12:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

Aberdeen Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 51,152 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 3f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
710298
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)

C
7 9-7 b
-
B PrebbleC Fownes
2
5-72203
yellow & orange diagonal stripes, orange armlets on rose sleeves, cream cap (Mr & Mrs Chu Man Chung)

Telephatia (NZ)  25 

b g Patapan - Golan's Gift

CD
8 9-5
-
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
3
900-350
Purple, Yellow Chevron, Yellow & Red Halved Sleeves, Purple Cap, Yellow Stars (Leung Kai Fai)

Holy Unicorn (IRE)  15 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Open Book (Notebook)

4 9-3
-
T H So (2)A Lee
4
6900-80
Green & red checks, black armlets on gold sleeves, red and black checked cap (Chu Hung Kwan)

Cheerful Frame (NZ)  15 

b g Battle Paint - Triage (Dr. Danzig)

6 9-2
-
U RispoliC H Yip
5
00-8002
light blue, yellow stars, gold sleeves, light blue cap (Chong Chan Ying Wah)

Audacity (FR)  36 

gr g Smadoun - Prima (Primo Dominie)

4 9-1
-
N CallanL Ho
6
400-983
Yellow and purple halved horizontally, purple sleeves, red cap (Lester C H Kwok)

Always Wongchoy (NZ)  22 

b g Savabeel - Mamma Rose

5 8-8
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
7
5-0U065
Yellow, brown chevron hoop, yellow hoops on brown sleeves, red cap (So Wing Keung)

My Folks (GB)  25 

b g Acclamation - Aberavon (Cadeaux Genereux)

5 8-8
-
J MoreiraC W Chang
8
93-4084
Pink, black chevrons on red sleeves, black hoop on pink cap (Daisenpu Syndicate)

Loyal Craftsman (NZ)  25 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Classy Affair (Blumin Affair)

6 8-3 b
-
C SchofieldD E Ferraris
9
600-070
White and black checks, black stripe on blue sleeves, white and blue checked cap (Forever Favourite Syndicate)

Storm Kid (GB)  22 

gr g Invincible Spirit - Sell Out (Act One)

6 8-1
-
K C Ng (5)D Cruz
10
00-8888
Royal blue, gold cap (Medicore Syndicate)

Medic Swordsman (AUS)  25 

b g Artie Schiller - Satin Sheets (Prosperous)

8 8-1
-
M ChadwickD Cruz
11
0000-70
Purple, light blue v, purple & light blue hooped sleeves, purple and gold quartered cap (Edward Chan King Sang, Chan Wo Ping & Ng Sun Wah)

Charity Plenty (IRE)  22 

b g Bushranger - Start The Music

5 8-1
-
H W LaiT K Ng
12
0-30480
Light green, red stars on sleeves, gold cap (William Lee Ka Chung, Peter Ho Chiu Kee & Spencer Lee Ka Kit)

Lucky Sebring (AUS)  25 

b/b g Sebring - Imco Resource (Bluebird)

5 8-1 b
-
H N Wong (7)Y S Tsui
13
3-05727
White, emerald green star, emerald green stars on white sleeves, emerald green stars on cap (Mr & Mrs Tse Lam Hon)

Best Jade Triumph (NZ)  15 

br g Scaredee Cat - Demerara (Dilum)

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#5 Audacity improved out of sight with a step up to 1800m and the switch to Happy Valley last start. His pedigree suggests the 2200m will be right up his alley, as a son of Smadoun out of a Monsun mare, and he does have a good draw with Neil Callan aboard. He can break through. #2 Telephatia is the only course and distance winner in the race, having won two from seven at the Happy Valley 2200m. He has also placed three times to give him quite a stellar record in this scenario. He has run some strong races this season and shapes as a contender again. #8 Loyal Craftsman started favourite in a similar race three back but ran poorly after a wide trip. He can be forgiven for that effort and should be around the mark. #7 My Folks should relish this trip and does get a returning Joao Moreira aboard. He's a chance.

12:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

Kowloon Bay Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 51,152 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
06-000
Orange, yellow lightning bolt, orange chevron on brown sleeves, orange stripe on brown cap (Stephen Lee Hoi Yin, Willie Yen Wai Lit, Richard Yen & Gordon Yen)

Rapidash (AUS)  25 

br g Beneteau - Forest City Girl (Deputy Minister)

5 9-7
-
O DoleuzeC W Chang
2
000849
Purple, red stars, red sleeves, purple seams, red and purple halved cap (Competitive Advantage Syndicate)

Eastern Prowess (NZ)  11 

b g Teofilo - Speedos (Redoute's choice)

5 9-4
-
T H So (2)L Ho
3
545-913
Orange & white quarters, white & green striped sleeves and checked cap (Andy Wu Bark To)

My Blessing (NZ)  36 

b g Tavistock - Diversa (Sonniende)

CD
5 9-4
-
Z PurtonC H Yip
4
586747
Blue, white diamond, blue & white halved sleeves, white cap (Wong Kam Shan)

Agiaal (USA)  11 

b g Sakhee - Lahan (Unfuwain)

C D
9 9-3 b
-
J MoreiraA Lee
5
000-600
Light blue, yellow disc and spots on royal blue sleeves, yellow & light blue hooped cap (Choi Chee Ming)

Red Sun (NZ)  15 

b g Pins - Bali Sugar (Christmas Tree)

4 9-2
-
K K Chiong (5)A T Millard
6
4-00505
Royal blue, silver stripe, royal blue stars on silver sleeves, silver hoop on royal blue cap (Wilfred Ng)

Double Point (IRE)  15 

ch g Iffraaj - Up On Points (Royal Academy)

CD
6 9-1
-
K TeetanC Fownes
7
8-45435
Emerald green & red halved horizontally, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, red & emerald green halved cap (Sunny Yam & Jacqueline Yam)

Danewin Express (NZ)  18 

ch g Danewin - Zumanity (Valid Wager)

8 9-0
-
U RispoliY S Tsui
8
36-6400
Green & yellow checks, yellow sleeves, garnet cap (Chan Wai Nam & Ian Chan Yau Nam)

Malayan Pearl (NZ)  11 

br g Savabeel - Thorena (Chief's crown)

9 8-13
-
C Y Ho (2)D Cruz
9
69-5930
Royal blue, yellow star, yellow sleeves, light blue stars on royal blue cap (Winning Group Syndicate)

Precisioncraftsman (NZ)  36 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Skate

6 8-13 b
-
M ChadwickT P Yung
10
9942-07
Yellow, red v, yellow and mauve checked sleeves, red and yellow checked cap (Joseph Choi Yip Leung, Choi Fong Hon Mei, Andrew Choi Shing Fai & Angela Choi)

Dashing Fortune (AUS)  71 

gr g Refuse To Bend - Alaana's Song

10 8-11
-
N CallanD E Ferraris
11
85-3567
Mauve, yellow stars, grey sleeves, mauve cap (Lok Yuet Kwan)

Gentlemen (AUS)  25 

b g Bernardini - God Love It

5 8-11 b
-
C SchofieldP F Yiu
12
940-660
Light green, yellow chevron hoop and chevron on emerald green sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green stripe (Wong Siu Wah)

King's Steed (AUS)  53 

b g Court Command - Catnipped (Rory's Jester)

C
8 8-9
-
W M LaiT K Ng
13
0000-00
Light blue, pink v and sleeves (Mr & Mrs Arthur Chan Kwan Hung)

Har Har Charming (NZ)  46 

br g Justice Prevails - Rose O'collins

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
200/700-
Gold and black diamonds, red stars on gold sleeves, red star on gold cap (Super Diamond Syndicate)

Four Four Five (AUS)  204 

b g Al maher - Top Tips (Canny lad)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#11 Gentlemen has now dropped well into Class 5 after looking capable of breaking through at the bottom of Class 4. The drop back to 1650m looks a plus and he did produce an OK run over 1200m at his one Happy Valley attempt. #7 Danewin Express is winless from 36 Hong Kong starts, although he has placed on nine occasions. His recent form suggests a win is near when the breaks fall his way, and Umberto Rispoli should enjoy a nice run on the seven-year-old from gate five. #3 My Blessing had an ideal run before breaking through two back and he was gallant last time out over the 1800m. Zac Purton returns to the saddle with a better draw and he should be fighting out the finish. #4 Agiaal is certain to have his admirers with Joao Moreira jumping back into the saddle but he is now three years out of the winners' circle and may be worth opposing.

13:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

Kowloon Tsai Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 68,205 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9-08010
Red, yellow lightning bolt, yellow chevron on red sleeves, yellow and black quartered cap (Ip Wai Tung)

See Me Now (IRE)  22 

b g Galileo - Mauralakana (Muhtathir)

CD
5 9-2
-
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
2
0-00009
Blue and red halved horizontally, gold chevron, blue and red halved sleeves, red and blue halved cap (Francis Wong Shing Yick & Raymond Wong Kai Yuen)

Proud Sky (GB)  18 

b g Acclamation - Claiomh Solais (Galileo)

4 9-0
-
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
3
26-4333
Red, yellow stars, emerald green sleeves, red and yellow checked cap (Mr & Mrs Chau Kam Chuen And Helen Chau Hoi Man)

Hot Hot Pepper (NZ)  22 

b g Faltaat - Trouville (Mukaddamah)

6 8-12
-
K K Chiong (5)P O'Sullivan
4
89-8514
White, blue cross belts, white armlets on blue sleeves, blue stripe on white cap (Cris Ng Ka Shuen & Gregory James Holmes)

Nashashuk (AUS)  22 

b g Northern Meteor - Kiss 'n Chase (Red ransom)

CD
5 8-12
-
J MoreiraJ Size
5
70
White and black checks, white and black checks on sleeves, black stripe on white cap (Raymond Ng Wai Man)

Godspeed (NZ)  18 

br g Savabeel - I Que

4 8-11
-
K TeetanD J Hall
6
80
Royal blue, yellow lightning bolt, mauve sleeves, yellow and royal blue quartered cap (Vincent Chan Wing Sing & Jason Chan Kam Kwan)

Sharpmind (NZ)  11 

ch g Swiss Ace - Perfect Silhouette

4 8-11 b1
-
W M LaiP F Yiu
7
89-
Yellow, mauve chevrons, yellow chevrons on royal blue cap (Kenny Pin Ching Wa)

Resplendent Glory (AUS)  298 

ch g Star Witness - Venassas Jig (Street Cry)

5 8-10
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
8
079976
Royal blue, white triple diamond, white seams on light blue sleeves, light blue & white quartered cap (Keep It Going Syndicate)

Rainbow Fighter (IRE)  22 

b g Chineur - Knapton Hill (Zamindar)

CD
8 8-9
-
H T Mo (10)D Cruz
9
5011-42
Brown with gold stars, gold stripe on brown sleeves (Gold Mines Syndicate)

Showing Character (GB)  22 

b g Showcasing - Lalectra (King Charlemagne)

CD
5 8-8
-
B PrebbleD E Ferraris
10
455-586
royal blue, white hoops, royal blue spots on white sleeves, red cap (Raymond Lee Man Chun)

Packing Starcraft (NZ)  39 

ch g Starcraft - I Have No Fear (Rock Of Gibraltar)

5 8-7
-
N CallanW Y So
11
00-8099
Emerald Green, orange chevron hoop, emerald green & orange halved sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs Senta Wong And Vinci Wong)

Great Sky (AUS)  25 

b g Elusive Quality - Assertive Guest

D
9 8-4 b
-
T H So (2)L Ho
12
9545-00
Black, pink lightning bolt, emerald green & red quartered sleeves, emerald green stripe on black cap (Li Ning & Kristine Li)

Winningli (NZ)  96 

b g Sufficient - Malika (Kashtan)

5 8-1
-
M ChadwickA S Cruz
13
06-5753
Red and yellow halved horizontally, red and yellow halved sleeves, yellow star on red cap (Yip Yuk Tong)

Starlight (AUS)  18 

b g Red Element - Bush Triumph (Trempolino)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
980000
Yellow, brown chevron hoop, yellow hoops on brown sleeves, red cap (So Wing Keung)

Our Folks (AUS)  15 

b g Exceed And Excel - Lindisfarne

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#10 Packing Starcraft looked a very nice horse in the making after a strong debut at Happy Valley, but in five starts since at Sha Tin, he has been somewhat one-paced. The return to the city track means he is worth one more chance here. #4 Nashashuk finally broke through two back and ran a creditable race last time out from a wide gate. Joao Moreira gets the nod from a better gate and with a nice trail behind the speed, he should be hard to beat again. #9 Showing Character won two races over this course and distance in Class 5, but hasn't been disgraced in two efforts up in class since. He will probably need to drop a few points if he is to win again but he could sneak into the placings. Hot Hot Pepper is in good form and is a chance, but instead, it might worth rolling the dice with #8 Rainbow Fighter instead. He is dropped nearly two classes from his peak at the start of last season and Dylan Mo's claim gets him down to 111 pounds. He's a must-include in exotics.

13:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

Siu Sai Wan Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 68,205 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0-16070
Yellow, red stripe, red & black checked sleeves, yellow cap, black stripe (Kenneth Shi Ho Ming)

Mr Right (AUS)  18 

br g Statue Of Liberty - Prompt (Old Vic)

CD
6 9-7
-
N CallanL Ho
2
002-103
Green, gold chevron and stripe on light green sleeves, green & gold checked cap (Yvonne Chow Hau Yee)

Very Rich Man (AUS)  57 

b g Reset - Exelante

CD
5 9-7
-
U RispoliT K Ng
3
00-5224
White, black chevrons, pink sleeves, white & black halved cap (Beautiful People Syndicate)

Beauty Connection (GB)  43 

b g Sir Percy - Moiava (Bering)

5 9-6
-
J MoreiraA S Cruz
4
306433
Black, yellow v, black chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on black cap (Marian Choi Man Yun)

Fish N' Chips (GB)  11 

b g Kyllachy - Greenmeadow (Sure Blade)

CD
6 9-6
-
H T Mo (10)A Lee
5
42-3035
Red & gold checks, red chevron on black sleeves, gold star on black cap (Wtc Syndicate)

Royale Elegance (NZ)  22 

b g Volksraad - Queen Of Avalon (Westerner)

7 9-3 b
-
H N Wong (7)W Y So
6
Light blue with white stars, white sleeves, light blue & white striped cap (Mok Bing Kin)

Joyful Forever (NZ)  

ch g Per Incanto - Bois De Boulogne

4 8-13
-
K TeetanP F Yiu
7
44
Orange, blue v, blue & orange halved sleeves, orange stars on gold cap (Robert Tsui Che Kwong)

Best Step (NZ)  11 

b g Cecconi - Volique

4 8-11
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
8
48
Mauve with purple stars, rose star on pink cap (Kenneth Wu Pak Kei)

Sakura Fighter (AUS)  25 

b g Super Saver - Blue Collar Jill

5 8-11
-
T H So (2)K W Lui
9
065
White, gold stripe, gold & purple checked sleeves, black & white checked cap (Timon Tai)

Lunar Zephyr (AUS)  29 

b g Commands - Gemadaily (Strategic)

4 8-9
-
M L Yeung (2)T P Yung
10
6-08008
Royal blue, light green stars, light green armlet on royal blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Kam Shing Kan)

Pearl Furu (NZ)  15 

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

C
6 8-5
-
K C Ng (5)P O'Sullivan
11
90-0009
Mauve, blue v, silver chevrons on sleeves, mauve & blue checked cap (James Ngai & Joseph Hui Ying Biu)

Rocket Let Win (SAF)  29 

b g National Emblem - Solar Galleon (CAPTAIN AL)

CD
8 8-3
-
K K Chiong (5)D Cruz
12
0-0700
Black & red hoops, black sleeves, black & red halved cap (Skymark Syndicate)

Sky Treasure (NZ)  11 

b g Stravinsky - Inzabeel

4 8-2
-
H W LaiY S Tsui
13
9-09142
Yellow, red checked, white and red quarted sleeves, red and yellow hooped cap (David Lai Hin Kiu)

Victor Emperor (AUS)  22 

b g Kaphero - Frustration (Salse)

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#7 Best Step has performed well twice over the Sha Tin 1000m, finishing fourth on both occasions. Last time out, he finished over five lengths from the winner Sight Leader, but the race looks a solid form guide and if he can transfer his form around a bend, he will be a leading player. #1 Mr Right has not missed the board in his last six runs in Class 4. Earlier this season, he turned his form around completely at his first start back down in grade to win over this course and distance. Expect something similar here. #3 Beauty Connection has been knocking on the door this season, but hasn't quite converted it to a victory. He is likely to be around the mark but may be worth opposing on a win line. #4 Fish N' Chips is a tough, honest competitor who rarely runs a bad race in this grade. Dylan Mo takes 10 pounds off again and that seems to be a good move with this horse, so expect him to be in the mix.

14:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

Tin Sau Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 68,205 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
32-5264
Turquoise, gold braid, yellow sleeves, turquoise and yellow quartered cap (Billy Albert Kan Che Kin & Benjamin Kan Yiu Chung)

Never Better (NZ)  22 

b g Red Giant - Sweet Vibes

C
6 9-7
-
U RispoliP O'Sullivan
2
34-9342
Yellow, royal blue large spots, yellow spots on royal blue sleeves, royal blue hoop on yellow cap (Bona Fide Syndicate)

Amazing Feeling (NZ)  22 

b g Iffraaj - China Choice (Encosta de lago)

5 9-4 b
-
Z PurtonR Gibson
3
53-6315
Cream, purple heart, purple spots on sleeves and cap (Max Ngan Man Hung & Anthony Wu Ting Yuk)

Winaswewish (NZ)  15 

ch g Thorn park - Deceit (On Your Mark)

CD
6 9-3
-
O DoleuzeC Fownes
4
2-18437
Light blue, yellow armlets on sleeves, yellow and silver quartered cap (Wu Wei Lam)

Casa Master (AUS)  29 

b g Haradasun - Jersey City

CD
6 9-0
-
H T Mo (10)C S Shum
5
66722-6
Maroon, blue stars and star on cap (Fung Wing Chung, Kenneth Fung King Keung, Patrick Fung King Hung & Monica Fung)

Great Joy (IRE)  32 

ch g Excellent Art - Uliana (Darshaan)

5 9-0
-
J MoreiraD J Hall
6
60
Brown, yellow v, brown & yellow halved sleeves, yellow stars on red cap (Vimchamp Group Racing Syndicate)

Hall Of Fame (AUS)  60 

b g Stratum - New Edition (Great Nephew)

4 8-12 b
-
S ClippertonJ S Moore
7
226674
Light blue & yellow quarters, red chevron on yellow sleeves, red chevron on light blue cap (Ken Leung Woon Kin)

Great Treasure (AUS)  11 

ch g Husson - RUSSIAN BELLE (Krusenstern)

6 8-10 b
-
H W LaiA Lee
8
6-10266
White, red hearts, brown sleeves (Super Enriched Syndicate)

Rock The Tree (IRE)  15 

b g Oratorio - Bluebell Wood (Bluebird)

C
8 8-10 b
-
C SchofieldD E Ferraris
9
69-4928
Light blue, white chevron, white & light blue halved sleeves, light blue hoop on white cap (Nestor Chan Chi)

Soul Achiever (NZ)  22 

b g Keeper - Laurel

7 8-9
-
K K Chiong (5)A T Millard
10
640-301
Gold, blue triple diamond, gold chevron on blue sleeves, gold and blue checked cap (Mr & Mrs Allen Shi Lop Tak And Kathleen Shi Pui Ka)

Mr Kool (NZ)  22 

b g O'reilly - Happily Ever After (Contract Law)

CD
6 8-7
-
B PrebbleW Y So
11
97000
White, royal blue and white hooped cap, white peak (Hung Kam Po)

Jolly Amber (AUS)  11 

b g Sepoy - Shibata

3 8-6
-
M L Yeung (2)P F Yiu
12
9-05783
Red, white inverted triangle, black & white checked sleeves, red & black hooped cap (Hillwood Buddies Syndicate)

Gentry (NZ)  36 

b g Tavistock - Sogno (Rudimentary)

6 8-5
-
K TeetanC H Yip
13
41-6315
White and light blue stripes, white sleeves, light blue stars on white cap (Leung Kwan Tong)

Mutual Joy (AUS)  22 

b g Snitzel - Trois Couleurs

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#5 Great Joy looks a horse with ratings points in hand after two very good runs at both tracks at the end of last year. He was off the scene for three months before returning with a good sixth over 1400m at Sha Tin. The step up in trip looks suitable now, especially with Joao Moreira now in the plate, and he should enjoy all favours from the inside gate. #12 Gentry has been steadily improving with more racing experience. His last run over this course and distance was strong enough behind Winaswewish, making up solid ground from back in the field, and a win looks near. #2 Amazing Feeling continues to disappoint despite hitting the board at seven of his eight runs this season – so much so, he has arguably attained the title of Hong Kong's best maiden, at least of those to debut in the city. He just needs the pieces to fall into place, but it is proving difficult for him to break through. #1 Never Better is an honest conveyance and can find his way into the placings again with a good run from gate three.

14:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

King's Park Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 100,284 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
080-531
Red & orange halved horizontally, yellow hoop, yellow & light blue halved sleeves, yellow spots on red cap (David Hui Cheung Wing)

Travel Comforts (SAF)  22 

b g Goldkeeper - Colchium (Elnadim)

CD
7 9-2
-
H T Mo (10)A T Millard
2
617-412
White, red chevrons, red sleeves, red cap, white peak (Wayfoong Syndicate)

Wayfoong Vinnie (NZ)  22 

b g Elusive City - Shana Singa

CD
6 9-2
-
J MoreiraJ Size
3
0670-79
Gold, green checks, red chevron on sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Li Ming On)

Skyrockets (FR)  25 

b g Myboycharlie - Mabadi (Sahm)

6 9-1
-
S ClippertonP F Yiu
4
9-030
gold & royal blue stripes, red stripe on black cap (Tsang Kam Chuen)

Swiss Warrior (NZ)  25 

ch g Swiss Ace - Poetic Music

Non Runner
5
004808
Yellow, royal blue chevron, green sleeves, royal blue cap (Big Century Syndicate)

Triumphant Jewel (AUS)  25 

ch g Not A Single Doubt - Dark Topaze

CD
7 9-1
-
K K Chiong (5)D Cruz
6
416-
Yellow & black checks, black armlets on yellow sleeves, black star on yellow cap (Cheung Hon Kit, Joanna Cheung Wai Sze & Jonathan Cheung Yu Shing)

Alcazar (GB)  271 

b g Rio de La Plata - Zarkiyna (Sendawar)

3 8-13
-
U RispoliK L Man
7
06-3745
Light blue, blue chevron hoop, mauve chevrons on cream sleeves, mauve stripe on cream cap (The Sublimation Syndicate)

Smart Declaration 22 

b g Exceed and Excel - Autumn Pearl (Orpen)

CD
6 8-13
-
B PrebbleD E Ferraris
8
7-62261
Yellow & red stripes (Ho Yin Sang, Cheung Kwok Ping & Cheung Kwok Keung)

Circuit King (AUS)  29 

b g High Chaparral - Princess Quality (Aldwick Colonnade)

CD
5 8-12 b
-
C Y Ho (2)A S Cruz
9
20/1593-
Black, yellow stars, black & orange halved sleeves, black & orange quartered cap (Lee Yiu Shing)

Happy Cooperation (NZ)  323 

b g Elusive City - Dolly Disaster (Twenty Four Karat)

6 8-8
-
M ChadwickT P Yung
10
66-2680
Royal blue, light green stars, light green armlet on royal blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Kam Shing Kan)

Pearl Warm Warm (NZ)  18 

br g Keeper - She's Got Spunk

C
6 8-6
-
H N Wong (7)P O'Sullivan
11
42070-9
Orange, brown v, brown armlets on sleeves, brown stripe on cap (Ng Kam Ming)

Smart Boy (AUS)  80 

b g Lonhro - Rose Ransom (Red Ransom)

5 8-6
-
M L Yeung (2)T P Yung
Verdict

#7 Smart Declaration is approaching another win with his rating below the mark of two wins last season. His last couple of runs have been good, including an effort over this course and distance behind Travel Comforts last time out. With an eight-pound turnaround in his favour, as well as meeting that day's runner-up Wayfoong Vinnie three pounds better, it looks ripe for Smart Declaration to score. #2 Wayfoong Vinnie has finally found his groove in Hong Kong, having always looked a promising horse. He looks capable of working his way up into Class 2 in time and he should be hard to beat. #1 Travel Comforts rises six pounds in the weights after making most last time out. With Dylan Mo's claim, he still only has to carry 118 pounds and speed can be a lethal attribute over this course and distance. Next best, #9 Happy Cooperation, who returns after nine months on the sidelines with leg issues. He has looked good in the mornings and although he will take improvement for the run, he could sneak into the placings at odds.

15:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

The Hong Kong Rugby Union Cup (Handicap) (4YO plus)

Winner 100,284 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
14-2549
Yellow, black and lime green sash, lime green sleeves, black hoops, yellow cap (Fraternity Syndicate)

Moment Of Power (AUS)  36 

b g Exceed and Excel - Diamond Masque (Align)

C
5 9-6 b1
-
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
2
33-8079
Blue, white lightning bolt, blue stars on white cap (Alex Chan Ka Ming)

Iron Boy (AUS)  43 

b g California Dane - Carnebelle

D
6 9-4 b
-
U RispoliK W Lui
3
1330-52
Yellow, royal blue diamond hoop and armlets (Hk Diamond Bourse Racing Syndicate)

Diamond Master (AUS)  36 

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

CD
6 9-2 b
-
B PrebbleP F Yiu
4
70766-8
Pink, rose braid, gold chevrons on rose sleeves, rose star on black cap (Chan Kwok Keung)

All Great Friends (AUS)  29 

b g Myboycharlie - Preview Scene

CD
7 8-12
-
K K Chiong (5)K L Man
5
031-008
red, black stripes, black sleeves, red hoops, red cap, white peak (Edmond Siu Kim Ping)

Experto Crede (IRE)  36 

b g Exceed and Excel - Shepherdia (Pivotal)

D
4 8-11
-
S ClippertonJ S Moore
6
00-07
Gold & green quarters (Kowloon Tong Club Syndicate)

Sunny Dragon (AUS)  22 

b g Duporth - Snaps (Muhtathir)

5 8-11
-
C SchofieldR Gibson
7
62-9008
Royal blue, gold epaulets, white and royal blue halved sleeves, white star on gold cap (Stanley Chiang Li Biau & Howard Yung Kung Ho)

Numero Uno (NZ)  18 

ch g Towkay - Mulensky

CD
8 8-6
-
J MoreiraT P Yung
8
082-113
Light blue and pink halved horizontally, yellow star, pink sleeves, light blue and pink hooped cap, yellow peak (James Lee Sheng Kuang)

Arm Runda (IRE)  22 

b g Fastnet Rock - Ardere (El Prado)

CD
4 8-8
-
O DoleuzeJ Size
9
37-9285
Red, yellow cross, red chevrons on light green sleeves, yellow stripe on red cap (Perfect Ten Syndicate)

Multimax (AUS)  18 

b g Court Command - Fairy Tree (Rahy)

D
6 8-8
-
K C Ng (5)A S Cruz
10
3-14900
rose, gold star, orange chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap (Sandia Yit Lau Ying Lam & Yit Kwok Leung)

A Beautiful (AUS)  22 

b g Bushranger - Anfield (Ladoni)

6 8-7
-
T H So (2)W Y So
11
33675-7
Gold & mauve checked, white & pink checked cap (Siu Chor Kee, Chu Man Chung & Tam Ping Lap)

Timely Arrived (AUS)  15 

br g Sebring - Alteza Real (Mansingh)

CD
6 9-1
-
M L YeungY S Tsui
12
970210
Red, yellow sash, emerald green and yellow halved sleeves, emerald green stripe on yellow cap (Chiu Man Hin)

Grand Harbour (NZ)  29 

br g Savabeel - Haberdashery (Araafa)

C
7 8-7
-
W M LaiC W Chang
Verdict

#11 Generous Heart has run a number of solid races at the top of Class 4 and the bottom of Class 3. A win awaits him very soon, and with Joao Moreira jumping aboard now, this might be the sign that he is ready to salute. #3 Diamond Master is not the easiest horse to ride as he can get quite keen in his races, but he has a suitable rider in Brett Prebble aboard. The last 50 metres will be the test with him. #7 Super Sprinter won two races in November and December under Moreira, but has not been seen since. He has trialled impressively, albeit over 1700m, and while this trip will likely be too sharp for him, Dylan Mo's claim means he has only 112 pounds on his back. That could prove crucial. #1 Moment Of Power is one-dimensional in that he needs to find the front to be a contender. He might find the front here but there looks a few other speed options so he is a risk

15:50 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 20 Apr 2017

So Kon Po Handicap (4YO plus)

Winner 100,284 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
03-7702
Blue, yellow v, yellow stars on rose sleeves, yellow star on rose cap (Kathleen Shi Pui Ka)

Fantastic Kaka (IRE)  29 

br g Anabaa - Lanciana (Acatenango)

D
7 9-7
-
O DoleuzeL Ho
2
440-000
Dark Green, red chevrons, red chevrons on dark green sleeves, Dark green cap, red stripe, white peak (Eugene Chuang Yue Chien)

Photon Willie (NZ)  60 

b g High Chaparral - Sorestan

CD
8 9-7
-
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
3
525-155
Yellow, royal blue stripe, red cap (HK Cricket Club Syndicate)

Chater Legend (IRE)  22 

ch g Tamayuz - Encouragement (Bertrando)

CD
6 9-6
-
N CallanD E Ferraris
4
090-903
Pink, royal blue hollow box, pink & royal blue quartered sleeves and cap (Patrick Ting Siu Yin)

Land Grant (AUS)  29 

b g High Chaparral - Cashier (Alhaarth)

CD
6 9-5
-
S ClippertonA T Millard
5
05200-8
Black, red chevron hoop, white sleeves, black cap, white stripe (HKJC Racing Club Limited)

Young Ranger (GB)  71 

ch g Dutch Art - Photographie (Trempolino)

CD
6 9-1
-
H T Mo (10)C S Shum
6
89-5903
Black, yellow braces, yellow & black halved sleeves, black & yellow halved cap (Kwok Ho)

Hero Look (IRE)  22 

b g Lope De Vega - Roscoff (Roscoe Blake)

D
5 8-12
-
U RispoliC H Yip
7
64-6932
Pink, dark green chevron, pink chevron on silver sleeves, pink cap (Christy Ng Ling Ling)

Jade Fortune (NZ)  22 

ch g Showcasing - Shades Of Silk (Dynasty)

5 8-10 b
-
Z PurtonK L Man
8
6-42712
Light green, purple triple diamond, purple stars on white slvs, light green star on purple cap (Pui Kwan Kay & Raymond Chu Yuet Chung)

Thunder Stomp (AUS)  36 

b g Fastnet Rock - Queen of Troy (Valid Wager)

CD
5 8-9
-
H W LaiY S Tsui
9
000-000
Purple, gold epaulets, chevron on silver sleeves and stars on cap (Ngai Chun Hung & Ngai Wing Yin)

Litterateur (IRE)  25 

b g Lope De Vega - Lake Moon

5 8-8
-
T H So (2)R Gibson
10
575844
White, red cross, red stars on white sleeves, white hoop on red cap (Anthony Cheung Hin Shun)

Agree (IRE)  22 

b g Zebedee - Refuse To Give Up (Refuse To Bend)

4 8-5 b
-
C SchofieldJ S Moore
11
000000
Purple, white cross belts, white sleeves, red cap (Mr & Mrs Andrew Wong Kwok Kin)

My Gift (IRE)  18 

b g Notnowcato - Red Blossom (Silver Hawk)

4 8-4
-
W M LaiP F Yiu
12
42-3194
Royal blue, gold hollow box, royal blue chevron on white sleeves, royal blue & gold striped cap (Terry Fok Kwong Hang)

Wisky (IRE)  29 

ch g Shamardal - Easy Lover

CD
5 8-3
-
J MoreiraJ Size
13
0-00060
Red, yellow star, silver & red halved sleeves, red & silver halved cap (Mr & Mrs Lau Ying Wah)

Wah May Baby (IRE)  11 

b g Amadeus Wolf - Pearls Of Wisdom (Kyllachy)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
0-07707
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Istanbul Bey (GB)  29 

gr g Exceed and Excel - Starfala (Galileo)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#7 Jade Fortune flew home for second behind High Volatility last start. Zac Purton jumps aboard now and this looks his chance to get on the board. #6 Hero Look has been nothing but a disappointment since impressing on debut 18 months ago. However, he did show a glimpse of form last time out, running into third behind High Volatility. He will have to go back from a wide gate but should be coming home strongly late. #10 Agree also ran in that race, finishing fourth. He is nearing a mark where he should be able to break through, although he is yet to place after seven Hong Kong starts. Next best, #1 Fantastic Kaka, who finally returned to form last time out and looks set to enjoy a gun run from gate three.