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Kut Cheong Handicap (Div I) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(13)
Ariel silk
D
Ariel
J: L Hewitson
T: David A Hayes
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Fairly useful handicapper in Britain but hasn't shown much on first three Hong Kong starts
-000/3
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
OR: 59
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-4 10/12 Yo Beauty (5L) 181/1 61 57
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 11/11 Solar Winds (11L) 102/1 63 47
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-7 10/14 Ka Ying Spirit (11L) 63/1 63 38
11 Aug 21 Sal Salisbury 8f Gd 43yHc 9-7 3/6 Sevenal (2¾L) 3/1 84 85
25 Jun 21 Don Doncaster 8f GS 33yHc 8-12 2/5 Isla Kai (nk) 9/2 81 89
10 Jun 21 Yar Yarmouth 8f GF 43yHc 9-1 1/4 Frantoio (1¼L) 6/4F 77 83
2
(12)
Spicy Grill silk
Spicy Grill tb
J: Alexis Badel
T: P C Ng
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (0%)
Very consistent over 6f/1m at Happy Valley for new stable this season; in the mix again
-35323
Age: 6
Weight: 9-8
OR: 58
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 3/12 Lean Hero (½L) 33/10 57 68
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-8 tb 5/12 Win Win Fighter (2L) 83/10 58 66
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 tb 3/12 Sunny Delight (4L) 22/1 58 68
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 2/12 Rainbow Light (shd) 32/5 56 64
19 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 3/11 Lucky Archangel (½L) 11/2 54 64
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 4/12 Gallant Waking (3½L) 4/1 55 59
3
(5)
Turin Warrior silk
BF
Turin Warrior b
J: Zac Purton
T: Richard Gibson
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 10 wins from 32 in the last 14 days (31%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Close second three times over 1m at Happy Valley in late 2022; deserves a change of luck
-22726
Age: 5
Weight: 9-8
OR: 58
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-5 b 2/12 Viva Popcorn (nk) 5/2F 56 69
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 b 2/12 Fearless Fire (nk) 42/10 54 65
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-5 b 7/12 Sunny Delight (5½L) 54/10 54 61
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-2 b 2/12 Jade Phoenix (shd) 12/1 52 64
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-2 b 6/12 Sight Hero (2¼L) 14/1 53 61
21 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-2 b 11/12 Durham Star (4½L) 14/1 53 54
4
(14)
Nunchuks silk
CD
C
Nunchuks t
J: K H Alfred Chan 5
T: C Fownes
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Hasn't fired this season and remains on a fairly tough mark; opposable from stall 14
06-81/
Age: 8
Weight: 9-5
OR: 55
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-5 t 13/14 D Star (7½L) 22/1 56 48
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-0 t 6/14 Chilli Baba (4L) 48/1 56 54
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-1 t 8/14 Marado (7¼L) 21/1 56 48
25 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 8-13 t 1/14 Tycoon Jewellery (¾L) 35/1 50 64
15 Dec 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-1 t 9/12 Sacred Ibis (4¼L) 16/1 52 55
17 Nov 21 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-0 t 4/12 Fast Pace (2L) 17/1 53 61
5
(11)
Brilliant Pioneer silk
Brilliant Pioneer h
J: V Borges
T: C H Yip
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (0%)
Yet to show anything more than minor promise after four runs (5f-6f)
0-900/
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 53
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-7 h1 10/12 Supreme Lucky (8½L) 86/1 56 48
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-6 9/13 Flying High (4½L) 96/1 58 53
2 Mar 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 11/12 Lucky Sweynesse (11½L) 98/1 63 41
3 Feb 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-4 10/14 Cordyceps Six (8¼L) 48/1 63 45
6
(1)
Function Patch silk
Function Patch ht
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: K W Lui
0-12 in Hong Kong and recent efforts do not suggest a breakthrough is imminent
7-8050
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 53
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-2 ht 7/14 Fast Buck (5¾L) 37/1 55 52
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-6 ht 8/14 Kasi Farasi (4½L) 43/1 57 60
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-8 ht 11/14 Turquoise Alpha (5L) 40/1 59 61
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-9 ht 5/14 Stunning Impact (4L) 40/1 60 64
29 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 9f Fs Hc 8-6 het 13/14 Romantic Combo (24L) 65/1 65 27
4 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-7 ht 8/11 Apache Pass (6¾L) 79/1 67 61
7
(4)
Choicerus silk
Choicerus
J: Karis Teetan
T: Douglas Whyte
Always in rear when a 59-1 outsider for debut here (6f) two months ago
-0
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 65
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-1 12/14 Mighty Stride (6¾L) 59/1 52 43
8
(2)
Lady's Choice silk
Lady's Choice he
J: C Y Ho
T: C W Chang
Kept on for sixth over 6f on recent debut; can improve over today's longer trip
6
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-0 h1 6/12 Compassion Super (5¼L) 77/1 52 45
9
(3)
Singapore Spirit silk
CD
Singapore Spirit tb
J: L J Ferraris
T: A S Cruz
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (0%)
Three good runs this season, the first two over C&D; probably won't be far away
-55317
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 37
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-3 tb 5/12 Shining Fortune (1¾L) 9/1 52 60
27 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-1 tb 5/14 Super Red Dragon (2¾L) 43/5 52 61
6 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-0 tb 3/14 Young Victory (¾L) 41/5 51 61
16 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 1/14 Star Contact (½L) 35/1 46 61
22 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 7/12 Winning Icey (4¾L) 13/1 48 48
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 7/12 Oversubscribed (2½L) 5/1 50 56
10
(10)
Thunderboltaurus silk
Thunderboltaurus
J: Hugh Bowman
T: D J Hall
Promising debut when fourth over 6f here this month; up in trip today; shortlisted
4
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-3 4/12 Supreme Lucky (4½L) 43/5 52 56
11
(7)
Win Win silk
CD
Win Win b
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: T P Yung
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Never really got involved here last month and remains without a win since 2020
-98029
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 51
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-2 b 9/14 Marado (7¼L) 23/1 54 45
23 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-3 b 8/14 One Voice (4L) 30/1 56 60
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f GF Hc 9-5 b 11/13 Baebae Tsoi (6¼L) 20/1 56 55
1 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Y Hc 9-3 b 2/14 Peak To Peak (2¼L) 14/1 57 69
16 Jan 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-5 b 9/14 En Pointe (3¾L) 83/10 59 61
24 Oct 21 Sha Sha Tin 8f GF Hc 8-3 b 5/12 Xiang Yin (3¼L) 92/1 61 66
12
(9)
Divine Era silk
CD
Divine Era t
J: K C Leung
T: Jimmy Ting
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Emphatic C&D winner this month but tends to find things tough in this higher grade
1-0470
Age: 6
Weight: 8-12
OR: 48
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-7 t 1/14 Smart Folks (4½L) 7/4F 38 65
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-9 t 10/12 Flying On The Turf (9¾L) 16/1 40 26
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-2 t 4/12 Super Commander (3½L) 60/1 41 44
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f GF Hc 8-5 t 7/14 Pleasant Endeavor (3¼L) 95/1 41 41
1 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Y/Sft Hc 8-9 t 12/12 Royal Agility (22L) 46/1 43 -
19 Jun 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-2 t 10/14 Tuchel (15L) 61/1 44 22
13
(6)
Young Sparkle silk
Young Sparkle
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: A T Millard
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Second on seasonal/handicap debut but very disappointing since; too much to prove
9-0233
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 48
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-0 9/14 Tamra Blitz (5L) 105/1 50 52
12 Nov 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF 3yHc 8-13 13/14 Superb Capitalist (17½L) 10/1 50 11
16 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-12 2/7 Island Golden (3¼L) 76/10 50 58
22 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd 9-0 3/6 Circuit Nine (3L) 42/10 - 62
1 May 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd 9-0 3/7 Circuit Nine (3¾L) 14/1 - 62
14
(8)
Blazing Sun silk
Blazing Sun tb
J: Ruan Maia
T: Jamie Richards
Twice well beaten this season and now on the cusp of a much-needed drop in grade
0-00/8
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: 41
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 tb1 11/12 Supreme Lucky (8¾L) 126/1 44 35
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-10 het 12/12 Ice Legend (14L) 143/1 47 16
16 Jan 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-12 h 10/14 En Pointe (5¼L) 17/1 50 48
18 Dec 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-12 h 8/12 Classic Moon (4½L) 14/1 52 52
21 Nov 21 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-0 h 7/14 Seasons Bliss (2½L) 71/1 52 57
15
(15)
Miracles silk
Miracles b
T: K L Man
In the frame three times over 6f this season, shaping as though worth another go at 7f
7-2942
Age: 4
Weight: 8-4
OR: 40
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-4 b 7/12 Prime Mortar (4L) 9/1 40 40
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-3 b 2/12 Brave Star (2¾L) 19/1 40 49
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-5 b 9/12 Ice Legend (7¼L) 15/1 42 33
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-5 b 4/11 Trader (4½L) 9/1 42 43
18 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 b 2/8 California Vanes (nk) 15/2 40 49
10 Jul 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-8 b1 8/12 Chicken Dance (5¼L) 100/1 44 42
16
(16)
Just Great Two silk
Just Great Two b
T: D J Hall
Has made a very underwhelming start to his career over 6f (three runs)
0-07
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 46
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-13 b 10/12 Top Top Tea (8L) 222/1 49 35
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-1 b 11/12 Brave Star (10L) 86/1 52 36
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 9-0 b1 7/12 United We Stand (7¾L) 144/1 52 40
Verdict

This step up in trip looks the right move for THUNDERBOLTAURUS, who was fourth over 6f on his recent debut and has obvious potential.

Verdict silk image
Thunderboltaurus

Betting Forecast:

2/1 Turin Warrior,

4/1 Thunderboltaurus,

5/1 Divine Era,

6/1 Spicy Grill,

Singapore Spirit,

12/1 Lady's Choice,

20/1 Win Win,

25/1 Nunchuks,

Function Patch,

33/1 Ariel,

50/1 Choicerus,

Young Sparkle,

66/1 Brilliant Pioneer,

100/1 Blazing Sun

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