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24 February 2021
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Blue Pool Handicap (Class 1) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good To Firm
Runners
8

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(9)
Amazing Star silk
CD
D
Amazing Star
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: Jimmy Ting
CD
5 x C&D Winner - Won 5 times before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Course Specialist - 5 wins from 8 starts here (63%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts on this ground (57%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 3 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (25%)
Has faced some tough tasks in Group races since C&D handicap win in September
04-981
Age: 6
Weight: 9-7
OR: 106
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd G1 9-0 11/11 Hot King Prawn (8L) 42/1 107 101
1 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd HcG3 8-13 4/5 Explosive Witness (¾L) 12/1 107 115
13 Dec 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd G1 9-0 9/14 Danon Smash (5¼L) 10/1 - 104
22 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF G2 8-11 8/10 Hot King Prawn (2¼L) 9/1 107 115
23 Sep 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 1/12 Golden Dash (1¼L) 101/10 100 109
6 Sep 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-6 9/11 Perfect Match (4L) 18/1 100 93
2
(2)
Stronger silk
C
D
Stronger tp
J: C Y Ho
T: Douglas Whyte
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Shade unluckly not to win Group 3 handicap two starts ago; respected
92-071
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 103
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd G1 9-0 tp 9/11 Hot King Prawn (6L) 38/1 103 107
1 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd HcG3 8-8 tp 2/5 Explosive Witness (nk) 23/10 101 111
13 Dec 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd G1 9-0 tp 10/14 Danon Smash (5¾L) 32/1 - 102
22 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF G2 8-11 tp 7/10 Hot King Prawn (1¾L) 11/1 101 115
1 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-5 tp 1/14 Multimillion (1¼L) 89/20 94 107
10 Jun 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-6 tp 6/11 Massive Pocket (2½L) 56/10 95 91
3
(6)
Beauty Applause silk
D
Beauty Applause t
J: Joao Moreira
T: J Size
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (28%)
In prime form this year and bids to complete a hat-trick; must be considered
114-23
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 102
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-5 t 1/14 Guy Dragon (1¼L) 17/2 94 100
17 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-13 t 1/14 Wellington (½L) 558/100 88 98
1 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd 3yHc 8-12 t 4/14 California Rad (¾L) 78/10 87 93
13 Dec 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-6 t 2/14 Winning Dreamer (1L) 18/1 86 94
22 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-10 t 3/14 Winning Dreamer (2½L) 53/10 86 89
23 Sep 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-8 t 4/12 Amazing Star (3¼L) 11/2 87 86
4
(7)
Explosive Witness silk
C
Explosive Witness
J: Karis Teetan
T: C Fownes
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Won 5f Group 3 handicap last month but on tough mark now and 6f may not be ideal
61-611
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
OR: 99
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Feb 21 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 6/10 Grateful Heart (3¾L) 9/2 99 97
1 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd HcG3 8-1 1/5 Stronger (nk) 13/2 92 105
23 Dec 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-1 6/12 Californiadeepshot (2½L) 69/10 92 98
25 Nov 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-12 1/11 Hong Kong Win (nk) 57/10 86 94
21 Oct 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-7 1/12 Fabulous Eight (shd) 32/5 80 90
8 Jul 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 1/11 California Archer (2L) 462/100 72 95
5
(4)
Grateful Heart silk
CD
C
Grateful Heart tp
J: Zac Purton
T: C S Shum
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
C
4 x Course Winner - Won 4 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts here (57%)
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Rapidly progressive sprinter who has won four of his last five; makes obvious appeal
1-1211
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 96
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Feb 21 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 tp 1/10 Multimillion (1¼L) 23/10F 88 99
23 Dec 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 tp 1/12 Harrier Jet (2½L) 8/5 78 94
9 Dec 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-3 tp 2/12 Harmony N Blessed (¾L) 16/5 76 83
25 Nov 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 tp 1/12 Loving A Boom (½L) 17/10F 70 82
21 Oct 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-6 tp 1/12 High Rise Soldier (½L) 155/10 65 78
27 Sep 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-8 tp 4/12 California Concord (2½L) 43/5 65 66
6
(5)
Gold Chest silk
D
Gold Chest tp
J: Tony Piccone
T: Richard Gibson
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Narrow winner on seasonal debut but down the field on last two outings; tough task today
0-0313
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
OR: 95
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 13/14 Beauty Applause (7¼L) 35/1 96 78
1 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-11 tb1 10/14 Stronger (4½L) 33/10 96 93
1 Oct 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd HcG3 8-2 tp 3/7 Computer Patch (4¾L) 19/5 96 89
13 Sep 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-2 tp 1/14 Team Spirit (shd) 18/5 91 99
26 Apr 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-0 tp 3/14 Computer Patch (1¾L) 5/2 91 99
8 Mar 20 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-12 tp 4/14 Computer Patch (½L) 36/1 89 96
7
(8)
Shining Ace silk
CD
D
Shining Ace tb
J: V Borges
T: J Size
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Not at best this season, and was never involved at Sha Tin recently
03-596
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 94
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Feb 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 11/11 Wellington (10½L) 59/1 94 71
3 Feb 21 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 tb 3/10 Grateful Heart (1¼L) 10/1 93 99
13 Dec 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-1 tb 5/14 Winning Dreamer (2¾L) 63/1 95 98
22 Nov 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-7 b 9/14 Winning Dreamer (6½L) 75/1 97 88
8 Nov 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 b 6/12 Golden Dash (2L) 23/1 98 101
11 Oct 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-7 b 10/13 California Rad (5¾L) 28/1 100 96
9
(1)
Sky Field silk
D
Sky Field t
J: Alexis Badel
T: C Fownes
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Won three times at Sha Tin last year and is not yet fully exposed; can't be ignored
6-6311
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 91
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Feb 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-2 t 6/11 Wellington (3L) 36/5 91 90
13 Dec 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-11 t 6/14 Winning Dreamer (3¼L) 17/10 91 92
24 Oct 20 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-11 t 3/14 Mighty Giant (½L) EvensF 88 98
1 Oct 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-7 t 1/7 Keep You Warm (¾L) 1/4F 80 98
13 Sep 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-12 t 1/10 Lockheed (1½L) 2/5F 71 86
12 Jul 20 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-5 t 1/14 Classic Posh (4L) 2/5F 57 79
8
(3)
Classic Unicorn silk
C
Classic Unicorn t
T: W Y So
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
0-3914
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 93
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 11/14 Beauty Applause (12L) 11/1 93 61
23 Dec 20 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-0 t 3/12 Californiadeepshot (½L) 67/10 91 103
25 Nov 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 t 9/11 Explosive Witness (6L) 6/5F 91 77
7 Oct 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-7 t 1/12 Gunnison (1¾L) 25/4 83 101
10 Jun 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-8 t 4/11 Massive Pocket (1¼L) 33/10 83 84
20 May 20 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-13 t 1/9 Be Ready (4L) 101/20 71 90
Verdict

This might go to BEAUTY APPLAUSE, who was smartly away from a wide stall before gaining a ready success at Sha Tin last month.

Verdict silk image
Beauty Applause

Betting Forecast:

7/4 Grateful Heart,

5/2 Beauty Applause,

5/1 Stronger,

Sky Field,

11/1 Explosive Witness,

12/1 Amazing Star,

16/1 Gold Chest,

22/1 Shining Ace

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