06:00 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Piaget Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

1m 2f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
134567
i
Red, royal blue chevron, light blue & royal blue chevrons on slvs, red stars on royal blue cap (Chung Kit Leung)

Good Days (AUS)  20 

b g Artie Schiller - Vintage Rock (Rock City)

CD
5 9-7
-
Z PurtonC S Shum
2
008006
i
Black, Red star, Halved sleeves, Black cap (John Yuen Se Kit)

King Of Mongolia (AUS)  11 

br g Casino Prince - Simply Enchanting (Forest Wildcat)

C
8 9-7 b
-
N CallanR Gibson
3
990057
i
Black, white chevrons, black sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Simon Tam Ngak Chou & Tam Hin Chi)

Ho Ho Feel (AUS)  25 

b g Henrythenavigator - Minnie Deal (Street cry)

C
7 9-4
-
M F PoonC H Yip
4
566208
i
Red, black diamonds, black sleeves, black diamonds on red cap (Kam Chi Tat)

General Dino (FR)  11 

b g Doctor Dino - Arthurs Princess (Monashee Mountain)

4 9-3 b
-
K TeetanD E Ferraris
5
010014
i
Light blue, rose stars, white & light blue checked sleeves, rose stars on white cap (Zhaoqing Friends Syndicate)

Midnite Promise (NZ)  20 

b g Librettist - La Luciole

C
8 9-2
-
K C LeungF C Lor
6
769521
i
Gold, light blue chevron, gold & light blue halved sleeves, gold & light blue hooped cap (Albert Chan Koon Sang, Tony Chan Tung Ngok, Chan Yin Fai & David Chan Wing Chak)

Full Of Chances (NZ)  20 

b g Thewayyouare - Suzie Temple

C
5 9-0
-
U RispoliT P Yung
7
333071
i
Purple, yellow spots, yellow sleeves (Lim U Po Chu & Wong Ching Yue)

Po Ching Treasure (AUS)  11 

ch g Stratum - Hasty Snip (Snippets)

C
8 8-9
-
C Y HoC Fownes
8
009008
i
Yellow, red stripes, blue sleeves, red cap, black stripes (Alice Ming Bo Ting)

Romantic Journey (AUS)  20 

ch g More Than Ready - Perfect Truth (Perfecting)

5 8-9
-
M ChadwickK H Ting
9
851213
i
Gold, turquoise and royal blue hoop, turquoise stripe on white sleeves, gold cap, turquoise hoop (Kok Jian Pei)

Le Panache (IRE)  29 

b g Acclamation - Heavens Peak (Pivotal)

CD
5 8-5 b
-
D WhyteT P Yung
10
806809
i
Gold, blue v, red stars on white sleeves, white stripe on blue cap (Steven Yip Chi Fai)

Happy Rocky (GB)  11 

b g Champs Elysees - Puzzling (Ghostzapper)

7 8-4
-
M L YeungC W Chang
Verdict

#4 General Dino has disappointed in two runs this season but he has been crying out for this sort of trip. The wider draw is generally a disadvantage over the Sha Tin 2000m with the short run to the first turn, but it could prove a blessing for him here, particularly if they do slow it up mid-race. Whatever the scenario, he's worth a play here. #2 King Of Mongolia struggled at his only attempt at the trip in May, but down in this grade, he's worth another chance. #1 Good Days is sure to have plenty of admirers after not having the clearest of passages last time out. #9 Le Panache is racing well and can perform strongly again.

06:30 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Parmigiani Fleurier Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
433517
i
White, Light Green chevron hoop, White sleeves, Light Green stars and stars on cap (Pong Yuen Man)

Sunny Power (NZ)  105 

b g Tavistock - Bantry Bay

CD
5 9-7 b
-
Z PurtonK W Lui
2
58-9769
i
Yellow, red chevron, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow stars (Wong Ho Yam)

Cheerful Boy (NZ)  49 

b g Road To Rock - Hanabananah

CD
7 9-6
-
M F PoonK H Ting
3
554628
i
hot Pink, black diamonds, hot pink, black armlets on sleeves, hot pink cap, black diamonds (Toru Okawa)

Smart Charade (IRE)  42 

b g Fastnet Rock - Aniarnota

CD
4 9-4
-
A SannaW Y So
4
08
i
Rose, green sleeves and cap (All Happy Together Syndicate)

Cashin Minister (IRE)  20 

b g Redoute's Choice - Shalamantika (Nashwan)

3 9-3
-
S ClippertonJ Size
5
242693
i
Blue, red chevron, red armlets on blue sleeves, red star on blue cap (David Chiu Tat Cheong, Andrew Chiu Wah Wai & Josephine Chiu Wing Kei)

Empire Star (AUS)  14 

br g Skilled - Oh What A Song (Octagonal)

5 9-1 b
-
U RispoliY S Tsui
6
004050
i
White, purple star, white stars on mauve cap (Simon Tso, Louis Chan Wai Mau, Robert Lui Chi Wang & Henry Leung Kam Tong)

Flying Lover (AUS)  14 

ch g Sepoy - Alberton Park (Thorn Park)

5 9-1 b
-
C Y HoY S Tsui
7
689
i
Black & white diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & white striped cap (David Philip Boehm)

King Kanaloa (AUS)  20 

br g Lord Kanaloa - Thank You Ask

3 9-0
-
N CallanJ S Moore
8
700509
i
Gold & purple checks, red halved horizontally, gold stars on red sleeves, gold & purple checked cap (Mr & Mrs Yip Kong Wah)

Gorgeous Again (AUS)  14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Ocean Pearl

C
6 8-12
-
H T MoC S Shum
9
369000
i
Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, silver hoops, black cap, yellow star (Mr & Mrs Lee Bing Kwong And Michael Lee Chak Hol)

Ever Laugh (AUS)  29 

b g Savabeel - Sotela (Commands)

C
5 8-10
-
K TeetanK L Man
10
656535
i
Yellow, royal blue braid, white and royal blue halved sleeves, red armlets, yellow cap, royal blue stripe (Lau Chi Kit, Tony Lee, Kevin Law Hau Wai & John Lo Wah Shing)

Golden Four (AUS)  20 

b g Denman - Gingerbread (Pharly)

4 8-9
-
C SchofieldC W Chang
11
524299
i
Black, large yellow spots, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap (Anthony Ko Siu Kee)

Speedy Wally (AUS)  11 

br g Shinzig - Mota (At Talaq)

D
8 8-8
-
G Van NiekerkC Fownes
12
80097
i
Black, red chevron hoop, white sleeves, black cap, white stripe (HKJC Racing Club Limited)

Young Glory (NZ)  14 

b g Niagara - Divine Miss Em (Traditionally)

4 8-3
-
H N WongM J Freedman
Verdict

#3 Smart Charade performed strongly fresh over an unsuitable 1200m before failing on a week's back-up when stepped up to a mile. He hasn't raced in six weeks and that may prove beneficial to him here. He's worth another chance. #1 Sunny Power won with something in hand when stepped up to a mile in May, but he didn't show a great deal at his last start in July. Expect him to take a step forward this season and race into Class 3 in no time at all. #5 Empire Star looks one who should appreciate a mile now and he's a place chance. #10 Golden Four is another place chance with even luck.

07:00 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Franck Muller Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
524090
i
Mauve, silver star and stars on sleeves, purple stars on silver cap (Mr & Mrs Arthur Wong Chun Mo)

Everbrave (NZ)  25 

b g Alamosa - Miss Riviera (Kris)

5 9-6
-
A SannaK L Man
2
248150
i
Emerald green, white stars, orange sleeves, white star on orange cap (Mr & Mrs Robert Lau Siu Kit)

Honest Way (NZ)  20 

b g Per Incanto - Our Foil

CD
4 9-6
-
D WhyteM J Freedman
3
574742
i
Mauve, green & white checks with red halved sleeves, red cap (Alexander Yeung Kwok Kai, Edward Yeung, Kenny Cheng Tsin Ki & Michael Cheng Ka)

Complacency (AUS)  20 

br g Charge forward - Jemison (Commands)

C
4 9-5
-
K TeetanA S Cruz
4
00-0392
i
White, red & blue diagonal stripes, red diamonds on blue slvs and cap (Calvin Chan Wai Pong)

King Mortar (AUS)  29 

ch g Street Boss - Whisper Her Name

CD
5 9-4
-
C WongL Ho
5
6
i
Yellow, mauve sash, yellow stripe on mauve sleeves, mauve stripe on yellow cap (Hong Kong Pegasus Racing Syndicate)

Let's Come Back (IRE)  20 

b g Acclamation - Se La Vie (Highest Honor)

3 9-4
-
C Y HoC Fownes
6
000909
i
blue & white halves with yellow star (Y Lot Syndicate)

Blazing Partners (NZ)  20 

b g Echoes Of Heaven - Flightime

5 9-0
-
T H SoW Y So
7
182363
i
Light green, royal blue stripe, light green stripe on royal blue sleeves, light green hoop on royal blue cap (Benedict Sin)

Destin (AUS)  140 

b g Duporth - Lady Jaguar (Last Tycoon)

C
5 9-0 b
-
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
8
i
Purple, yellow lightning bolt, silver & mauve halved sleeves, yellow stars on mauve cap (Michelle Chan Kam Ha)

Charizard (AUS)  

b g Onemorenomore - Whatsaname (Ascot Knight)

4 8-13
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
9
i
Blue, pink sash and armlets on sleeves (Healthy & Happy Racing Syndicate)

Joyful Contender (AUS)  

b g I Am Invincible - Zadiym

4 8-13
-
M L YeungR Gibson
10
5
i
Turquoise, white inverted triangle, white & turquoise striped sleeves and cap (Peter Lau Pak Fai)

Romantic Chef (NZ)  20 

br g Savabeel - Ocean Of Tears

4 8-13
-
Z PurtonC S Shum
11
4579
i
Emerald green, emerald green armlets on white sleeves, striped cap (Flying Spur Syndicate)

Emerald Spur (NZ)  29 

b g Super Easy - Emerald Isle (Second Set)

4 8-10
-
K C LeungP F Yiu
12
609
i
Purple with red chevron hoop, red chevron on sleeves, purple hoop on red cap (Mr & Mrs Lam Kwok Yan)

Bingo Hero (AUS)  98 

ch g Star Witness - Our Contessina (Vettori)

5 8-7
-
G Van NiekerkY S Tsui
13
447700
i
green, yellow diamond, yellow stripes on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots (Mr & Mrs Stephen Ho Wai Man, Fred Ho Ka Chun and Derek Ho Ka Chung)

Rockage (IRE)  20 

ch g Society Rock - Box Of Frogs (One Cool Cat)

3 8-7
-
M F PoonF C Lor
14
76603
i
Yellow, purple chevron, purple chevrons on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on purple cap (Tony Chan Chi Ming)

Harbour Century (AUS)  49 

gr g Pluck - Dream Leica

4 8-6 b
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
15
i
Red, sky blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap (N C Mayne, Mrs C M Mayne, D M Forbes, Mrs K Forbes, A V Vitanza, Ms M T Collier, B M, D M & B G Nolan)

Alcazar (AUS)  

b m Captain Sonador - Sovereign Road (St. Jude)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
i
Green & gold stripes (Hkuaa Syndicate)

Virtus Star (AUS)  

b g Sebring - Princess Natural (Danehill Dancer)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#10 Romantic Chef performed OK as favourite at his first start over the straight 1000m. As a son of Savabeel, he should only get better as the distances get longer, and while this is still going to be too short of his best, he's more than capable in a race like this. #7 Destin is honest enough and he's drawn well for his return. He's sure to be around the mark. #3 Complacency is slowly turning the corner and looks on the cusp of finding the form he has promised since his debut win. #8 Charizard steps out for the first time here. He has an awkward gate but he has trialled well enough to suggest he could get into the placings.

07:35 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Iwc Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 157,049 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
121850
i
Pink, purple chevron, pink stripe on purple sleeves and stars on purple cap (Kevin Lau Yat Sun)

Prawn Baba (AUS)  98 

br g Duke Of Marmalade - Countess Of Tiba

CD
6 9-7
-
S ClippertonJ Size
2
767149
i
dark blue, red chevron, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, dark blue cap (Albert Hung Chao Hong)

Ruthven (AUS)  189 

blk g Domesday - Ruddigore (Octagonal)

CD
5 9-6 b
-
K C LeungF C Lor
3
085743
i
Royal blue, white hoops, royal blue and white checked sleeves, light blue cap (Money Wong Man Yi)

Packing Dragon (NZ)  18 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Golden gamble (Goldmark)

D
7 9-3
-
M F PoonP F Yiu
4
413-221
i
Royal blue, yellow chevrons and armlets on sleeves, royal blue chevron on pink cap (The Hon & Mrs Kenneth Lau Ip Keung)

Insayshable (IRE)  18 

b g Rajj - Imitation (Darshaan)

D
4 8-13
-
K TeetanJ Size
5
21-0211
i
Black, gold v, black & gold hooped sleeves, black chevron on gold cap (Michael Kwan Wing Lok)

Glorious Forever (GB)  105 

ch g Archipenko - Here To Eternity (Stormy Atlantic)

CD
4 8-12 b
-
Z PurtonF C Lor
6
265
i
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Hui Sai Fun)

Stimulation (AUS)  18 

b g Deep Impact - Baahama (Anabaa)

4 8-7
-
A SannaA S Cruz
7
651770
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange & black halved sleeves, yellow & black quartered cap (Win Forever Syndicate)

Pikachu (NZ)  18 

br g Keeper - Mumtaz (Kaldoun)

CD
8 8-4
-
G Van NiekerkD E Ferraris
8
441087
i
Pink, green sleeves, green stars on pink cap (Win Now Syndicate)

Happilababy (NZ)  168 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Elyzabel (Kaapstad)

CD
7 8-3
-
H T MoC S Shum
9
144326
i
Mauve, silver stripe and sleeves (Mike Cheung Shun Ching)

General Sherman (IRE)  29 

b g Teofilo - Cromac (Machiavellian)

CD
6 8-1
-
K C NgA S Cruz
10
996458
i
Red, green star, red stripe on green sleeves, red cap (Sir Po-shing & Lady Woo, Jackson Woo Ka Biu And May Woo)

Helene Charisma (FR)  18 

b g Air Chief Marshal - Lidana (King's Best)

5 8-1
-
M ChadwickJ S Moore
Verdict

#5 Glorious Forever shaped as a horse with plenty of promise at the end of last season, looking very similar to his brother Time Warp with his relentless front-running style. He looks headed for stakes company in no time at all and he can begin his march towards the features with a win here. #4 Insayshable won well enough first-up at Happy Valley. He needs to take a step forward here, but he's capable of doing so and he will be somewhere around the mark. #2 Ruthven returns as a first-time gelding, having also switched stables. He was in desperate need of the gelding operation and his trials suggest he can find his Queensland Derby-winning form this campaign. #6 Stimulation can improve markedly.

08:05 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

A. Lange & Sohne Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 74,096 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
51475
i
Yellow, red star, mauve sleeves, yellow stars on red cap (Dr Lawrence Lam Chi Kit, Admund Au Chi Hoe & Patrick Au Tsz Hin)

Happy Sebring (AUS)  11 

b g Sebring - Here De Joy (Dehere)

CD
4 9-7
-
K TeetanA S Cruz
2
316
i
Red, yellow stars, black & red halved sleeves, red cap (Royal Elitist Team Syndicate)

Cordyceps (AUS)  20 

b g Stratum - Enciamo

C
4 9-6
-
M F PoonK W Lui
3
034006
i
Yellow, mauve hoop, yellow and mauve halved sleeves, white armlets, mauve cap (Cheung Chin Ming)

Exceptional Desire (NZ)  8 

b g Darci Brahma - Grace And Eva

5 9-6
-
H N WongW Y So
4
000842
i
Blue, pink sash, pink armlet on white sleeves, pink cap (Roger Ngan & Letty Ngan)

Super Fun (IRE)  14 

b g Dandy Man - Dame Hester (Diktat)

4 9-5
-
C WongL Ho
5
292751
i
blue, red lightning bolt, red armlets (Alan Wong Chi Kei & Oscar Wong Wing Lun)

Fresh Power (NZ)  20 

b g Makfi - Bannisters

CD
5 9-4
-
G Van NiekerkY S Tsui
6
790422
i
White, checked cap (Gary Hung Hing Ming, Stephen Lok Tsz Ho & Joseph Cheng Pok Man)

City Legend (NZ)  20 

b g Red Giant - Show Exhibit (Danehill)

5 9-3 b
-
Z PurtonT P Yung
7
53-9833
i
Red, black braid, striped sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Raymond Lau)

Radiant Bunny (AUS)  189 

br g Tycoon Ruler - Get A Life (Old Vic)

7 9-3
-
W M LaiC H Yip
8
366
i
Royal blue, pink v, maroon armlets on blue sleeves, maroon stars on pink cap (Surplus Horse Racing Syndicate)

Bellagio (NZ)  29 

b g Echoes Of Heaven - Idea (Mizzen Mast)

4 8-12
-
D WhyteM J Freedman
9
97
i
White, silver spots, turquoise sleeves, white stripe on turquoise cap (Allan Fung Yu Hing & Norman Fung Yee Man)

Fun Times (NZ)  25 

b g Savabeel - Hyades (Huckster)

4 8-12
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
10
70
i
Royal Blue, Orange hoop, White sleeves, Orange stars, White cap, Orange spots (Leung Chung Shan)

Absolucool (AUS)  112 

b g Smart Missile - Eyelean (Galileo)

5 8-10
-
C Y HoC Fownes
11
512890
i
Pink, purple v, purple stars on pink sleeves, purple hoop on white cap (Mr & Mrs Cheung Yat Yuen)

Presidentparamount (NZ)  29 

b g Danerich - Magical Slice

CD
8 8-9
-
A SannaC W Chang
12
070
i
green, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, royal blue and yellow striped cap (Super Excellent Partners Syndicate)

Speedy Dragon (AUS)  105 

b g Exceed and Excel - Innovation Girl

4 8-8 b
-
C MurrayD J Hall
13
033503
i
Pink, blue stars, hooped sleeves and checked cap (Care Free Syndicate)

Care Free Prince (AUS)  20 

b g Street Sense - Angora

CD
6 8-7 b
-
M ChadwickK L Man
14
990000
i
Chocolate, orange sash, emerald green hoops on gold sleeves, gold cap (Alan Chan Yau Yuet & Chris Chan Cheong Hoi)

Fortune Patrol (IRE)  105 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Gwyllion (Red Ransom)

4 8-4 b
-
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
Verdict

#1 Happy Sebring exploded through to win in May, but he has failed to find that same acceleration in three starts since. Perhaps a solid 1400m will prove to be his best trip and he is worth another chance in this spot. #8 Bellagio has talent but he is still learning what it is all about. He gets blinkers on for the first time and he's a contender. #2 Cordyceps never got into the race first-up. His win in July rated highly with a very slick final sectional, but he needs to show more to prove that wasn't a one-hit wonder. #6 City Legend has been beaten by narrow margins at his first two starts this term. He will be short, and while he may be worth opposing at a ridiculously narrow quote, he is without a doubt a chance.

08:40 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

H. Moser & Cie. Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 111,144 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: Low

6

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
021642
i
Black, white chevron, pink sleeves, pink & white checked cap (Kitty Kwok Sea Nga)

Go Beauty Go (NZ)  98 

br g O'reilly - Lodore Mystic (Centaine)

CD
6 9-7
-
M F PoonJ S Moore
2
500057
i
Silver, red v, yellow sleeves, red chevron on yellow cap (Mr & Mrs Victor Lui Ting And Ian Lui)

Keen Venture (AUS)  20 

ch g Sebring - Morning Dews (Peintre celebre)

CD
6 9-4
-
M L YeungY S Tsui
3
832382
i
light blue, white chevron, light blue sleeves, white hoop on light blue cap (Lam Hiu Ngai)

Famous Warrior (AUS)  20 

ch g Husson - Danehill Smile

5 9-3
-
A SannaA S Cruz
4
177074
i
light green, orange diamonds, orange chevron on emerald green sleeves, maroon diamonds on orange cap (Noble Wife Syndicate)

Rule Thee (NZ)  20 

b g Tavistock - Dantessa (Our Poetic Prince)

C
6 9-1 b
-
S ClippertonP O'Sullivan
5
i
White, blue checked, blue armlets, blue and silver quartered cap (Edmond Yue Kwok Yin)

Southern Superstar (SAF)  

b g Dynasty - Sport's Chestnut (Sportsworld)

5 9-1
-
G Van NiekerkA T Millard
6
080
i
Royal blue & white quartered, red and white quartered sleeves, red and blue quartered cap (Caaf Syndicate)

Racing Fighter (NZ)  98 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Comme Tu Veux

4 9-0
-
W M LaiC H Yip
7
76
i
Yellow, red hearts, green sleeves, yellow hoop on red cap (Jessica Lee Man Yi, Ho Chi Ho, Alan Ho Yuk Lun & Cheung Siu Hing)

Ho Ho Khan (NZ)  98 

b c Makfi - China Choice (Encosta de lago)

4 8-13
-
C SchofieldD J Hall
8
706030
i
Yellow, red chevron, blue & red quartered sleeves, red stripe on blue cap (Mr & Mrs Michael Cheng Wing On And Janice Cheng Po Hei)

Patriot Hero (IRE)  20 

ch g Pivotal - Noble Hero (Daggers Drawn)

4 8-13 b1
-
D WhyteD E Ferraris
9
8646
i
green with purple stars (Wong Cho Bau)

Tianchi Monster (NZ)  20 

br g Shocking - Princess Biscotte (Casino prince)

4 8-12
-
M ChadwickW Y So
10
644058
i
Royal blue, orange stripes on sleeves (The Hon Ronald Arculli Gbm Gbs Jp & Johanna K J Arculli Bbs)

Bank On Red (USA)  109 

b g Hat Trick - Asuncion (Powerscourt)

D
4 8-11
-
C Y HoJ Size
11
17-843
i
Gold and red halved horizontally, royal blue v, red stripe on white sleeves, gold and royal blue quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Kenneth Au-yeung Wing)

Bigwood (IRE)  20 

b g Requinto - Talkin Kate (Talkin Man)

4 8-11
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
12
900
i
Royal blue, orange chevron, orange stripe on royal blue sleeves, orange star on royal blue cap (Ho Ho King Syndicate)

Calling The Shots (USA)  49 

dk g Exchange Rate - Pick And Choose (Nomination)

3 8-11 b
-
H T MoC S Shum
13
095782
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  20 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

D
6 8-6
-
K TeetanK W Lui
14
090000
i
Light blue, purple stripe, orange armlets, purple and orange hooped cap (Wong Yat Cheung & Eliza Wong)

Dark Knight (USA)  29 

b g Speightstown - Divine Presence (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-5 b
-
T H SoL Ho
15
144-108
i
Red & green halved horizontally, black stripe on green sleeves, red cap (Tang Kui Ming)

Diamond King (NZ)  20 

br g O'reilly - The Dazzler

C D
Non Runner (Reserve)
16
70000
i
Turquoise, gold epaulets, gold sleeves, turquoise hoops, striped cap (Tony Yue Kwok Leung)

Spirit (AUS)  20 

b g Soldier Of Fortune - Dica (Kapgarde)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#11 Bigwood has improved with every start he's had in Hong Kong, typical of many European imports. He has an awkward draw here but he is likely to head back anyway. If he gets a suitable tempo, he will be flashing home late. #3 Famous Warrior was just outbobbed by Land Grant at the National Day meeting. He will win one of these days – it's only a matter of time. #13 High Volatility will likely get out and lead here. He's always dangerous if afforded his own way on the speed. #8 Patriot Hero is too inconsistent to follow with any certainty but he has the talent to win a race like this o his day.

09:10 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

The Premier Bowl (handicap) (3YO plus)

Winner 342,288 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-11112
i
White & grey quarters, white sleeves, grey cap (Michael T H Lee & Dr Henry Chan Hin Lee)

Ivictory (AUS)  20 

b g Mossman - Inca Lagoon

CD
5 9-7
-
Z PurtonJ Size
2
111-222
i
Red, pink spots, red & pink striped sleeves, red cap (Maurice Koo Win Chong)

Mr Stunning (AUS)  175 

b g Exceed And Excel - With Fervour (Dayjur)

CD
6 9-7
-
K TeetanF C Lor
3
1-12389
i
Royal blue and white hoops, striped sleeves (Lee Wan Keung & Lee Wong Wai Kuen)

Fifty Fifty (NZ)  20 

gr g A P Answer - Polish Rebel (Exclusive Patriot)

CD
6 9-2
-
G Van NiekerkL Ho
4
371515
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)  20 

ch g Starcraft - Sunday Service (Sunday Minister)

CD
6 9-2
-
N CallanA S Cruz
5
1-16236
i
Yellow & orange diamonds, orange sleeves, orange diamonds on yellow cap (Pingwu Stars Syndicate)

Pingwu Spark (NZ)  175 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Sharp Point (Royal Academy)

CD
6 8-12
-
K C LeungT P Yung
6
111-211
i
Pink, violet star (Lau Sak Hong)

Hot King Prawn (AUS)  20 

gr g Denman - De Chorus

C D
4 8-10
-
S ClippertonJ Size
7
522823
i
Yellow, black v, yellow & black halved sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap (Guo Qin Jun, Kwok Ho & Chiu Yi)

Born In China (GB)  20 

b g Shamardal - Pearl Dance (Nureyev)

D
7 8-6 b
-
D WhyteK W Lui
8
219116
i
Royal blue, orange & yellow sash, yellow armlets on sleeves (Liang Lo Ching Yung)

California Whip (USA)  20 

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

C D
5 8-2
-
M ChadwickA S Cruz
9
686066
i
Dark blue and light blue quartered, light blue sleeves, quartered cap (Matthew Wong Leung Pak)

Not Listenin'tome (AUS)  20 

b g Dylan Thomas - Flame Of Sydney (Encosta de Lago)

CD
8 8-1
-
C Y HoJ S Moore
10
511563
i
Red, white hoop, green & red halved sleeves, white stars on red cap (Conrad Fung Kwok Keung, Chris Fung Kwok Hung &)

Jumbo Luck (AUS)  20 

b g Reward For Effort - Maid In Secret

CD
6 8-1
-
H N WongK W Lui
Verdict

#1 Ivictory could not have been much more impressive in defeat first-up when just falling short behind stablemate Hot King Prawn. He is better suited getting up to 1200m and, while he has to carry 133 pounds, two of the last three winners in Mr Stunning (2017) and Able Friend (2015) hauled top-weight to victory and he looks the one to beat with a run under his belt. #6 Hot King Prawn did have the better of Ivictory first-up, although he was in receipt of 16 pounds that day. He still has 11 pounds in hand over Ivictory, so that gives him a strong chance yet again. #2 Mr Stunning won this race last year. He switched from John Size's yard into the care of his former assistant Frankie Lor soon after his last run in April and, if Lor can unlock his best, he will be right in contention. Trainer Francis Lui has two runners, neither of the ilk of his 2016 victor Lucky Bubbles, but both Born In China and Jumbo Luck shape as place chances. Perhaps give a slight edge to #7 Born In China back to 1200m.

09:40 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

The Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (handicap) (3YO plus)

Winner 342,288 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: Low

8

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-71511
i
Black, white spots, pink sleeves, pink spots on white cap (Patrick Kwok Ho Chuen)

Beauty Generation (NZ)  20 

b g Road To Rock - Stylish Bel

CD
6 9-7
-
Z PurtonJ S Moore
2
5-44411
i
Emerald Green, white stars, white sleeves (Kerm Din)

Pakistan Star (GER)  147 

br g Shamardal - Nina Celebre (Peintre Celebre)

C
5 9-2
-
K TeetanA S Cruz
3
21-0108
i
Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap (Martin Siu Kim Sun)

Time Warp (GB)  175 

ch g Archipenko - Here To Eternity (Fairy King)

CD
5 9-2
-
K C NgA S Cruz
4
14-1377
i
White & royal blue stripes, white sleeves, checked cap (Paul Lo Chung Wai & Kathy Lo Ho Hsiu Lan)

Seasons Bloom (AUS)  20 

br g Captain Sonador - Pyramisa's Lass (Not a single doubt)

CD
6 9-1
-
U RispoliC S Shum
5
612-326
i
Yellow, blue lightning bolt, yellow, blue checks on sleeves, yellow & blue checked cap (Johnson Chen)

Werther (NZ)  140 

b g Tavistock - Bagalollies

CD
7 9-1
-
C MurrayJ S Moore
6
232121
i
Black, silver chevron, black chevron on silver sleeves, silver stripe on black cap (Eddie Wong Ming Chak & Wong Leung Sau Hing)

Exultant (IRE)  119 

b g Teofilo - Contrary (Distorted Humor)

C
4 9-0
-
C Y HoA S Cruz
7
561424
i
black, white chevron, pink sleeves, pink and white hooped cap (Eleanor Kwok Law Kwai Chun & Patrick Kwok Ho Chuen)

Beauty Only (IRE)  20 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Goldendale (Saint Ballado)

CD
7 8-12
-
N CallanA S Cruz
8
57-8440
i
Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap (Martin Siu Kim Sun)

Thewizardofoz (AUS)  20 

b g Redoute's Choice - Princess Coup

C
7 8-12 b
-
K C LeungJ Size
9
623440
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Eagle Way (AUS)  20 

ch g More Than Ready - Wedgetail Eagle (Lure)

CD
6 8-7
-
M ChadwickJ S Moore
10
61-2125
i
Purple, red star, turquoise armlet on red sleeves, turquoise cap (Nikki Ng Mien Hua)

Singapore Sling (SAF)  175 

b g Philanthropist - Sing Dixie Sing (Western Winter)

C D
5 8-5
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
11
745913-
i
black, red stripes, white sleeves,red seams, white cap, red stripes (Connie Siu Kim Ying)

Nassa (SAF)  336 

b g Dynasty - Cosima Liszt (Rich Man's Gold)

C D
6 8-1
-
G Van NiekerkA T Millard
12
12-1405
i
light green, maroon spots, maroon armlets on yellow sleeves, maroon spots on yellow cap (Happy Corner Syndicate)

Nothingilikemore (AUS)  20 

b g Husson - Katisam (Lonhro)

CD
5 8-1 b
-
M L YeungJ Size
13
664390
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Dinozzo (IRE)  20 

b g Lilbourne Lad - Nisriyna (Intikhab)

C D
5 8-1 b
-
H N WongJ Size
14
0-92111
i
Light blue with black seams, emerald green sleeves, gold cap (Au-dela Syndicate)

Rise High (FR)  98 

b g Myboycharlie - Lana Girl (Arch)

CD
4 8-1
-
A SannaC Fownes
Verdict

A terrific race with most of Hong Kong's best gallopers at a mile and beyond stepping out – Derby winner Ping Hai Star and Kranji Mile victor Southern Legend are the most notable absentees. #2 Pakistan Star looked every bit the superstar he had always promised to be in two G1 wins to end last season. He has trialled very well and, even though he has to pass his notorious trouble spot from the chute at the 1600m, he can perform strongly first-up. #1 Beauty Generation was named Horse of the Year last season after three G1 wins throughout the term. Despite that title, though, his first-up win was perhaps the first time that he has looked like a champion. He is possibly poorly-weighted now compared to horses like Pakistan Star, but that Celebration Cup win was simply stunning and he could have more to come this term. #10 Singapore Sling looks well-weighted with only 117lb to carry and he deserves consideration. #5 Werther has run some good races over this trip and raced well in Japan at his most recent start. He will improve for the run but he can place fresh.

10:15 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Corum Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

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

9

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
105352
i
blue, orange hearts, orange sleeves (Champion Syndicate)

Handsome Bo Bo (AUS)  20 

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

CD
4 9-7
-
H T MoK L Man
2
i
Black, white sash, pink cap (Melody Kwok Sze Wai)

Hello Beauty (AUS)  

b g Sepoy - Fullazz

3 9-7 b1
-
Z PurtonJ S Moore
3
066982
i
Royal blue, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, royal blue stars on white cap (Liu Yu Wen)

Jing Jing Win (AUS)  29 

b g Starcraft - Top Cuban (Aldwick Colonnade)

CD
6 9-6
-
C SchofieldD J Hall
4
U36080
i
light blue, orange & purple stripes, orange & purple hoop on light blue sleeves, purple stars on orange cap (Wong Yat Cheung, Eliza Wong & Amy Wong Hoi Fung)

Dances With Dragon (NZ)  98 

b g Savabeel - Around The Clock (Majestic Streak)

5 9-3
-
C Y HoL Ho
5
999656
i
Black, light green cross belts (Arthur Antonio Da Silva, Betty Da Silva &)

Key Witness (AUS)  20 

ch g Show A Heart - Jessepic

CD
8 9-1
-
K TeetanA S Cruz
6
i
Rose, gold star, red stars on gold sleeves, pink & rose quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Edward Chan Chi Keung)

Flying Bonus (AUS)  

b g Snitzel - Sabanci (Encosta de lago)

4 8-13
-
W M LaiC H Yip
7
i
Royal blue (Zhan Jiang Syndicate)

Zhan Jiang Rocks (IRE)  

br g Big Bad Bob - Rupa (Acclamation)

3 8-13
-
C MurrayW Y So
8
3
i
Orange, black hoop, black cap (Dr Kelvin Chong Man Yuk)

Prance Dragon (NZ)  20 

b g Power - Wanaka (Not For Love)

4 8-12
-
U RispoliM J Freedman
9
511553
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)

CD
7 8-10
-
A SannaC Fownes
10
118709
i
Turquoise & purple halves (Michael Ng Chun Ho , Randy Chu Wai Ping & Jenny Ng Wing Sum)

Good For You (NZ)  14 

b g Thorn park - La Serenissime (Machiavellian)

C D
6 8-2 b
-
H N WongY S Tsui
11
954909
i
Yellow, purple cross belts, purple stripe on yellow sleeves, yellow & purple striped cap (Ying Kee Club Syndicate)

Hard Promise (AUS)  105 

b g Hard Spun - Perfect Promise (Caesour)

5 8-2
-
M L YeungT P Yung
12
05217
i
Green, red sash, red sleeves, green stripe on red cap (Mr & Mrs Jimmy Leung Kwok Wai And Mr & Mrs Thomas Leung Wai Kin)

King Opie (NZ)  25 

b g Ocean Park - Hope So

CD
4 8-2
-
G Van NiekerkF C Lor
13
19-0207
i
Pink, red cross, pink & red halved sleeves, red & pink halved cap (Friends Of The Saint Syndicate)

Our Hero (AUS)  25 

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

D
6 8-2
-
T H SoC S Shum
14
600061
i
Red, gold cross, gold stripe on cream sleeves, gold hoop on cap (Good Time Syndicate)

Ambitious Heart (AUS)  39 

b g Captain Sonador - Pyramisa's Lass (Not a single doubt)

C D
5 8-1
-
M F PoonD E Ferraris
15
24-6020
i
Blue, blue and black halved sleeves and cap (David Ho Chi Hoo)

Daring Fit (NZ)  20 

b g Iffraaj - Skimmio

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
16
136942
i
Blue, white lightning bolt, blue stars on white cap (Alex Chan Ka Ming)

Iron Boy (AUS)  116 

b g California Dane - Carnebelle

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

#3 Jing Jing Win has all the talent in the world but his temperament has ensured that his progress has stalled around his current mark. He's capable of winning off this rating, as he showed fresh, and getting back to 1200m should prove suitable too. He's hard to beat. #9 Mighty Maverick has run well in two starts for Caspar Fownes. He should get the perfect run from gate two and he's the main danger. #8 Prance Dragon ran a big race at monstrous odds first-up. He has a bad draw here, but if he can get across into a handy position, there's no reason he can't run another bold race. #12 King Opie can improve back to Sha Tin.

10:50 Sha Tin (Hong Kong) 21 Oct 2018

Grand Seiko Excellent Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 157,049 HKD - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

7f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
977754
i
Red and royal blue halved horizontally, white hoop, white stars on red sleeves, red cap (Lai Wai Chi)

Joyful Trinity (IRE)  29 

b g Zanzibari - Bargouzine (Hotfoot)

CD
6 9-7
-
C WongC Fownes
2
231141
i
Pink, white sleeves, pink hoops (Simply Brilliant Syndicate)

Simply Brilliant (GB)  127 

ch g Frankel - Red Bloom (Daylami)

CD
4 9-7
-
Z PurtonF C Lor
3
363375
i
Gold, purple v and armlets (Lau Ng Mui Chu)

Citron Spirit (IRE)  14 

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

CD
6 9-4
-
M F PoonP F Yiu
4
131-109
i
Mauve with black seams, yellow & mauve quartered cap (Vicky Tang & The Executors Of The Estate Of The Late Lily Scheng Hsi Feng)

Time To Celebrate (NZ)  14 

br g Per Incanto - Silver Cent (Bankable)

CD
5 9-2
-
S ClippertonJ Size
5
921334
i
White, gold stars, white stars on gold sleeves, gold star on white cap (Ideal Brilliance Syndicate)

Wishful Thinker (AUS)  20 

b g I Am Invincible - Zebithea (Barathea)

C
5 9-2
-
K TeetanR Gibson
6
615051
i
Red, pink chevron hoop, pink & red checked sleeves, red star on pink cap (Wong Shing Ngai)

Regency Bo Bo (NZ)  29 

b g Denman - Tsukioka

CD
5 8-13
-
H T MoC S Shum
7
211493
i
Royal blue & white quartered, red and white quartered sleeves, red and blue quartered cap (Caaf Syndicate)

Fast Most Furious (IRE)  29 

ch g Lope De Vega - Al Basar (Sahm)

5 8-11
-
G Van NiekerkD J Hall
8
717/4-05
i
Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap (Martin Siu Kim Sun)

Good Standing (AUS)  20 

b g Artie schiller - Elahi (Giant's causeway)

5 8-10
-
D WhyteJ S Moore
9
225180
i
Yellow, red halved, yellow, red stars sleeves, red, yellow star cap (Howard Liang Yum Shing)

California Joy (AUS)  29 

b g Fastnet Rock - Laetitia (Priolo)

CD
6 8-6
-
C Y HoA S Cruz
10
189600
i
Orange, yellow stars, white & red halved sleeves, red cap (Glenealy Winner Syndicate)

Star Majestic (NZ)  14 

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

CD
8 8-6
-
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
11
171149
i
Turquoise, black lightning bolt, yellow stripe on black sleeves (Hayden Pong Hei Ting)

Raging Storm (AUS)  20 

b g Fastnet Rock - Carry On Cutie

CD
4 8-5
-
C SchofieldJ Size
12
181460
i
Pink, purple v, purple & pink halved sleeves, pink & purple checked cap (Mr & Mrs Ma Leung)

Pretty Bauhinia (AUS)  18 

br g Danzero - Li'l Miss Hayley

6 8-4 b
-
H N WongY S Tsui
13
090000
i
Silver, purple star, purple & yellow striped sleeves, silver star on purple cap (Cheuk Hon Kit, Chung Tai Keung, Roland Leung Wing Cheung & Cheuk Lit Piu)

Shamal (FR)  20 

b g Siyouni - Sagalix

C
6 8-4 b
-
K C NgY S Tsui
Verdict

#8 Good Standing has had issue after issue since arriving in Hong Kong, but there's no doubting he has plenty of talent. He's never really had the chance for a proper second-up run for John Moore and he's always looked as though he'd improve for the outing each time he's stepped out. Now, he gets that chance and he should be hard to beat. #2 Simply Brilliant looms as the main danger, having won three of his last four starts at the back-end of last season to push his rating into triple-figure territory. He's trialled well and he is a contender. #5 Wishful Thinker steps beyond 1200m for the first time in his career. While his fast-finishing style suggests that 1400m should prove ideal, he might just be better suited to a strongly-run 1200m. Nevertheless, he deserves inclusion. #6 Regency Bo Bo is always a chance when he gets his own way out in front. He can't be ruled out.