HK flag HAPPY VALLEY
15 January 2020
Wednesday 15th January

Hong Kong Hong Kong

Happy Valley

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The Hong Kong Club Challenge Cup (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(8)
Loriz silk
BF
Loriz b
J: K H Alfred Chan 10
T: P F Yiu
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
C&D winner but could face competition for the lead this time.
6-4109
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 59
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 b 6/12 Shouson (2½L) 21/10F 59 62
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 b 4/12 Powermax (1¼L) 11/5 59 68
20 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-1 b 1/12 Confucius Day (1¾L) 18/5 52 68
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-1 b 10/14 Unicornbaby (6¼L) 28/1 54 49
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 b1 9/12 Dollar Reward (7L) 12/1 55 45
1 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 9-3 p 7/13 Deal Maker (10½L) 14/1 55 47
2
(10)
Casa De Forca silk
Casa De Forca p
J: Tony Piccone
T: A S Cruz
HK maiden; ran well latest down in trip but whether it is ideal remains a questionable.
3-7526
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 57
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 p 3/12 What A Legend (1¾L) 16/1 57 67
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 p 7/12 Flame Lily (4½L) 12/1 59 61
20 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-11 p 5/12 Naboo Star (3½L) 13/5F 59 63
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 p 2/11 Amazing Luck (nk) 7/2 57 68
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 p 6/12 Dollar Reward (4L) 59/10 59 59
21 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-7 5/12 Elite Boy (3L) 4/1 60 61
3
(2)
Fantastic Fabio silk
Fantastic Fabio b
J: H T Mo 3
T: C H Yip
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Likes it here and edging down to a good mark; recent form remains a cause for concern.
7-9080
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: 56
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-5 7/12 What A Legend (5½L) 13/1 58 56
15 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-1 9/12 Elite Patch (6½L) 180/1 60 51
23 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-3 10/12 Elite Patch (13L) 18/1 62 36
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-1 8/14 Super Junior (2½L) 55/1 63 63
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 7-10 12/13 Craig's Star (5¾L) 85/1 63 58
25 Sep 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 7-9 4/12 Telecom Puma (¾L) 12/1 62 66
4
(9)
Victory In Hand silk
Victory In Hand t
J: Karis Teetan
T: K W Lui
Easy winner last time out and surely more to come; major player.
-17603
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 55
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 t 1/12 Super Alliances (2¼L) 14/5 47 65
3 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-10 t 7/14 Duke Wai (5¾L) 31/1 49 35
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-12 t 6/14 Allied Agility (5¾L) 22/1 51 46
16 Jun 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-11 t 10/14 Great Treasure (6¼L) 14/1 52 50
26 May 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd/Y Hc 9-4 t 3/14 Shining Ace (1¾L) 17/1 52 57
5 May 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 5/13 Allied Agility (3¾L) 31/5 52 48
5
(4)
Mehboob silk
Mehboob
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: P O'Sullivan
C&D winner and in great form of late; seems highly likely to give another good account.
-21328
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 54
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-13 2/12 G Unit (¾L) 57/10 52 64
27 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 1/11 King's Trooper (½L) 43/5 46 55
6 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 3/11 Mr Picasso (1L) 3/1 46 53
16 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 2/12 G Unit (½L) 12/1 45 52
14 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-11 8/14 Monkey Jewellery (5L) 35/1 48 41
23 Jun 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-11 7/14 Bellagio (3¼L) 86/1 50 46
6
(1)
Super Lucky silk
Super Lucky h
J: Alexis Badel
T: C Fownes
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Infrequent winner and out of form; dropping in the weights now but others preferred.
-86993
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
OR: 51
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 h 8/12 Top Score (4½L) 33/1 53 51
6 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-3 h 6/11 What A Legend (4¾L) 18/1 54 57
7 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-3 he 9/12 Coolceleb (8¼L) 57/1 56 41
23 Jun 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-6 h 9/14 Chicken Dance (8L) 22/1 58 54
15 May 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-6 h 3/11 Everbrave (1¾L) 17/1 58 64
13 Mar 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 h 6/12 Alpha Hedge (5L) 48/10 59 58
7
(11)
Wild West Wing silk
BF
Wild West Wing
J: Joao Moreira
T: J Size
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 33 in the last 14 days (3%)
Promise on debut and this extra furlong should suit; disappointing effort latest.
0-4
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: 51
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-1 10/14 Trust Me (4½L) 2/1F 52 49
18 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-13 4/12 Flying Genius (2½L) 10/1 52 58
8
(6)
Travel Datuk silk
Travel Datuk b
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Richard Gibson
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Yet to win from 36 tries in HK; does place regularly and entitled to be thereabouts.
-85258
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 49
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-12 b 8/12 G Unit (3L) 18/1 51 55
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-13 b 5/12 Hong Kong Win (4¼L) 49/10 51 49
9 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 b 2/12 Hardly Swears (hd) 11/5F 49 60
26 Jun 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-0 b 5/12 Gentle Breeze (3L) 14/1 53 59
1 May 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 b 8/12 Mr Right (3¾L) 84/10 53 53
27 Mar 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-1 b 2/12 Frustrated (2¼L) 43/10 53 60
9
(7)
Grand Harbour silk
Grand Harbour ht
J: Grant Van Niekerk
T: C W Chang
Out of form veteran who has not won at Happy Valley since 2015.
-95087
Age: 9
Weight: 8-9
OR: 47
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 ht 9/12 Victory Power (5½L) 42/1 49 40
27 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 ht 5/12 Top Score (2¾L) 49/1 50 54
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-11 ht 11/12 Hong Kong Win (7¼L) 51/1 52 39
6 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f Sl Hc 8-12 ht 8/12 Good Runners Way (10L) 15/1 53 43
8 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 tb 7/12 Dollar Reward (5¾L) 54/10 53 45
7 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-5 tb 2/12 Coolceleb (shd) 39/10 51 62
10
(5)
The Abraxas silk
BF
The Abraxas b
J: H N Jack Wong 3
T: Y S Tsui
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Yet to break his duck in HK but getting closer; entitled to serious respect.
-52792
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 46
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-7 b 5/12 G Unit (2¼L) 9/5F 46 53
1 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-3 b1 2/12 Quadruple Double (1¼L) 15/1 45 59
20 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-8 7/12 Amazing Star (7¾L) 58/10 47 49
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 9/12 Aurora Pegasus (4L) 7/2 47 48
9 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-4 2/11 Aurora Pegasus (½L) 5/1 45 56
25 Sep 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-5 5/12 Shamport (5L) 15/1 47 42
11
(12)
All Best Friends silk
All Best Friends b
J: H W Lai
T: K L Man
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
On an appealing due to long losing run and must do more; wide draw adds to his woes.
-64008
Age: 6
Weight: 8-4
OR: 42
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 b 6/12 Will Power (4L) 23/1 44 45
1 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-7 b 4/12 Fortune Happiness (2½L) 38/1 45 44
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 b 12/12 Aurora Pegasus (9¼L) 55/1 47 32
1 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-10 b 11/14 Ezra (7¼L) 93/1 49 46
11 Sep 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-1 b 8/12 Very Sweet Orange (4¼L) 78/10 50 48
3 Jul 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-4 b 2/12 Reliable Team (3½L) 12/1 52 59
12
(3)
Wonder Win silk
Wonder Win he
J: T H So 2
T: L Ho
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
Unplaced all five starts to this point; significantly more required.
8-0000
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 41
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-4 he 8/12 Iron Boy (4L) 224/1 43 43
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 he 11/12 Victory In Hand (10L) 109/1 47 33
23 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-8 t 11/12 Fantasy (8½L) 57/1 50 35
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-13 t 11/14 Allied Agility (10L) 76/1 52 32
21 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-12 t 10/14 Meridian Genius (9L) 274/1 52 32
13
(13)
Starlit Knight silk
Starlit Knight
T: Y S Tsui
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Better over further and on a long losing run; others appeal more.
-78555
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 53
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f Sl Hc 9-3 7/14 Clear Choice (7¼L) 46/1 55 51
20 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-3 8/12 Indigenous Star (2¾L) 5/2F 56 58
6 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-0 5/12 Bullish Glory (1½L) 14/1 56 64
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 5/12 Flash Famous (1½L) 10/1 57 66
9 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 5/12 Flame Lily (6¼L) 16/1 57 54
10 Jul 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 2/12 Play Wise (nk) 14/1 55 63
Verdict

The style in which VICTORY IN HAND scored here last time out suggested he has a good deal more to offer, and he is given the nod.

Verdict silk image
Victory In Hand

Betting Forecast:

5/2 Victory In Hand,

9/2 Mehboob,

Wild West Wing,

15/2 The Abraxas,

9/1 Casa De Forca,

12/1 Loriz,

16/1 Travel Datuk,

18/1 Super Lucky,

22/1 Fantastic Fabio,

Grand Harbour,

25/1 All Best Friends,

33/1 Wonder Win

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