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Pok Oi Cup (Handicap) (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(1)
Equaletta Blitz silk
D
Equaletta Blitz hb
J: Angus Chung 10
T: Douglas Whyte
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Placed over C&D last month and benefits from Angus Chung's useful 10lb claim today
-39565
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 80
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-5 hb 3/11 Ping Hai Galaxy (1L) 31/1 80 89
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-2 hb 9/12 Super Win Dragon (6½L) 88/1 85 77
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-5 hb 5/12 Oriental Smoke (¾L) 91/1 81 89
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 hb 6/10 Whizz Kid (5¼L) 19/5 81 80
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-9 hb 5/7 Ping Hai Galaxy (1¾L) 7/5F 81 85
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-0 hb 1/12 Super Axiom (2½L) 15/1 71 87
2
(7)
Metro Warrior silk
CD
Metro Warrior b
J: C Y Ho
T: David A Hayes
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
C&D winner off reduced mark two weeks ago; probably vulnerable now 5lb higher
1-4736
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 80
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-5 b 1/14 Pleasant Endeavor (nk) 128/10 75 89
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-9 b 4/12 California Deeply (4L) 12/1 77 77
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-4 b 7/14 Ka Ying Spirit (5¼L) 74/10 79 74
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-4 b 3/12 Superb Boy (1L) 8/1 79 87
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-9 b 6/14 Joyful Win (1¼L) 31/5 79 85
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 b 9/12 Classic Unicorn (3½L) 29/1 80 77
3
(13)
Man Star silk
Man Star v
J: Luke Currie
T: Jimmy Ting
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (0%)
In good form over 6f on dirt this season but opposable over this C&D
-57124
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 77
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 v 5/12 Lightning Bolt (1¾L) 38/1 77 85
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Sl Hc 9-9 v 7/12 Fiery Diamond (7¾L) 51/10 77 72
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-9 v 1/12 Maximus I (¾L) 11/4F 71 90
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Sl Hc 9-2 v 2/12 Super Win Dragon (2½L) 81/10 70 78
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-3 v 4/12 Jolly Ruler (3L) 39/1 73 77
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Fs Hc 9-3 v 11/12 Sunny Boy (10L) 32/1 75 59
4
(12)
Quadruple Double silk
CD
C
Quadruple Double tb
J: K H Alfred Chan 5
T: D J Hall
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
C&D winner in first-time blinkers last month but younger rivals look better handicapped
-61861
Age: 7
Weight: 9-0
OR: 71
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-9 tb 6/12 Lightning Bolt (3L) 46/1 71 75
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-5 tb1 1/14 Majestic Knight (nk) 183/10 66 79
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 t 8/12 Gold Marquis (6½L) 23/1 66 60
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
5
(8)
Pleasant Endeavor silk
CD
C
Pleasant Endeavor b
J: K C Leung
T: P F Yiu
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 33 in the last 14 days (3%)
In the frame on all three appearances since C&D win on seasonal debut in October
2-4216
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 70
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-12 b 2/14 Metro Warrior (nk) 77/10 68 81
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-0 b 4/12 Adios (2¼L) 35/1 68 73
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-9 b 2/14 Ka Ying Spirit (nk) 10/1 65 78
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-9 b 1/14 Noble One (½L) 29/1 59 71
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-4 b 6/12 Sugar Sugar (4L) 13/1 59 63
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 b 5/12 Ambitious Heart (2L) 12/5F 59 66
6
(3)
Happy Mission silk
Happy Mission ht 1
J: V Borges
T: T P Yung
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
3-16 in Australia; makes Hong Kong debut after ten-month absence; best watched
-91333
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 69
Days: 298
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Mar 22 Wfm Warwick Farm 5f Sft Hc 9-4 b 9/10 Athelric (6L) 9/1 - -
26 Jan 22 Wfm Warwick Farm 5f GS Hc 9-3 b 3/5 Star Cherie (1L) 17/5F - -
28 Aug 21 Kmb Kembla Grange 5f GS Hc 8-8 b 7/10 Andermatt (3L) 13/2 - -
7 Aug 21 Ran Randwick 5.5f Gd Hc 8-8 b 3/10 Destination (1½L) 19/5 - -
29 May 21 Ran Randwick 6f GS 3yHc 9-1 5/12 Gravina (5¾L) 14/5F - -
26 Sep 20 Rsh Rosehill 5.5f Gd 3yL 8-11 5/11 Wild Ruler (3L) 9/1 - -
7
(6)
We Are Hero silk
CD
BF
We Are Hero tv
J: Hugh Bowman
T: K L Man
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Emphatic C&D winner in November and unlucky not to follow up here a fortnight ago
4-1053
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 68
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-10 tv 4/14 Metro Warrior (¾L) 8/5F 66 78
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-4 tv1 1/13 Baby Crystal (4½L) 9/2 54 85
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-13 b 11/11 Beauty Tycoon (12½L) 15/1 56 30
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-3 b 5/14 Ka Ying Spirit (3¾L) 89/10 56 59
1 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Y Hc 9-5 b1 3/14 Sparkling Dolphin (1L) 7/1 57 66
15 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Sl Hc 9-7 9/12 Wisdom Patch (4¾L) 23/1 59 57
8
(10)
Ka Ying Spirit silk
CD
Ka Ying Spirit tb
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: C S Shum
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (4%)
Dual C&D winner this season but needs to take form to a new level today
-71010
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 67
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-11 tb 7/14 Quadruple Double (3¾L) 9/1 67 67
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-3 tb 1/14 Pleasant Endeavor (nk) 158/10 61 75
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-5 tb 10/14 Joyful Win (2¾L) 18/5 61 61
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 1/14 Amazing Rocky (shd) 13/1 56 73
9 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 10/12 Circuit Seven (3L) 22/1 59 56
6 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 tb 4/12 Lightning Storm (4½L) 78/10 59 57
9
(14)
Victory Moments silk
Victory Moments t
J: Zac Purton
T: F C Lor
Dual winner in Australia; Zac Purton an eyecatching booking for Hong Kong debut
-4011/
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 67
Days: 232
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 May 22 Eag Eagle Farm 7f Gd 2yG2 9-0 t 10/18 Sheeza Belter (5L) 9/1 - 97
2 Oct 21 Ran Randwick 5f Gd 2yG3 8-11 10/13 Sejardan (5½L) 19/5F - -
10
(11)
Lucky Fun silk
C
Lucky Fun
J: M L Yeung
T: L Ho
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has been out of form for a while now and usually runs over further
0-8075
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 65
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-11 t 13/14 Super Sunny Sing (10L) 61/1 68 52
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-11 t 8/13 Chancheng Prince (8¾L) 60/1 70 65
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-10 tv 10/12 Man Star (7¾L) 83/10 72 67
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Sl Hc 9-4 t 7/12 Super Win Dragon (10½L) 12/1 74 56
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 t 5/14 Never Too Soon (7L) 19/1 78 75
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-7 10/12 Jolly Ruler (6L) 19/1 79 73
11
(2)
Scotch Tycoon silk
D
Scotch Tycoon b
J: L Hewitson
T: K W Lui
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Last of 12 in first-time blinkers last month and now has a point to prove
-06061
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 65
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 b1 12/12 Nordic Dragon (10½L) 14/1 67 50
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-0 h 6/13 Victor The Winner (6L) 64/1 68 65
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 h 10/12 Valiant Elegance (5¼L) 13/2 68 62
20 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-0 h 6/10 Smart Idea (3½L) 43/10 68 69
16 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 h 1/11 Be Ready (nk) 51/20 62 72
23 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 h 1/12 See U Again (nk) 33/10F 57 68
12
(5)
Taj Dragon silk
D
Taj Dragon
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: P C Ng
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Useful 2yo in Britain but makes Hong Kong debut after a long absence
-/7111
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 65
Days: 503
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Aug 21 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 2yL 9-3 7/11 Flotus (7¼L) 9/2 92 85
14 Aug 21 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 22y 9-2 1/4 Dynamic Force (hd) 11/10F 88 92
21 Jul 21 Cat Catterick 6f GF 52yNv 9-6 1/7 Hester Prynne (1¾L) 1/5F - 84
14 Jul 21 Cat Catterick 5f GS 52yNv 9-3 1/10 Le Beau Garcon (4L) 5/2 - 83
13
(4)
Eight Trigrams silk
CD
C
Eight Trigrams tb
J: H N Jack Wong 3
T: Y S Tsui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has looked out of sorts since quite promising seasonal/stable debut in October
-00060
Age: 7
Weight: 8-7
OR: 64
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-7 tb 11/12 Lightning Bolt (12½L) 63/1 66 40
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-10 tb 10/14 Quadruple Double (6¼L) 74/1 68 59
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-11 tb 13/14 Ka Ying Spirit (15L) 25/1 69 28
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-4 tb 6/12 Man Star (3¾L) 13/1 69 76
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-12 tb 14/14 Voyage Bubble (10½L) 20/1 69 52
19 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-3 tb 1/14 Jumbo Fortune (nk) 46/1 64 76
14
(9)
Savvy Delight silk
D
Savvy Delight et
J: Karis Teetan
T: J Size
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (4%)
Class 4 winner at Happy Valley last March but yet to prove himself in this grade
-70174
Age: 5
Weight: 8-4
OR: 61
Days: 67
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-5 et 7/12 Heroic Master (4½L) 26/1 61 60
16 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-6 et 10/10 Run Run Cool (13L) 14/1 61 35
23 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd/Y Hc 9-3 et 1/11 Oversubscribed (¾L) 63/10 55 66
6 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-5 et 7/14 Flying Season (6½L) 10/1 55 49
23 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-4 et 4/12 Scotch Tycoon (¾L) 87/10 54 62
6 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-3 t 7/12 Bingo Bingo (2½L) 16/5 56 60
15
(15)
Magic Toronado silk
Magic Toronado
T: W Y So
Well down the field on all three Hong Kong starts
0-001/
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 60
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-7 10/14 Metro Warrior (6¼L) 260/1 62 55
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 12/12 California Deeply (11½L) 90/1 64 37
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-8 14/14 Quadruple Double (12½L) 55/1 64 31
8 May 21 Ips Ipswich 7f Gd 2yMd 9-0 tb 5/12 Pick Za Beans (3¼L) 9/1 - -
24 Apr 21 Gco Gold Coast 5f Gd 2yMd 9-0 tb1 5/8 Sneaky Three (6¼L) 2/1 - -
16
(16)
Show Respect silk
Show Respect t
T: Douglas Whyte
Second in 6f Group 2 in Britain last July; interesting recruit to the Hong Kong scene
-2014
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 76
Days: 192
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Jul 22 Nmk Newmarket (July) 6f GF 2yG2 9-2 2/7 Persian Force (1½L) 33/1 89 103
14 Jun 22 Asc Ascot 6f GF 2yG2 9-3 11/17 Bradsell (8½L) 40/1 - 81
31 May 22 Lei Leicester 6f GS 42yMd 9-7 1/8 Catch The Paddy (3¾L) 5/2 - 93
20 May 22 Goo Goodwood 6f GS 42yNv 9-4 4/11 Royal Scotsman (6½L) 40/1 - 75
Verdict

After an emphatic C&D win in November, WE ARE HERO looked very unlucky not to follow up here a fortnight ago. He is the one to beat.

Verdict silk image
We Are Hero

Betting Forecast:

Evs We Are Hero,

6/1 Equaletta Blitz,

7/1 Pleasant Endeavor,

Victory Moments,

8/1 Metro Warrior,

14/1 Ka Ying Spirit,

20/1 Quadruple Double,

33/1 Man Star,

Happy Mission,

Scotch Tycoon,

40/1 Savvy Delight,

50/1 Taj Dragon,

66/1 Lucky Fun,

Eight Trigrams

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