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Azalea Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course B) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(9)
Superbella silk
CD
Superbella tb
J: C Y Ho
T: F C Lor
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Down the field three consecutive times in better company this term; returns to Class 3
-09001
Age: 7
Weight: 9-9
OR: 79
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-4 tb 10/12 Spirited Express (6¾L) 46/1 81 77
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-8 tb 9/10 Running Glory (4¾L) 54/1 82 84
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-9 tb 11/11 Rise Brethren (9½L) 28/1 82 72
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 tb 10/11 Nearly Fine (9¾L) 10/1 82 76
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-8 tb 1/12 Copartner Elites (hd) 57/10 77 87
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 12/14 Five G Patch (9¼L) 5/1 77 72
2
(5)
Champion Dragon silk
C
BF
Champion Dragon ht
J: L J Ferraris
T: A S Cruz
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (4%)
Habitual front-runner; yet to strike this season but is in consistent form
3-3540
Age: 5
Weight: 9-8
OR: 78
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-13 ht 3/14 Sword Point (3¾L) 12/5F 79 85
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 3/14 Sweet Encounter (2¾L) 14/1 79 85
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 ht 5/12 Intrepid Winner (2¼L) 13/2 79 88
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-8 ht 4/14 S J Tourbillon (snk) 20/1 77 88
10 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 10/14 Running Glory (5¾L) 36/1 77 77
20 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd 4y 9-0 ht 10/14 Romantic Warrior (12½L) 80/1 77 78
3
(12)
Above silk
CD
C
Above tb
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: A T Millard
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 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 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Was hinting at another victory but took a backward step in November; needs to bounce back
-02383
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
OR: 77
Days: 62
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-9 tb 10/11 Woodfire Bro (8L) 21/1 77 77
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-7 tb 2/10 Hit The Shot (½L) 9/1 75 87
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 3/11 Nearly Fine (4L) 34/1 76 82
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-8 tb 8/12 Nearly Fine (6¼L) 35/1 77 71
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Y Hc 9-6 tb 3/8 Rise Brethren (2¾L) 43/5 78 85
29 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-6 tb 7/10 Running Glory (6¾L) 41/1 79 77
4
(1)
Five G Patch silk
CD
D
BF
Five G Patch t
J: Hugh Bowman
T: A S Cruz
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (4%)
Has come up short in his last two starts; likely to prove popular again from stall 1
-25712
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
OR: 77
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 9-7 t 2/9 Natural Storm (1¼L) 7/5F 76 88
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-8 t 5/11 Woodfire Bro (3¾L) 8/5F 76 84
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-8 t 7/10 Hit The Shot (2¾L) 78/10 76 84
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-11 t 1/14 Total Power (1¾L) 13/4F 68 82
1 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd/Y Hc 8-10 t 2/12 Nordic Sky (2½L) 78/10 67 76
10 Apr 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-9 t 7/14 Running Glory (2L) 67/1 68 76
5
(3)
Savvy Kingman silk
Savvy Kingman
J: Alexis Badel
T: F C Lor
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Bettered an underwhelming return in November but has been safely held in two starts since
-80377
Age: 6
Weight: 9-5
OR: 75
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 9-8 8/9 Natural Storm (9¼L) 24/1 77 75
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 9-6 11/12 Nearly Fine (7½L) 24/1 77 74
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-5 3/12 Intrepid Winner (¼L) 19/1 75 88
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-9 7/9 Nimble Nimbus (5¼L) 9/1 77 78
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Y Hc 9-7 7/8 Rise Brethren (12L) 12/1 79 70
11 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Y Hc 9-7 5/12 Tianchi Monster (3½L) 13/1 80 85
6
(4)
Intrepid Winner silk
Intrepid Winner b
J: L Hewitson
T: A T Millard
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Struggled off his current career-high mark since scoring in November; more needed
9-0153
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 73
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-3 b 9/14 Sword Point (6¾L) 17/1 73 73
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 9-2 b 10/12 Nearly Fine (6¼L) 14/1 73 72
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-12 b 1/12 Ensured (hd) 115/10 68 81
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-13 b 5/14 S J Tourbillon (1¼L) 61/10 68 77
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-1 b 3/12 Superbella (2¾L) 37/10 70 75
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-13 b 3/14 Five G Patch (2¼L) 12/1 70 79
7
(10)
S J Tourbillon silk
C
S J Tourbillon tb
J: Harry Bentley
T: Douglas Whyte
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Off the mark in October but has looked in the grip of the handicapper since
5-6891
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 73
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 5/14 Sword Point (4¾L) 15/1 75 79
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 6/14 Sweet Encounter (7L) 33/1 76 73
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-8 tp 8/11 Woodfire Bro (6½L) 32/1 76 79
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-8 tp 9/10 Hit The Shot (4¾L) 14/1 76 80
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 9-2 tp 1/14 Woodfire Bro (nse) 44/1 71 82
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-0 t 8/11 Nearly Fine (8L) 17/2 73 71
8
(14)
Woodfire Bro silk
CD
C
Woodfire Bro ht
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: L Ho
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Arrives in good nick; drawn wide but no shock if he was to play a big role once again
-41214
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 72
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-2 ht 4/14 Sweet Encounter (3½L) 22/5 72 76
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 8-11 ht 1/11 Total Power (2¼L) 67/10 65 81
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-6 ht 2/14 S J Tourbillon (nse) 6/1 61 72
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 9-5 ht 1/9 Yes We Can (¾L) 5/2 55 70
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 4/14 Eternal Bloom (1¾L) 58/10 55 64
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-13 ht 1/14 President's Choice (¾L) 117/10 50 64
9
(7)
Swan Bay silk
D
Swan Bay b 1
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: David A Hayes
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Useful for Joseph O'Brien but struggled to get competitive on last month's HK debut
-016/4
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 71
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-1 12/14 Sweet Encounter (17½L) 149/1 71 48
9 May 22 Ros Roscommon 10f Sft/Hy 3y 9-10 1/5 Bringbackmemories (2½L) 7/4F 100 102
2 Apr 22 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-5 6/9 Piz Badile (11½L) 7/1 101 90
25 Sep 21 Cur Curragh 8f Gd 2yG2 9-5 4/5 Luxembourg (5¼L) 15/8 - 100
7 Sep 21 Gal Galway 8.5f Gd 2yMd 9-7 1/10 Anchorage (5L) 8/13F - 98
8 Aug 21 Cur Curragh 7f Y 2yMd 9-7 2/15 Cowboy Justice (nk) 5/1 - 86
10
(11)
Hit The Shot silk
Hit The Shot t
J: Zac Purton
T: J Size
Ran well since making his breakthrough in October; Zac Purton retains the partnership
4-3317
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 69
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-0 t 4/14 Sword Point (4¾L) 57/10 70 74
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 9-1 t 3/9 Natural Storm (2½L) 33/10 70 80
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 9-2 t 3/11 Woodfire Bro (2¼L) 7/2 70 81
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-11 t 1/10 Above (½L) 26/5 65 78
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f GF Hc 8-10 t 7/14 S J Tourbillon (1¼L) 47/10 65 74
25 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 8-10 t 5/14 Looking Great (2¼L) 12/1 65 74
11
(8)
Maldives silk
C
Maldives
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: D J Hall
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (0%)
Starting to find his form again this term; well handicapped and warrants consideration
3-5570
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
OR: 69
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 b 3/11 Encountered (4¼L) 10/1 70 75
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 b 5/12 Loyal Baby (2¼L) 10/1 72 82
11 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-6 b 5/14 Dragon's Luck (2¾L) 31/1 74 77
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 7-12 b 7/14 Beautyverse (3¼L) 26/1 76 80
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-8 b1 10/12 Amazing One Plus (5½L) 78/10 77 76
1 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 8/14 Amazing Victory (4¾L) 10/1 78 81
12
(13)
Natural Storm silk
C
Natural Storm b
J: Karis Teetan
T: P F Yiu
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 36 in the last 14 days (3%)
Gained his first Class 3 victory last month; subsequent 6lb rise demands a step forward
-14450
Age: 6
Weight: 8-12
OR: 68
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 8-7 b 1/9 Five G Patch (1¼L) 29/10 62 76
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 8-8 b 4/11 Woodfire Bro (2½L) 13/1 62 73
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-5 b 4/10 Hit The Shot (¾L) 48/10 61 72
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-1 v 5/11 Nearly Fine (6L) 13/1 62 64
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f GF Hc 8-7 v 11/12 Superbella (8L) 44/5 62 57
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f Y Hc 8-4 v 2/8 Rise Brethren (1¼L) 17/10F 60 72
13
(6)
Incanto Prepared silk
Incanto Prepared t
J: V Borges
T: W Y So
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
In moderate form this season so percentage call is to oppose stepping up in trip
8-8697
Age: 7
Weight: 8-8
OR: 64
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 t 8/12 All Beauty (5¾L) 108/1 66 67
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 8/11 Encountered (7L) 115/1 68 66
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-1 t 6/10 Comet Splendido (2¾L) 26/1 70 76
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-1 t 9/9 The Anomaly (4¾L) 21/1 72 75
2 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 t 7/8 Red Majesty (7½L) 29/1 73 67
9 Feb 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 t 11/12 Invincible Missile (5¾L) 36/1 73 71
14
(2)
Lucky Diamond silk
Lucky Diamond tb
J: M L Yeung
T: Jimmy Ting
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Made all in a Class 4 event in September; not disgraced since moving up into this grade
-66411
Age: 6
Weight: 8-5
OR: 61
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 8-7 tb 6/9 Natural Storm (5½L) 19/1 62 66
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 8-7 tb 6/12 Nearly Fine (2¾L) 10/1 62 71
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-7 tb 4/12 Intrepid Winner (1¾L) 13/1 63 73
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 1/10 Tailor Made (½L) 145/10 56 70
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 9f Y Hc 8-12 tb 1/12 Surrealism (shd) 105/10 51 63
27 Mar 22 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-13 tb 11/13 Robot Warrior (5L) 14/1 52 58
Verdict

A chance is taken on MALDIVES, who looks to be finding his form again this season and is capable of striking off his current mark.

Verdict silk image
Maldives

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Five G Patch,

9/2 Hit The Shot,

5/1 Woodfire Bro,

11/2 Maldives,

8/1 Champion Dragon,

10/1 Superbella,

12/1 Above,

Natural Storm,

14/1 Savvy Kingman,

S J Tourbillon,

16/1 Intrepid Winner,

25/1 Swan Bay

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