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16 November 2022
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Japan Racing Association Trophy (Handicap) (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf) Racecard

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

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(8)
Valiant Elegance silk
CD
C
D
Valiant Elegance tb
J: L Hewitson
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Has made excellent progress this year but was safely held off today's mark last month
510811
Age: 6
Weight: 9-7
OR: 76
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-9 tb 5/9 Street Scream (5½L) 41/5 76 77
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-1 tb 1/10 Trader (2¼L) 89/20 68 79
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-10 tb 12/12 Jolly Ruler (8L) 12/1 68 56
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Y Hc 8-9 tb 8/12 You'remyeverything (4L) 43/5 68 66
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-3 tb 1/12 Magic Phoenix (½L) 101/10 62 73
27 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-4 tb 1/12 Ambitious Heart (1¾L) 19/10F 55 72
2
(10)
Adios silk
CD
Adios v
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: F C Lor
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Scored over C&D last month and still has low mileage; wide draw dents his appeal, though
15362-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 73
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-10 v 1/9 Namjong Sings (1¼L) 462/100 65 79
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-9 v 5/14 Joyful Win (1L) 69/10 65 72
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-11 v1 3/14 Lucky Eight (1L) 47/10 64 71
5 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 b 6/10 Ace One (3L) 53/10 64 71
25 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-4 b 2/10 Equaletta Blitz (2L) 9/1 63 72
3
(12)
Gallant Waking silk
CD
Gallant Waking
J: C Y Ho
T: K W Lui
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Course Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts here (60%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
In superb form lately, winning twice over C&D, but stall 12 makes this a tough assignment
114306
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 71
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-9 1/12 Yo Beauty (½L) 61/20 64 77
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 1/12 Hero Star (hd) 16/5 58 73
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-4 4/14 Victor The Winner (4½L) 25/1 58 72
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-7 3/12 Hero Star (1¼L) 68/10 58 72
24 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 13/14 Kung Fu Tea (10½L) 29/1 59 42
3 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-6 6/14 Sakewin (4L) 67/10 59 66
4
(7)
Elon silk
CD
D
Elon e/s
J: V Borges
T: J Size
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Hasn't fired on any of three starts this term and needs to get back in the groove
799744
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 70
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 e/s 7/9 Street Scream (6L) 12/1 72 71
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 e/s 9/10 Yo Beauty (6¼L) 29/1 74 67
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-9 e/s 9/10 Valiant Elegance (7¾L) 15/1 76 59
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 e/s 7/12 Jolly Ruler (4½L) 63/10 76 75
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 e/s 4/12 Nicconi County (2½L) 15/1 76 81
16 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 e/s 4/10 Meridian Genius (1½L) 13/1 76 84
5
(1)
California Concord silk
D
California Concord tb
J: Angus Chung 10
T: A S Cruz
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Ended last season with some below-par efforts and has also disappointed twice this term
779665
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-1 tb 7/9 Adios (9L) 39/1 68 53
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-4 tb 7/9 Setanta (7¾L) 18/1 70 58
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-3 tb 9/12 Jolly Ruler (5L) 11/1 73 70
15 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd/Y Hc 9-5 tb 6/12 Brilliant Way (3¼L) 16/1 75 79
24 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-2 tb 6/14 Reve Parisien (4¼L) 34/1 77 75
27 Feb 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-7 tb 5/12 Lightning Bolt (3¾L) 15/1 78 79
6
(6)
Decisive Twelve silk
CD
D
Decisive Twelve t
J: K C Leung
T: W Y So
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Seemingly back in form when fourth on seasonal debut, and remains on a very good mark
400700
Age: 6
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 t 4/12 Excellent Peers (2¼L) 17/1 66 73
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-8 et 13/14 Circuit Stellar (19½L) 174/1 70 31
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-10 et 10/12 Rising From Ashes (11L) 42/1 73 57
11 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Y Hc 8-11 7/11 Seizing The Moment (3½L) 39/1 75 77
13 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 et 11/12 Seizing The Moment (6¾L) 34/1 77 66
23 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Y Hc 9-7 t 11/12 Smart Idea (16L) 35/1 79 36
7
(5)
Gold Marquis silk
Gold Marquis tb 1
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: C Fownes
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Not seen since duff effort in March but made promising start to HK career last season
0643-1
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 249
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-13 t 13/14 Copartner Ambition (13L) 13/5 67 47
12 Feb 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-9 t 6/12 Beauty Live (2L) 13/2 68 74
26 Jan 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 t 4/12 Rewarding Together (3L) 71/10 68 69
12 Jan 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-7 t 3/12 Special M (½L) 25/1 66 76
8
(4)
Quadruple Double silk
D
Quadruple Double t
J: K H Alfred Chan 5
T: D J Hall
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
6f dirt winner in September; still well treated on older form; stretched by 7f last time
612480
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 7-13 t 6/14 Erimo (3¼L) 11/1 66 73
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-13 t 1/8 Lucky Ruby (1¼L) 8/5F 60 77
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-4 t 2/12 Moeraki (hd) 32/5 60 74
27 Feb 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-3 t 4/12 Lightning Bolt (3½L) 27/1 62 64
20 Feb 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Y Hc 8-3 t 8/13 Gallant Express (7½L) 21/1 64 54
9 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 t 10/11 Party Warrior (6¼L) 87/10 66 58
9
(11)
Mr Valiant silk
Mr Valiant
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: A T Millard
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (33%)
Useful when trained in South Africa but yet to make a significant impact in Hong Kong
958940
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-11 9/11 Oriental Smoke (12L) 24/1 65 38
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Sl Hc 8-13 5/12 Super Win Dragon (8¼L) 30/1 67 57
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Fs Hc 8-12 h 8/12 Sunny Boy (5¼L) 9/1 70 70
1 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd/Y Hc 8-13 h 9/12 Sakewin (14L) 13/1 72 45
10 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-4 h 4/12 Buzzinga (3¼L) 80/1 73 75
20 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-3 h1 12/14 Golden Empire (6L) 31/1 73 72
10
(2)
Wind N Grass silk
CD
Wind N Grass tb 1
J: L J Ferraris
T: Jamie Richards
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (0%)
No win since March 2021 but well drawn and sports first-time blinkers on stable debut
770796
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 126
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-13 t 7/12 Our Lucky Glory (4½L) 8/1 67 70
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 t 7/12 Ping Hai Galaxy (5¾L) 48/1 69 64
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Y Hc 8-13 t 11/12 Be Ready (8½L) 14/1 72 57
5 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-3 t 7/10 Ace One (4L) 41/1 72 75
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-2 t 9/11 Sky Forever (4L) 30/1 74 71
27 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 t 6/11 Rewarding Together (2¾L) 25/1 76 76
11
(3)
Dragon Delight silk
Dragon Delight
J: M L Yeung
T: David A Hayes
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Didn't threaten on his first two Hong Kong starts; on the cusp of a drop in grade
001-15
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 61
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-8 10/12 Excellent Peers (4L) 110/1 63 64
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-6 10/14 Amazing Victory (5¾L) 43/1 63 64
11 Dec 21 Wgr Wangaratta 7f Gd Md 9-2 1/12 The Ballet Dancer (1¾L) 19/20F - -
12
(9)
Super Mission silk
CD
Super Mission ht
J: Alexis Badel
T: P F Yiu
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has remained in good form since C&D win in April and has each-way claims at least
633213
Age: 6
Weight: 8-6
OR: 61
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-7 ht 6/12 Amazing One Plus (2L) 68/10 62 69
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-7 ht 3/9 Street Scream (1¼L) 27/10F 62 73
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 ht 3/12 Nicconi County (1L) 3/1 62 72
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-2 ht 2/12 Rising From Ashes (2½L) 2/1 62 73
20 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 1/12 Hercules (1¼L) 13/4 56 73
2 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 3/11 Lucky Archangel (1¾L) 81/10 56 63
13
(13)
Telecom Spirit silk
Telecom Spirit b
T: Y S Tsui
Well down the field on last month's HK debut; probably one for further down the line
0-2012
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 b 11/12 Gallant Waking (9L) 63/1 66 50
15 Sep 21 Kns Kensington 6f GS Hc 8-13 b 2/10 A Very Fine Red (½L) 3/1F - -
12 Jun 21 Eag Eagle Farm 8f Gd 2yG1 9-0 b 13/14 Converge (13½L) 20/1 - 79
22 May 21 Rsh Rosehill 6.5f GS 2yHc 8-11 b 1/9 Volcanic Rock (¾L) 13/10F - -
5 May 21 Cnt Canterbury Park 6f Sft 2yHc 8-11 b 2/8 Astrologer (½L) 13/10F - -
21 Apr 21 Cnt Canterbury Park 6f Gd 2yHc 9-1 b1 4/10 Cork Harbour (2¼L) 3/1 - -
14
(14)
Prime Minister silk
C
Prime Minister
T: P F Yiu
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Soundly beaten over 1m on both starts this season and remains on fairly tough mark
087201
Age: 7
Weight: 9-9
OR: 78
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 9-9 12/13 Chancheng Prince (16½L) 39/1 80 57
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 t 8/8 Telecom Fighters (5¾L) 12/1 81 78
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-10 t 7/12 Packing Award (3½L) 13/1 81 83
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 t 2/9 Packing Award (nk) 9/1 78 90
27 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 t 11/11 Viva Hunter (6¼L) 87/10 78 74
6 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 1/9 The Anomaly (1L) 11/1 72 84
Verdict

It's quite a long time since his last win but WIND N GRASS has dropped to a very tempting mark for today's stable debut.

Verdict silk image
Wind N Grass

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Adios,

5/1 Gallant Waking,

6/1 Super Mission,

7/1 Decisive Twelve,

Quadruple Double,

8/1 Gold Marquis,

10/1 Valiant Elegance,

California Concord,

Wind N Grass,

16/1 Elon,

50/1 Mr Valiant,

Dragon Delight

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