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18 January 2023
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Hong Kong Club Challenge Cup (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 55y
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Copartner Era silk
CD
D
Copartner Era b
J: L J Ferraris
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
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Late-maturing 7yo who posted career-best effort when close second over C&D last month
-27307
Age: 7
Weight: 9-9
OR: 59
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 b 2/12 Lean Hero (½L) 13/2 58 69
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-8 b 7/12 Win Win Fighter (2¼L) 10/1 58 65
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 b 3/12 Rainbow Light (hd) 54/10 56 64
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-5 b 11/14 Sweet Encounter (5½L) 28/1 56 53
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-5 b 7/14 Perfect Peach (3¾L) 16/1 56 61
20 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-12 b 1/12 Reach Goal (1L) 43/10 51 64
2
(12)
Villa Fionn silk
CD
D
Villa Fionn b
J: L Hewitson
T: P F Yiu
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Five-time C&D winner; ran okay here two weeks ago and has become well handicapped
4-5639
Age: 8
Weight: 9-8
OR: 58
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-13 b 4/12 Legion Of Merit (3¼L) 74/10 60 65
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 b 5/11 Encountered (4½L) 27/1 61 65
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-7 b 6/12 Winning Dragon (1½L) 26/1 61 69
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-6 b 3/11 Oriental Smoke (1L) 60/1 60 69
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-3 b 9/13 Oriental Smoke (6L) 130/1 61 58
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-3 b 10/13 So We Joy (8¼L) 80/1 63 56
3
(1)
Viva Popcorn silk
CD
Viva Popcorn ht
J: Angus Chung 10
T: A S Cruz
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Driven out to win narrowly over C&D last month; useful 10lb claimer recruited today
-19574
Age: 6
Weight: 9-8
OR: 58
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-2 ht 1/12 Turin Warrior (nk) 91/10 53 67
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 ht 9/12 Sunny Delight (7¾L) 17/1 55 56
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 ht 5/12 Royal Pride (3¼L) 9/1 56 61
13 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 7/12 Nearly Fine (3½L) 36/5 57 67
23 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Y Hc 9-5 ht 4/11 Lucky Missile (1¾L) 16/5 57 67
2 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 ht 7/12 Happy Jai Jai (3½L) 20/1 57 61
4
(7)
Star Contact silk
BF
Star Contact tp
J: Zac Purton
T: David A Hayes
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Went very close over C&D last month and Zac Purton keeps the ride
-24249
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 56
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 tp 2/11 Perfect To Great (shd) 11/10F 54 72
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 tp 4/12 Win Win Fighter (1¾L) 43/5 54 62
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-2 tp 2/14 Accelerando (1¼L) 15/1 53 72
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-7 tb 4/14 Marado (2¼L) 12/1 53 62
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-2 tb 9/14 Stunning Impact (6¾L) 42/10 53 50
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-11 tb 1/12 Happy Daily (nk) 15/1 48 61
5
(6)
Classic Archi silk
Classic Archi t
J: V Borges
T: Douglas Whyte
2-2 in France but has struggled to make an impact in six Hong Kong starts
0-0087
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 54
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 14/14 Coming Patch (13½L) 173/1 58 41
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-6 tb 13/13 Handsome Twelve (24L) 103/1 61 21
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 8-11 tb 12/12 Superbella (14L) 57/1 66 48
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Y Hc 8-10 b 8/8 Rise Brethren (13½L) 12/1 68 56
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 b 7/12 Precise Express (4½L) 64/1 70 71
1 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd/Y Hc 8-11 b 7/9 Galaxy Witness (10½L) 39/1 70 53
6
(5)
Flying Silver silk
C
Flying Silver tp
J: Hugh Bowman
T: C S Shum
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Twice won a shade cosily over 1m1f here towards end of last year; must be considered
-11550
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-10 tp 1/12 Smiling Time (nk) 23/10F 46 71
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 9-9 tp 1/12 Foxhunter Way (½L) 16/5 40 65
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-4 tp 5/12 Exceptional Nice (2½L) 33/1 41 52
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-7 tp 5/9 Woodfire Bro (6L) 31/1 43 48
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-10 tp 10/12 Amazing Boy (7L) 28/1 45 53
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd 9-0 tp 10/10 Dashing Triumph (8L) 59/1 - 44
7
(3)
Happy Won silk
Happy Won e/s
J: Alexis Badel
T: F C Lor
Safely held in his first two handicaps; needs improvement over new trip today
-6723
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 51
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF 3yHc 9-1 e/s 6/14 Forerunner (4L) 19/1 53 60
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF 3yHc 9-3 b1 7/14 Superb Capitalist (10L) 16/1 54 38
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd 9-0 tv 2/7 Forever Friends (shd) 6/4F - 67
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd 9-0 v1 3/10 Dashing Triumph (1¼L) 9/1 - 67
8
(2)
Young Life Forever silk
Young Life Forever
J: Karis Teetan
T: C Fownes
Finished well for close third over C&D when upped in trip this month; enters calculations
3-0798
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 51
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 3/12 Kung Fu Tea (½L) 14/1 50 61
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-5 12/14 Dragon's Luck (8L) 44/1 53 42
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-4 7/12 Melbourne Hall (4¼L) 48/1 55 57
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-3 9/9 Super Commander (10L) 33/1 57 34
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-1 8/12 Our Lucky Glory (6¼L) 93/1 60 57
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-6 t 12/12 Excellent Daddy (12L) 30/1 62 38
9
(9)
Ai One silk
Ai One ht
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: Jimmy Ting
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
Not beaten far on either appearance this season but is 0-13 in HK and others appeal more
-68097
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
OR: 46
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-11 ht 6/12 Viva Popcorn (3L) 21/1 48 55
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-13 ht1 8/12 Rainbow Light (2L) 17/1 49 53
25 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-13 11/11 Red Brick Fighter (12L) 23/10F 52 42
23 Jan 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-3 9/13 Darci Joy (3¼L) 17/1 54 60
1 Jan 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-2 7/13 Darci Joy (3¾L) 63/10 55 61
8 Dec 21 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-2 3/12 Viva Hunter (1¼L) 29/10F 55 65
10
(10)
United Endeavors silk
CD
United Endeavors h
J: M L Yeung
T: L Ho
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Placed over C&D last month but not in same form since and not one to rely upon heavily
-73700
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 45
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 he 7/12 Lean Hero (3¼L) 23/5 45 49
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 h 3/12 Fearless Fire (1L) 14/1 44 53
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 h 7/12 Rainbow Light (2L) 15/1 45 49
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 h 12/12 Legion Of Merit (13L) 17/1 45 30
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-7 h 10/11 Our Class Act (3¾L) 15/1 45 49
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-3 h 1/11 Amigos Giggle (½L) 35/1 40 55
11
(8)
Theta Hedge silk
CD
BF
Theta Hedge htb
J: C Y Ho
T: K W Lui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Class 5 winner in November and ran big race from the front in this grade last month
-41695
Age: 6
Weight: 8-6
OR: 42
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-5 htb 4/12 Lean Hero (¾L) 2/1F 41 52
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 htb 1/12 Wah May Luck (1½L) 222/10 35 56
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 htb 6/12 Happy Fat Cat (4¾L) 79/10 37 39
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-7 htb 9/11 Fortune Hero (4¼L) 87/10 39 41
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-7 htb 5/14 Strive For Glory (1¾L) 13/1 39 52
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-4 htb 8/14 Ice Legend (7L) 10/1 40 32
12
(11)
Lucky Missile silk
CD
C
Lucky Missile p
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: D J Hall
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 - 0 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (0%)
Back on his last winning mark but has not been firing on all cylinders this season
-07074
Age: 6
Weight: 8-6
OR: 41
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 v 10/12 Lean Hero (4L) 47/1 43 46
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 v1 7/12 Fearless Fire (3¼L) 39/1 45 49
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 p 10/12 Royal Pride (9¾L) 24/1 47 38
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 p 7/12 Legion Of Merit (5L) 16/1 48 51
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-11 p 4/14 Cordyceps Two (1L) 18/1 47 58
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-8 p 3/10 E Legend (1¼L) 19/10F 47 57
13
(13)
V Chevaliers silk
CD
V Chevaliers tb
T: K L Man
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
On a good mark now and his latest run hinted at a possible return to form
-59980
Age: 8
Weight: 8-10
OR: 46
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-7 tb 5/12 Lean Hero (1½L) 45/1 46 54
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-13 tb 9/12 Red Brick Fighter (6L) 24/1 48 57
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-13 tb 9/12 Exceptional Nice (4¼L) 57/1 50 55
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 htb 8/9 Yee Cheong Warrior (4¾L) 13/1 52 57
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-4 htb 12/14 Woodfire Bro (12L) 89/1 55 41
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 htb 10/10 Swot Troopers Wind (13½L) 20/1 57 40
14
(14)
Gang Of Brothers silk
Gang Of Brothers v
T: P C Ng
Placed twice over 6f this season but failed to convince stamina-wise over 1m recently
8-5930
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 v 8/12 Legion Of Merit (5L) 9/1 54 55
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 v 5/14 Kasi Farasi (2½L) 25/1 56 64
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 v 9/11 Nordic Dragon (6¼L) 9/1 56 62
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-5 v 3/12 Jumbo Legend (½L) 31/1 55 65
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-6 v 11/12 Sight Hero (8L) 81/10 55 45
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-3 v 2/12 Durham Star (1¼L) 51/10 54 65
Verdict

It's hard to gauge how much FLYING SILVER had left in the tank when winning his last two races and he might complete a hat-trick.

Verdict silk image
Flying Silver

Betting Forecast:

3/1 Star Contact,

7/2 Flying Silver,

6/1 Viva Popcorn,

7/1 Copartner Era,

Young Life Forever,

8/1 Theta Hedge,

10/1 Villa Fionn,

20/1 Ai One,

United Endeavors,

33/1 Happy Won,

Lucky Missile,

50/1 Classic Archi

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