRE)  22 

b g Elusive City - Lucky Norwegian (Almutawakel)

CD
8 8-9
48
U RispoliT P Yung
8
750
i
Black, pink lightning bolt, pink & black halved sleeves, black stars on pink cap (Costo Syndicate)

Touchdown Striker (AUS)  26 

ch g Turffontein - Acid Test (Sharpo)

3 8-9
48
H T Mo (5)M J Freedman
9
797
i
Blue, silver stars, striped sleeves, silver & blue halved cap (Giresh G Melwani)

Dominator (AUS)  106 

b g Commands - Cover Charge

4 8-8
47
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
10
43-7782
i
Black, orange chevron, orange armlets on light green sleeves, orange and black quartered cap (Choi Lung Wai)

Manful Star (AUS)  17 

ch g Northern Meteor - Suggestive

CD
7 8-5
44
G Van NiekerkP F Yiu
Verdict

#5 Split Of A Second gets into a more favourable draw here, with the inside gate potentially allowing the five-year-old to get the run of the race just behind the speed. With the weight break afforded by the booking of Matthew Poon, he looks dangerous in this spot. #7 Love Chunghwa ran well for second last start, albeit a long way behind Country Star. There is nothing of that calibre in this race and he's a danger yet again. #1 Burst Away might need some weight relief but he continues to race well. He's yet to run a strong race at Happy Valley but this might be his chance. #9 Dominator trialled well behind Saturday's winner Ugly Warrior ahead of his return. He did enough in three starts last season to suggest that he can win quickly this term.

13:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Dandelion Handicap (4YO plus)

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

3

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
332044
i
Yellow, brown chevron hoop, brown stars on on sleeves, yellow star on brown cap (Boniface Ho Ka Kui)

Sichuan Boss (AUS)  11 

b g Pins - Nahayan (Zabeel)

CD
6 9-7 b
59
C Wong (10)A T Millard
2
009994
i
Gold, white triple diamond, royal blue sleeves, gold & white striped cap (Peter Young Wai Po)

Waldorf (NZ)  15 

blk g Highly Recommended - Skite

4 9-4
56
K C Ng (3)A S Cruz
3
00
i
Royal-blue : yellow chevron and chevron on pale-blue slvs, royal-blue chevron on pale-blue cap (Wong Yuk Lun)

True Grit (AUS)  15 

b g Wanted - Sedoso (Tanaasa)

4 8-12
50
S ClippertonJ Size
4
703522
i
Turquoise, royal blue stars, white sleeves, royal blue star on turquoise cap (Smartest Star Syndicate)

Captain Boss (IRE)  15 

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

4 8-11
49
Z PurtonL Ho
5
133123
i
Yellow, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, light blue stars (Lau Ying Kin)

Golden Kid (GB)  17 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Lacandona (Septieme Ciel)

CD
6 8-10
48
A SannaK W Lui
6
785124
i
Pale-blue & purple qtrd : purple armlet on white slvs, purple chevron on pale-blue cap (Szeto Yuk Ting)

Letsgofree (IRE)  8 

b g Fast Company - Ramamara (Trans Island)

CD
6 8-7
45
K C LeungK H Ting
7
6-070
i
Pink and purple halved horizontally, light blue hoop, purple stars on white sleeves, light blue and purple hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Hui Yuk Hon)

Horse Prosperous (NZ)  214 

b g Tavistock - Diva Down Under

4 8-6
44
C Y Ho (2)P F Yiu
8
008940
i
Dark-blue : white cross belts, striped slvs and cap (Ewo Syndicate)

The Sylph (AUS)  17 

b g Dane Shadow - Gone Wild (Wild Rush)

CD
8 8-6
44
U RispoliD E Ferraris
9
006151
i
Pink : mauve & pale-blue v, white slvs, mauve & pale-blue stripe on white cap (Angela Yeung Pui Yan)

Chaparral Star (AUS)  11 

b g High Chaparral - Sutology

4 8-3
41
K TeetanC Fownes
10
00600
i
Red : pale-green heart, pale-green hearts on red slvs, red cap (Cai Shui Syndicate)

Money Marshal (NZ)  17 

b g Iffraaj - Speedalot

4 8-3
41
M F Poon (5)M J Freedman
Verdict

#9 Chaparral Star has won two of his last three starts since getting up in distance. He should appreciate even more getting up to the extended mile at Happy Valley and he can overcome the rise in grade to win once again. #4 Captain Boss has been racing consistently without winning. The booking of Zac Purton is a big push and he's right in contention. #1 Sichuan Boss doesn't win out of turn but he gets plenty of weight relief again. If he can get a nice trail behind the leaders, he could finish strongly. #7 Horse Prosperous has shown flashes of talent at times. He should be suited to this course and distance and he's worth including

13:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Hibiscus Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 55,566 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
006321
i
Violet : emerald-green sash and armlet (Kenneth Chung Kin Shu)

Penzance (NZ)  113 

br g Pentire - Zablonde (Zabeel)

C
5 9-7
60
Z PurtonD J Hall
2
854551
i
Maroon, gold sleeves, maroon hoop on gold cap (Mr & Mrs William Elkin Mocatta)

Top Ace (USA)  11 

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

D
7 9-5
58
C MurrayA T Millard
3
053704
i
Pale-blue & red stripes : red chevron on yellow slvs, pale-blue & red checked cap (Leung Kwun)

Mega Treasure (IRE)  22 

b g Kodiac - Defined Feature (Nabeel Dancer)

4 9-3
56
M L Yeung (2)Y S Tsui
4
000000
i
Yellow and purple halved horizontally, purple sleeves, red cap (Lester C H Kwok)

Come On Wongchoy (AUS)  15 

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

4 9-2
55
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
5
299058
i
Rose, light blue chevrons (Rotary Club Of Kwai Chung Syndicate)

Kwaichung Brothers (AUS)  15 

b g Racer's Edge - Shezgonewest

C
6 9-1
54
C Wong (10)R Gibson
6
2-06217
i
White, royal blue and white hooped cap, white peak (Hung Kam Po)

Jolly Amber (AUS)  15 

b g Sepoy - Shibata

CD
5 8-11 b
50
N CallanP F Yiu
7
240606
i
Silver, rose inverted triangle, rose sleeves, rose stars on silver cap (Raymond Leung Cheong Ming)

Sweet Bean (AUS)  11 

b g Encosta de Lago - Skates (Verglas)

CD
8 8-10
49
K TeetanC Fownes
8
672461
i
Purple, Yellow Chevron, Yellow & Red Halved Sleeves, Purple Cap, Yellow Stars (Leung Kai Fai)

Holy Unicorn (IRE)  36 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Open Book (Notebook)

CD
5 8-9
48
M ChadwickK H Ting
9
547026
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)  22 

b g Thewayyouare - Vera Mont (Danehill Dancer)

4 8-7 b
46
C SchofieldC W Chang
10
050260
i
White, green diagonal stripes, green sleeve, green stripe on white cap (Lau Yiu Chu, Cynthia Lau, Sandra Lau & Robert Lau)

Celebration (NZ)  22 

b g O'reilly - One Love (Bravefoot)

5 8-5
44
U RispoliD E Ferraris
11
777355
i
White, Red sleeves, striped cap (Lau Fu Wing)

Wealthy Fortune (IRE)  36 

b g Invincible Spirit - Saoire (Pivotal)

CD
9 8-1 b
40
G Van NiekerkK L Man
12
0-00000
i
Yellow : blue v, yellow stripe on pale-blue slvs, blue chevron on pale-blue cap (Chan Kam Hung & Alan Chan Kin On)

Massive Power (NZ)  22 

b g Pins - Lucida

C
7 8-1
40
T H So (2)L Ho
13
000953
i
Yellow & light blue diamonds, yellow and light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Happy Win Syndicate)

Triumphal Win (GB)  15 

ch g Paco Boy - Tora Bora (Grand Lodge)

4
-
Reserve 1C W Chang
14
0-03004
i
Royal-blue : red braces, stripe on slvs and cap (Law Hing Cheung)

Dazzle Winner (AUS)  11 

b g Artie Schiller - Lessie

5 8-6 b
45
Reserve 2Y S Tsui
Verdict

#1 Penzance is an eye-catching galloper who is crying out for a softer track. He won't find that here, but he was only given a four-point ratings rise for his end-of-season win and he should be a leading hope again if he's taken any benefit from the summer. #8 Holy Unicorn won impressively from the front at his first start for Jimmy Ting last month. If he can get another soft lead here, then there is no reason he can't win like that again. #2 Top Ace finally broke through last start at his 33rd Hong Kong start. The former Italian might have found the confidence he needs to continue on his way once more. #7 Sweet Bean is always worth including in exotics in these races.

14:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Australian Turf Club Trophy Handicap (4YO plus)

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

5

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
059615
i
Pink and purple halved horizontally, light blue hoop, purple stars on white sleeves, light blue and purple hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Hui Yuk Hon)

Mickey Rich (GB)  15 

ch g Sepoy - Pivotal Drive (Pivotal)

C
4 9-7
60
N CallanP F Yiu
2
686374
i
Black, gold diamonds, black armlets on gold sleeves, black & gold quartered cap (Nelson Lee Yuk Ming, Norman Ng Si Pang & Eric Poon Hung Cheung)

King's Man (NZ)  8 

b g Iffraaj - Ruqqaya

CD
6 9-6 b
59
G Van NiekerkP F Yiu
3
439131
i
Yellow, red triple diamond, red diamonds on yellow sleeves, yellow diamonds on blue cap (Leung Shing)

Sparkling Sword (AUS)  22 

b g Danzero - Supernal (Comet Shine)

CD
8 9-6
59
M ChadwickK W Lui
4
09364
i
Green with pink stripe : pink cap (Mr & Mrs Colin Lo Chor Cheong)

Bundle Of Energy (NZ)  22 

br g Reliable Man - Betty Brown

4 8-12
51
Z PurtonD J Hall
5
420430
i
Red, yellow stars on red sleeves, yellow stripe on black cap (Penha Hill Syndicate)

Marvel Joy (IRE)  26 

b g Helmet - Without Precedent (Polish Precedent)

4 8-12
51
A SannaC Fownes
6
8-36000
i
Gold & royal blue halved (Chow Wailee & The Executors Of The Estate Of The Late Dr Chow Yei Ching)

Daring Heart (AUS)  22 

b g Show A Heart - Kamiri (King ivor)

CD
5 8-9
48
U RispoliD E Ferraris
7
987008
i
Red, yellow star, silver & red halved sleeves, red & silver halved cap (Mr & Mrs Lau Ying Wah)

Wah May Baby (IRE)  15 

b g Amadeus Wolf - Pearls Of Wisdom (Kyllachy)

CD
Non Runner
8
581904
i
White, light green chevrons, royal blue diamonds on white sleeves, light green stripe on white cap (Gary Lee Sai Ho)

The Full Bloom (GB)  11 

gr/ g Zebedee - Break Of Dawn (Alzao)

5 8-7
46
W M LaiC H Yip
9
08-1883
i
Yellow, black and lime green sash, lime green sleeves, black hoops, yellow cap (Fraternity Syndicate)

Fine With Me (AUS)  22 

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

CD
6 8-5 b
44
M L Yeung (2)K H Ting
10
900060
i
Pale-blue with red diamonds (Vijay Harish Mohinani, Nilesh Murli Sajnani & Jaikishin)

Avellino (NZ)  17 

b g Iffraaj - Gatestopper

7 8-3 b
42
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
11
099025
i
Purple: gold hollow box, purple & cream striped slvs, purple, cream & gold cap (Chan Hung)

Lucky Shiny Day (NZ)  22 

b g Per Incanto - Zalass

4 8-1
40
T H So (2)L Ho
Verdict

#3 Sparkling Sword has been racing well of late, winning to end his last season before proving too strong again second-up when leading at ridiculously slow fractions - his first sectional of 29.34s was, by some margin, the slowest in recent memory. He's up in the weights now but, in this grade, he's always a chance when he's in form and able to dictate. #4 Bundle Of Energy was scratched at the gates two weeks ago. He looked set to run a big race on that occasion and there's no reason he can't do so again here. #9 Fine With Me can finish off strongly.

14:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Hydrangea Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
919-0
i
Gold & blue checks, brown armlets on gold sleeves (Mok Kam Hung & Michael Mok Kwan Yuen)

Mega Heart (AUS)  207 

b g Foreplay - The Baroness (Blues Traveller)

CD
6 9-7
79
N CallanC W Chang
2
1114-07
i
Purple, orange star, purple & orange checked sleeves and striped cap (Lai Yiu Keung & Lai Man Kon)

Demons Rock (IRE)  22 

b g Requinto - Afnoon (Street Cry)

3 9-5
77
M L Yeung (2)K H Ting
3
021360
i
Red, lime green spots, light blue sleeves, lime green spots on purple cap (Mr & Mrs Loh Dai Jur, Elton Loh Kin And David Loh Wai)

Healthy Luck (AUS)  22 

b g Written Tycoon - Schapelle

CD
5 9-4
76
C Y Ho (2)K L Man
4
751285
i
Gold with black stars, black stars on mauve cap (Qcoba Racing Syndicate)

Dragon Pioneer (AUS)  26 

b g Zoffany - She's Sirius (Galileo)

CD
5 9-2
74
K C LeungY S Tsui
5
274377
i
White, purple star, white and yellow halved sleeves, yellow star on purple cap (Evelyn Cheng Wei Kwan & Jacky Ho Fai Keung)

Money Boy (AUS)  11 

b g Hinchinbrook - Kianben (Jan Murray)

CD
5 9-2
74
K TeetanJ Size
6
756820
i
Gold, royal blue chevron, quartered sleeves, gold cap, royal blue stripe (Celebrations Syndicate)

Lucky Guy (AUS)  17 

br g Domesday - Tintoretto (Sikeston)

7 8-3
61
W M LaiC H Yip
7
753793
i
White : red v, pink stripe on red slvs, red stars on pink cap (Leung Lun Ping)

Super Wise (AUS)  36 

b g ZOFFANY - Folichonne

5 9-0
72
U RispoliC H Yip
8
247140
i
Black & white quartered, checked sleeves and cap (Master Syndicate)

Master Albert (AUS)  95 

ch g Magic albert - Kate Of Clonmel

5 8-13
71
A SannaW Y So
9
274523
i
Purple, gold lightning bolt, purple stars on gold sleeves, purple & gold striped cap (Francis Yeung)

Storm Signal (AUS)  22 

b g Foxwedge - Isn't She Fabulous (Fusaichi Pegasus)

5 8-13
71
D WhyteJ S Moore
10
0
i
Blue, orange stars, white sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs Robert Lam Chi Hing)

Very Lucky (AUS)  137 

br g Stryker - Leica Gossip

5 8-8 b
66
M ChadwickK W Lui
11
665234
i
Orange, white epaulettes, white stars on sleeves, white cap, orange stars (Alfred Chong Kin Ngai & Jack Chong Chun Kit)

Bulb Elite (NZ)  106 

gr g Iffraaj - Miranda Miss

5 8-5
63
C SchofieldP O'Sullivan
12
334028
i
Red, black diamonds and armlet on sleeves, red & black quartered cap (Kam Hing Yuen)

General Iron (NZ)  15 

b g Towkay - Plaything (High Top)

CD
9 8-5
63
G Van NiekerkD E Ferraris
Verdict

#5 Money Boy didn't show a lot first-up, but last season's ironhorse clearly thrives on racing and he's right in the mix second-up from a good draw with the in-form Karis Teetan taking the ride. #4 Dragon Pioneer should be able to jump out and lead here with even luck. He can stick on strongly. #11 Bulb Elite might find this a touch sharp but he will be closing off strongly late and he deserves consideration. #9 Storm Signal has been consistent for some time and he should perform well yet again.

15:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Roselle Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
41
i
Royal-blue : royal-blue & orange striped slvs (The Hon Ronald Arculli Gbm Gbs Jp & Johanna K J Arculli Bbs)

Red Warrior (IRE)  22 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Sweet Dreams Baby (Dr. Caton)

CD
3 9-7
78 3
Z PurtonJ Size
2
0
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue stripes on sleeves, royal blue hoop on cap (Silas S S Yang, Cheung Yuk Tak, Wong Tak Wai & Ho Chi Keung)

Tangmere (NZ)  17 

b c Frankel - Our Echezeaux (Zabeel)

4 9-6
77
C SchofieldC Fownes
3
815873
i
Pink, brown diamonds, white sleeves, pink cap, brown hoop (Lianne Lam & Matthew Lam Kin Hong)

Brave Legend (AUS)  15 

b g Choisir - Uno Sayuri

CD
5 9-4
75
C Y Ho (2)A S Cruz
4
510234
i
Orange, royal blue chevrons, light blue and royal blue quartered cap (Lau Yi Fai)

Super Form (GB)  36 

b g Azamour - Visanilla (Danehill)

CD
6 9-4
75
C MurrayA T Millard
5
710000
i
Mauve, gold chevron, gold chevron on black slvs, mauve & gold hlvd cap (Mok Hing Kwong)

Razor Quest (GB)  17 

b g Virtual - Takarna (Mark of Esteem)

CD
7 9-1
72
W M LaiC W Chang
6
563358
i
Yellow & black checks, black armlets on yellow sleeves, checked cap (Edwin Cheung Hon Kit)

Taking Aim (AUS)  17 

ch g Choisir - Girl Hussler (Hussonet)

4 9-1
72
G Van NiekerkJ S Moore
7
425444
i
Pale-green & mauve hlvd with orange v : orange, mauve & yellow chevrons on slvs, orange chevron on yellow cap (Ip Chung Pui Wan)

Let's Take It Easy (AUS)  15 

ch g Street Boss - Vogue Beauty

CD
5 8-13
70
U RispoliL Ho
8
0-06600
i
Black, silver chevron, black chevron on silver sleeves, silver stripe on black cap (Eddie Wong Ming Chak)

Top Laurels (AUS)  134 

b g War Chant - Innsbruck (Lights Out)

CD
6 8-13
70
N CallanK L Man
9
400
i
Old-gold & blue halved with rose star : rose chevrons on blue slvs, rose star on old-gold cap (Brave Heart Syndicate)

Vigor Fame (GER)  26 

br/ g Lord Of England - Shokogirl (Sholokhov)

4 8-12
69
M L Yeung (2)K W Lui
10
807307
i
Pale-blue : black & red hooped sash, pale-blue, red & black slvs, pale-green spots on black cap (Friends Of Sea Biscuit Syndicate)

Play Wise (NZ)  17 

br g Alamosa - Grey Swan (Daylami)

5 8-8 b
65
A SannaM J Freedman
11
280618
i
Pink, Red spots, Pink sleeves, Orange cap (David Sin Wai Kin)

Starship (AUS)  22 

ch g Husson - Ourkohinoor

6 8-7 b
64
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
12
352132
i
Pale-green & green hlvd with gold star : pale-green & green hoop on gold slvs, gold star on old-gold cap (Nicola Chu Ming Nga)

Amazing Satchmo (GB)  22 

ch g Kyllachy - Amitola

D
4 8-6 b
63
K TeetanD E Ferraris
13
19-0207
i
Pink, red cross, pink & red halved sleeves, red & pink halved cap (Friends Of The Saint Syndicate)

Our Hero (AUS)  22 

b g Fastnet Rock - Hummingbird (Boone's Mill)

CD
6 8-4
61
Reserve 1C S Shum
14
003056
i
Yellow, black lightning bolt, black chevrons on gold sleeves, purple and black checked cap (Chantilly Buddies Syndicate)

My Ally (FR)  22 

b g Siyouni - Etoile Nocturne (Medicean)

4 9-7
78
Reserve 2R Gibson
Verdict

#1 Red Warrior looked a horse capable of heading higher with his second-up win in late September. He has the outside draw here, but in a race with little speed, he should be able to position handy. He will be hard to beat yet again. #8 Top Laurels hasn't shown much since winning in November last year. However, he has trialled well for this and fresh might be the time to catch him. #12 Amazing Satchmo continues to race consistently and he is a chance yet again. #6 Taking Aim will one of these days, it's just a matter of catching him at the right time. He will be around the mark.

15:50 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Oct 2018

Waratah Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
483321
i
Yellow and purple diamonds, purple chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap (Anthony Chow Wing Kin)

Fantastic Feeling (AUS)  15 

br g Show A Heart - Twirling Heights (Spinning world)

CD
7 9-6
75
N CallanD E Ferraris
2
523611
i
Yellow & brown diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Chiu Tao)

Buoyant Boy (GB)  99 

b g Zoffany - Close To The Edge (Yes It's True)

CD
4 8-12
67
C Wong (10)K L Man
3
90
i
White, black stripe, black hoop sleeves (Peter Kong Pak Cheung)

My Power (IRE)  95 

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

3 8-12
67 1
H T Mo (5)C S Shum
4
012154
i
Black, gold star, gold cap, black star (Francis Lui Sing Chuen)

Top Score (AUS)  22 

b g High Chaparral - Sarasota (Northern Flagship)

CD
6 8-11
66
M L Yeung (2)K W Lui
5
10-9807
i
Pale-blue : yellow disc and spots on royal-blue slvs, yellow & pale-blue hooped cap (Choi Chee Ming)

Golden Sun (GB)  141 

b g Dutch Art - Black Belt Shopper (Desert Prince)

D
6 8-10
65
C MurrayT P Yung
6
890
i
Pale-blue, white & royal-blue chevrons : pale-blue, white & royal-blue slvs, white chevron on pale-blue cap (He Jianfeng)

Beauty Time (AUS)  137 

b/b g Magnus - Verbatim (Vettori)

5 8-9
64
H N Wong (3)W Y So
7
006001
i
Mauve, red star, yellow stars on red cap (Kent Leung Kin Keung)

Salto Olimpico (AUS)  106 

br h Holy Roman Emperor - Sarada (Saritamer)

C
5 8-9
64
T H So (2)D J Hall
8
41
i
Black, scarlet stripe, sleeves and cap (Hk Country Club Racing Syndicate)

Country Star (AUS)  22 

b g Starcraft - Moonrush (Goldlust)

CD
3 8-8
63 1
Z PurtonJ Size
9
725130
i
Mauve, pink star, pink spots on sleeves, pink hoop on cap (Ko Kam Piu)

Little Bird (AUS)  26 

ch g Starcraft - Libor Lady (Exchange Rate)

D
5 8-8 b
63
G Van NiekerkP F Yiu
10
812310
i
Red, white star, yellow sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap (Benny Kwong Kai Sing)

Grade One (AUS)  109 

br g Manhattan Rain - Zipanese (Bellotto)

D
5 8-7 b
62
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
11
656628
i
White, red v, pink & red checked sleeves, pink & red checked cap (Sidney Leung Kwun Wa)

Super Leader (NZ)  106 

b g Bel Danoro - Marendez

CD
6 8-7
62
D WhyteC H Yip
12
570802
i
Black, red stripes, black cap (Jean-paul Cuvelier)

Navas (AUS)  22 

b g Written Tycoon - Whinewomen'n'song (Danasinga)

CD
6 8-6 b
61
M F Poon (5)R Gibson
13
566650
i
red, mauve stripe, mauve sleeves, white cap (Ada Wong Yin Man)

Encouraging (AUS)  95 

br g Redoute's Choice - Miss Marielle

5
-
Reserve 1M J Freedman
14
68084
i
Mauve with purple stars, rose star on pink cap (Kenneth Wu Pak Kei)

Sumstreetsumwhere (NZ)  17 

b g Highly Recommended - Street Siren

4 9-4
73
Reserve 2L Ho
Verdict

#8 Country Star couldn't have been any more impressive at his second start, racing clear for a three and a quarter length success. He steps up to Class 3 now and that's never an easy hunting ground for an early-season three-year-old, but he should enjoy a nice run just behind the speed and this looks another good spot for him to continue his progression. #9 Little Bird scored his own big-margin triumph at Sha Tin in June, but was just fair a start later before struggling first-up over the straight 1000m. He has drawn awkwardly here but he should scoot across to lead. If he gets things his own way, he's a chance again. #10 Grade One deserves respect off a Conghua stint, while #4 Top Score can continue to race well off his current rating.