HK flag HAPPY VALLEY
15 January 2020
Wednesday 15th January

Hong Kong Hong Kong

Happy Valley

10:45 11:15 11:45 12:15 12:45 13:15 13:45 14:15 14:50

South Africa South Africa

Scottsville

10:45 11:20 11:50 12:25 13:00 13:37 14:10 14:45
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Connaught Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Heart Conquered silk
Heart Conquered
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Richard Gibson
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts at this distance (67%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Smart in Australia; nice Hong Kong debut; place hopes again
3-5352
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 80
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 7-12 3/14 Voyage Warrior (3¼L) 19/1 80 85
13 Jul 19 Cau Caulfield 5.5f Sft G3 9-2 5/13 Oak Door (2L) 17/2 - 94
29 Jun 19 Rsh Rosehill 5.5f Hy Hc 8-11 p 3/11 Top Striker (¾L) 9/2 - -
8 Jun 19 Ran Randwick 5.5f Sft HcL 8-5 p 5/10 Deprive (1¾L) 3/1 - -
25 May 19 Ran Randwick 5.5f Gd Hc 8-7 p 2/13 Deprive (½L) 6/1 - -
4 May 19 Kns Kensington 5f Gd Hc 9-5 p 3/7 Brook Magic (nk) 11/10F - -
2
(7)
Jumbo Happiness silk
Jumbo Happiness
J: Neil Callan
T: C Fownes
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Handicapped to the hilt and on a ten-race losing run
-732/4
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
OR: 75
Days: 84
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-6 7/12 Le Terroir (4½L) 57/10 75 73
11 Sep 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-2 3/12 Smart Leader (nk) 9/2 74 80
10 Jul 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 2/12 Hong Kong Bet (1¼L) 7/1 73 81
7 Nov 18 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 4/12 Little Bird (4¼L) 12/1 74 73
24 Oct 18 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-10 b 5/12 Jade Theatre (5L) 20/1 75 73
3 Oct 18 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-2 b 9/12 Fantastic Feeling (3½L) 21/10F 75 71
3
(8)
Harmony And Rich silk
Harmony And Rich h
J: Tony Piccone
T: W Y So
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Likely to run well again after promising Hong Hong debut
-3117/
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: 72
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-13 h1 3/12 Gentle Breeze (2L) 10/1 72 78
15 Jun 19 Rsh Rosehill 5.5f GS 2yHc 8-9 1/7 Rotator (1¾L) 9/1 - -
28 May 19 Nwc Newcastle (Aus) 4.5f Gd Md 8-13 1/6 Little Geoffrey (3L) 2/5F - -
15 Dec 18 Ran Randwick 5f GS 2yL 8-11 7/13 Accession (5¾L) 19/5F - -
4
(10)
The Weatherman silk
The Weatherman
J: K C Leung
T: Douglas Whyte
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Listed winner in France; yet to find his level in Hong Kong
8-090/
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 72
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-11 e/s 8/12 Encore Boy (5¾L) 97/1 74 70
21 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-3 11/14 Duke Wai (6¼L) 65/1 76 65
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 9/12 Gentle Breeze (5¼L) 113/1 78 72
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-5 10/14 Super Junior (6½L) 62/1 78 63
23 Oct 18 Dea Deauville 6f GS 2yL 8-13 1/8 Munitions (nse) 3/1 - 98
17 Sep 18 Msn Maisons-Laffitte 6f GS 2yG3 8-11 4/10 Sporting Chance (3¼L) 32/5 - 97
5
(11)
Massive Pocket silk
Massive Pocket
J: C Y Ho
T: K W Lui
Consistent sprinter who has been running well; badly drawn for course bow
-43218
Age: 6
Weight: 8-11
OR: 70
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-11 4/14 Duke Wai (1½L) 16/1 70 76
1 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-11 3/14 Duke Wai (2¼L) 47/10 70 81
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-9 2/14 Super Junior (nk) 5/2 68 76
21 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-6 1/13 Goko (1¼L) 94/10 61 74
8 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-4 8/11 Silver Fig (6¼L) 15/1 63 61
7 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-9 3/12 Mr Genuine (3½L) 23/5 66 70
6
(4)
Flying Genius silk
Flying Genius t
J: Karis Teetan
T: A S Cruz
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Improving front-runner on hat-trick; leading contender
-116
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 68
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-7 t 1/12 Winning Ways (1¾L) 69/20 60 75
4 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-13 t 1/12 Happy Good Guys (1½L) 41/10 52 65
3 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-13 t 6/14 Duke Wai (4¾L) 19/1 - 48
7
(9)
Allied Agility silk
Allied Agility ht
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: P F Yiu
Unplaced only previous run here from similar wide draw
-55199
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 67
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-8 h 5/14 Duke Wai (3¾L) 87/10 67 72
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-8 h 5/14 Super Junior (1¼L) 49/10 67 71
12 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-6 hp 1/14 Victory Power (1¾L) 106/10 59 75
11 Sep 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 hp 9/12 Hardly Swears (4¾L) 19/1 59 49
1 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-5 p 9/14 Ka Ying Master (5L) 21/10 59 47
2 Jun 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-7 10/14 Classic Unicorn (11L) 4/1 59 35
8
(6)
Hong Kong Win silk
Hong Kong Win b
J: Joao Moreira
T: J Size
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 33 in the last 14 days (3%)
Speedy C&D winner who ran well last time; place hopes again
-36713
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 66
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-6 b 3/14 Duke Wai (1L) 52/1 65 73
1 Dec 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-6 b 6/14 Duke Wai (4¼L) 13/1 65 69
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-6 b 7/14 Super Junior (2L) 61/10 65 67
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-4 b 1/12 Very Sweet Orange (1¼L) 42/10J 56 70
5 Jun 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 b 3/11 Snap Fit (3L) 43/10 56 64
15 May 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-2 b 2/11 Everbrave (¾L) 19/10 54 64
9
(3)
Unique Treasure silk
Unique Treasure h
J: M L Yeung
T: Jimmy Ting
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (0%)
Dual 5f winner in Britain; shown nothing in three Hong Kong runs
-886/1
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 66
Days: 249
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 May 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-0 h 8/12 Team Spirit (7¾L) 103/1 69 53
22 Apr 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-12 h 8/14 Voyage Warrior (7¼L) 76/1 71 61
24 Mar 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-12 h1 6/14 Multimillion (4¾L) 78/1 71 64
7 Jul 18 Bev Beverley 5f GF 5Nv 9-9 1/5 Queens Gift (¾L) 5/4F 87 86
16 May 18 Yar Yarmouth 6f GF 5Nv 9-9 3/7 Emblazoned (2½L) 9/4 - 83
21 Feb 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 23y 9-5 3/7 Corinthia Knight (4L) 5/1 - 88
10
(12)
Beaut Beaut silk
Beaut Beaut hv
J: Alexis Badel
T: L Ho
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
Sure to improve on last run; all wins have come in Class 4
-40/91
Age: 6
Weight: 8-4
OR: 63
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-5 hv 4/12 Gentle Breeze (2¾L) 68/1 64 67
9 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-3 hv 11/14 Super Junior (6¾L) 58/1 64 49
28 Nov 18 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-5 9/11 Telecom Brothers (4¼L) 17/1 64 59
24 Oct 18 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-1 hv 1/12 Gentle Breeze (nk) 26/5 59 67
10 Oct 18 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 h 3/12 Blitzing (1¼L) 84/10 59 67
15 Jul 18 Sha Sha Tin 6f Y Hc 9-6 h 10/14 Regency Darling (9½L) 9/1 59 40
11
(1)
G Unit silk
G Unit
J: Grant Van Niekerk
T: John Moore
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Progressive; closely matched with Flying Genius; big chance
-13164
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
OR: 63
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 1/12 Mehboob (¾L) 71/10 56 71
4 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-2 3/12 Flying Genius (1¾L) 13/5F 55 62
16 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-9 1/12 Mehboob (½L) 177/10 48 58
21 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-12 6/14 Meridian Genius (6¾L) 15/1 50 38
7 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd 8-8 4/9 Farhh Above (7L) 68/10 - 39
16 Jun 19 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd 8-8 b1 3/7 Winning Method (4¾L) 51/10 - -
12
(2)
The Runner silk
The Runner b
J: L Hewitson
T: Douglas Whyte
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Signs of promise but Class 4 could be his arena for success
0-0750
Age: 4
Weight: 8-4
OR: 62
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 b1 11/12 Joyful Union (5½L) 9/1 64 56
26 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 11/12 Magnificent (7L) 39/1 66 63
27 Nov 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 7/12 Meridian Genius (3¾L) 20/1 68 66
30 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 5/12 Baby (2¾L) 29/1 70 71
9 Oct 19 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-12 10/12 Snap Fit (5L) 33/1 70 64
5 Jan 19 Wyo Wyong 5.5f Gd Hc 8-10 3/9 Verlan (½L) 6/4F - -
13
(13)
Private Rocket silk
Private Rocket p
T: Douglas Whyte
Both career wins have been at 7f; has it to prove on 5f bow
-83750
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 72
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-0 p 8/11 Cue The Music (2L) 87/10 73 78
17 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-2 p 3/14 Gift Of Lifeline (1¾L) 11/1 73 79
27 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-1 b 7/11 Seven Heavens (2L) 16/1 74 80
6 Oct 19 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd/Y Hc 9-2 b 5/14 Chicken Dance (2¼L) 23/1 75 79
1 Sep 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-3 b1 14/14 Cordyceps (9¾L) 89/10 75 63
1 Jul 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-12 p 9/14 Winning Delight (5½L) 22/5 75 69
14
(14)
Home Made silk
Home Made tb
T: Y S Tsui
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Has abilty but may require return to 7f/1m
0-7000
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 69
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 tb 12/12 Joyful Union (5½L) 51/1 71 62
18 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 tb 7/12 California Turbo (2¼L) 166/1 72 74
4 Dec 19 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 10/12 Flying Quest (18½L) 105/1 74 40
17 Nov 19 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 14/14 Gift Of Lifeline (6¾L) 222/1 74 66
8 Jun 19 Eag Eagle Farm 12f Gd 3yG1 9-0 t 13/18 Mr Quickie (11½L) 60/1 - 85
25 May 19 Eag Eagle Farm 11f Gd 3yG3 9-0 t 3/13 Fun Fact (1¼L) 70/1 - -
Verdict

Given the way the race might unfold with a speed duel up front, G UNIT can sit behind the pace and pounce late

Verdict silk image
G Unit

Betting Forecast:

5/2 Flying Genius,

3/1 G Unit,

6/1 Hong Kong Win,

7/1 Heart Conquered,

8/1 Harmony And Rich,

Massive Pocket,

14/1 Allied Agility,

Beaut Beaut,

16/1 Jumbo Happiness,

20/1 The Runner,

100/1 The Weatherman,

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