06:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Alexandrite Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 9 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

1m 3f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
094673
i
Yellow, blue chevron, green and yellow halved sleeves, blue and yellow striped cap (Wong Wing Keung)

Bullish Glory (IRE)  21 

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

5 9-2
-
J MoreiraA S Cruz
2
79-4074
i
Turquoise, gold epaulets, turquoise armlets on gold sleeves, turquoise stripe on gold cap (Tony Yue Kwok Leung, Alexander Yue Ka Kuen & Richard Yue Ka Ming)

Cloud Nine (USA)  32 

b g Tapit - Dress Rehearsal (Machiavellian)

D
6 9-0
-
A SannaA T Millard
3
170860
i
Gold, blue v, red stars on white sleeves, white stripe on blue cap (Steven Yip Chi Fai)

Happy Rocky (GB)  18 

b g Champs Elysees - Puzzling (Ghostzapper)

D
7 8-13 b
-
H N Wong (5)A Lee
4
213-335
i
gold, black & gold striped sleeves (Mr & Mrs Horatio Ho Yiu Wing, Ho Garrick Sai Man And Ho Leslie Sai Kit)

Imperial Concorde (IRE)  29 

b g High Chaparral - Irish Style (Mujadil)

8 8-12
-
C Wong (10)F C Lor
5
3-30990
i
green, white chevron, white chevron on green sleeves, green hoop on white cap (Kameny Wong Kam Man)

Premium Champion (FR)  42 

ch g Norse Dancer - Cinders' Prize (Sinndar)

C D
7 8-12
-
U RispoliC Fownes
6
22-1318
i
light blue, yellow stars, gold sleeves, light blue cap (Chong Chan Ying Wah)

Audacity (FR)  32 

gr g Smadoun - Prima (Primo Dominie)

C D
5 8-8
-
M F Poon (5)L Ho
7
762526
i
Royal blue, red armlets (Ronald Jeffrey Yang Yiu Chong)

Play It (GB)  21 

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

5 8-8 b
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
8
0-89501
i
Yellow, pink chevron, pink sleeves, yellow chevron, yellow and pink checked cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Chi Kong)

Art Of Raw (FR)  32 

b g Myboycharlie - Tehamana (Pleasantly Perfect)

D
5 8-7
-
M L Yeung (2)K W Lui
9
227055
i
Yellow, Maroon sash and armlets, Yellow cap, Maroon hoop (Lucky Lord Syndicate)

King Bountiful (IRE)  11 

b g Danehill Dancer - Magnolia Lane (Dashin Bye)

CD
7 8-6
-
M ChadwickJ Size
Verdict

#1 Bullish Glory is his own worst enemy in that he can often miss the start badly, but he's at a mark where his talent should get him a win regardless. As long as he doesn't end up too far back, this is a very winnable race and he's a leading player. #6 Audacity failed last time after a string of good efforts. If he can return to form, then he is a contender. #9 King Bountiful is a quirky customer but still is capable on his day. He's another who will only beat himself, but he deserves respect. #2 Cloud Nine is likely to go to the lead here and can stick on for a placing.

06:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Aquamarine Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 53,558 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
067000
i
Yellow, red heart, yellow & red striped sleeves, pink & red quartered cap (Adrian Pang Hau Shu, Patrick Chow Lap Kwok, Dr Lam Kai Cheong & Matthew Kwan)

Lucky Storm (AUS)  32 

br g Red Arrow - Eurostorm (Storm Bird)

5 9-7
-
J MoreiraJ S Moore
2
195064
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)  18 

b g Domesday - Suz La Douce

7 9-6
-
T BerryP O'Sullivan
3
6952-06
i
Orange, red sash, white chevron on light blue sleeves, orange & light blue checked cap (Great Fortune Syndicate)

Newswire Free (NZ)  48 

b g Thorn Park - Courtly Fashion

7 9-6 b
-
N CallanP F Yiu
4
42-0745
i
Pink, turquoise stripe, red hoops on turquoise sleeves, red & turquoise striped cap (Gratifier Syndicate)

Ambitious Speedy (AUS)  29 

ch g Bon Hoffa - Rondalla (Strategic)

CD
7 9-5 b
-
H N Wong (5)A Lee
5
0-06077
i
Red & pink halved horizontally, gold chevron, red and pink halved sleeves, gold armlets, gold hoop on red cap (Wai Hing Wah)

Triumphal Trumpet (AUS)  29 

br g Foxwedge - Dance Class (Desert Prince)

5 9-5 b1
-
U RispoliT P Yung
6
31-2136
i
White, royal blue large spots, gold cap (Stanley Chan Ka Leung)

Golden Cannon (AUS)  29 

b g Danzero - Dance Hit

CD
7 9-3 b
-
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
7
480-108
i
Pink & rose diamonds, rose chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Wallace Cheung Kwong Yung)

Soccer Brave (IRE)  14 

b g Windsor Knot - Toy Show (Danehill)

CD
6 9-2
-
S ClippertonD E Ferraris
8
48-8247
i
Yellow, garnet stripes, garnet sleeves, royal blue stripes, garnet cap, yellow hoop (Legal Form Syndicate)

Scarborough Fair (AUS)  32 

b g Oamaru Force - Curzon Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-1
-
A SannaR Gibson
9
580-074
i
Blue, orange braces, blue armlets on orange sleeves, orange & blue striped cap (The Smartest Syndicate)

Otouto (AUS)  14 

b g Haradasun - Libor Lady (Exchange Rate)

6 8-13 b
-
C Wong (10)A T Millard
10
00003-0
i
Black and light blue halved horizontally, red hoop, light blue spots on white sleeves, light blue star on white cp (Raymond Leung Yim San, Leung Chung Wai & Leung Chung Shun)

Jimson The Famous (USA)  133 

b g Yes It's True - Aucilla (Relaunch)

6 8-12
-
M F Poon (5)C H Yip
11
908500-
i
Emerald Green, orange chevron hoop, emerald green & orange halved sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs Senta Wong And Vinci Wong)

Great Sky (AUS)  190 

b g Elusive Quality - Assertive Guest

10 8-7 b
-
K C Ng (3)L Ho
11
640640
i
Royal blue, white star, royal blue armlets on white sleeves, star on white cap (Eddie Junior Yau)

The Legend (AUS)  8 

b g Starcraft - Biancalaura

5 8-10
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
12
5760-28
i
White, maroon star and armlets on sleeves, purple stars on white cap (Daniel Fung Wai Lun)

Happy Century (NZ)  25 

b g Sandtrap - Scuderia (Joyeux Danseur)

7 8-4
-
M L Yeung (2)D Cruz
13
504-802
i
White, orange v, yellow stars on orange sleeves, orange star on yellow cap (Chan Chun Choi)

Snowhooves (IRE)  32 

b g Clodovil - Jouel (Machiavellian)

8 8-3
-
K TeetanW Y So
14
933300
i
Yellow and purple halved horizontally, purple sleeves, red cap (Lester C H Kwok)

Don Wongchoy (AUS)  29 

ch g Pendragon - Cavita

5 8-2 b
-
M ChadwickY S Tsui
16
600865
i
Blue, pink sash, stripe on sleeves and checked cap (Ng Yat Cheung)

Dutch Windmill (IRE)  25 

b g Dark Angel - Cover Girl (Common Grounds)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#13 Snowhooves improved significantly at his first run for new trainer Chris So, running on well for second at Happy Valley last start. He should be even better suited at this course and distance and a win here looks very possible. #6 Golden Cannon does plenty wrong in his races but he clearly has the ability to win off his current rating if he races tractably. #9 Otouto carries no weight with Victor Wong aboard and he again is some chance. #5 Triumphal Trumpet gets blinkers for the first time and deserves respect

07:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Racing Club 10th Anniversary Cup (handicap) (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
40-1447
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)  32 

b g Pluck - Miguelita (Danehill)

5 9-7 b
-
N CallanK L Man
2
12
i
Yellow and blue diamonds, blue chevron on white sleeves, white stars on blue cap (Yeung Kin Man)

Solar Patch (AUS)  21 

ch g Stratum - Fleeting Touch (Tres Seis)

C
4 9-5 b
-
Z PurtonJ S Moore
3
70-1543
i
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Hui Sai Fun)

Volitation (NZ)  21 

b g Shocking - Mostly (With Honors)

CD
6 9-4
-
J MoreiraF C Lor
4
6
i
Pink, green star, white sleeves, pink cap, green stars, white peak (Yeung Kwong Fat)

Villa Fionn (AUS)  21 

b g Sebring - Aeronwy (Dylan Thomas)

4 9-2
-
C SchofieldC S Shum
5
00-000
i
blue and black halved horizontally, light blue sleeves, light blue and black checked cap (Tony Fung & Justin Fung)

High Spirit (AUS)  14 

b g High Chaparral - Azumi (Encosta de Lago)

6 8-12
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
6
97-4270
i
Royal blue, aqua diamond, gold hoops on sleeves, gold stripe on cap (Hk Association Of Lady Horse Lovers Syndicate)

Lady First (NZ)  56 

b g Zacinto - AVOID (Empire Maker)

5 8-11
-
T BerryM J Freedman
7
55-0040
i
Orange, gold braid and sleeves, gold & orange quartered cap (Johnny Shih Jar Yi)

Home Run (AUS)  21 

b g Hinchinbrook - Truly Kissed (Carnegie)

CD
6 8-10
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
8
326-563
i
Rose with gold star, gold and rose chevrons on sleeves, gold and rose hooped cap (Sandia Yit Lau Ying Lam & Yit Kwok Leung)

Top Beautiful (AUS)  21 

b/b g Nicconi - Delarouze

C
5 8-10 b
-
A SannaW Y So
9
0-50580
i
Gold, red v, gold spots on red sleeves, turquoise hoop on gold cap (Gibson Lau Wai Chi, Lau Wai Kin & Cheng Hop Ming)

Happy Guy (NZ)  14 

b g Alamosa - Shy Belt

5 8-7
-
K C Ng (3)L Ho
10
38-4699
i
black, gold lightning bolt, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap, gold stripes (Men Din Go Syndicate)

Powermax (AUS)  14 

b g Magnus - Gypsy Marauder (Marauding)

6 8-6 b
-
M ChadwickR Gibson
Verdict

#2 Solar Patch has surprised somewhat with what he has shown in two runs in Hong Kong. He appeared exposed in Australia, but he has gone to a level that suggests he will make it in Class 2 at the very least in his new home. This race is not overly strong and he has every chance to make it two from three here. #8 Top Beautiful had disappointed in recent runs, but his last effort was very sound and he should get another chance to get into the finish. #3 Volitation is racing well and should be somewhere around the mark. #6 Lady First is still acclimatising but clearly has talent.

07:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Garnet Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
869280
i
Pink, Red spots, Pink sleeves, Orange cap (David Sin Wai Kin)

Starship (AUS)  21 

ch g Husson - Ourkohinoor

6 9-7 b
-
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
2
0-50778
i
Red & black stripes, red & black checked sleeves, red halved sleeves, red & black checked cap (Virginia Siu Leung Hiu Bing)

Majestic Endeavour (AUS)  14 

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

5 9-4
-
O DoleuzeC Fownes
3
00-0722
i
White & blue stripes, gold stars on blue sleeves, white cap (Good Sharing Syndicate)

Leisured Feet (NZ)  25 

br g Savabeel - Quatro (Illinois Storm)

C
5 9-3
-
J MoreiraW Y So
4
01-5365
i
Royal blue, white chevron, red armlets on white sleeves, royal blue stripe on white cap (Matthew C M Yum, Christopher Carson Yum, Nicholas Kevin Yum & Stephanie Carrie)

Bossiee (AUS)  48 

b g Break The Vault - Bermuda Rose (Arctic Blitz)

CD
8 9-2
-
A SannaD Cruz
5
0
i
Silver, royal blue stripe, halved sleeves, royal blue stripe on cap (Sammy Sean Lee)

Big Bully (AUS)  14 

ch g Magic albert - Fiammarosa (Danehill)

4 8-13 b
-
N CallanD J Hall
6
4-8
i
Scarlet with white stars, scarlet stars on white cap (Kenneth Yip Kam Fai & Edmund Yip Kai Cheong)

Fortunate Runner (NZ)  29 

b g Tavistock - La Campanella (Tagula)

5 8-11
-
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
7
90
i
Black with gold stars, checked sleeves (Worldwide Chinese Investors Association)

Investor Boom (AUS)  32 

br g Foxwedge - Thebe

4 8-11 b1
-
U RispoliP F Yiu
8
100651
i
Orange, black stars, orange armlet on black sleeves, orange hoop on black cap (Dominic Chung Won Lok)

Viva Council (NZ)  29 

b g O'reilly - Holiday In Goa

CD
5 8-9
-
M ChadwickL Ho
9
4616-08
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)  70 

br g Casino Prince - Zazie (City Zip)

CD
9 8-7 b
-
K C Ng (3)K L Man
10
0-009
i
Royal blue, yellow ball, yellow chevrons on sleeves, checked cap (To Wai, Andy K P To, Benson K S To & Canning K F To)

Kingston One (AUS)  25 

b g Testa Rossa - Miss Elvee

5 8-6
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
11
0-0800
i
White, purple hoop on cap (Cpky Syndicate)

The Happy Bunch (AUS)  39 

b g Lope De Vega - Fairly Feline

4 8-5 b
-
W M LaiM J Freedman
12
42688-0
i
Yellow, purple chevron, yellow & purple checked sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Wong Chun Tat)

Travel Ambassador (IRE)  18 

b g Oratorio - Mandaraka (Ashkalani)

7 8-5
-
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
13
2-54261
i
Black, orange chevron hoop, red stars on white sleeves, black stripe on orange cap (Byron Yiu Kwan Tat)

Winning Controller (AUS)  29 

b g Choisir - A Class Act

CD
5 8-5 b
-
M F Poon (5)C H Yip
14
9-08068
i
Maroon, gold sleeves, maroon hoop on gold cap (Mr & Mrs William Elkin Mocatta)

Top Ace (USA)  18 

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

7 8-3
-
C Wong (10)A T Millard
15
5037
i
Gold, light blue v, light blue sleeves and cap (Victor Hui Chun Fui)

Fire And Gold (AUS)  14 

b g Charge forward - La Viva La Rock

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#1 Starship returns to Class 4 here. His record in this grade has been good and he doesn't need as much to go his way to be able to figure. He'll be rattling home late. #3 Leisured Feet has been good at his last two runs at Happy Valley. Returning to the Sha Tin 1400m is some query, but on paper it should suit him, so he can't be overlooked. #14 Top Ace has been a disappointment overall in Hong Kong. He is right on the cusp of the drop into Class 5, but he does have claimer Victor Wong aboard which means he only has to carry 105 pounds. A better run wouldn't shock. #4 Bossiee has another wide gate but is racing well enough to place

08:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Lapis Lazuli Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

5f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
188274
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)  4 

b g Hinchinbrook - Kianben (Jan Murray)

C D
5 9-7
-
J MoreiraJ Size
2
120
i
Gold, blue triple diamond, gold chevron on blue sleeves, gold and blue striped cap (Allen Shi Lop Tak)

Mr Lumieres (AUS)  35 

b g Congrats - Zakynthos Star

CD
Non Runner
3
4
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Montreal (AUS)  14 

b g Lonhro - Cirque Du Soleil (Lode)

5 9-5 b1
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
4
00
i
White, gold striped sleeves and star on cap (Wong Chung Hin & Arnold Wong Chi Chiu)

Patriotism (IRE)  14 

gr g Dark Angel - Cut No Ice (Great Nephew)

3 9-4
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
5
i
Blue, orange stars, white sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs Robert Lam Chi Hing)

Very Lucky (AUS)  35 

br g Stryker - 

4 9-3
-
N CallanK W Lui
6
8
i
white (He Jianfeng)

Beauty Time (AUS)  25 

b/b g Magnus - Verbatim (Vettori)

5 9-0
-
C SchofieldW Y So
7
0
i
red, brown stripe, brown and white halved sleeves, brown cap, white peak (Tai Hang Tung's Friend Syndicate)

Dream Come True (AUS)  11 

ch g All Too Hard - Kakakakatie (Zeditave)

4 8-13
-
M L Yeung (2)T P Yung
8
6-68521
i
Red & white hoops, red sleeves and cap (Wayfoong Syndicate)

Wayfoong Vinnie (NZ)  35 

b g Elusive City - Shana Singa

CD
7 8-12
-
D WhyteF C Lor
9
1-09600
i
Yellow, red stripe, red & black checked sleeves, yellow cap, black stripe (Kenneth Shi Ho Ming)

Mr Right (AUS)  14 

br g Statue Of Liberty - Prompt (Old Vic)

D
7 8-8
-
K C Ng (3)L Ho
10
07000
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)  18 

ch g Sepoy - Pivotal Drive (Pivotal)

4 8-6
-
K TeetanP F Yiu
11
239297
i
Rose, yellow chevron hoop, rose stripe on white sleeves, white & rose striped cap (Steven Tam Kam Beiu & Wong Ka Wai)

Royal Mojito (NZ)  14 

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

5 8-5
-
W M LaiC H Yip
Verdict

#3 Montreal ran a terrific race on debut in Hong Kong, sticking on for fourth. He will only have improved fitness-wise for that effort and, with the blinkers on, he should prove very hard to beat. #2 Mr Lumieres disappointed last time out but his two runs before that were very good over this course and distance, including a win first time out. He can run another bold race here. #1 Money Boy backs up after sticking on well enough for fourth at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. He rarely runs a bad race over this course and distance and he can't be ruled out. #8 Wayfoong Vinnie won last time out. He's not the type to put two together, but he's not without a hope

08:35 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Garnet Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
09-7830
i
Red, blue chevron, blue stars on white sleeves, blue stars on red cap (Thing On Group Syndicate)

All My Gain (NZ)  32 

gr g Any Suggestion - Welbee Kyros

CD
8 9-7
-
H N Wong (5)T P Yung
2
635343
i
White with orange hoop, orange armlets, white star on orange cap (06/07 David Ferraris Trainer Syndicate)

Kiram (FR)  11 

b g Elusive City - King Luna (King's Best)

7 9-7
-
A SannaD E Ferraris
3
63-8123
i
Red, white star, yellow sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap (Benny Kwong Kai Sing)

Grade One (AUS)  25 

br g Manhattan Rain - Zipanese (Bellotto)

CD
5 9-5 b
-
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
4
09-4122
i
Purple with green chevron, green chevrons on purple sleeves (The Executors Of The Estate Of The Late George Wong Kin Wah)

Vital Spring (NZ)  48 

b g Per Incanto - Vital Choice

CD
6 9-1
-
C Y Ho (2)K W Lui
5
i
Royal Blue, Orange hoop, White sleeves, Orange stars, White cap, Orange spots (Leung Chung Shan)

Absolucool (AUS)  

b g Smart Missile - Eyelean (Galileo)

5 9-0
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
6
77-5085
i
Light blue with yellow stars, yellow stripe on light blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Jacky Yim)

E Master (AUS)  35 

b g Dreamscape - Ditas

C
5 9-0
-
N CallanK L Man
7
880678
i
Gold, red chevron, brown & red checked sleeves, gold stars on brown cap (Nameson Syndicate)

Nice Kick (AUS)  14 

b g Anacheeva - Aurora's Hot (Fantastic light)

C
5 8-13
-
U RispoliJ Size
8
0-40350
i
Light blue, red lightning bolt, red armlet on light blue sleeves, light blue and white hooped cap (Alan Wong Chi Kei & Oscar Wong Wing Lun)

Fresh Power (NZ)  25 

b g Makfi - Bannisters

5 8-10 b
-
D WhyteY S Tsui
9
000
i
Red, yellow star and stars on cap (Mr & Mrs Patrick Fung Pak Tung And Ophelia Fung Wing Sei)

Royal Prerogative (AUS)  11 

b g Haradasun - Marquise Royale

5 8-9
-
C SchofieldC S Shum
10
000
i
Light green, yellow chevron hoop and chevron on emerald green sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green hoop (Wong Siu Wah)

King's Fairy (AUS)  81 

br g Moshe - Curtail (Namid)

4 8-8
-
W M LaiW Y So
11
009
i
Purple, gold hollow box, purple & cream striped sleeves, purple, gold cap (Chan Hung)

Lucky Shiny Day (NZ)  14 

b g Per Incanto - Zalass

4 8-8
-
K C Ng (3)L Ho
12
0-000
i
White & light blue hoops, light blue armlets on yellow sleeves, red cap (Carmen Chan Wing Yee & Chan Fut Yan)

Wish Come True (AUS)  84 

b g Stratum - Albany Crest

5 8-7
-
C Wong (10)C H Yip
13
09000
i
Red, gold chevron, gold & black chevrons on sleeves, red stripe on gold cap (Alan Tsang Ping Sing)

Fortune Way (AUS)  14 

b g Hinchinbrook - Bronislava

4 8-5
-
M F Poon (5)J S Moore
14
357908
i
White, black checked, lime green sleeves, white and black checked cap (Mr & Mrs Ricky Lo Wai Cheung And Kenny Lo)

Magic Success (AUS)  25 

b g Magic albert - Lagerphone

5 8-4
-
J MoreiraD J Hall
15
5037
i
Gold, light blue v, light blue sleeves and cap (Victor Hui Chun Fui)

Fire And Gold (AUS)  14 

b g Charge forward - La Viva La Rock

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#2 Kiram is yet to miss the board from five starts in Class 4 but he just hasn't quite been able to break through. He's running well enough though and, while his course and distance record isn't stellar, perhaps a switch to the Sha Tin 1400m can be the change he sorely needs to gain another victory. #4 Vital Spring is racing very well and still looks capable of being competitive on his current mark. He does have an awkward gate, though. #14 Magic Success is nearing a drop in grade but his recent trial was OK. He has a raft of gear changes and can perhaps improve now. #5 Absolucool debuts here. A graduate of last year's Hong Kong International Sale, his most recent trial caught the eye and suggests he's not entirely hopeless at start one.

09:05 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Onyx Handicap (2YO plus)

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

7

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
26-3274
i
Red, white chevrons, gold & white hooped sleeves, red & white checked cap (Happy Lucky Syndicate)

Dr Proactive (NZ)  32 

br g Denman - Batroun (Danzero)

5 9-7
-
M F Poon (5)D J Hall
2
72
i
Gold, green chevron (Tsang Wai Hung & Sammy Ho Wai Yu)

Goodluck Goodluck (AUS)  29 

b g Magic albert - Luminous Harmony

4 9-5
-
Z PurtonP F Yiu
3
12-5764
i
Light blue, yellow diamond and striped cap (Yau Tim)

London Master (AUS)  48 

b g Commands - Suzy Smart (Smart Strike)

C D
7 9-5
-
D WhyteD E Ferraris
4
2
i
Gold, black chevrons, gold sleeves, black armlets, grey stripe on gold cap (Pang Wai Hak, Pang Ka Yeung & Andy Pang Ka Wai)

Team Spirit (AUS)  42 

ch g Strategic - Forget Ima Lady (Lion Hunter)

4 9-5 b
-
J MoreiraW Y So
5
0
i
White, rose heart, rose & white checked with white halved sleeves, white & rose checked cap (Lawrence Kook Luk Lung)

Golden General (NZ)  14 

b g Foxwedge - Beautiful Reward (Prime Timber)

5 9-4
-
U RispoliT P Yung
6
i
White, red stripe and spots on sleeves (Chiu Chow Hon Kong Syndicate)

Looking Good (NZ)  

b g Postponed - Are You Devious

4 9-4
-
A SannaF C Lor
7
579353
i
green, tangerine chevron hoop, chevrons on yellow sleeves, yellow cap, tangerine hoop (Peter Cheung Shu Wing)

Mighty Maverick (AUS)  14 

b g Snitzel - Thunder Belle (Glacial Storm)

C
7 9-4
-
N CallanD Cruz
8
88
i
Turquoise, gold striped (Manu N Melwani)

Majestic Dragon (AUS)  14 

b g Charge forward - Luanne (Redoute's choice)

4 9-2
-
M L Yeung (2)C Fownes
9
690096
i
Purple, gold chevron hoop, purple & red halved sleeves, gold stripe on red cap (Cheung Sui Ling)

Lucky Master (IRE)  14 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Taking Liberties (Royal Academy)

CD
4 9-1
-
C Y Ho (2)R Gibson
10
766
i
Yellow, purple chevron, purple chevrons on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Tony Chan Chi Ming)

Harbour Century (AUS)  84 

gr g Pluck - Dream Leica

4 9-0 b1
-
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
11
0244-98
i
Green, orange star, orange chevrons on green sleeves (Yung Chak Man)

Creme Brulee (NZ)  25 

b g Showcasing - Twelve Carat (Mr. Goldust)

5 8-10
-
C Wong (10)C H Yip
12
794084
i
Red, yellow cross, red chevrons on light green sleeves, yellow stripe on red cap (Perfect Ten Syndicate)

Multimax (AUS)  14 

b g Court Command - Fairy Tree (Rahy)

CD
7 8-6
-
H N Wong (5)A S Cruz
13
248
i
Emerald green, white stars, orange sleeves, white star on orange cap (Mr & Mrs Robert Lau Siu Kit)

Honest Way (NZ)  35 

b g Per Incanto - Our Foil

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
847-620
i
blue, silver lightning bolt, red chevrons on silver sleeves, silver chevron on blue cap (Dr Richard Lo Kwong Yin & Dr Christine Lo Shing Yen)

Lightning Missile (AUS)  25 

b g Smart Missile - Venetian Lady (Woodman)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#2 Goodluck Goodluck was sent off a short price on debut and couldn't go on, but he took a big step forward to finish second last time out behind Nice Fandango – who then came out and won on Wednesday night at Happy Valley. Goodluck Goodluck should appreciate the step up to 1200m, while the booking of Zac Purton is a positive sign. #7 Mighty Maverick has to overcome an awkward gate but has shown at two of his last three starts that he is nearing a win again. He's on an attractive mark and he can't be overlooked. #12 Multimax's career has been on a downward spiral ever since he won twice in consecutive starts in mid-2016, including a short-head defeat of eventual G1 winner D B Pin in Class 4. He has no weight in here and there have been hints of a turnaround recently, so he can't be dismissed. #4 Team Spirit ran well on debut and can take a step forward.

09:35 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Diamond Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
02-8629
i
Light green, white & black sash, white & green halved sleeves, light green & black striped cap (Chadwick Mok Cham Hung, Wong Wing Hong & Wilson Lam Jing Shing)

Green Energy (NZ)  42 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Medrano

C
6 9-7
-
A SannaC S Shum
2
356559
i
Orange, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap (Jimmy Chung Kwok Man & Dominic Chung Won Lok)

Baba Mama (NZ)  21 

b g Per Incanto - Irish Magic (Kilconnel)

CD
6 9-6
-
N CallanL Ho
3
0665
i
Yellow & black checks, black armlets on yellow sleeves, checked cap (Edwin Cheung Hon Kit)

Taking Aim (AUS)  14 

ch c Choisir - Girl Hussler (Hussonet)

4 9-5
-
Z PurtonJ S Moore
4
i
blue, gold sash and armlet on sleeves, blue hoop on gold cap (Mr & Mrs George Chang)

Keep Winning (IRE)  

b g Henrythenavigator - Silver Star (Zafonic)

4 9-2
-
C Y Ho (2)Y S Tsui
5
1841-12
i
Silver, mauve chevron hoop, mauve sleeves and cap (Michael Lau Chi Kan)

Bold Stitch (AUS)  53 

br g Onemorenomore - Countess Bathory (Dracula)

CD
7 9-1
-
C Wong (10)A T Millard
6
0/1223-8
i
gold, red chevron, green sleeves, red cap (Peter Chu Ka Lok)

Gino Severini (IRE)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Green Castle (Indian Ridge)

D
4 9-1
-
T BerryM J Freedman
7
70020
i
White, gold & lime green sash, gold armlets on white sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Happy And Free Syndicate)

Comfort Life (AUS)  14 

b g Smart Missile - Goldfinger (Billion)

5 8-12
-
K TeetanF C Lor
8
468017
i
Black, white chevrons, black sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Simon Tam Ngak Chou & Tam Hin Chi)

Ho Ho Feel (AUS)  8 

b g Henrythenavigator - Minnie Deal (Street cry)

C
7 8-9
-
W M LaiC H Yip
9
3855-44
i
Red, dark green chevron, red stars on white sleeves, red star on light blue cap (Stephen So Chi Ming & Samuel Chan Ying Leung)

So Fast (AUS)  14 

b g Commands - La Silva

CD
7 8-9 b
-
H N Wong (5)W Y So
10
60-8034
i
Gold, black star, gold & black checked sleeves and halved cap (William Tsang)

Intrepic (AUS)  21 

br g Medaglia D'oro - Across The Moon

C
6 8-6 b
-
J MoreiraD J Hall
11
0-99101
i
Light blue & yellow quarters, red chevron on yellow sleeves, red chevron on light blue cap (Ken Leung Woon Kin)

Great Treasure (AUS)  35 

ch g Husson - RUSSIAN BELLE (Krusenstern)

CD
7 8-3 b
-
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
Verdict

#1 Green Energy has been mixing his form but he deserves plenty of attention at his first run for new trainer Danny Shum. It won't take much for him to find the winners' circle. #10 Intrepic has found form at his last two starts and the booking of Joao Moreira is a strong pointer. He must be respected. #2 Baba Mama is always a chance in these sorts of races but he does need everything to go his way. #3 Taking Aim is slowly finding form and is not far away from scoring a first Hong Kong victory.

10:10 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Opal Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0/9-
i
mauve and white quartered, black sleeves, black cap (Tony Lau Hon Kwan, Dominic Lai, David Poon Cheung Fung & Alfred Ronald Li Kwok)

Attention (AUS)  218 

ch g Stratum - Flamboyance (Snowland)

5 9-7
-
C Wong (10)A T Millard
2
4111
i
blue, orange hearts, orange sleeves (Champion Syndicate)

Handsome Bo Bo (AUS)  29 

ch g Helmet - Sadler's Girl (Sadler's wells)

CD
4 9-6
-
Z PurtonK L Man
3
8-56898
i
Emerald Green, red chevron hoop, red chevron on turquoise sleeves, turquoise cap, red stripe (Paul Yeung Hoi Shan)

Momentum Lucky (NZ)  29 

br g Commands - Tampiko

CD
6 9-5
-
H N Wong (5)T P Yung
4
47213
i
blue, red hoop, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Sunny Bright Syndicate)

Star Shine (AUS)  29 

ch g Magic albert - Kvarena (Arena)

CD
5 9-5
-
D WhyteK W Lui
5
828204
i
Turquoise, black lightning bolt, yellow stripe on black sleeves (Hayden Pong Hei Ting)

Raging Blitzkrieg (IRE)  21 

b g Shamardal - Adja (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 9-4
-
J MoreiraJ Size
6
508195
i
Silver, purple chevron, black armlets on silver sleeves, purple & silver checked cap (Mr & Mrs David Lee Fook Sang And Calvin Lee Ka Wo)

Prince Harmony (AUS)  11 

b g Strategic - Bedizened (Commands)

D
6 9-1
-
W M LaiW Y So
7
8900
i
White, yellow and black sash, cerise sleeves, black and yellow checked cap (Mr & Mrs William Yem Wai Lai)

Great Profit (NZ)  14 

b c Jimmy Choux - Musigny (Forest Wildcat)

4 9-0
-
C Y Ho (2)C S Shum
8
090759
i
White, gold and green hoop, green armlets, green stripe on white cap (Dr Edward Cheung Wing Yui, Lam Man Chun & Jason Tam Siu Keung)

Midnight Rattler (AUS)  14 

blk g Clang - Mezentseva

CD
7 9-0 b
-
N CallanJ S Moore
9
0
i
Red, green chevron, blue cap (The Sunflower Syndicate)

Mr Wealth (GB)  29 

b g Tamayuz - Empire Rose (Second Empire)

4 8-13
-
M ChadwickD Cruz
10
07
i
orange, red heart, blue and white striped sleeves, maroon cap (Life Of Pleasure Syndicate)

Happy Hour (NZ)  29 

ch g Mastercraftsman - Jolly Genie (Generous)

4 8-10
-
K TeetanC H Yip
11
496328
i
Purple with white seams, green sleeves, green cap (Andy Chu Kwok On)

Winning Supreme (AUS)  8 

b g Alfred Nobel - Matilda Grace (Stravinsky)

D
6 8-5
-
M F Poon (5)Y S Tsui
Verdict

#2 Handsome Bo Bo has had an easy lead at his last three starts and has been able to win comfortably on each occasion. He's still a query when things don't go his way but he might be able to sneak a win here before he gets up to Class 2. #4 Star Shine ran on well enough behind Handsome Bo Bo last time out, albeit a long way from the winner. He has an 11-pound swing on that horse here and can't be dismissed. #1 Attention had some handy Australian form around the likes of Prized Icon, Winning Rupert, Black Heart Bart, Tosen Stardom and Redkirk Warrior. He has trialled satisfactorily and, with Victor Wong's 10-pound claim, he is well-weighted. #8 Midnight Rattler is getting down to an attractive rating.

10:45 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 20 May 2018

Tourmaline Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 150,940 HKD - 11 run - Draw Advantage: Low

10

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-63736
i
Gold, purple v and armlet (The Executors Of The Estate Of The Late The Hon Lau Wong Fat)

Citron Spirit (IRE)  21 

b g Invincible Spirit - Citron Presse (Lemon Drop Kid)

CD
6 9-6
-
C Wong (10)P F Yiu
2
1-32427
i
Gold and blue halved horizontally, blue and silver checked cap (Barry Lee Wing Tai)

Easy Go Easy Win (NZ)  21 

b g Savabeel - Tootsie (Septieme Ciel)

C
4 9-6 b
-
J MoreiraJ S Moore
3
211-138
i
Red, pink stars, red & pink striped sleeves, red & pink halved cap (Funs Of Family Racing Syndicate)

Morethanlucky (NZ)  91 

b g Per Incanto - Viking Angel

CD
5 9-4 b
-
K TeetanF C Lor
4
960-921
i
Light blue with black seams, emerald green sleeves, gold cap (Au-dela Syndicate)

Rise High (FR)  21 

b g Myboycharlie - Lana Girl (Arch)

CD
4 9-4
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
5
152968
i
Black with grey hoops, striped cap (Sanjeev Tikam Mahtani)

Sergeant Titanium (IRE)  21 

b g ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - Southern House

CD
7 9-3
-
S ClippertonJ Size
6
87-3200
i
Light blue, gold braid, gold & light blue halved sleeves, gold cap (Kevin Hung Dingteng)

Rocketeer (AUS)  53 

b g Smart Missile - Some Girls Do (Hey Rob)

C
Non Runner
7
186718
i
Orange, yellow stars, white & red halved sleeves, red cap (Glenealy Winner Syndicate)

Star Majestic (NZ)  21 

ch g Sakhee's Secret - Dantessa (Our Poetic Prince)

C D
8 9-2
-
T BerryP O'Sullivan
8
26-3663
i
Gold, gold, mauve halved sleeves, yellow, mauve stars cap (Huang Kai Wen)

Doctor Geoff (IRE)  21 

b g Fast Company - More Respect (Spectrum)

D
4 9-0
-
H N Wong (5)A S Cruz
9
1-421
i
Blue, red chevron (Huen Ho Yin)

Coby Boy (AUS)  29 

ch g Sebring - Elle Labelle

C
6 8-13
-
U RispoliT P Yung
10
621600
i
Yellow & green diagonal stripes, red chevron on yellow sleeves, yellow & red striped cap (Lucky Forever Syndicate)

Imperial Gallantry (NZ)  21 

b g Guillotine - Reflection (Mill Reef)

CD
7 8-12
-
N CallanP O'Sullivan
11
95-2850
i
Silver, red v, yellow sleeves, red chevron on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Victor Lui Ting And Ian Lui)

Keen Venture (AUS)  21 

ch g Sebring - Morning Dews (Peintre celebre)

CD
6 8-12
-
M L Yeung (2)A Lee
12
i
Purple, yellow star, purple spots on yellow cap (Ma Chun Ling)

Mongolian Legend (AUS)  

b g Fastnet Rock - Purde

5 8-6
-
A SannaY S Tsui
Verdict

#4 Rise High was a very impressive winner last time out. He looks capable of heading higher and potentially making it into Group company and he can take another step towards those races here. #3 Morethanlucky hasn't raced since struggling to see out 1800m in the Classic Cup in February, but the start before that, he was a good third to Nothingilikemore and Singapore Sling over this trip. That form reads well for a race of this nature and he's right in contention. #1 Citron Spirit gets a weight break with the 10-pound claim of Victor Wong. He can't be dismissed. #8 Doctor Geoff ran well enough last time out and deserves consideration with the weight turnaround on Rise High.