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January Cup (Group 3 Handicap) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Good
Runners
9

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(6)
Ka Ying Star silk
Ka Ying Star tv
J: C Y Ho
T: A S Cruz
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Looked as good as ever when narrowly beaten in a Group 2 on his penultimate start; claims
-02256
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
OR: 124
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G1 9-0 tv 10/12 Loves Only You (9¼L) 21/1 - 102
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G2 8-11 tv 2/7 Reliable Team (nk) 56/10 125 117
7 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 9-6 tv 2/8 Tourbillon Diamond (shd) 13/1 125 125
17 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd HcG2 9-5 tv 5/12 Panfield (1¼L) 14/1 125 125
30 May 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF HcG3 9-7 tv 6/7 Sky Darci (5L) 66/10 125 121
25 Apr 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd G1 9-0 tv 5/6 Golden Sixty (4L) 14/1 - 114
2
(7)
Reliable Team silk
CD
C
Reliable Team b
J: K C Leung
T: F C Lor
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
4 x Course Winner - Won 4 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Secured a Group 2 success in November; fell short last month but sure to have a say here
-81308
Age: 6
Weight: 8-12
OR: 115
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 12f Gd G1 9-0 b 8/8 Glory Vase (31L) 20/1 - 77
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G2 8-11 b 1/7 Ka Ying Star (nk) 163/10 107 118
7 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-3 b 3/8 Tourbillon Diamond (nk) 36/5 108 108
6 Oct 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 b 12/12 Telecom Fighters (19½L) 23/1 103 67
11 Jul 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 8-12 b 8/11 Preciousship (4¼L) 13/1 103 99
20 Jun 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF HcG3 8-1 v 2/10 Southern Legend (½L) 24/1 105 104
3
(1)
Fast Most Furious silk
C
Fast Most Furious
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: D J Hall
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Scored in a Class 2 event over 1m last month; more needed to overcome 5lb rise
-17253
Age: 9
Weight: 8-4
OR: 107
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-7 1/8 Master Delight (½L) 77/10 102 110
28 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 7/12 Silver Express (2¼L) 17/1 102 104
13 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-10 2/11 Lucky Express (hd) 45/1 100 109
11 Jul 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 8-13 5/11 Preciousship (3L) 10/1 104 103
20 Jun 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF HcG3 8-1 3/10 Southern Legend (1½L) 9/1 105 102
30 May 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF HcG3 8-3 5/7 Sky Darci (2¾L) 24/1 107 108
4
(2)
Butterfield silk
D
Butterfield t
J: Matthew Poon
T: C S Shum
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Soundly beaten in a Group 1 event last month; back down in trip today.
-73777
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 106
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 12f Gd G1 9-0 t 7/8 Glory Vase (15L) 20/1 - 101
28 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-4 t 3/12 Silver Express (1¼L) 45/1 106 110
7 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-2 t 7/8 Tourbillon Diamond (3½L) 11/1 107 100
17 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd HcG2 8-1 t 7/12 Panfield (1½L) 44/1 107 106
20 Jun 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF HcG3 8-3 t 7/10 Southern Legend (4½L) 78/10 107 98
23 May 21 Sha Sha Tin 12f GF G1 9-0 t 4/8 Panfield (3¾L) 12/1 - 110
5
(9)
Savvy Nine silk
CD
Savvy Nine b
J: M L Yeung
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Scored in this event last year; ran well ahead of Zebrowski last month; can't be ruled out
-36377
Age: 6
Weight: 8-1
OR: 104
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Dec 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-7 b 3/12 Fa Fa (¾L) 9/1 100 106
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G2 8-11 b 6/7 Reliable Team (2¼L) 47/1 100 113
3 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-4 b 3/8 Zebrowski (1½L) 84/10 100 109
6 Oct 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 b 7/12 Telecom Fighters (5½L) 16/1 102 99
25 Apr 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-7 b1 7/14 Savaquin (2¼L) 16/1 104 109
5 Apr 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-8 7/9 Glorious Dragon (4L) 24/1 105 100
6
(3)
Zebrowski silk
CD
Zebrowski t
J: Joao Moreira
T: C Fownes
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Class 2 C&D winner in November; faces tougher opposition today but is still improving
-42124
Age: 5
Weight: 8-1
OR: 104
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Dec 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-12 t 4/12 Fa Fa (1L) 5/1 91 97
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-0 t 2/11 Celestial Power (nse) 59/10 89 97
3 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-5 t 1/8 Savaquin (hd) 5/2F 84 95
17 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-7 2/10 Celestial Power (shd) 51/10 82 92
19 Sep 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-5 4/11 C P Brave (2¼L) 13/1 82 89
5 Sep 21 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-6 6/13 Californiadeepshot (4¼L) 101/1 82 84
7
(4)
Super Football silk
D
Super Football p
J: V Borges
T: Jimmy Ting
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Yet to get going in three starts this term and this looks a major step up in class
-90914
Age: 5
Weight: 8-1
OR: 104
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-2 9/9 Senor Toba (5¼L) 44/1 89 92
17 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-0 10/10 Celestial Power (6¼L) 9/1 89 87
19 Sep 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 9/11 C P Brave (5L) 84/10 89 90
1 Jul 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-5 1/11 Flying Quest (hd) 462/100 84 95
25 Apr 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-1 4/14 Savaquin (1¼L) 76/10 84 91
21 Mar 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-7 10/14 Reliable Team (4¼L) 15/1 83 85
8
(5)
Sunny Star silk
C
Sunny Star
J: Alexis Badel
T: K W Lui
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Produced a career-best in November; another step forward needed to play any part today
-71439
Age: 5
Weight: 8-1
OR: 104
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Dec 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-6 7/12 Fa Fa (1¾L) 79/10 85 89
17 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-5 1/11 Telecom Fighters (shd) 22/5 80 90
3 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-1 4/8 Zebrowski (2L) 48/10 80 88
8 Sep 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-2 3/10 Turin Redstar (1¼L) 4/1 80 88
1 Jul 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-3 9/11 Super Football (4¾L) 49/10 80 82
5 May 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 1/9 Smoothies (nk) 43/20F 75 88
9
(8)
Decrypt silk
Decrypt t
J: C Victor Wong
T: David A Hayes
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Showed promise in his debut Hong Kong season but has completely lost his way; best watched
-00080
Age: 6
Weight: 8-1
OR: 104
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-8 tb 11/14 Ima Single Man (5½L) 72/1 84 81
24 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 tb1 10/12 Scores Of Fun (4½L) 54/1 87 85
24 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-11 t 11/13 Highland Fortune (10½L) 68/1 90 71
26 Sep 21 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF HcG3 8-1 8/9 Buddies (8L) 62/1 107 92
15 Sep 21 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-3 12/12 Harmony And Rich (7¼L) 18/1 93 80
1 Jan 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd 3yHc 9-7 11/14 California Rad (5½L) 20/1 96 88
Verdict

Preference is for ZEBROWSKI, who was a smart performer when based in Australia and continues to rise through the ranks in Hong Kong.

Verdict silk image
Zebrowski

Betting Forecast:

2/1 Zebrowski,

7/2 Ka Ying Star,

5/1 Savvy Nine,

11/2 Butterfield,

13/2 Reliable Team,

12/1 Fast Most Furious,

Sunny Star,

20/1 Super Football,

25/1 Decrypt

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