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Leighton Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(9)
Wind Speeder silk
CD
Wind Speeder b
J: Zac Purton
T: Y S Tsui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Last win came over C&D back in July 2022; tricky to predict but capable off current mark
457-20
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 38
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 b 4/12 Colonel (1L) 13/1 38 48
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 b 5/12 General Ace (2¼L) 4/1 39 46
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 b 7/12 Hercules (2¾L) 69/10 39 45
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 b 2/12 Valhalla (½L) 17/1 38 50
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 b 12/12 Crystal Powerful (6L) 31/1 40 37
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 9/12 Scotch Tycoon (5½L) 11/1 42 37
2
(6)
Good View Glory silk
Good View Glory
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: C H Yip
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
Placed over 5f here in May last year; gelded since last run and likely to need this
-00673
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 37
Days: 136
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-9 10/14 Beat Hollow (8½L) 16/1 40 28
11 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 11/12 Happy Fat Cat (6L) 18/1 42 34
9 Jul 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f GF Hc 8-10 6/11 Magic Supreme (3½L) 25/1 45 47
14 Jun 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 7/12 Fast Serve (4¾L) 20/1 47 44
31 May 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f GF Hc 8-10 3/12 Super Axiom (2¼L) 31/1 47 53
3 May 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-13 7/12 Happy United (3L) 84/10 49 54
3
(3)
Super Elite silk
Super Elite hp
J: Harry Bentley
T: P F Yiu
Two promising C&D efforts of late; this lightly raced 4yo probably has more in the locker
40308-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 36
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 hp 4/12 General Ace (1¾L) 14/1 37 45
4 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-8 hp 11/11 Spangle Fortune (14L) 10/1 39 6
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 hp 3/12 Crystal Powerful (2¼L) 58/1 40 47
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-4 hp 10/12 Lyrical Motion (4½L) 18/1 42 42
1 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-8 hp 8/12 Storm Rider (7¾L) 42/1 44 34
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 h 10/12 Samarkand (5¾L) 17/1 46 45
4
(7)
General Ace silk
CD
General Ace p
J: K De Melo
T: K W Lui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Won over C&D last month; struggled off revised mark since and needs to take a step forward
018-60
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 35
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-5 p 12/12 Colonel (10½L) 17/1 35 15
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 p 1/12 Viva A La (nk) 212/10 29 43
4 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-1 p 8/11 Spangle Fortune (7¼L) 23/1 32 20
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-0 p 6/12 Valhalla (2¾L) 35/1 34 39
19 Apr 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 p 10/12 Sunshine Legendary (5L) 17/1 38 37
15 Mar 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 p 6/12 Raging Blaze (2½L) 30/1 39 45
5
(8)
Double Show silk
C
Double Show tb
J: L J Ferraris
T: Douglas Whyte
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
5f winner in December and has run well over C&D on his last two starts; likely contender
43-810
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 32
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-3 tb 4/12 Tactical Command (3L) 9/1 32 36
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-0 tb 3/12 Hercules (½L) 54/10 31 43
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 8/12 Valhalla (4¼L) 8/1 31 31
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 tb 1/11 Happy Horse (¾L) 31/5 25 41
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 tb 10/12 Nice Birdie (4¾L) 43/5 27 30
8 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 et 7/12 Right Honourable (3¼L) 10/1 29 35
6
(10)
August Moon silk
D
August Moon tb
J: Angus Chung 5
T: Jamie Richards
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Showed improved form at the start of the year but taken backwards steps of late
803-48
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 30
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 8/12 Happy Horse (4¾L) 16/1 32 30
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 tb 11/12 General Ace (6L) 13/1 34 29
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-0 tb 3/9 Modest Gentleman (1¾L) 11/1 35 45
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-2 tb 4/12 Valhalla (1¼L) 22/1 36 45
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-7 et 8/12 Strive For Glory (4¾L) 45/1 38 40
15 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-9 tb 6/12 Valhalla (2½L) 14/1 40 46
7
(12)
Happily Friends silk
CD
Happily Friends v
J: Ben E Thompson
T: W Y So
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
C&D winner; looked unlucky not to strike earlier this campaign but mostly downhill since
0-0355
Age: 8
Weight: 8-11
OR: 26
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-1 v 10/12 General Ace (4½L) 18/1 28 27
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 v 11/12 Valhalla (7¼L) 67/10 29 20
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-13 v 3/12 Crystal Powerful (1¾L) 13/1 30 40
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 v 5/9 Happy Horse (2¼L) 7/1 32 38
8 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-1 v 5/12 Spicy So Smart (3¾L) 41/10 32 36
18 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd/Y Hc 9-1 v 2/12 Alloy King (2L) 68/10 32 43
8
(2)
Viva A La silk
CD
C
Viva A La tb
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: K L Man
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Firmly banging on the door recently and must enter calculations from a good draw
3268-5
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 25
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 htb 3/12 Colonel (½L) 42/10 24 35
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-3 htb 2/12 General Ace (nk) 61/10 22 35
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-5 htb 6/12 United Endeavors (3L) 74/10 24 32
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-7 htb 8/11 Sunny Baby (2½L) 33/1 26 33
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 tb1 5/12 Valhalla (2¼L) 58/10 28 34
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 et 9/12 Super Contented (7¼L) 48/10 30 24
9
(5)
Easy Two silk
Easy Two htv
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: Jimmy Ting
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Career-best when making the frame over C&D in December but lesser efforts have followed
90-739
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 24
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 htv 9/12 Tactical Command (5¼L) 44/1 26 24
12 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 htv 11/14 Happy Tango (5L) 20/1 28 25
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 htv 7/12 Valhalla (3½L) 10/1 29 31
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-9 htv1 3/12 Diamond Flare (½L) 32/1 28 39
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-13 htb 9/12 Ernest Feeling (7¼L) 39/1 31 22
5 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-3 htb 12/14 Beat Hollow (9¼L) 55/1 34 20
10
(4)
Circuit Splendor silk
CD
Circuit Splendor
J: Karis Teetan
T: T P Yung
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Only success came over C&D last June but some respectable efforts in defeat since
-20736
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 23
Days: 91
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 2/12 Crystal Powerful (1¼L) 76/10 23 35
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-8 10/12 Strive For Glory (9¼L) 30/1 25 15
18 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd/Y Hc 8-7 7/12 Alloy King (5¼L) 36/5 26 26
20 Sep 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 t 3/12 Tronic Mighty (1½L) 23/1 26 35
6 Jul 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 6/12 Viva A La (5L) 68/10 26 24
7 Jun 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 1/12 Happy Gathering (1L) 146/10 20 33
11
(1)
Devil And Gold silk
Devil And Gold b
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: C H Yip
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
0-15 and generally poor this season including in first-time blinkers seven days ago
0970-0
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 18
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-3 b1 10/12 Happy Horse (5¾L) 18/1 21 16
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-5 9/12 Colonel (7¼L) 19/1 21 11
12 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-6 7/14 Happy Tango (3L) 51/1 23 27
24 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-2 v1 13/14 Chiron (12L) 12/1 28 13
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-8 14/14 Starship Eighty (14½L) 23/1 30 12
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-6 5/14 Starship Eighty (5L) 44/1 32 35
12
(11)
Noir Rider silk
C
Noir Rider b
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: C W Chang
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
A long way below his last winning mark but generally disappointing this campaign
5840-0
Age: 7
Weight: 8-5
OR: 18
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-3 b 5/12 Colonel (3½L) 23/1 19 21
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-3 b 8/12 Tactical Command (4¾L) 10/1 18 16
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-3 b 4/12 Hercules (1½L) 28/1 20 29
13 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-7 13/14 Tsuen Wan Glory (11L) 43/1 21 11
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 b 10/12 Crystal Powerful (5L) 26/1 23 23
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-6 b 9/12 Diamond Flare (4¼L) 13/1 23 22
13
(13)
Eight Trigrams silk
D
Eight Trigrams tb
T: Y S Tsui
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Best effort for some time when fourth at Sha Tin in December but back in doldrums since
004-80
Age: 8
Weight: 8-13
OR: 28
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-6 tb 11/12 Valiant Elegance (5L) 32/5 28 24
21 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 13/14 Rattan World (5¾L) 25/1 31 27
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 9-4 tb 4/10 Beat Hollow (2¾L) 16/1 33 38
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 8/9 Happy Horse (3½L) 12/1 35 37
15 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 11/12 Valhalla (9¼L) 25/1 38 23
25 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-2 tb 9/12 Magic Supreme (10L) 15/1 40 21
14
(14)
Six Best Friends silk
Six Best Friends tp
T: K L Man
14-race maiden; hinted at ability in debut season but failed to make any real impact since
-99008
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 25
Days: 143
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-1 tp 9/12 Nordic Combined (5¼L) 16/1 25 34
11 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-10 tp 9/10 Diamond Soars (3¾L) 22/1 27 28
6 Jul 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 tp 11/11 Jubilation (27L) 54/1 34 -
24 May 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-0 tp 10/12 Starry Night (6¼L) 42/1 37 27
6 Apr 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-6 t 8/12 Strive For Glory (4¾L) 78/1 39 37
15 Feb 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f GF Hc 8-3 t 12/12 See U Again (9½L) 100/1 42 26
Verdict

Wind Speeder is sure to be popular with Zac Purton back on board, but preference is for the in-form C&D winner VIVA A LA.

Verdict silk image
Viva A La

Betting Forecast:

7/2 Viva A La,

9/2 Wind Speeder,

5/1 Super Elite,

8/1 General Ace,

Easy Two,

Devil And Gold,

12/1 Circuit Splendor,

16/1 Double Show,

August Moon,

Noir Rider,

20/1 Good View Glory,

25/1 Happily Friends

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