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11 January 2023
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January Cup (Group 3 Handicap) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Glorious Dragon silk
CD
D
Glorious Dragon t
J: Hugh Bowman
T: P C Ng
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Off since December 2021 but makes stable debut from a workable mark
-/8350
Age: 8
Weight: 9-9
OR: 118
Days: 395
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G1 9-0 t 8/12 Loves Only You (5¼L) 22/1 - 110
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G2 8-11 t 3/7 Reliable Team (1½L) 9/10F 122 112
7 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 9-3 t 5/8 Tourbillon Diamond (½L) 6/4F 122 120
17 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd HcG2 9-2 t 10/12 Panfield (2½L) 18/1 122 118
23 May 21 Sha Sha Tin 12f GF G1 9-0 t 5/8 Panfield (5L) 49/10 - 108
25 Apr 21 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G1 9-0 t 6/7 Loves Only You (3¾L) 9/1 - 116
2
(1)
Money Catcher silk
D
Money Catcher
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: F C Lor
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Won similar race to this at Sha Tin in November and was placed in 1m2f Group 1 last month
-35142
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 110
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd G1 9-0 3/12 Romantic Warrior (5¼L) 43/1 - 117
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF G2 8-11 b 5/9 Romantic Warrior (2¾L) 19/1 102 115
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-3 b 1/10 Beauty Joy (½L) 42/10 97 99
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-9 b 4/11 Rise Brethren (2L) 2/1F 96 102
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-9 b 2/12 All For St Paul's (nk) 14/5F 95 103
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-6 b 2/11 Turin Redsun (shd) 37/10 93 103
3
(10)
Berlin Tango silk
C
Berlin Tango htb
J: Karis Teetan
T: A S Cruz
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Went close over 1m3f here last month and ought to make his presence felt again
-23851
Age: 6
Weight: 8-5
OR: 100
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-9 htb 2/8 Looking Great (nk) 66/10 98 111
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-6 htb 3/12 Spirited Express (½L) 17/1 97 106
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-9 htb 8/10 Running Glory (4¼L) 45/1 97 100
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-7 htb 5/8 Kings Shield (2¾L) 6/1 97 99
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-3 htb 1/6 Everyone's Delight (nse) 8/1 92 103
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-5 htb 7/8 Telecom Fighters (3¼L) 9/1 92 94
4
(11)
Butterfield silk
D
Butterfield tp
J: L Hewitson
T: C S Shum
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Not really firing on all cylinders this season and hasn't won since May 2021
-79467
Age: 7
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 9-9 tp 7/14 Packing Treadmill (3½L) 41/1 100 102
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 12f Gd G1 9-0 tp 9/10 Win Marilyn (9½L) 39/1 - 109
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-6 tp 4/10 Keefy (3½L) 19/1 102 106
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-10 t 6/10 Money Catcher (3½L) 21/1 104 99
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF HcG2 8-4 t 7/14 California Spangle (3L) 58/1 104 102
19 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-9 t 3/11 Tourbillon Diamond (nk) 71/10 105 107
5
(3)
Cheerful Days silk
C
Cheerful Days b
J: C Y Ho
T: K W Lui
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 5 wins from 8 starts here (63%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 10 wins from 36 in the last 14 days (28%)
On good mark now and latest run hinted at a possible return to form
-58055
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 b 5/12 Spirited Express (3¼L) 28/1 100 104
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-4 b 8/9 Beluga (4½L) 33/1 102 100
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF HcG2 8-3 b 14/14 California Spangle (5¼L) 86/1 103 95
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF HcG3 8-8 b 5/6 California Spangle (5¾L) 15/1 104 103
19 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd HcG3 8-5 b 5/9 Beauty Joy (2¾L) 11/1 104 103
29 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd HcG3 8-9 b 2/9 Beauty Joy (1¼L) 15/1 103 110
6
(9)
Excellent Proposal silk
D
Excellent Proposal p
J: V Borges
T: J Size
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Has lost his way this season and was last of 14 at Sha Tin last month
-07859
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 9-9 p 14/14 Packing Treadmill (6½L) 38/1 100 95
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd G1 9-0 b 7/9 California Spangle (9¼L) 170/1 - 103
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-9 b 8/10 Keefy (8½L) 22/1 103 96
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF G2 8-11 b 5/7 Golden Sixty (5¾L) 52/1 103 110
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-11 b 9/10 Money Catcher (10½L) 10/1 105 85
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF HcG2 8-5 b 5/14 California Spangle (2½L) 23/1 105 103
7
(7)
Packing Award silk
C
Packing Award h
J: H T Mo
T: L Ho
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
Won five times over 1m in 2022; 7lb wrong for this first attempt at a Group race
-01121
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-12 h 12/12 Spirited Express (15L) 47/10 91 70
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 h 1/12 Mr Ascendency (hd) 39/10 86 96
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-8 h 1/12 Berlin Tango (shd) 39/10F 81 91
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-5 h 2/12 Nothing New (1½L) 68/10 80 89
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-0 h 1/9 Prime Minister (nk) 92/10 73 86
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-2 h 7/12 Loyal Baby (5½L) 47/10 73 72
8
(6)
Rise Brethren silk
C
D
Rise Brethren t
J: Alexis Badel
T: C S Shum
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
7lb out of the weights today but in good form and has a lot less to prove than some
-44212
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-2 t 4/8 Looking Great (1L) 37/10 91 103
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-13 t 4/12 Spirited Express (1L) 8/5F 90 98
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-1 t 2/10 Running Glory (1L) 22/5 89 99
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-11 t 1/11 Running Glory (shd) 29/10 84 94
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 t 2/8 Telecom Fighters (shd) 11/1 82 91
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Y Hc 9-5 t 1/8 Natural Storm (1¼L) 11/2 77 89
9
(4)
Celestial Power silk
CD
D
Celestial Power v
J: Matthew Poon
T: F C Lor
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
In the frame on three of five appearances this season but 11lb out of the weights today
-04733
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 8-10 v 11/14 Packing Treadmill (4¾L) 13/1 89 89
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-0 v 4/10 Running Glory (1¾L) 11/1 90 98
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd HcG3 8-3 v 7/10 Money Catcher (4¾L) 27/1 97 89
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-1 v 3/11 Rise Brethren (1L) 66/10 90 98
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-2 v 3/12 All For St Paul's (1¼L) 22/1 90 96
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-2 v 5/11 Turin Redsun (4½L) 29/1 91 91
10
(2)
Looking Great silk
C
D
Looking Great t
J: H W Lai
T: F C Lor
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Driven out for narrow 1m3f course win last month; effectively 16lb higher today
-17816
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-7 t 1/8 Berlin Tango (nk) 121/10 82 96
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-8 tp 7/10 Running Glory (4L) 26/1 82 86
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-9 tp 8/11 Rise Brethren (6¼L) 9/1 82 79
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 9-8 tp 1/14 Entrusted (nk) 32/1 77 91
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 9-9 tp 6/12 Super Oasis (3¼L) 13/1 79 85
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-7 t 6/9 All For St Paul's (5½L) 37/1 81 79
11
(8)
Nearly Fine silk
CD
C
Nearly Fine t
J: M L Yeung
T: C Fownes
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times 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 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Three wins this season; may yet improve again but is 11lb wrong today
-31311
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-11 t 3/8 Looking Great (¾L) 58/10 86 98
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 9-8 t 1/12 Tianchi Monster (1¼L) 27/10 79 91
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-9 t 3/10 Hit The Shot (½L) 16/5J 77 89
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-10 t 1/11 Comet Splendido (2L) 97/20 69 83
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-8 t 1/12 Packing Famous (½L) 63/20F 63 73
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 8-9 t 8/12 Super Oasis (4¾L) 12/1 65 67
12
(12)
Red Majesty silk
C
Red Majesty tb
J: Harry Bentley
T: David A Hayes
C
8 x Course Winner - Won 8 times before at this course
Ran very poorly here a week ago and is 18lb out of the handicap
-02201
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 98
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-13 tb 12/12 All Beauty (17L) 22/1 80 55
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-8 tb 2/12 Winning Dragon (¾L) 39/1 78 88
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 tb 2/12 Exceptional Nice (½L) 32/1 77 88
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-9 tb 12/12 Winning Dragon (13½L) 36/1 77 58
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 1/10 Zone D (1¾L) 26/1 70 84
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 9-3 tb 8/13 Handsome Twelve (9¼L) 81/1 72 65
Verdict

Money Catcher was placed in last month's Hong Kong Gold Cup but BERLIN TANGO arguably has a more persuasive overall profile.

Verdict silk image
Berlin Tango

Betting Forecast:

5/2 Money Catcher,

4/1 Berlin Tango,

7/1 Glorious Dragon,

8/1 Cheerful Days,

Rise Brethren,

10/1 Packing Award,

Nearly Fine,

12/1 Butterfield,

14/1 Celestial Power,

25/1 Excellent Proposal,

33/1 Looking Great,

66/1 Red Majesty

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