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

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(10)
Special M silk
CD
Special M et
J: Karis Teetan
T: J Size
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Very consistent over this C&D but has a tough draw today
6-2434
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
OR: 77
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-7 et 6/14 Metro Warrior (2L) 13/1 77 84
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-8 et 2/12 California Deeply (1¼L) 31/10 76 86
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-7 et 4/12 California Deeply (1¾L) 4/1 77 84
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-9 et 3/12 Heroic Master (3L) 27/1 77 82
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-5 et 4/12 Classic Unicorn (¾L) 73/10 76 84
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-5 tb 3/12 Equaletta Blitz (3½L) 13/2 76 79
2
(1)
California Deeply silk
CD
California Deeply t
J: L J Ferraris
T: A S Cruz
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Finished well to win stylishly over C&D on last two outings and remains lightly raced
-1157/
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 76
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 1/12 Special M (1¼L) 2/1F 69 84
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-7 t 1/12 Pretty Queen Prawn (hd) 128/10 63 76
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-9 t 5/12 Heroic Master (3¾L) 10/1 63 65
3
(12)
Harmony N Blessed silk
CD
C
Harmony N Blessed tb
J: Hugh Bowman
T: David A Hayes
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 Trainer - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Dual C&D winner last season but has tough draw on this belated reappearance outing
-67680
Age: 6
Weight: 9-7
OR: 75
Days: 192
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-6 t 6/12 Beauty Charge (5¼L) 36/1 77 69
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-8 tb 7/12 Equaletta Blitz (4½L) 11/1 79 78
25 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 tb 6/10 Equaletta Blitz (3L) 12/5F 80 86
4 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 tb 8/12 Ka Ying Master (7L) 16/1 82 74
16 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-6 tb 12/12 Campione (10½L) 9/1 83 55
20 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-5 tb 4/14 Blaze Warrior (2½L) 71/1 83 87
4
(4)
Gorgeous Vitality silk
CD
Gorgeous Vitality
J: Zac Purton
T: F C Lor
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Creditable third from stall 12 on last month's seasonal debut; likely contender today
-34113
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 71
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 3/12 California Deeply (1¾L) 59/10 71 79
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-0 4/12 Equaletta Blitz (3¾L) 9/10F 71 73
1 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-7 1/12 Yellowfin (3½L) 31/20F 59 81
11 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Y Hc 8-11 1/12 Viva Mama (3¾L) 5/4F 49 73
20 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 3/12 Super Commander (¾L) 5/2F 48 58
23 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd/Y Hc 8-10 4/11 Savvy Delight (1¼L) 81/10 48 54
5
(9)
Pretty Queen Prawn silk
CD
Pretty Queen Prawn ht
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
In career-best form this season; latest 3lb rise demands even more from him
-21314
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 65
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-6 ht 2/12 California Deeply (hd) 11/1 62 75
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 ht 1/12 E Rainbow (1L) 29/20F 56 70
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-4 ht 3/10 Gold Gold Baby (½L) 42/10 55 65
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-12 ht 1/8 Lucky Gor (¾L) 23/20F 49 62
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-8 ht 4/9 Super Commander (¾L) 63/10 48 59
11 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Y Hc 8-12 ht 4/12 Gorgeous Vitality (5L) 76/10 50 55
6
(5)
Flying Dragon silk
Flying Dragon
J: L Hewitson
T: C H Yip
Has twice gone close at Sha Tin this season but seems to have gone off the boil lately
9-6622
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 64
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-10 9/14 Metro Warrior (5¾L) 22/1 66 59
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-6 6/14 Quadruple Double (3¼L) 10/1 67 68
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-1 6/14 Ka Ying Spirit (3¾L) 16/5 67 67
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-10 2/12 Superb Boy (½L) 27/10F 66 76
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-3 2/14 Joyful Win (nk) 21/1 64 73
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-6 4/10 Valiant Elegance (3½L) 16/1 64 62
7
(11)
Super Axiom silk
D
Super Axiom het
J: H N Jack Wong 3
T: Y S Tsui
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (0%)
Front-runner; good second here two starts ago but not drawn well today
-72403
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 64
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-5 het 7/12 California Deeply (4¼L) 11/1 64 62
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 het 2/12 Heroic Master (1½L) 28/1 63 73
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-2 het 4/7 Ping Hai Galaxy (1½L) 10/1 63 67
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-6 het 13/14 Joyful Win (4¾L) 13/1 64 58
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-9 het 3/10 Valiant Elegance (2½L) 22/5 64 66
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 het 11/12 Jolly Ruler (6¼L) 9/1 64 58
8
(3)
High Rise Soldier silk
C
High Rise Soldier b
J: C Y Ho
T: K W Lui
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
In good form over 6f at end of last year but this drop back to 5f is not in his favour
-51566
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
OR: 63
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 b 5/11 Humble Star (2¼L) 17/1 63 70
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-8 b 1/12 Sight Hero (nk) 41/10F 58 77
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 e/s 5/12 Heroic Master (3¾L) 16/1 60 62
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 e/s 6/10 Yo Beauty (2¼L) 14/1 61 67
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-9 e/s 6/10 Valiant Elegance (4L) 11/1 62 59
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-8 e/s 10/12 Beauty Charge (11L) 59/1 65 40
9
(7)
Life Is Good silk
Life Is Good t
J: Ruan Maia
T: Richard Gibson
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Well-beaten outsider on recent Hong Kong debut at Sha Tin
0-12/4
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 63
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-7 14/14 Metro Warrior (14L) 64/1 63 28
22 Jun 22 Naa Naas 6f Gd Md 9-8 1/9 Plankton (4L) 7/2 77 87
8 Jun 22 Cor Cork 5f Gd Md 9-8 2/13 Funchal (1¼L) 100/30 78 75
24 Aug 21 Dea Deauville 6f Gd 2y 8-10 4/6 Rebel Path (8¼L) 10/1 - 65
2 Aug 21 Die Dieppe 5.5f VSft 2y 9-2 3/7 Dieppe (3¾L) 5/2 - 69
9 Jul 21 Sai Saint-Cloud 6f GS 2y 9-2 2/8 Zelda (3½L) 11/1 - 72
10
(2)
Smokey Bear silk
Smokey Bear tb
J: Harry Bentley
T: Jimmy Ting
Ran well in first-time blinkers in November but weakened quickly last time
-0309/
Age: 6
Weight: 8-9
OR: 63
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-9 tb 10/12 Nordic Dragon (7¼L) 40/1 65 58
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 tb1 3/12 Star Brite (1¾L) 52/1 65 69
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-11 ht 12/14 Joyful Win (4½L) 37/1 67 62
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-0 ht 9/12 Equaletta Blitz (5¾L) 94/1 71 66
12 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-12 h 12/14 Lucky With You (6¼L) 103/1 73 66
1 Jul 21 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 9-7 h1 12/13 First Responder (4¼L) 30/1 78 74
11
(6)
Island Golden silk
Island Golden t
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: K L Man
Easy 6f winner on debut but down the field twice since (6f/7f)
-001
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 62
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-5 t 10/14 Super Sunny Sing (4¾L) 128/1 62 60
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-8 12/13 Victor The Winner (9½L) 15/1 62 48
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-0 1/7 Young Sparkle (3¼L) 3/5F 52 70
12
(8)
Magic Toronado silk
Magic Toronado
J: H W Lai
T: W Y So
Well down the field on all three Hong Kong starts
0-001/
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 60
Days: 17
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 - -
13
(13)
Super Commander silk
CD
Super Commander tv
T: P C Ng
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Dual C&D winner this season but twice safely held since returned to this higher grade
-76197
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 62
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 tv 7/12 California Deeply (5¼L) 10/1 62 57
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-8 tv 6/12 California Deeply (4L) 9/1 62 63
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 tv 1/12 Sixth Generation (¾L) 207/10 55 71
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 tv 9/12 Pretty Queen Prawn (3½L) 14/1 56 57
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-3 tb 7/10 Gold Gold Baby (2¾L) 10/1 56 59
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-3 tb 3/8 Pretty Queen Prawn (2¾L) 11/1 56 59
14
(14)
Harmony Fire silk
CD
Harmony Fire t
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Three-time C&D winner but not since June 2021; needs to better recent efforts
-05966
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 65
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 t 10/11 Humble Star (5¼L) 14/1 67 65
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 5/12 California Deeply (4¼L) 11/1 69 68
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 t 9/12 Heroic Master (5L) 8/1 71 68
27 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-2 t 6/7 Whizz Kid (3½L) 13/1 75 74
6 Apr 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 tp 6/7 Whizz Kid (5¼L) 9/1 77 74
12 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-5 htp1 11/12 Alcari (7¼L) 14/1 78 61
Verdict

Low-mileage 3yo CALIFORNIA DEEPLY finished very strongly to win over C&D on his last two appearances and can continue his progress.

Verdict silk image
California Deeply

Betting Forecast:

6/4 California Deeply,

5/2 Gorgeous Vitality,

6/1 Pretty Queen Prawn,

12/1 Special M,

16/1 Flying Dragon,

Super Axiom,

High Rise Soldier,

20/1 Harmony N Blessed,

Smokey Bear,

33/1 Island Golden,

50/1 Life Is Good,

66/1 Magic Toronado

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