05:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Liberator Plate (2YO plus)

Winner 66,538 HKD - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Black & white diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & white striped cap (David Philip Boehm)

King Kanaloa (AUS)  

b g Lord Kanaloa - Thank You Ask

3 9-3
-
N CallanJ S Moore
2
65
i
red and white stripes, black and white checked sleeves, red spots on white cap (Mr & Mrs Chow Kay Yui)

Pacific Master (IRE)  21 

b g Dandy Man - Nutshell (Dubai Destination)

3 9-3
-
D WhyteJ S Moore
3
44
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)  21 

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

3 9-3
-
C SchofieldF C Lor
4
i
White, blue diamond hoop, blue sleeves (Ascendancy Syndicate)

Ruletheroost (GER)  

b g Redoute's Choice - Navajo Queen (Monsun)

3 9-3
-
A SannaF C Lor
5
36
i
Yellow, red diamond, yellow star on red cap (Yeung Pak Yau)

Speed Vision (GB)  21 

ch g Helmet - Sunburnt (Haafhd)

3 9-3
-
J MoreiraF C Lor
6
i
Turquoise, gold  chevrons, red cap (Tony Lau Yiu Tong, Thomas Lau Sum Fai & Lau Yi Fai)

Super Model (GB)  

b g Harbour Watch - Maid For Winning (Gone West)

3 9-3
-
Z PurtonC S Shum
7
3
i
Gold, red spots, red & gold checked sleeves and cap (Ten Pros Syndicate)

Romantic Bonanza (NZ)  21 

b g Savabeel - Glam Slam

3 8-8
-
T BerryC S Shum
Verdict

Super Model has his first start here. Sold for HK$5.2 million at the Hong Kong International Sale in March, he has trialled well and he should perform strongly on debut. #4 Ruletheroost has also caught the eye in his trials. He has drawn the outside gate in the field of seven but he can win with the right run. #7 Romantic Bonanza ran well enough on debut and should take a step forward for that effort. #5 Speed Vision was disappointing second-up but should relish the step up to 1200m.

06:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Packing Winner Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: High

2

5f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
000476
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron hoop, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Big Century Syndicate)

Triumphant Jewel (AUS)  18 

ch g Not A Single Doubt - Dark Topaze

CD
8 9-6
-
N CallanD Cruz
2
157
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)  36 

br g Charge forward - Jemison (Commands)

CD
4 9-5
-
J MoreiraM J Freedman
3
009990
i
Chocolate, orange sash, emerald green hoops on gold sleeves, gold cap (Alan Chan Yau Yuet & Chris Chan Cheong Hoi)

Fortune Patrol (IRE)  36 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Gwyllion (Red Ransom)

4 9-4 b
-
K C LeungP O'Sullivan
4
i
Purple, green triple diamond, purple chevron on green sleeves, purple cap (Nancy Wong)

Black Tech (NZ)  

b c Sufficient - So Take That

4 8-13
-
O DoleuzeC W Chang
5
i
Purple, light blue v, purple & light blue hooped sleeves, purple and gold quartered cap (Edward Chan King Sang, Chan Wo Ping & Ng Sun Wah)

Charity Grand (AUS)  

b g Exceed and Excel - Music Review (Music Boy)

4 8-13
-
M L YeungC S Shum
6
i
Gold, red v, purple sleeves, yellow cap (Maria Teresa Chu)

Highland Dancer (NZ)  

ch g Ocean Park - Jesmonds Gift (Magic Of Sydney)

4 8-13
-
T BerryK L Man
7
0
i
Yellow, red stars, silver cap (Gui Shengyue)

Keep Going (AUS)  21 

br g Testa Rossa - Mosoru

4 8-13
-
K TeetanY S Tsui
8
8
i
Light blue, red stripe, light blue and red halved cap (Chan Tung & Kwan Wah)

Lightning Treasure (NZ)  36 

br g Swiss Ace - Authentic Desire

4 8-13 b1
-
A SannaP F Yiu
9
i
Yellow & green diamonds, orange armlets on yellow sleeves, yellow & orange quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Raymund Chao Pak Ki)

Precious Sweetie (AUS)  

b g Fastnet Rock - Everswindell

4 8-13
-
K C NgL Ho
10
i
Red, green v, green hoop on red sleeves and cap (James Lau Chi Wang)

Sparing No Effort (AUS)  

b g Smart Missile - Asshewaqua

4 8-13
-
C SchofieldT P Yung
11
0-2547
i
Red, blue stripe and stripe on yellow sleeves (Ip Chun Shing)

Goko (NZ)  36 

b g O'reilly - Miraculous Miss (Mr. Greeley)

5 8-12 b
-
Z PurtonC H Yip
12
44-5272
i
White, gold stripe, gold & purple checked sleeves, black & white checked cap (Timon Tai)

Lunar Zephyr (AUS)  15 

b g Commands - Gemadaily (Strategic)

CD
5 8-12
-
B PrebbleW Y So
13
865060
i
Red, yellow lightning bolt, mauve hoops on white sleeves, yellow hoop on red cap (Good Neighbour Syndicate)

Happy And Healthy (AUS)  11 

b g Fastnet Rock - Sidereus Nuncius (Galileo)

C
8 8-10
-
H N WongD J Hall
14
06060
i
Purple, light green lightning bolt, quartered sleeves, light green cap, purple hoop (Tony Hwang Teh Hwa)

Glittering Armour (NZ)  25 

ch g Battle Paint - Limelight (Old Vic)

5 8-5
-
C Y HoK W Lui
15
400000
i
Yellow, white v, yellow stars on orange sleeves, yellow hoop on white cap (Fast Link Syndicate)

Borntoachieve (AUS)  11 

b g Bernardini - La Falette

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Triumphant Jewel has been on a downward spiral this season, only placing once in 14 starts this term. His last three runs have been good, though, although he no longer has the speed he once did and now generally finds himself outpaced over 1000m. Still, he has been finding the line and with the right run, he's able to win now that he's back down in Class 4. #2 Complacency has disappointed in two runs since winning nicely over this course and distance. He has drawn awkwardly again but he can charge home. #12 Lunar Zephyr ran well last time, just missing out, and he can figure. #5 Charity Grand looks best of the debutants.

06:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Mighty High Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 13 run - Draw Advantage: Low

3

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
224160
i
blue, pink chevron, maroon chevron on white sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Dannis Lee Cheuk Yin)

Red Elysees (GB)  15 

ch g Champs Elysees - Red Boots (Storm Boot)

CD
5 9-7 b
-
S ClippertonK L Man
2
20-1600
i
Red, gold cross, gold stripe on cream sleeves, gold hoop on cap (Good Time Syndicate)

Ambitious Heart (AUS)  63 

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

C
5 9-5
-
K C LeungD E Ferraris
3
078005
i
Green, gold stars, green armlet on gold sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Simon Wong)

Heroic Guru (NZ)  15 

b g Gallant Guru - Enzed

CD
8 9-5
-
J MoreiraD J Hall
4
800088
i
Pink, turquoise stripe, red hoops on turquoise sleeves, red & turquoise striped cap (Gratifier Syndicate)

Enjoyable Success (IRE)  15 

b g Frankel - Drops (Nordance)

4 9-4
-
O DoleuzeC W Chang
5
4-00155
i
hot Pink, black diamonds, hot pink, black armlets on  sleeves, hot pink cap, black diamonds (Toru Okawa)

Smart Charade (IRE)  28 

b g Fastnet Rock - Aniarnota

CD
4 9-3
-
A SannaW Y So
6
4335
i
White, Light Green chevron hoop, White sleeves, Light Green stars and stars on cap (Pong Yuen Man)

Sunny Power (NZ)  15 

b g Tavistock - Bantry Bay

5 9-1 b
-
Z PurtonK W Lui
7
87-8942
i
Pink, rose lightning bolt, rose sleeves, pink hoop on rose cap (Lily Syndicate)

Flame Lily (IRE)  21 

ch g Danehill Dancer - Showerproof

Non Runner
8
044781
i
White, magenta v, green sleeves, magenta cap (Henry Lee Hin Moh)

Good Choice Ahead (IRE)  21 

gr g Fastnet Rock - Amenixa (Linamix)

CD
5 8-6 b
-
C SchofieldL Ho
9
5-97500
i
Royal blue, red & royal blue halved sleeves and cap (Wilson Cheung Wai Yin)

Royal Chocolate (AUS)  15 

br g So You Think - Matter

5 8-6
-
C Y HoW Y So
10
078763
i
Purple, yellow spots, yellow sleeves (Lim U Po Chu & Wong Ching Yue)

Po Ching Treasure (AUS)  18 

ch g Stratum - Hasty Snip (Snippets)

CD
8 8-4
-
K TeetanC Fownes
11
085303
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)  15 

gr/ g Zebedee - Break Of Dawn (Alzao)

C
5 8-4
-
H N WongC H Yip
12
0-00708
i
Yellow and red halved horizontally, orange hoop, orange stars on white sleeves and cap (Johnny Wong Ka Keung, Ernest Ip Koon Wing, Christopher Chan Wai Tong & Michael)

Bo Duke (NZ)  18 

b g Bachelor Duke - Miss Is Brash (Deputy Governor)

D
8 8-3
-
K C NgP F Yiu
13
497053
i
light blue and red stripes, red chevron on yellow sleeves, light blue & red checked cap (Leung Kwun)

Mega Treasure (IRE)  21 

b g Kodiac - Defined Feature (Nabeel Dancer)

4 8-3
-
M L YeungA Lee
Verdict

Good Choice Ahead has always shown the potential to be able to win in this grade. Perhaps now that he has broken through, he can make the leap up to winning in Class 4. Certainly, if he replicates his last run, he'll be right in the mix. #6 Sunny Power has run well without winning in four starts. He should relish the step up to 1600m and he'll be hard to beat from a soft draw. #3 Heroic Guru drops into Class 4 for the first time since June, 2015. Joao Moreira jumps aboard this temperamental galloper and he's capable of winning once again. #1 Red Elysees can bounce back here.

07:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

The Sha Tin Vase (handicap) (3YO plus)

Winner 243,448 HKD - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
31957-8
i
Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap (Martin Siu Kim Sun)

Thewizardofoz (AUS)  28 

b g Redoute's Choice - Princess Coup

CD
7 9-7 b
-
J MoreiraJ Size
2
1294-85
i
red, black chevron hoop, black and yellow hooped sleeves and cap (Lucky Syndicate)

Lucky Bubbles (AUS)  28 

ch g Sebring - Bubble Below (Hussonet)

CD
7 9-5
-
B PrebbleK W Lui
3
4-72337
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)  28 

ch g Starcraft - Sunday Service (Sunday Minister)

C
6 8-11
-
Z PurtonA S Cruz
4
0-46860
i
Blue, light blue quartered, light blue sleeves, blue cap (Matthew Wong Leung Pak)

Not Listenin'tome (AUS)  28 

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

CD
8 8-8
-
T BerryJ S Moore
5
12-7165
i
Yellow, black v, yellow & black halved sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap (Guo Qin Jun, Kwok Ho & Chiu Yi)

Born In China (GB)  49 

b g Shamardal - Pearl Dance (Nureyev)

D
7 8-7 b
-
D WhyteK W Lui
6
5-51973
i
Purple, pink v, chevrons on sleeves and chevron on cap (Elizabeth Lee Ho Ling)

Dundonnell (USA)  28 

b g First Defence - Family (Danzig)

CD
8 8-7
-
C SchofieldF C Lor
7
19-2605
i
Red, yellow star, silver & red halved sleeves, red & silver halved cap (Mr & Mrs Lau Ying Wah)

Wah May Friend (ITY)  28 

b g Martino Alonso - Rosemary Girl

CD
6 8-1
-
M L YeungA S Cruz
8
50-2020
i
Maroon, green v, green stars on white sleeves, red stars on white cap (Fabulous Horse Syndicate)

Fabulous One (NZ)  60 

b g Elusive City - Beautiful Unicorn

CD
7 8-1
-
H N WongW Y So
Verdict

Fabulous One has been mixing his form. However, he's the type of horse who could steal a race like this if he gets it easy enough on the lead, especially with 113 pounds on his back. #2 Lucky Bubbles has been a disappointment this season. He's heading towards a 1400m Group 3 next month, but he's more than capable of winning a race like this if the real Lucky Bubbles shows up. #3 Winner's Way will also find this a little short but the form around Beat The Clock and Mr Stunning rates highly. #1 Thewizardofoz needs 1400m these days but he can place.

07:30 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Helene Super Star Handicap (2YO plus)

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

5

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
233807
i
Light blue and purple halved (Erica Tang Sui Yan)

Most Beautiful (AUS)  25 

br g Blackfriars - Line Of Flight (Bletchley Park)

6 9-7
-
Z PurtonC S Shum
2
9516
i
Red, blue chevron, blue stars on white sleeves, blue stars on red cap (Thing On Group Syndicate)

My Winner (AUS)  21 

br g Denman - Kiss And Cuddle (Foreplay)

CD
4 9-7 b
-
N CallanP F Yiu
3
699-803
i
Red, white star, yellow & red striped sleeves, red stars on yellow cap (Bankee Kwan Pak Hoo)

Relentless Me (AUS)  21 

b g Statue Of Liberty - Snow Flight

CD
5 9-6
-
C SchofieldW Y So
4
8-48
i
Yellow and blue diamonds, blue chevron on white sleeves, white stars on blue cap (Yeung Kin Man)

Empire Of Patch (IRE)  21 

b g Exceed and Excel - Saabiq (Grand Slam)

4 9-5
-
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
5
6-25284
i
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon checked, white halved, maroon cap (Mr & Mrs Lee Siu Fung)

Have Fun Together (NZ)  21 

b g Thewayyouare - Black Beauty

4 9-5 b
-
J MoreiraF C Lor
6
00
i
White, gold spots, blue sleeves and cap (Gavy Lau)

Best Gift (GB)  39 

br g Iffraaj - Classic Vision (Classic Cliche)

5 9-4
-
K C LeungP F Yiu
7
248
i
Emerald green, white stars, orange sleeves (Mr & Mrs Robert Lau Siu Kit)

Honest Way (NZ)  42 

b g Per Incanto - Our Foil

4 9-3
-
T BerryM J Freedman
8
080912
i
Purple, light green heart, emerald green sleeves, light green armlets, light green and purple checked cap (Magdelen Angel Chan Mo Ting)

Gracious Ryder (AUS)  21 

b g Tickets - Fleur de Lion (Lion Heart)

CD
5 9-2 b
-
D WhyteD J Hall
9
i
red, royal blue hoop, yellow armlets, royal blue cap (Mr & Mrs Irons Sze)

Namjong Namjong (AUS)  

b g Snitzel - Red Princess (Red ransom)

4 9-2
-
H N WongY S Tsui
10
07
i
Royal blue, red triple diamond and chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Bunny Chan Chung Bun)

District Express (NZ)  36 

br g O'reilly - Flutter (Floriferous)

4 9-0
-
U RispoliP F Yiu
11
089
i
Purple, light green disc, light green sleeves, purple & light  green hooped cap (Susie Wong Li Chia)

Shining On (NZ)  36 

b g O'reilly - Savabeel Star

5 8-12
-
K C NgK W Lui
12
033077-
i
Black, green v, black sleeves, green hoop on black cap (Alex Chan Cheuk Lun)

Hurricane Hunter (NZ)  155 

b g Darci Brahma - Leigh Valley

5 8-7
-
M L YeungT P Yung
13
468547-
i
Light green, blue v, blue chevron on light green sleeves, light green and blue checked cap (James Chan Shiu On, Joseph Chan Ho Lim, Janet Chan Ng Chee Tung & Wendy Chan)

Sunny Orient (AUS)  197 

ch g Written Tycoon - Dellwood Diva (General nediym)

6 8-7
-
A SannaA T Millard
14
565-685
i
Pink, light blue spots on white sleeves, white cap, light blue spots (Wendy Wong Yin Ting)

Regency Darling (NZ)  36 

b g Guillotine - Alleyrun (Volksraad)

CD
7 8-6
-
C Y HoK L Man
Verdict

Sunny Orient has his first run since November. He has made a habit of missing the start, but if he can jump on terms, he could be right in contention fresh. #5 Have Fun Together has been racing well enough without winning. From a better gate, he should be a chance once again. #8 Gracious Ryder has performed well in recent starts and he should be able to sprint well again if he gets a pace scenario to suit. #3 Relentless Me is a place chance in this spot.

08:00 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Mr Medici Handicap (2YO plus)

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

6

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
51
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)  21 

b g Sebring - Here De Joy (Dehere)

CD
4 9-7 b
-
D WhyteK W Lui
2
750671
i
red, black stripes, black sleeves, red hoops, red cap, white peak (Edmond Siu Kim Ping)

Experto Crede (IRE)  15 

b g Exceed and Excel - Shepherdia (Pivotal)

CD
5 9-6
-
Z PurtonJ S Moore
3
601-160
i
Gold, red heart, purple sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots (Friends Of Po Leung Syndicate)

Compassion Star (NZ)  42 

b g Bullbars - Tricilo

CD
5 9-5 b
-
H N WongC H Yip
4
43-4398
i
Red, yellow star, silver & red halved sleeves, red & silver halved cap (Mr & Mrs Lau Ying Wah)

Wah May Baby (IRE)  67 

b g Amadeus Wolf - Pearls Of Wisdom (Kyllachy)

CD
7 9-5
-
M L YeungA S Cruz
5
0/00-089
i
blue with red diamonds (Vijay Harish Mohinani, Nilesh Murli Sajnani & Jaikishin)

Avellino (NZ)  21 

b g Iffraaj - Gatestopper

CD
7 9-4
-
O DoleuzeP O'Sullivan
6
099400
i
Rose with gold star, gold and rose chevrons on sleeves, gold and rose hooped cap (Sandia Yit Lau Ying Lam & Yit Kwok Leung)

A Beautiful (AUS)  15 

b g Bushranger - Anfield (Ladoni)

CD
7 9-2
-
C Y HoW Y So
7
344224
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)  36 

br g Skilled - Oh What A Song (Octagonal)

5 9-2 b
-
J MoreiraY S Tsui
8
4
i
Emerald green, white sleeves, striped cap (Flying Spur Syndicate)

Emerald Spur (NZ)  36 

b g Super Easy - Emerald Isle (Second Set)

4 9-0
-
U RispoliP F Yiu
9
i
Black, red chevron hoop, white sleeves, black cap, white stripe (HKJC Racing Club Limited)

Young Glory (NZ)  

b g Niagara - Divine Miss Em (Traditionally)

4 9-0 b1
-
K C LeungM J Freedman
10
8-39900
i
Pink, blue stars, hooped sleeves and checked cap (Care Free Syndicate)

Care Free Prince (AUS)  36 

b g Street Sense - Angora

CD
6 8-11 b
-
N CallanK L Man
11
0000
i
Light green, green sleeves (Wong Siu Wah)

King's Fairy (AUS)  7 

br g Moshe - Curtail (Namid)

4 8-4
-
K C NgW Y So
12
0-24024
i
Yellow & orange diagonal stripes, orange stars on yellow sleeves, yellow stars on orange cap (Mr & Mrs Julian Chow Kai Wo, Chow Wing Shuen And Chow Cheuk Wai)

Triumphant Light (NZ)  21 

b g Alamosa - Bexley

C
8 8-3
-
C SchofieldD E Ferraris
Verdict

Happy Sebring quickened nicely to win second-up, once the gap appeared. He gets another shot in Class 4 and he is going to be very hard to beat again. #8 Emerald Spur ran home well at his Hong Kong debut. If he's taken a step forward, he's able to challenge. #12 Triumphant Light is racing well and should be in the mix somewhere if he holds his form. The same goes for #7 Empire Star, who struggles to draw a gate but he'll be there when the whips are cracking.

08:35 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Blazing Speed Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
683456
i
Gold, red spots, gold sleeves, gold and red halved cap (Pan Sutong)

Consort (IRE)  21 

gr g Lope De Vega - Mundus Novus (Unbridled's Song)

6 9-7
-
Oisin MurphyA S Cruz
2
000901
i
Mauve, silver stripe and sleeves (Mike Cheung Shun Ching)

General Sherman (IRE)  21 

b g Teofilo - Cromac (Machiavellian)

CD
6 9-7
-
C Y HoA S Cruz
3
1-03479
i
Yellow, black v, yellow & black halved sleeves and cap (Guo Qin Jun)

Good Omen (GB)  21 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Magic Nymph (Galileo)

4 9-7
-
D WhyteC H Yip
4
9-51450
i
Pink, dark green chevron, pink chevron on silver sleeves, pink cap (Christy Ng Ling Ling)

Jade Fortune (NZ)  25 

ch g Showcasing - Shades Of Silk (Dynasty)

6 9-5 b
-
N CallanK L Man
5
830706
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)  18 

ch g Pivotal - Noble Hero (Daggers Drawn)

4 9-3
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
6
421-064
i
Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap (Martin Siu Kim Sun)

Marzouq (USA)  15 

b g Spring At Last - Smart 'n Special (Smart Strike)

4 9-1
-
J MoreiraJ Size
7
03421-0
i
Black, gold v, black & gold hooped sleeves, black chevron on gold cap (Michael Kwan Wing Lok)

Glorious Forever (GB)  46 

ch g Archipenko - Here To Eternity (Stormy Atlantic)

4 8-13 b1
-
T BerryF C Lor
8
774826
i
Purple & red halved horizontally, gold star, gold & red halved sleeves, gold star on purple cap (Chan Yuk Shun)

Dynamic Eagle (NZ)  36 

b g Guillotine - Dosh (Dreams To Reality)

5 8-10
-
C SchofieldC S Shum
9
512480
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  15 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

6 8-9 b
-
H N WongK W Lui
10
422491
i
Black & white diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & white striped cap (David Philip Boehm)

Acclaimed Light (IRE)  18 

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

6 8-8 b
-
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
11
0077
i
green & black halved with yellow star, yellow stars on blue cap (Prime Shop Syndicate)

Flash Famous (AUS)  18 

b g Ilovethiscity - Ruparani (Red ransom)

4 8-6
-
K C LeungF C Lor
12
0-75008
i
Black, Red star, Halved sleeves, Black cap (John Yuen Se Kit)

King Of Mongolia (AUS)  21 

br g Casino Prince - Simply Enchanting (Forest Wildcat)

CD
8 8-6
-
M L YeungR Gibson
13
08864
i
Yellow, lime green braid, emerald green and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap (Bryan Kwan Hon Ming)

Sky Melody (AUS)  11 

b g High Chaparral - Dontwaltzme (Afleet Alex)

5 8-6
-
Z PurtonC Fownes
14
6-02100
i
Pink, red heart, pink chevron on red sleeves, red cap (Edmond So Chi Wai)

Marqula (USA)  25 

ch g Coast Guard - Marquet Formula (Marquetry)

C
5 8-5 b
-
K C NgC W Chang
15
963150
i
Purple, orange chevron, purple chevrons on orange sleeves, white & orange hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Chung Yin And Mr & Mrs Clevin Got Chong Key)

Crown Avenue (AUS)  11 

b g Hard Spun - Royal Tour (Tour D'Or)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Marzouq has improved with every run in Hong Kong. He looks to have struck a suitable race and it won't take a lot for him to be able to break through against this company. #1 Consort has been around the mark this season without winning. For the first time since he arrived in Hong Kong, he has physically caught the eye in recent weeks and he's drawn to take advantage. #5 Patriot Hero ran well in Class 2 over this course and distance. He's in contention. #13 Sky Melody is finding form and he's worth consideration.

09:05 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

The Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (3YO plus)

Winner 811,491 HKD - 5 run - Draw Advantage: Low

8

1m 4f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
25-4441
i
Emerald Green, white stars, white sleeves (Kerm Din)

Pakistan Star (GER)  28 

br g Shamardal - Nina Celebre (Peintre Celebre)

C
5 9-0
-
T BerryA S Cruz
2
31164-9
i
Maroon, gold braid (Qatar Racing Ltd)

Chemical Charge (IRE)  92 

ch h Sea The Stars - Jakonda (Kingmambo)

D
6 9-0
115
Oisin MurphyR M Beckett
3
45-2512
i
Gold, red spots, gold sleeves, gold and red halved cap (Pan Sutong)

Gold Mount (GB)  28 

b g Excellent Art - Dolcetto (National Assembly)

C
5 9-0
115
A SannaA S Cruz
4
136234
i
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap (Siu Pak Kwan)

Eagle Way (AUS)  21 

ch g More Than Ready - Wedgetail Eagle (Lure)

CD
6 9-0 b
118
J MoreiraJ S Moore
5
1-42321
i
Black, silver chevron, black chevron on silver sleeves, silver stripe on black cap (Eddie Wong Ming Chak)

Exultant (IRE)  21 

b g Teofilo - Contrary (Distorted Humor)

CD
4 9-0
106
B PrebbleA S Cruz
Verdict

A small field for the final G1 of the season, but also a classy line-up. #1 Pakistan Star has this race at his mercy. A tactical renewal could bring him undone, although he has been showing that he is more tractable now. To be fair, on his QEII Cup win, the only thing that can beat him is himself – if he stops mid-race, then he might be conquered. This race has a habit of bringing short-priced favourites down but most of them are at the end of their season, whereas Pakistan Star is only just reaching his peak now. #2 Chemical Charge, the first international galloper to tackle this race, might be the danger if the favourite has an off day. His run in the Hong Kong Vase was solid and he has the tactical versatility to race handy. Don't discount him. Pakistan Star's stablemates #5 Exultant and #3 Gold Mount are next best.

09:40 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Viva Pataca Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3295
i
White, red cross, quartered cap (Chan Chau Fai)

Lucky Hero (AUS)  21 

ch g Northern Meteor - Shared Reflections (Pursuit)

5 9-7
-
H N WongC S Shum
2
4171
i
Turquoise, black lightning bolt, yellow stripe on black sleeves (Hayden Pong Hei Ting)

Raging Storm (AUS)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Carry On Cutie

CD
4 9-6
-
J MoreiraJ Size
3
i
Orange & gold halved horizontally, white star, white & orange halved sleeves, checked cap (Focuson Syndicate)

Amazing Wonder (IRE)  

b g Dragon Pulse - Salydora (Mutakddim)

4 9-5
-
K C NgL Ho
4
621775
i
white, red chevron, red and pink striped sleeves, red spots on pink cap (Leung Lun Ping)

Super Wise (AUS)  18 

b g ZOFFANY - Folichonne

CD
5 9-4
-
Oisin MurphyC H Yip
5
i
blue, purple lightning bolt, purple sleeves, purple stripe on blue cap (Roger Yeung Chun Kwong)

Patch Baby (AUS)  

b g More Than Ready - Rock Of Fortune

4 9-3 b1
-
Z PurtonF C Lor
6
0-5
i
Mauve & yellow halved,  yellow stars on mauve sleeves, mauve star on yellow cap (Chloe Liang Shun Yin)

California Archer (AUS)  146 

b g High Chaparral - Sarasota (Balidar)

5 9-1
-
S ClippertonM J Freedman
7
66
i
Emerald green & red halves, emerald green hoop on red sleeves (Sunny Yam Wing Yin)

Eagle (AUS)  21 

b g Foxwedge - Hush Up (Alwuhush)

4 9-1
-
C SchofieldP F Yiu
8
i
Blue, white & red checked sleeves, blue cap, gold stars (Telecom Brothers Syndicate)

Telecom Brothers (AUS)  

ch g Choisir - Fairchild (General Nediym)

3 9-1
-
A SannaY S Tsui
9
00-1800
i
White & orange halved, purple star on orange cap (Happy Happy Happy Syndicate)

Happy Happy Star (AUS)  32 

br g O'reilly - Classy Fashion

CD
5 8-10 b
-
C Y HoK L Man
10
5-91369
i
Blue, white lightning bolt, blue stars on white cap (Alex Chan Ka Ming)

Iron Boy (AUS)  15 

b g California Dane - Carnebelle

CD
7 8-9
-
D WhyteK W Lui
11
568
i
White & blue halves, royal blue v, white & blue striped sleeves, royal blue stripe on white cap (Waterfalls Syndicate)

After Me (IRE)  11 

b g Equiano - Blue Dune (Invincible Spirit)

3 8-7
-
K TeetanD Cruz
12
0-00060
i
Mauve, red star, yellow stars on red cap (Kent Leung Kin Keung)

Salto Olimpico (AUS)  11 

br c Holy Roman Emperor - Sarada (Saritamer)

5 8-6
-
K C LeungD J Hall
13
938000
i
Red, yellow chevron hoop, red chevron on white sleeves, red stars on white cap (See Wai Keung)

Victory Machine (AUS)  21 

b g Redoute's Choice - Rekindled Applause (Royal Applause)

CD
6 8-6
-
M L YeungJ S Moore
14
00-0000
i
Blue, light blue star, hooped slvs, blue stars on light blue cap (Mr & Mrs Fok Yuk Tong)

Magic Power (IRE)  15 

b g Elzaam - Kind Regards (Unfuwain)

4 8-5 b
-
U RispoliW Y So
15
15311-5
i
Maroo, silver braid, black cap (Lee Lit Lung)

Cool Team (IRE)  21 

b g Tamayuz - Coolminx (One Cool Cat)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
06809
i
Black & yellow halved horizontally, red chevron, red armlets on black sleeves, red stripe on yellow cap (Vision Syndicate)

Positively High (AUS)  11 

b g High Chaparral - Positively Perfect (Storm Cat)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

California Archer has had issues but he also has talent too. He will need luck but it might be worth chancing him in this spot. #2 Raging Storm was a terrific winner last time out and looks a horse potentially headed to Class 2 and beyond. He has received a 12-point penalty for that two and a half length win and, while he is capable of winning again, he might be worth taking on if he is too short. He is the one to beat. #1 Lucky Hero ran well at his first two starts before two fair efforts at his last two. He can figure. #7 Eagle will be around the mark with a quieter ride.

10:15 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

California Memory Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
477318
i
Gold, purple v and armlet (The Executors Of The Estate Of The Late The Hon Lau Wong Fat)

Big Bang Bong (IRE)  15 

b g Big Bad Bob - Dreamaway (Stature)

CD
5 9-7
-
O DoleuzeJ Size
2
088002
i
Yellow, red halved, yellow, red stars sleeves, red, yellow star cap (Howard Liang Yum Shing)

California Joy (AUS)  15 

b g Fastnet Rock - Laetitia (Priolo)

CD
6 9-6
-
N CallanA S Cruz
3
4305
i
Yellow, red diamond, yellow armlets on red sleeves, yellow & red hooped cap (Winnie Law Wing Yin)

Shamport (AUS)  15 

b c Shamardal - Port Providence (Red Ransom)

4 9-1 b1
-
J MoreiraJ S Moore
4
222-706
i
Purple, red stars, gold sleeves, gold cap, red stars (Peter Yip Hak Yung)

Amazing (AUS)  18 

b g Medaglia D'oro - Pouter

5 9-0
-
K TeetanD E Ferraris
5
0090
i
Silver, pink disc and stripe on sleeves, silver & pink checked cap (Crystal Choi Ka Yee)

Storm Soldier (GB)  21 

b g Kyllachy - Gypsy Carnival (Trade Fair)

5 9-0
-
A SannaC W Chang
6
900090
i
Blue, blue and light blue halved sleeves, white armlets, blue cap, white hoop (David Ng Tit)

Mythical Emperor (AUS)  15 

br g Bel Esprit - Vegas Show (Keltrice)

C
7 8-12
-
K C LeungW Y So
7
7-50101
i
Royal Blue, Light Green sleeves, halved cap (Right Track Syndicate)

Right Call (NZ)  28 

b g Darci Brahma - Sweet Caroline (Squill)

CD
7 8-12
-
H N WongF C Lor
8
50-2807
i
Aqua, red sash, aqua and black halved sleeves, red armlets, black cap, white spots (Friends Of Sea Biscuit Syndicate)

Play Wise (NZ)  39 

br g Alamosa - Grey Swan (Daylami)

5 8-10
-
S ClippertonM J Freedman
9
113-224
i
Dark blue, white chevron and sleeves (Ibis Syndicate)

Sacred Ibis (NZ)  77 

b g O'reilly - Flutter (Floriferous)

CD
5 8-8 b
-
Z PurtonP O'Sullivan
10
000
i
blue & white halves with yellow star (Y Lot Syndicate)

Blazing Partners (NZ)  18 

b g Echoes Of Heaven - Flightime

5 8-6
-
K C NgW Y So
11
9773
i
Blue & rose checked with green halved green, blue stripe on rose cap (Sammy Ma Hon Kit, Chan Sin Shui & Johnny Chang Tak Cheung)

Falcon Turbo (AUS)  21 

b g Nicconi - Queen Of The Falls

4 8-6
-
D WhyteD J Hall
12
0-30767
i
Yellow, black and lime green sash, lime green sleeves, black hoops, yellow cap (Fraternity Syndicate)

Roman Odyssey (AUS)  18 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Rule The Waves (Deep Run)

7 8-3
-
C Y HoK L Man
13
934-036
i
blue, cream chevron, black & yellow hooped sleeves, blue stars on cream cap (Howard Tai Wai Yin & Yim Hin Keung)

Dollar Reward (GB)  15 

b g Shamardal - Cape Dollar (Cape Cross)

D
5 8-2
-
M L YeungC S Shum
Verdict

Sacred Ibis has been racing well in recent starts but has been unable to break through in Class 3. He returns for the first time in almost three months and this should be a chance for him to break through. #4 Amazing has been finding his feet in three runs over the Happy Valley 1200m. He should appreciate the extra trip now and he deserves respect. #3 Shamport has performed well in three of his four Hong Kong starts to date. Joao Moreira jumps aboard and he's sure to have his admirers. #11 Falcon Turbo ran on well last time out and is worth including.

10:50 SHA TIN (Hong Kong) 27 May 2018

Vengeance Of Rain Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 150,940 HKD - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

11

7f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
455500
i
Yellow, Red diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red hoops, Red cap (Peter Law Kin Sang)

Rivet (IRE)  15 

b g Fastnet Rock - Starship (Galileo)

D
4 9-7
-
S ClippertonJ S Moore
2
770-211
i
Royal blue & white quartered, red and white quartered sleeves, red and blue quartered cap (Caaf Syndicate)

Fast Most Furious (IRE)  18 

ch g Lope De Vega - Al Basar (Sahm)

5 9-0
-
Z PurtonD J Hall
3
135-133
i
Pink, light blue chevron hoop, pink stars on light blue sleeves, pink star on light blue cap (Marces Lee Tze Bun)

Apollo's Choice (AUS)  36 

b g Choisir - Apolina (Pursuit of Love)

CD
8 8-13
-
H N WongF C Lor
4
112-298
i
Purple and mauve halved horizontally, white hoop, white and purple halves sleeves, white cap, mauve stars (Wong Ting Bor)

Rattan (NZ)  70 

br g Savabeel - Grand Princess (Fayruz)

CD
5 8-13
-
N CallanR Gibson
5
2-32615
i
Red, pink chevron hoop, pink & red checked sleeves, red star on pink cap (Wong Shing Ngai)

Regency Bo Bo (NZ)  36 

b g Denman - Tsukioka

CD
5 8-12 b
-
Oisin MurphyA S Cruz
6
250-458
i
Light green, orange chevron, orange cap (Lo Kui Lun, Lo Hoe, Stanley Lo Shek Yin & Sharon Lo Ching Wun)

Jolly Jolly (NZ)  63 

b g Stratum - Paolino

CD
7 8-11
-
T BerryP O'Sullivan
7
421581
i
Pink, red star, white sleeves, red armlets, white cap, red stars (Tsoi Huk Yam, Ken Huang Jian Hua & Sheldon Tse Hiu Tung)

Turin Redstar (GB)  25 

b g Kyllachy - Meddle (Diktat)

CD
4 8-11
-
K C LeungF C Lor
8
996333
i
Yellow, black v, green armlets on black sleeves, yellow stripe on black cap (Au Kai Kwong, Michael H C Au & Michelle Jessica Au)

Dragon General (AUS)  42 

gr g Reaan - Grey Deceiver (Commands)

C
7 8-10
-
A SannaY S Tsui
9
6
i
Gold, blue braid, gold chevron on blue sleeves, blue star on gold cap (Koo Ming Kown)

Xiang Bai Qi (IRE)  36 

b g Azamour - Hassaya (Simon du Desert)

4 8-10
-
U RispoliD E Ferraris
10
4-38012
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

CD
6 8-9
-
C Y HoA S Cruz
11
3-06U36
i
Light blue, purple stripe, orange armlets, purple and orange hooped cap (Wong Yat Cheung & Eliza Wong)

Dances With Dragon (NZ)  15 

b g Savabeel - Around The Clock (Majestic Streak)

5 8-9
-
M L YeungW Y So
12
317-344
i
White with chocolate spots (William Ching Hon Kuen & Raymond Ching Wei Man)

World Record (NZ)  36 

br g Savabeel - Run Brony Run

CD
6 8-8
-
C SchofieldA T Millard
13
21
i
Mauve, yellow v, yellow & purple checked sleeves, mauve cap (Vickay's Buddies Syndicate)

Hezthewonforus (NZ)  21 

b g Sufficient - Party Queen (Gold Brose)

CD
4 8-6
-
J MoreiraJ Size
14
i
Green & red hoops, green & black halved sleeves, red & green hooped cap (Michael Tang Man Ho)

Irish Vega (AUS)  

b g Lope De Vega - Count Your Fingers

4 8-5
-
K TeetanC Fownes
15
312224
i
Red, white & blue stripes, white sleeves, red cap (Mr & Mrs Hui Sai Fun)

Calculation (IRE)  15 

ch g Dandy Man - Piece Unique (Barathea)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
16
100-000
i
Yellow, white & gold checked sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Chew Fook Aun)

Penang Hall (AUS)  28 

ch g Bianconi - Susie Mine (Encosta de lago)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Hezthewonforus had shaped impressively at his first start in Hong Kong when finishing second to Win Beauty Win and he lived up to that form when reversing the result with Win Beauty Win last time out. He should be suited up in Class 2 with no weight and this is not the strongest race. #11 Dances With Dragon has been mixing his form. It's hard to know what distance will prove his optimal trip but he's a chance in this spot. #4 Rattan was outclassed in the Classic Cup and the Derby, but should be well-suited here. The trip might be a little bit short but he'll be steaming home. #2 Fast Most Furious has won nicely at Happy Valley. He creates interest here although he finds himself in the middle of Class 2 quickly.