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Ireland Trophy (Handicap) (Class 4) (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
(12)
Life Is Good silk
Life Is Good ht
J: V Borges
T: Richard Gibson
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Maiden winner when trained in Ireland but yet to make any impact in three local starts
000-12
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 59
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-4 ht1 10/10 Special M (13½L) 127/1 61 28
18 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-9 t 12/12 Pretty Queen Prawn (16L) 114/1 63 16
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
(1)
Faribault silk
CD
Faribault b
J: Hugh Bowman
T: P C Ng
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Enjoying a good season; last couple of outings suggest the handicapper may be in charge
8741-1
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 56
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-8 b 8/11 G One Excellent (5L) 29/10 57 53
5 Feb 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-10 b 7/14 Supreme Lucky (5¼L) 20/1 57 55
18 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 b 4/12 Flying On The Turf (2¼L) 89/10 57 64
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 b 1/11 Universal Crown (shd) 167/20 52 64
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-13 b 1/12 Juneau Flash (½L) 6/5F 46 60
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 b 2/12 Handsome Rebel (¾L) 66/10 45 56
3
(6)
Sergeant Pepper silk
CD
D
Sergeant Pepper
J: M L Yeung
T: Y S Tsui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
In good nick at the start of the season but form seems to have dipped
094-86
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 55
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-6 12/12 Hearty Wish (7½L) 11/1 57 43
21 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-8 9/12 Adefill (6¼L) 26/1 59 56
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-8 4/11 Faribault (1L) 9/1 59 67
14 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-5 8/12 California Deeply (5½L) 15/1 61 56
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 6/10 Beauty Tycoon (3½L) 20/1 62 68
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 4/12 Heroic Master (3¾L) 48/10 62 64
4
(8)
Cheer For South silk
Cheer For South
J: Karis Teetan
T: F C Lor
Wasn't without his supporters on debut; possesses good early gate speed
9
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 9/12 Hearty Wish (6¼L) 31/10 52 43
5
(2)
Dashing Glory silk
Dashing Glory t
J: H T Mo 2
T: L Ho
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Never involved when finishing last of 12 on recent debut; longer-term prospect
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 52
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-0 t 12/12 Son Pak Fu (9¾L) 66/1 52 38
6
(4)
Happy Horse silk
Happy Horse tb 1
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: K L Man
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Well beaten in his first two career outings; remains best watched at present
0-0
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 49
Days: 59
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-2 ht1 14/14 Fun Together (18L) 253/1 52 6
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 13/14 Excellent Fighter (11L) 133/1 52 24
7
(9)
G One Excellent silk
CD
G One Excellent tb
J: C Y Ho
T: C S Shum
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Made it consecutive victories last month; raised 6lb but hard to dismiss in current form
1-1222
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 48
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-7 tb 1/11 Atomic Energy (nk) 7/4F 42 56
28 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 1/12 Tronic Mighty (nk) 37/20 37 55
21 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 tb 2/12 Flying On The Turf (1¼L) 17/10F 36 50
30 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-4 tb 2/12 Tronic Mighty (½L) 33/10 35 56
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-0 et 2/12 Diamond Soars (nk) 67/10 33 44
9 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 8/14 Sunny Baby (4½L) 9/1 35 42
8
(7)
Hearty Wish silk
CD
C
Hearty Wish tb
J: Harry Bentley
T: Douglas Whyte
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 Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Gained second local victory over C&D last month; may be able to overcome subsequent rise
154-13
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 48
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 tb 1/12 Pachisi (nk) 59/10 43 56
1 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 t 5/12 Hoss (1¾L) 13/1 43 52
4 Jan 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 t 4/12 Top Top Tea (1¾L) 11/1 43 49
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 t 1/12 Zacian (nk) 23/20F 38 50
16 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 t 3/12 Happily Friends (¾L) 19/5 37 52
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 t 2/12 Sunny And Gold (nk) 13/1 36 50
9
(5)
Handsome Rebel silk
CD
Handsome Rebel tb
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: Jamie Richards
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Dual C&D winner this season; progress seems to have halted since the turn of the year
77-813
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 47
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-13 tb 7/11 G One Excellent (4½L) 57/10 48 46
21 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-7 tb 7/14 Prince Of Porty (2¼L) 12/1 48 54
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-8 tb 8/12 Shining Fortune (4¾L) 13/1 48 47
7 Dec 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 tb 1/12 Faribault (¾L) 8/1 43 57
23 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-4 tb 3/12 Amazing Rocky (1¼L) EvensF 41 52
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 7-13 tb 4/12 Pretty Queen Prawn (1¼L) 58/10 41 50
10
(10)
Diamond Soars silk
CD
Diamond Soars het
J: Zac Purton
T: P F Yiu
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (33%)
Back on track when scoring over C&D last month; 6lb hike means more is required
10-014
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 46
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-9 het 1/12 Kowloon East Star (½L) 4/1 40 53
1 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-9 het 13/14 Jiangxi Stamina (20L) 10/1 40 5
4 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-13 ht 10/12 The Multiplier (7¾L) 2/1F 40 36
26 Oct 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-2 ht 1/12 G One Excellent (nk) 705/100 35 47
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 9-5 ht 4/12 Handsome Rebel (3½L) 53/10 36 46
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-5 ht 7/12 Sunny And Gold (3L) 23/10F 38 43
11
(3)
Vamos silk
Vamos h
J: L J Ferraris
T: D J Hall
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Yet to win in 15 career outings but has placed off higher marks; latest effort was poor
0-4565
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 45
Days: 66
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 10/12 Compassion Super (7¼L) 15/1 47 34
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-13 h 4/12 Shining Fortune (1½L) 20/1 48 57
30 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-13 h 5/12 Jumbo Legend (2L) 12/1 49 55
5 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-3 6/11 Lucky Gor (4L) 49/10 51 50
14 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-11 5/9 Super Commander (2¾L) 19/5 51 55
13 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-13 2/12 Fabulous Eight (nk) 42/10 49 60
12
(11)
Fingers Crossed silk
Fingers Crossed ht 1
J: Alexis Badel
T: J Size
0-6; will need to improve on what he shown over 6f here two weeks ago
9454-9
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 43
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Mar 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 t 9/12 Hoss (6L) 13/1 45 40
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-10 t 4/11 G One Excellent (1¾L) 13/1 45 52
29 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-12 t 5/14 Happy For All (3¼L) 13/1 47 51
15 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-11 t 4/14 Daring Pursuit (4½L) 59/1 48 46
6 Jul 22 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 9/10 Momentum Galaxy (11½L) 31/1 52 26
28 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 9-1 12/12 Kokushi Musou (12L) 31/10 52 31
13
(13)
Atomic Energy silk
Atomic Energy t
T: A S Cruz
Suffered a narrow defeat over C&D last month; can play a role if getting a run today
25-0
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 53
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-6 t 2/11 G One Excellent (nk) 14/1 51 64
29 Jan 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-4 t 5/13 Juneau Flash (2¾L) 76/1 52 57
18 Dec 22 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-10 t 12/14 Excellent Fighter (4¾L) 67/1 52 45
14
(14)
Birdsville silk
Birdsville t
T: David A Hayes
Suggested his turn is near when runner-up on his penultimate start; ignore latest effort
-02500
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 42
Days: 126
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 t 11/12 Island Surprise (5¾L) 38/1 42 39
12 Oct 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-5 t 2/12 Jumbo Legend (3L) 9/1 42 52
28 Sep 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 t 5/12 Hercules (2L) 37/1 43 52
11 Sep 22 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-8 t 10/14 Victor The Winner (7¾L) 10/1 45 45
8 Jun 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Y Hc 8-10 t 12/12 Stoicism (9¾L) 23/1 49 31
18 May 22 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 tb 6/12 Oversubscribed (2¼L) 13/1 51 58
Verdict

Hard to ignore the form of G ONE EXCELLENT, who made it consecutive victories last month and may again overcome his revised mark.

Verdict silk image
G One Excellent

Betting Forecast:

7/2 G One Excellent,

5/1 Vamos,

11/2 Diamond Soars,

8/1 Faribault,

10/1 Cheer For South,

Handsome Rebel,

12/1 Sergeant Pepper,

Hearty Wish,

14/1 Fingers Crossed,

16/1 Happy Horse,

20/1 Dashing Glory,

25/1 Life Is Good

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