10:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Yuk Sau Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 53,558 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

5f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
256731-
i
Chocolate, orange sash, emerald green hoops on gold sleeves, gold cap (Alan Chan Yau Yuet & Chris Chan Cheong Hoi)

Winfull Patrol (AUS)  63 

br g Strada - Dublin Me Bet (O'reilly)

CD
9 9-7
-
M F PoonR Gibson
2
085244-
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange sleeves, gold stars on black cap (Liu Shun Hong)

Raichu (AUS)  56 

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

6 9-5
-
K C LeungD E Ferraris
3
00008-0
i
Dark green, green v, green stripe on dark green sleeves, green stripe on black cap (Vincent Cheung Lam Hung)

Sparkling Talent (NZ)  42 

b g Alamosa - Tinkerbabu

CD
8 9-4
-
N RawillerC S Shum
4
022039-
i
Black with silver seams, black and silver hooped cap (Sound of Silence Syndicate)

Happy Sound (NZ)  80 

br g Thewayyouare - Striking Sneek

D
6 9-2
-
J MoreiraC Fownes
5
3008-92
i
Red and white halved horizontally, halved sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Rugby Syndicate)

Rugby Diamond (AUS)  28 

b g Snippetson - Jewel Vault (Secret savings)

CD
8 9-0 b
-
A SannaA T Millard
6
0000/0-
i
Pink, black chevrons, pink stripe on white sleeves, black stripe on pink cap (Thomas Wong Ka Chung)

The Greatest (NZ)  287 

b g Pins - Natural Rhythm (Royal Chalice)

6 9-0
-
C Y HoD Cruz
7
2278-06
i
Yellow, maroon v, royal blue cap (Lunner Club Syndicate)

Gobi Storm (AUS)  28 

b g Artie Schiller - Pyrotechnics (Black Minnaloushe)

5 8-13
-
U RispoliA S Cruz
8
75703-3
i
Yellow, red cross, yellow stars on red sleeves, yellow and red striped cap (Tim Luk Sang Tung)

Trendiful (NZ)  42 

b g Sandtrap - Allaboutme (Lord Americo)

CD
8 8-12
-
B PrebbleC W Chang
9
71949-7
i
Gold, maroon v, gold stars on maroon sleeves,checked cap (Tai Po Rotary Racing Syndicate)

Catchmeifyoucan (AUS)  17 

b g Bel Esprit - Swinging Feeling

C
6 8-6 b
-
H N WongT P Yung
10
08000-9
i
Blue & red stripes, yellow armlets on blue sleeves, yellow hoop on red cap (Eddie Chow Bing Chung, Ivan Chow Ping Kin & Enrico Chow Yue Hin)

Fortune Brothers (AUS)  28 

b g Magic Albert - Little Evie (Northrop)

5 8-2
-
M L YeungA Lee
11
85634-7
i
Light green, yellow chevron hoop and chevron on emerald green sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green hoop (Wong Siu Wah)

King's Steed (AUS)  42 

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

C
9 8-1 b
-
H T MoL Ho
12
0508-00
i
Light blue, royal blue braid, royal blue & white halved sleeves, royal blue hoop on white cap (Yu Chu Lam)

Faithful Boy (NZ)  45 

b g Teofilo - Honor Lap

C
7 8-1 b
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
13
18009-8
i
White, red spots, gold stars on red sleeves, gold hoop on purple cap (Pauline Ngan Po Ling & Ngan Hei Keung)

Fantastic Fabio (AUS)  28 

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

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
0000-50
i
Mauve, yellow stars, grey sleeves, white chevron, mauve cap, yellow hoop (Lok Yuet Kwan)

Gentlemen (AUS)  31 

b g Bernardini - God Love It

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Raichu has been running well since dropping down to Class 5. He's been searching for a race shape like he's going to get here, with plenty of speed at which he can run at. He will be flying late. #11 King's Steed is racing well enough this season but he just hasn't been able to get that breakthrough. He has no weight on his back here and he can figure. #8 Trendiful has been showing signs of life again at his last two starts. He has an awkward draw here but if he can get into a handy spot, he can finish around the mark. #4 Happy Sound will be suited back to 1000m. With a good draw, he can't be dismissed.

11:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Shan Kwong Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 202,870 HKD - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
24494-7
i
Gold, royal blue v, blue stars on gold sleeves, royal blue hoop on gold cap (Peter Young Wai Po & Dr Arthur Leung Shing Tat)

Winner's Way (AUS)  51 

ch g Starcraft - Sunday Service (Sunday Minister)

CD
6 9-7
-
Z PurtonA S Cruz
2
61258-0
i
Yellow, brown chevron hoop, brown stars on on sleeves, yellow star on brown cap (Boniface Ho Ka Kui)

Sichuan Dar (AUS)  24 

b g Not A Single Doubt - Apocrypha (Octagonal)

CD
7 9-1
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
3
4070-71
i
Royal blue, white hoops, royal blue and white checked sleeves, light blue cap (Money Wong Man Yi)

Packing Dragon (NZ)  14 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Golden gamble (Goldmark)

CD
7 8-12
-
M F PoonP F Yiu
4
948-412
i
Pink, purple v, pink stripe on purple sleeves and stars on purple cap (Kevin Lau Yat Sun)

Prawn Baba (AUS)  14 

br g Duke Of Marmalade - Countess Of Tiba

Non Runner
5
25409-8
i
Silver, rose star, white stars on silver sleeves, white stars on blue cap (Chua Hwa Por)

Limitless (IRE)  17 

b g Lope De Vega - Portelet (Night Shift)

5 8-5
-
U RispoliC Fownes
6
451-025
i
Black, light green cross belts (Arthur Antonio Da Silva, Betty Da Silva &)

Key Witness (AUS)  11 

ch g Show A Heart - Jessepic

C
8 8-1
-
H T MoA S Cruz
7
8796-56
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange & black halved sleeves, yellow & black quartered cap (Win Forever Syndicate)

Pikachu (NZ)  14 

br g Keeper - Mumtaz (Kaldoun)

CD
8 8-1
-
K C LeungD E Ferraris
Verdict

Pikachu has long been a consistent galloper, not quite up to the class of many of these but honest enough. He looks suited in this spot though with only 113 pounds on his back, particularly given Winner's Way and Packing Dragon are both likely to push on – and they could conceivably be joined by others, too. He should enjoy a nice run on the back of the speed and he can pick up a first Class 1 victory here. If #1 Winner's Way doesn't receive too much pressure, he shapes as the one to beat here, even with 133 pounds to carry. He was disadvantaged by stablemate Peniaphobia pressing on last time out and should be forgiven for that. #2 Sichuan Dar drops back to handicap company but finds himself 12 points higher than when he last contested one of these in October, so that's a query. #3 Packing Dragon can't be overlooked with Matthew Poon taking his impost down to 117 pounds.

11:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Village Handicap (2YO plus)

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

3

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9908-04
i
Silver, blue stripes, silver sleeves, blue cap (Andy Chiu Koon Ming)

Arizona Blizzard (NZ)  17 

b g Guillotine - Sorbello (Golan)

D
7 9-7
-
J MoreiraJ Size
2
466796-
i
Pink, purple sash, purple stars on white sleeves, purple stars on pink cap (Chow Yuet Kam)

Super Junior (AUS)  77 

b g Medaglia D'oro - Princesa

5 9-7
-
Z PurtonT P Yung
3
68577-9
i
Blue, white star, white and orange checked sleeves, orange cap (Flying-speed Syndicate)

Sharp Hunter (IRE)  31 

b g Choisir - Minnie Kc

CD
9 9-6 b
-
P-c BoudotD E Ferraris
4
i
Red, red stripe on gold sleeves, red stripe on gold cap (Sammy Chan Cheong Yuk)

Haven Street (AUS)  

b g Floral Pegasus - Tiroliza (Not a single doubt)

4 9-0
-
H T MoC S Shum
5
7
i
Yellow, turquoise chevrons, yellow spots on turquoise sleeves (Ceo Syndicate)

Oriental Elite (AUS)  21 

b g Star Witness - Bail Out (Langfuhr)

5 9-0
-
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
6
08
i
blue with gold chevron (Ng Wai Kwong)

Best Runner (NZ)  14 

b g Redwood - Agi Gu Li (Cadeaux Genereux)

5 8-13
-
M L YeungA Lee
7
8-5
i
Green & yellow checked,  yellow sleeves, brown cap (Chan Wai Nam, Ian Chan Yau Nam & Cyrus Chan Sing Kit)

Pearly Treasure (AUS)  21 

br g Charge forward - Snipify (Snippets)

4 8-13
-
N CallanW Y So
8
0-0
i
Pink (Fan Tat Yan)

Cool Army (NZ)  42 

b/b g Showcasing - Valderama

4 8-12
-
O DoleuzeC Fownes
9
6-0
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)  24 

b g Tavistock - Diva Down Under

4 8-12
-
K TeetanP F Yiu
10
0-0
i
White, purple hoop on cap (Cpky Syndicate)

The Happy Bunch (AUS)  21 

b g Lope De Vega - Fairly Feline

4 8-12
-
N RawillerM J Freedman
11
0048-61
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

CD
6 8-11 b
-
M ChadwickD Cruz
12
00126-5
i
White, royal blue v, hooped sleeves and cap (Hk Football Club Horse Racing Syndicate)

Starlot (AUS)  21 

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

CD
5 8-10 b
-
C SchofieldR Gibson
13
4051-96
i
Yellow, green chevron, yellow and green checked sleeves, yellow cap (Thomas Cheung Wui)

Flying Godspell (NZ)  28 

b/b g Per Incanto - Godspell (West Man)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
76684-0
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)  31 

gr/ g Zebedee - Break Of Dawn (Alzao)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Oriental Elite may have only finished seventh on debut, but in flying home from near the rear, he produced the fastest last 400m recorded over the Happy Valley 1000m in nearly three years. Granted, it was a race where everything was entitled to run a fast last split, but he still deserves credit for producing that sort of sectional at his first start. The step up to 1200m suits and though he has an awkward gate, he should be able to get into the finish. #2 Super Junior has not run since early December, when he ran well from a long way back on IJC night. He has a better draw here and should be able to settle further forward, so should be in the mix. #1 Arizona Blizzard has mainly raced on the dirt, but he has produced some OK runs on turf and should be capable of winning now down in Class 4. #3 Sharp Hunter should also be around the mark.

12:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Tsui Man Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

4

5f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
20718-4
i
Royal blue and light blue halved horizontally, white hoop, light blue and royal blue halved sleeves, white armlets, red cap, white peak (Anthony Ma Kwan Ping, Glenda Ma & Kevin Ma)

Ocean Roar (NZ)  42 

ch g Towkay - Crystal Jet

CD
10 9-7
-
M F PoonA Lee
2
583-780
i
Light blue, blue chevron hoop, mauve chevrons on cream sleeves, mauve stripe on cream cap (The Sublimation Syndicate)

Smart Declaration (GB)  11 

b g Exceed and Excel - Autumn Pearl (Orpen)

CD
7 9-7
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
3
276996-
i
Yellow, purple v, purple stars on yellow sleeves, purple stripe on white cap (The Racing Twelve Syndicate)

Flying Monkey (NZ)  168 

b g Pins - Dandify

C
6 9-4
-
K C LeungT P Yung
4
8133-30
i
White and royal blue halved horizontally, white and light blue checked sleeves, light blue cap (Lai Tat Ming)

Look Eras (IRE)  11 

ch g Dream Ahead - Arabian Art (E Dubai)

C D
5 9-4 b
-
H T MoY S Tsui
5
801350-
i
Red, white triangle, red & black checked sleeves, red & black striped cap (Game Genius Syndicate)

Junzi (NZ)  63 

b g Red Giant - Quality Dream (Winning Smile)

CD
6 9-1
-
N CallanW Y So
6
0
i
Orange, purple sash, purple sleeves, purple stripe on orange cap (Aaron Chan & Jonathan Young Chit Ning)

Logan One (AUS)  21 

b g Commands - Olivine (Royal Academy)

4 8-13
-
T BerryJ S Moore
7
524-626
i
Brown with gold stars, gold stripe on brown sleeves (Gold Mines Syndicate)

Showing Character (GB)  21 

b g Showcasing - Lalectra (King Charlemagne)

C D
6 8-11
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
8
4391-74
i
White, blue cross belts, white armlets on blue sleeves, blue stripe on white cap (Cris Ng Ka Shuen & Gregory James Holmes)

Nashashuk (AUS)  21 

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

C
6 8-10
-
B PrebbleJ Size
9
29386-8
i
Yellow & orange stripes, white stripe on green sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs Tony Tang Wai Bun And Kenneth Tang)

Noble De Boy (AUS)  35 

b g Dane Shadow - Cavities

7 8-7 b
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
10
409-60
i
Gold,  blue chevron hoop, turquoise & blue halved sleeves, white & turquoise quartered cap (David Wu Wei Min)

Rookie Star (AUS)  11 

b g Hard Spun - Tango's Choice

5 8-6
-
C Y HoP F Yiu
11
7196-70
i
Blue and red checked, white sleeves, red and blue quartered cap (Fung Chun Yin)

Happy Fiery Dragon (AUS)  17 

b g Tickets - Opera Serenade

C
6 8-5
-
M ChadwickD Cruz
12
2827-19
i
Yellow, red large spots and spots on white sleeves, red cap (Leung Moon Chuen, Edmond Leung Wai Choi & George Leung Wai Ki)

Actuariat (AUS)  28 

b g Domesday - Suz La Douce

CD
7 8-2
-
M L YeungP O'Sullivan
13
805-040
i
Pink, purple stars, purple and mauve halved sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, purple stars (Aa84 Syndicate)

Silly Buddies (AUS)  14 

ch g Akhadan - Ambolene (Bellotto)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
5913-50
i
Red, pink star, red and purple halved sleeves, pink cap (Red Horse Syndicate)

Red Horse (AUS)  24 

b g Flying Spur - Vivacious Spirit

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Showing Character has been racing well this season. He now drops back down into a better gate in two and he will get into the finish with even luck. #2 Smart Declaration returns to Class 4 for the first time in almost three years. He has not done much in his last three starts but he gets Zac Purton aboard now with the class drop. He deserves consideration now. #8 Nashashuk won off a higher mark in June but was disqualified. He has had two runs since and the latest was a solid enough effort. He can't be dismissed. #9 Noble De Boy gets the blinkers back on and looks capable of figuring.

12:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Yik Yam Handicap (2YO plus)

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

5

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
008-000
i
Mauve, pink star, pink spots on sleeves, pink hoop on cap (Ko Kam Piu)

Little Island (NZ)  17 

b g Tavistock - Keep Alight (Keeper)

CD
7 9-7
-
Z PurtonK L Man
2
8204-14
i
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Hui Sai Fun)

Contribution (NZ)  14 

b g Street Cry - La Sizeranne

CD
5 9-5
-
K C NgA S Cruz
3
69005-0
i
White, silver sash, silver sleeves, pink stripe on white cap (Bonnie Chan Yiting, Anthony Derek Lai Shu Yan, Ricky Choy Wing Kay & Dominic Lee)

Top Act (NZ)  24 

b g O'reilly - Shemiyra

D
8 9-5
-
D WhyteM J Freedman
4
0
i
Yellow, blue epaulets, purple armlets on green sleeves (Clement Hui Ying Bun, Hui Yau Wing, Lau Sei Keung & Karen Lau Ka Yan)

Clement Legend (NZ)  17 

b g Ocean Park - Spiriting (Invincible Spirit)

4 9-1
-
H T MoC S Shum
5
0453-93
i
Yellow, brown chevron hoop, brown stars on on sleeves, yellow star on brown cap (Boniface Ho Ka Kui)

Sichuan Boss (AUS)  17 

b g Pins - Nahayan (Zabeel)

6 9-1
-
T BerryA T Millard
6
96318-3
i
Gold and royal blue halved horizontally, gold sleeves, gold and royal blue halved cap (Chow Yei Ching & Chow Wailee)

Daring Heart (AUS)  21 

b g Show A Heart - Kamiri (King ivor)

CD
5 9-0
-
N CallanD E Ferraris
7
030-053
i
Yellow, Maroon sash and armlets, Yellow cap, Maroon hoop (Lucky Lord Syndicate)

King Bountiful (IRE)  14 

b g Danehill Dancer - Magnolia Lane (Dashin Bye)

CD
7 8-13
-
M ChadwickJ Size
8
511600-
i
Light blue & purple quartered, purple armlet on white sleeves, purple chevron on light blue cap (Szeto Yuk Ting)

Letsgofree (IRE)  63 

b g Fast Company - Ramamara (Trans Island)

CD
6 8-12
-
N RawillerC Fownes
9
84431-4
i
Light blue, white stars, light blue chevrons on white sleeves, white & light blue quartered cap (Enrico Chow Yue Hin)

Enjoy Life (NZ)  39 

b g Falkirk - Sorbello (Golan)

D
5 8-10
-
M L YeungA Lee
10
0031-06
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)  14 

b g High Chaparral - Ursula Minor (Footstepsinthesand)

CD
6 8-9
-
J MoreiraF C Lor
11
09218-0
i
White, dark green sleeves, white armlets (Brandon Lau)

Smart Salute (GB)  45 

b g Royal Applause - Naizak (Medicean)

CD
7 8-8 b
-
C Y HoY S Tsui
12
9083-20
i
White, magenta v, green sleeves, magenta cap (Henry Lee Hin Moh)

Good Choice Ahead (IRE)  14 

gr g Fastnet Rock - Amenixa (Linamix)

5 8-7
-
K TeetanL Ho
13
0000/00-
i
White and gold halved horizontally, maroon and white halved sleeves,  checked cap (Chen Bao Lin)

You Have My Word (NZ)  329 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Staryn Glenn (Montjeu)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
3007-90
i
Red, yellow sash, emerald green and yellow halved sleeves, emerald green stripe on yellow cap (Chiu Man Hin)

Grand Harbour (NZ)  21 

br g Savabeel - Haberdashery (Araafa)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Good Choice Ahead was ridden upside down last time out, when only getting into the field as a standby starter, and his effort is best forgotten. Before that , he had been rounding into form and if he reverts to quieter tactics, he's capable of breaking through on his current mark. #1 Little Island was backed off the map when getting down to Class 4 for the first time earlier this season and was able to salute. He is likely to have plenty of support here back in that grade with Zac Purton jumping back aboard and he shapes as the main danger. #5 Sichuan Boss and #9 Enjoy Life are both racing well and can hit the board.

13:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

The Happy Valley Trophy Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 202,870 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
24231-8
i
Silver, royal blue stripe, halved sleeves, royal blue stripe on cap (Sammy Sean Lee)

Archippus (NZ)  45 

b g Keeper - Sara Ann (Stravinsky)

CD
8 9-7
-
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
2
65212-7
i
Yellow, black v, yellow & black halved sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap (Guo Qin Jun, Kwok Ho & Chiu Yi)

Born In China (GB)  31 

b g Shamardal - Pearl Dance (Nureyev)

CD
7 9-3 b
-
D WhyteK W Lui
3
3224-33
i
White, royal blue hoop and armlets, quartered cap (Fun Loving Syndicate)

House Of Fun (AUS)  11 

b g Starcraft - Freestyle (Free House)

D
6 9-3
-
N RawillerJ Size
4
12-1841
i
Mauve, black braid, white stripe on red sleeves, white star on red cap (Paul Wrobel & Lam Sau Ming)

Perpetual Joyance (NZ)  11 

b g Red Giant - Make Me Strong (Danehill)

CD
6 9-0 b
-
O DoleuzeJ Size
5
243-242
i
Gold, light blue triple diamond, gold chevron on blue sleeves, gold and light blue striped cap (Allen Shi Lop Tak & Kimmy Ngan King Lin)

Mr Genuine (IRE)  17 

b g Dark Angel - Secret Key (Key Of Luck)

CD
7 8-11
-
M F PoonD J Hall
6
6464-92
i
blue, red and yellow sash, yellow armlets on sleeves (Liang Lo Ching Yung)

California Whip (USA)  21 

ch g Giant's Causeway - Canterbury Lace (Golden Vision)

D
5 8-7
-
J MoreiraA S Cruz
7
0111-31
i
Red, red and cream halved sleeves, red and black halved cap (Financial Combination Syndicate)

Super Fluke (NZ)  21 

b g Thewayyouare - Brilliant Kiwi (Brilliance)

CD
7 8-7
-
B PrebbleC H Yip
8
6400-00
i
Gold, royal blue hoop, sleeves and cap (Hk Golf Club Racing Syndicate)

Sea Jade (AUS)  21 

b g Star Witness - Aristocracy (Numerous)

CD
5 8-3 b
-
H T MoJ S Moore
9
7/3732-0
i
red, black stripes, black sleeves, red hoops, red cap, white peak (Edmond Siu Kim Ping)

Seven Heavens (GB)  11 

b g Frankel - Heaven Sent (Pivotal)

D
4 8-1
-
M ChadwickC Fownes
10
12251-3
i
Gold with blue spots, gold & blue quartered cap (Hkeia Horse Racing Syndicate)

E-Super (AUS)  21 

ch g Time Thief - Genepi (Gildoran)

CD
7 8-1
-
M L YeungK L Man
Verdict

Super Fluke has been a rejuvenated galloper this season, winning four of his five starts and climbing from 65 to 93 in the ratings. It is hard to see him climbing much higher in the ratings and he may be at his peak now, but with 119 pounds in this spot, he deserves one more chance in his current form. #1 Archippus so rarely runs a bad race, it was a shock to see him finish last in the G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy last time out. However, he was without cover and overraced throughout, so he deserves to be forgiven, especially given he has trialled well since. Even with 133 pounds, he's capable of finishing over the top here. #2 Born In China is injury-prone but he's got plenty of talent when on song. Don't underestimate him here. #5 Mr Genuine is an epitome of his name, finishing in the top four at all nine runs this season without winning. He carries only 116 pounds with Matthew Poon aboard and he will be tough to run down.

13:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Sing Woo Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
43233-2
i
Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, silver and cerise halved sleeves, cerise stars on silver cap (Mr & Mrs Ben Wong Chung Mat And Vincent Wong Yin Shun)

Ensuring (GB)  39 

br g New Approach - Dynacam (Dynaformer)

CD
7 9-7
-
J MoreiraF C Lor
2
318-644
i
Royal blue, orange stripes on sleeves (The Hon Ronald Arculli Gbm Gbs Jp & Johanna K J Arculli Bbs)

Bank On Red (USA)  11 

b g Hat Trick - Asuncion (Powerscourt)

C
4 9-5
-
S ClippertonJ Size
3
7444-36
i
red, black stripes, black sleeves, red hoops, red cap, white peak (Edmond Siu Kim Ping)

Super Chic (IRE)  17 

gr g Strategic Prince - Eroica (Highest Honor)

5 9-5
-
T BerryA S Cruz
4
50-8546
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Gonna Run (FR)  11 

b g Hurricane Cat - Realdad (Victory Speech)

C
7 9-4
-
C Y HoC Fownes
5
1428-89
i
Purple, Red star, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap (Daryl Ng Win Kong)

Sharp Sailor (USA)  28 

b g Henrythenavigator - Lady Ilsley (Trempolino)

CD
6 9-3
-
N RawillerC S Shum
6
12310-7
i
Black, Red star, Halved sleeves, Black cap (John Yuen Se Kit)

King Of Mongolia (AUS)  28 

br g Casino Prince - Simply Enchanting (Forest Wildcat)

CD
8 9-2 b
-
N CallanR Gibson
7
45082-0
i
Green, gold stars, green armlet on gold sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Simon Wong)

Heroic Guru (NZ)  35 

b g Gallant Guru - Enzed

CD
8 9-1
-
M F PoonD J Hall
8
1550-84
i
Black, white chevrons, black sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Simon Tam Ngak Chou & Tam Hin Chi)

Ho Ho Feel (AUS)  11 

b g Henrythenavigator - Minnie Deal (Street cry)

CD
7 8-9
-
K C LeungC H Yip
9
8964-56
i
Brown, gold v, brown stripe on white sleeves and cap (Cheng Ying Yim)

Ishvara (NZ)  14 

ch g Coats choice - Asiana

C
8 8-8
-
H N WongT P Yung
10
800-80
i
Blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow and red halved sleeves, blue armlets, yellow cap, red stripe (Fung Kok Po)

Smiling Pride (NZ)  11 

b g O'reilly - Salkantay (Zabeel)

5 8-8
-
M L YeungC W Chang
11
4364-42
i
Black & white diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & white striped cap (David Philip Boehm)

Acclaimed Light (IRE)  17 

b g Acclamation - Annee Lumiere (Giant's Causeway)

C
6 8-7 b
-
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
12
35746-1
i
black, red stripes, white sleeves,red seams, white cap, red stripes (Connie Siu Kim Ying)

Sangria (AUS)  35 

b g American Post - Noozhah (Singspiel)

CD
5 8-5
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
13
3528-40
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange & black halved sleeves, yellow & black quartered cap (Win Forever Syndicate)

Mcqueen (NZ)  17 

b g Alamosa - Creil

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
1813-30
i
green, white chevron, white chevron on green sleeves, green hoop on white cap (Kameny Wong Kam Man)

Premium Champion (FR)  14 

ch g Norse Dancer - Cinders' Prize (Sinndar)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Sangria steps back up to Class 3 now after finally breaking through last time out. He will likely get back in the field but from what he showed last time out, he should be able to measure up in this grade, particularly over this trip. #1 Ensuring is one of the few acquisitions that freshman trainer Frankie Lor has not been able to win with, although the seven-year-old has finished in the placings at all five starts. He has the outside gate but with even luck, he will be in the finish again. #8 Ho Ho Feel is getting back down to a rating where he can prove competitive, although he is another plagued by a wide gate. #11 Acclaimed Light was restrained last time out and ran home solidly. He's a threat here if ridden further forward.

14:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

Blue Pool Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1861-69
i
Red, black v, gold & black chevrons on sleeves, gold stripe on red cap (Alan Tsang Ping Sing, Fiona Tsang Wai Sze & Claudia Tsang Hei Man)

Fortune Bo Bo (NZ)  24 

b g Coats choice - Blue Blond

CD
6 9-7
-
H N WongT P Yung
2
1141-1
i
White & grey quarters, white sleeves, grey cap (Michael T H Lee & Dr Henry Chan Hin Lee)

Ivictory (AUS)  17 

b g Mossman - Inca Lagoon

D
5 9-7
-
J MoreiraJ Size
3
50089-1
i
Emerald Green, gold chevron, gold and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, brown cap (Shum Mak Ling, Hsu Wei Hsuan, Arthur Chiu Wing Hong & Gary Cheung Hang Ngai)

Flying Tourbillon (GB)  35 

b g Nayef - Strut (Whodam)

CD
7 9-6 b
-
U RispoliP F Yiu
4
2084-11
i
Silver and purple diamonds, purple stars on silver sleeves, silver cap (Michael Lau Chor Chiu & Steve Lau Tsz Chung)

Radiant Steed (AUS)  24 

b g Court Command - Thumb (Octagonal)

D
7 9-3
-
P-c BoudotR Gibson
5
14040-1
i
white, emerald green chevrons, red chevrons on emerald green sleeves, red and white checked cap (Charles Tung Chung Ho, Ronald Tung Pit Shing & Tung Pit Ching)

Jade Theatre (AUS)  35 

b g Pluck - Miguelita (Danehill)

CD
5 9-1 b
-
Z PurtonK L Man
6
5326-41
i
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue hoops on purple sleeves, light blue & purple hooped cap (Ng Sun Wah & Chan Wo Ping)

Charity Glory (AUS)  14 

ch g Written Tycoon - Talkin' About (Commands)

CD
7 8-13
-
N RawillerC S Shum
7
20/851-3
i
blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow stars on red cap (Lawrence Ma Ting Hung)

Fairy Twins (AUS)  35 

b g Oamaru Force - Desert Gardens

CD
6 8-13
-
C SchofieldW Y So
8
1130-68
i
Mauve with black seams, pink & black checked cap (Vicky Tang)

Who Else But You (NZ)  14 

b g Commands - Laurinel Princess (Aldwick Colonnade)

CD
7 8-12
-
M L YeungF C Lor
9
7
i
White, gold & lime green sash, gold armlets on white sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Happy And Free Syndicate)

Comfort Life (AUS)  24 

b g Smart Missile - Goldfinger (Billion)

5 8-7
-
B PrebbleF C Lor
10
83900-2
i
Black and red halved horizontally, halved sleeves, gold cap (Kevin Michael Taylor & Thiyagarajah Rajah)

Back In Black (AUS)  21 

gr g Murtajill - Gifting

CD
7 8-5
-
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
11
5038-67
i
red, orange spots, orange sleeves, orange spots on red cap, silver peak (Wong Kwok Keung)

Golden Harvest (AUS)  14 

b g Al maher - Marzipan

CD
10 8-5
-
A SannaA T Millard
12
0640-00
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, green sleeves, royal blue cap (Big Century Syndicate)

Triumphant Jewel (AUS)  14 

ch g Not A Single Doubt - Dark Topaze

C
8 8-4
-
H T MoD Cruz
13
8279-24
i
Purple, pink stars and stripe on sleeves (Hong Kong Breeders Club Syndicate)

Breeders' Star (AUS)  14 

ch g Jet Spur - Like The Wind (Theatrical)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
897-996
i
Yellow, green v, green armlets on black sleeves, yellow stripe on black cap (Au Kai Kwong & Michelle Jessica Au)

Dragon General (AUS)  24 

gr g Reaan - Grey Deceiver (Commands)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Ivictory returned from almost seven months on the sidelines with an imposing victory at Sha Tin last time out. He makes his Happy Valley debut here and it looks like a piece of shrewd placement by John Size in an extended Class 3. He has to contend with a wide barrier but he looks progressive and should be able to win off this rating. #4 Radiant Steed has looked a different horse since switching to Richard Gibson and he has won his last two very comfortably under jockey Alexis Badel, who has now returned to France. His compatriot Pierre-Charles Boudot takes over in the saddle and he can continue to progress. #10 Back In Black looks on the cusp of returning to form, while #7 Fairy Twins can run well again in this spot.

14:50 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2018

King Kwong Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0352-20
i
Black, white cross sashes, pink sleeves, white and black checked cap (Kwok Siu Ming)

Beauty Prince (GB)  21 

b g Arcano - Singed (Zamindar)

6 9-7
-
M F PoonJ S Moore
2
3-06
i
Light blue, purple stripe, orange armlets, purple and orange hooped cap (Wong Yat Cheung & Eliza Wong)

Dances With Dragon (NZ)  17 

b c Savabeel - Around The Clock (Majestic Streak)

5 9-6
-
J MoreiraW Y So
3
81011-0
i
Yellow, black v, yellow & black halved sleeves and cap (Guo Qin Jun)

Good Omen (GB)  17 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Magic Nymph (Galileo)

D
4 9-4
-
D WhyteC H Yip
4
012-004
i
Yellow, red star, light blue sleeves, red stars, cream cap, red stars (Rotary Club Of Sha Tin Syndicate)

Happy Agility (NZ)  17 

b g Postponed - Ballyalla (Mind Games)

7 9-4
-
U RispoliP F Yiu
5
4021-62
i
Yellow & green diagonal stripes, red chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow & red striped cap (Lucky Forever Syndicate)

Imperial Gallantry (NZ)  14 

b g Guillotine - Reflection (Mill Reef)

CD
7 9-3
-
T BerryP O'Sullivan
6
623137-
i
Royal blue, orange stripes on sleeves (The Hon Ronald Arculli Gbm Gbs Jp & Johanna K J Arculli Bbs)

Red Marvel (IRE)  80 

b g Invincible Spirit - Farranjordan (Galileo)

CD
6 9-3
-
O DoleuzeJ Size
7
48504-3
i
Yellow, royal blue stripe, red cap (HK Cricket Club Syndicate)

Chater Legend (IRE)  35 

ch g Tamayuz - Encouragement (Bertrando)

CD
7 9-2
-
N CallanD E Ferraris
8
4334-38
i
White, gold stripe, gold chevron on white sleeves, black & white quartered cap (Chan Wing Kwan, Chang Wing Yiu & Cheung Kwok Wa)

Circuit Hassler (NZ)  28 

b g Shocking - Zaquabeel

6 9-0
-
H T MoA S Cruz
9
25-32
i
Red , gold chevrons and stripe on purple sleeves, purple and gold quartered cap (Edward Chan King Sang)

Affluence Start (AUS)  24 

b c Lope De Vega - Loving New (Choctaw Ridge)

5 8-8
-
Z PurtonC S Shum
10
51241-1
i
Light green and mauve halved horizontally, orange chevron, mauve sleeves, yellow chevrons, yellow cap, orange stripe (Ip Chung Pui Wan)

Let's Take It Easy (AUS)  14 

ch g Street Boss - Vogue Beauty

CD
5 8-4
-
K TeetanL Ho
11
0-90
i
Red, yellow stars on red sleeves, yellow stripe on black cap (Penha Hill Syndicate)

Marvel Joy (IRE)  31 

b g Helmet - Without Precedent (Polish Precedent)

4 8-3
-
M ChadwickC Fownes
12
5042-51
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  14 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

CD
6 8-1 b
-
H N WongK W Lui
13
37391-1
i
Purple & red checks, yellow sleeves and cap (Chao Kuang Piu)

Winning Faith (AUS)  42 

ch g Star Witness - My Central

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Affluence Start ran with distinction at his first start at Happy Valley but hasn't quite measured up to that level in three starts since at Sha Tin. Stepping up to the Happy Valley 1650m here, with a good gate to boot, he looks hard to run down. #2 Dances With Dragon impressed over the straight 1000m first time out, but has not been able to get into the frame at his last two. The New Zealand G1 winner is well-placed in this extended Class 3 and he can't be overlooked. #4 Happy Agility is always a chance in this grade and deserves consideration. #8 Circuit Hassler needs things to go his way but he's a place chance.