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18 January 2023
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Connaught Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) Racecard

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

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(6)
Amazing One Plus silk
CD
D
Amazing One Plus t
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: T P Yung
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 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Went close over C&D three weeks ago and is probably still on a workable mark
-25810
Age: 8
Weight: 9-6
OR: 75
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 2/12 Loyal Baby (¾L) 17/1 74 88
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 5/12 Winning Dragon (2½L) 23/1 74 80
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 8/12 Winning Dragon (2L) 16/1 74 81
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-12 t 1/12 Rising From Ashes (nse) 134/10 69 81
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-12 t 13/14 Amazing Victory (7L) 23/1 71 68
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 et 5/12 My Ecstatic (3¾L) 77/10 76 84
2
(11)
Rising From Ashes silk
C
Rising From Ashes tb
J: L Hewitson
T: K W Lui
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Went very close over C&D in October but slightly disappointing from good draw last time
-85249
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 75
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 8/12 Winning Dragon (3L) 4/1 75 80
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 tb1 5/12 Winning Dragon (1L) 43/10 74 84
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-3 htp 2/12 Amazing One Plus (nse) 9/1 72 84
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-3 htp 4/9 Street Scream (2L) 32/5 72 81
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 htp 9/12 Ping Hai Galaxy (6¾L) 21/10F 72 63
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-5 htp 1/12 Super Mission (2½L) 13/10F 63 82
3
(2)
Zone D silk
CD
BF
Zone D het
J: Zac Purton
T: J Size
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Disappointing favourite last time but Zac Purton rides again; big player if back on song
-82554
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 75
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 het 8/12 Exceptional Nice (3½L) 8/5F 75 80
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 het 2/10 Red Majesty (1¾L) 33/10 74 84
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 het 5/9 Nimble Nimbus (3½L) 6/1 75 80
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-6 het 5/12 Nearly Fine (3L) 73/10 75 78
23 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Y Hc 9-4 het 4/12 Packing Award (2L) 9/1 75 84
2 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 het 1/9 Viva Hunter (shd) 13/10F 69 83
4
(5)
Gallant Crown silk
CD
Gallant Crown tb
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: A T Millard
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Surprise 7f winner in September but down the field on both subsequent appearances
0-0130
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 71
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-0 tb 13/14 Sinba (12½L) 84/1 71 50
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 10/11 Encountered (13½L) 11/1 71 54
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 1/14 Tempest Express (nk) 51/1 66 81
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-13 tb 3/14 Voyage Bubble (2¼L) 50/1 68 74
12 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 11/14 Keefy (10L) 76/1 70 57
7 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-13 tb 9/10 Looking Cool (8½L) 24/1 72 67
5
(7)
Dynamic Spirit silk
D
BF
Dynamic Spirit ht 1
J: Hugh Bowman
T: C S Shum
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Ran well when fourth over C&D last month but below that form since and deserted by Purton
7-4740
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 70
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 t 7/12 All Beauty (4¾L) 9/5F 72 75
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 t 4/11 Encountered (2¾L) 12/1 73 81
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 7/12 Exceptional Nice (3L) 11/1 75 80
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-9 t 4/9 Street Scream (4½L) 50/1 76 80
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-8 t 14/14 Tuchel (11½L) 58/1 78 61
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-9 t 8/13 Oriental Smoke (5¾L) 77/1 78 76
6
(8)
Happy Daily silk
Happy Daily t
J: Karis Teetan
T: L Ho
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Triple 7f winner; ran right up to best form when second over C&D this month
2-6771
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 69
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 t 2/12 All Beauty (1L) 16/1 68 80
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-2 t 6/14 Massive Action (2¼L) 34/1 69 78
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-13 t 7/14 Sweet Encounter (3¾L) 26/1 69 76
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF 3yHc 9-0 t 7/14 Stunning Impact (4L) 9/1 69 72
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-6 t 1/14 A Pal (¾L) 5/1 62 74
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-9 t 2/12 Star Contact (nk) 23/5 60 72
7
(9)
The Runner silk
C
The Runner v
J: M L Yeung
T: Jimmy Ting
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
Much better known as a sprinter but ran okay over C&D last month; not ruled out
-68489
Age: 7
Weight: 9-0
OR: 69
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 v 6/12 Loyal Baby (2¾L) 135/1 71 81
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-3 v 8/14 Quadruple Double (4¾L) 50/1 73 69
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 v 4/13 A Pal (3¾L) 68/1 74 84
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-6 v 8/14 Happy Daily (3L) 72/1 76 78
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-7 v 9/9 Street Scream (7¾L) 17/1 78 68
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-9 v 12/12 Ping Hai Galaxy (8¾L) 87/10 80 65
8
(12)
Powerful Wings silk
D
Powerful Wings b
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: P F Yiu
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Placed on seasonal debut in September but didn't fire on final two outings in 2022
-70632
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 68
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-0 b 7/14 Sweet Encounter (8½L) 10/1 70 64
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-2 b 11/14 Sweet Encounter (5¼L) 22/5 72 76
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 9-1 b 6/11 Circuit Stellar (2L) 13/10F 72 78
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 9-1 b 3/14 Looking Great (½L) 21/10F 70 82
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 b 2/14 Encountered (1L) 13/5 68 78
19 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-9 b 2/13 Secret Vision (¾L) 14/5F 66 75
9
(4)
Jumbo Legend silk
C
Jumbo Legend ht
J: C Y Ho
T: C Fownes
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Progressive over 6f this season and could have untapped potential over this new trip
-33114
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 65
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 htb1 3/12 Beauty Tycoon (1¼L) 3/1 64 73
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 ht 3/10 Power Koepp (½L) 9/5F 62 72
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 ht 1/12 Shining Fortune (shd) 27/20F 57 69
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 ht 1/12 Birdsville (3L) 17/5F 48 68
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-11 ht 4/12 Durham Star (1¾L) 10/1 48 57
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-0 ht 5/14 Super Axiom (4L) 11/1 51 53
10
(10)
Silver Hammer silk
Silver Hammer
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: Richard Gibson
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Always towards rear on last month's Hong Kong debut; moves up from 6f today
-02/1
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 65
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-11 13/14 Dragon's Luck (5¾L) 77/1 65 59
13 May 22 Nby Newbury 7f Gd 43yNv 9-7 2/14 Whitebeam (2½L) 9/1 - 87
29 Oct 21 Kem Kempton (AW) 6f St/Slw 52yNv 9-5 1/10 Stubble Field (nse) 9/2 - 78
11
(1)
Master Tornado silk
Master Tornado t
J: Alexis Badel
T: W Y So
Ex-Australian 4yo who has shown only minor promise on his first three Hong Kong starts
-79923
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-8 7/14 Marado (4¼L) 20/1 65 68
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 9/12 Excellent Peers (5L) 78/1 67 63
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-12 9/12 Gallant Waking (4¼L) 51/1 67 66
12
(3)
Samarkand silk
Samarkand ht
J: Angus Chung 10
T: P C Ng
Began Hong Kong career with three very underwhelming runs; probably needs a drop in grade
0-7921
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-6 ht 14/14 Sword Point (9½L) 51/1 65 59
24 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-3 h 7/14 Handsome Twelve (6½L) 25/1 67 65
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-8 h1 9/14 Amazing Victory (7L) 100/1 67 61
23 Oct 21 Moo Moonee Valley 10f GS 3yG2 9-0 b 7/14 Forgot You (4¾L) 20/1 - 98
15 Oct 21 Moe Moe 10.5f Sft Hc 8-8 3/11 Zoumon (1¾L) 3/1F - -
13
(13)
Casa Cosmo silk
Casa Cosmo tb
J: Ruan Maia
T: Jamie Richards
Bettered low-key Hong Kong debut when staying-on fifth over C&D two weeks ago
5-8012
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 64
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 5/12 All Beauty (3¾L) 54/1 66 72
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-4 tb 8/14 Amazing Victory (7L) 141/1 66 60
26 Feb 22 Cau Caulfield 9f Gd 3yG2 9-0 tb 11/14 Castlereagh Kid (5L) 40/1 - 93
14
(14)
Majestic Victory silk
D
Majestic Victory t
T: A S Cruz
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Pretty consistent this season and now 2lb below his last winning mark
6-5623
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
OR: 65
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 t 6/12 All Beauty (4½L) 9/1 67 71
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-1 t 5/12 Exceptional Nice (1¾L) 13/2 68 76
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 6/10 Red Majesty (3½L) 69/10 68 74
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-11 t 2/10 Comet Splendido (hd) 54/10 66 78
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 8-8 t 3/9 The Anomaly (½L) 18/1 65 77
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 t 9/12 Nothing New (7½L) 34/1 67 62
Verdict

He has stamina to prove on his first run beyond 6f but JUMBO LEGEND has made good progress this season and gets the vote.

Verdict silk image
Jumbo Legend

Betting Forecast:

3/1 Jumbo Legend,

4/1 Zone D,

6/1 Amazing One Plus,

Dynamic Spirit,

Happy Daily,

10/1 Rising From Ashes,

12/1 Powerful Wings,

14/1 The Runner,

16/1 Master Tornado,

25/1 Gallant Crown,

66/1 Silver Hammer,

Samarkand

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